Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer is a gem in the historical romance genre. Adelaide Proctor so wants to be married and have a family that she follows her traveling salesman beau to his hometown, only to meet his wife and son. Crushed by his deception and left without anywhere to go after quitting her job to chase him, she finds an advertisement in the newspaper to be governess for a young girl on a Texas ranch. Gideon Westcott needs a governess for his adopted five-year-old daughter Isabella who hasn't spoken a word since the death of her mother several months ago. The governess he hires must be more than just a teacher, he needs someone who will break through Bella's shell and bring her out into the world again. Although Addie doesn't have the same education as the other applicants, Gideon hires her for the job when she immediately makes a connection with the girl. Soon Addie and Bella are fast friends and Gideon is fighting his attraction for her charm and loving nature. But when Addie discovers the truth about Bella's parents' death and that the little girl's life may be in danger, the couple must put aside their growing attraction to protect the girl who has stolen both of their hearts. Addie is a delightful heroine who quickly charms readers with her occasional clumsiness and ready smile. She has immediate chemistry with Gideon, but it's her relationship with Bella that brings the most heart-warming and humorous scenes. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it, and the pages simply flew by. Witemeyer has a light touch in her writing that will win her many fans.
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