Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cover Focus: Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

Book blurb from goodreads.com : 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 my review: I liked this book quite a bit. :) Read my review right here!

Why I like this cover: I love this cover, because if you look at the back, it suddenly becomes nearly hilarious. But I’m not going to tell you exactly why, though you might guess. The girl, who looks a little distracted, is wearing a fairly basic yellow dress. A little lace at the collar and cuffs dresses it up. Isn’t it funny how she’s playing with her hair? And what do you think that face expression means? I think it’s almost got a smile in it, but she’s definitely very engrossed in her story. Try as I might, I couldn’t see the title on the book. I think it might be a Jane Austen – she’s mentioned to be an Austen fan in the book. J You can tell she’s “out in the wilds” somewhere…some outbuildings are visible across the yard, but they’re outbuildings, not other houses. And I think that that’s a saddle on the rail behind her! As usual, I love the whirly letters in “Head” and “Clouds.” Such a pretty way to write it!

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