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Historical romance

This 290 page historical romance was interesting. It is about a woman pilot in 1935. She decides to be a bush pilot in Alaska. The 1935s were a time when the only thing women were thought capable of were keeping house, cooking and having babies. The heroine also wanted ...
This 290 page historical romance was interesting. It is about a woman pilot in 1935. She decides to be a bush pilot in Alaska. The 1935s were a time when the only thing women were thought capable of were keeping house, cooking and having babies. The heroine also wanted to get away from a past tragedy, which acquired seven years before. She breaks off her engagement, leaves the family farm and forages a new life for herself in an untamed land. As she makes new friends and learns to love her new country, two men enter her life and she wonders if one of them will fill the emptiness in heart. This book does not contain sex, cursing or violence. It would be a a good book for tweens on up.

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posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2012

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22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Touching the Clouds Review

Book: Touching the Clouds
Author: Bonnie Leon
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3359-9
Genre: Historical Romance

I recently received Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon through Baker Publishing Group. My first impression was positive. Although it was a dreaded "h...
Book: Touching the Clouds
Author: Bonnie Leon
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3359-9
Genre: Historical Romance

I recently received Touching the Clouds by Bonnie Leon through Baker Publishing Group. My first impression was positive. Although it was a dreaded "historical romance" it had very little cliche about it. Bonnie's characters were believable and interesting and the storyline was intriguing. Other than one or two small references to the depression and the sexist culture, the book could have easily been in the present day.

The storyline: This is the story of "Fearless Kate". A pilot since she was little Kate is running away to the great north of Alaska to find adventure and escape her past. Once there she discovers that the glamorous stories she heard of life as a bush pilot are exaggerated. It is dangerous territory, fraught with winds, storms, and deadly winters. However, Kate also finds love and friendship. She finds a sense of community she has never felt elsewhere. And she finds the adventure her heart so desperately seeks. Will she be able to escape her past or must she face it before it threatens to destroy her?

What I liked about this book: My favorite part of this book was the timeline. For once, romance and love took longer than 5 minutes to develop! Bonnie portrays the story over a year of more and because of that when Kate finds love in the end, it is not so unrealistic. The story is interesting, the romance is satisfying, and the characters are believable.

What I didn't like about this book: All right, any good romance has some cliche right? Kate is the typical damsel in the distress. She is just the one who doesn't know it yet! She is cliche. She is stubborn and headstrong, always getting herself into trouble that warrant a rescue, or some man to look out for her. At the same time, none of the situations are unbelievable and she doesn't swoon at them, so they aren't quite so sickening as some :)

Who this book is good for: I really enjoyed this book. It is a great book for a rainy day. It is not a thriller or suspense, you can put it down and read it when you have the time. Most women would most likely enjoy this book. It is an easy read but not too short. Overall, very satisfying.

**I received a complimentary review copy of this book through Baker Publishing Group

posted by rspooner on August 28, 2010

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Adventure

    I really enjoyed the book. It gave me an insight into what it was like in rural Alaska.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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