Head in the Clouds

( 79 )

Overview

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And ...

See more details below
Paperback
$14.59
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$16.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (32) from $2.10   
  • New (15) from $2.12   
  • Used (17) from $2.10   
Head in the Clouds

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
(Save 33%)$14.99 List Price

Overview

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind.

When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon—and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate.

When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child—and her inheritance—Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Witemeyer follows her delightful first novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, with another tale of romance in America’s West. Teacher Adelaide Proctor follows Henry Belcher to Fort Worth, Tex., but discovers her Prince Charming is a rogue. Instead of the marriage she planned, Adelaide becomes governess to Isabella, daughter of English-born sheep rancher Gideon Westcott. Adelaide comes to love both the mute, troubled Isabella and her father, but forces beyond their control are heading from England to Texas. Viscount Reginald Petchey wants his niece’s fortune and will do anything to get it, even murder and kidnapping. But Petchey doesn’t factor in Adelaide’s determination and Gideon’s love for his daughter. A final standoff is a nail-biter as a child’s life and a family’s future hang in the balance. Witemeyer’s sophomore tale is entertaining and exciting, though fans may wish for the insightful discussions of her first. Readers won’t be disappointed, however, in the strong, lovable Adelaide and her ultimate Prince Charming. (Oct.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764207563
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 262,813
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Witemeyer holds a master's degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is a member of ACFW, RWA, and the Texas Coalition of Authors. She has published fiction in Focus on the Family's children's magazine, written several articles for online publications and anthologies, and looks forward to the release of her debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, this summer. Karen lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 79 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(54)

4 Star

(19)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 79 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    One of my favorites!

    This was one I couldn't put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Sweet love story

    A little slow in parts. Nevertheless, an enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Good Read

    I enjoyed the liveliness of this story. I connected addie since i always had my head in a book as well. I truly enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Great Author

    I LOVE this author. Wish she could write faster (:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Definitely a Reread.

    Can two people, so right for each other, find a deep and lasting love on a sheep ranch in Menard County, Texas? Adelaide Proctor, full of sunshine and joy, had waded through lies and loss to get to where God intended for her to be. That place was an attic-turned-schoolroom, on an ebony mare named Sheba, in vibrant yellow gowns, and in a small window to barricade those she loved from danger.
    With a daily dose of God's courage and love, she learned that sometimes you have to get your head out of the clouds and put your heart and life on the line--take a risk and trust God--to be able to administer and also receive the gift of an unfathomable and cherishing love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended

    I Loved this book..Adelaide was led to believe Henry loved her. So she gives up her job and everything to go to Fort Worth, only to learn that he has a wife and a son. She is devastated but she is only mourning the life she wanted as a wife and mother...she really doesn't love Henry. Looking up to the clouds and praying God sends her a message.

    She applies for and gets the job of Governess for Isabella. What a delightful relationship she forms with Izzy...can just picture them as they clean the attic room!

    What Adelaide doesn't expect is to fall in Love with Gideon, Izzy's Guardian and new father to her. Love the way things work out for them, but things can't stay perfect...enter the evil Uncle Reginald who will do anything to gain control of the child's fortune.

    Once you pick up this wonderful book...you have to keep reading to the end.

    The book and the opinions are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Not the stereotypical hero

    Keeps you reading to find out what happens next to the spunky heroine. The hero is not the stereotype of British high society, as he teases, protects and shows his high class in unexpected ways. He is a cattle rancher with something to prove and who assumes guardianship of a young girl. (Sound familiar i.e., Jane Eyre) however, this is much faster paced and updated and animated. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites and I enjoyed this book. The characters make the book, but the plot is well written and propels you through the fun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Story of hope and adventure

    Adelaide Proctor is a spirited young teacher who loves to read. It's 1883, and a woman doesn't have much choice besides running a house or a classroom. Adelaide takes her beloved horse and moves from small town Cisco to the city of Fort Worth, Texas. Her love plans go awry and she ends up on a remote sheep ranch as governess to a mute five-year-old orphan, Isabella, whose guardian is a handsome Englishman.

    Gideon Westcott impresses Adelaide, but he tries to resist his attraction to her because of their difference in stations. Their lives become even more entwined as a shearer attempts to rape Adelaide and Isabella's unscrupulous uncle threatens their lives in his efforts to secure the family fortune she inherited. Adelaide and Gideon both risk their lives as love pushes its presence into focus.

    I enjoyed the adventurous story as well as the deep-flowing faith lessons lived out in the strong characters. The struggle with answers to prayer is one we've all dealt with. Adelaide told Isabella, "God loves us . and wants to give us good gifts, but those gifts aren't always what we expect. Sometimes instead of making a person well, he comforts us and gives us the courage to go on." This book does also.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 7, 2011

    A Romantic Must Read

    The story was more dramatic and intense then I expected, but that is what kept me reading chapter after chapter and losing track of the time. I enjoyed this book so much, that I recommend this to anyone who loves a good book that puts a smile on your face with its concluding words. I cannot wait to read the next Karen Witemeyer book, which I hope comes out soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 22, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Great addition to this series

    Karen Witemeyer has such a fun, breezy writing style, so enjoyable to read with fun characters but then she infuses her stories with depth and mystery to make an all around amazing book. I liked her first book, but this book I love. Adelaide and Gideon make the most incredible couple - the young lady with her head in the books dreaming of the perfect Jane Austen hero and Gideon who turns out to be better than the perfect Jane Austen hero (British and everything!). A common enemy and a little girl they both love that needs protecting. It all comes together to make a wonderful book. Good job Karen!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Former Snowstorm

    You know my thought. Well if we do attack we need more cats.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Thunderstar

    Post any thoughts

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Perfect blend

    Karen's storylie is a perfect blend of romance and action that keeps you on your toes. She does a good job of weaving faith in, but sometimes gets a little preahy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Anonymous

    Lovely read

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Terror

    Ok.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Head in the clouds

    This book has all the elements of a good book. Murder, betrayal, attraction, shootouts, and a gorgeous man with a british accent. Who can ask for anything more. A must read for the hopeless romantic western groupie.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Karen's second book is better than her first and her first is a winner.

    Enjoyable, detailed characters with some action and adventure thrown into this American romance. Story moves well and I love the melange of English Aristocracy values with Wild West.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Star Clearing.

    The Star Clearing. A large field with no trees what so ever. A great place for looking at Silverpelt.





    ~•|Swiftstar|•~

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    AWESOME

    I love this book!!! It has a touching storyline and is adventure-packed... this is definitely a book that anyone can read!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 79 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)