Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes (Review)

  • Paperback: 344 pages

  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (October 1, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800734671

  • Her head is in the clouds. His feet are planted firmly on the ground. Can love cover the distance?
    Cassandra Bainbridge may be a bit of a bluestocking, but when Geoffrey Giles is near, love seems a fine alternative to passion for Greek and the physics of flight. With his dashing good looks and undying devotion to her, the earl of Whittaker sets Cassandra's heart racing with his very presence. It seems his only flaw is his distaste for ballooning, the obsession that consumes so much of her thoughts.

    When a terrible accident compels her to end her betrothal, Cassandra heads for the country to recover from both her injuries and her broken heart. With time on her hands and good friends to help her, she pursues her love for ballooning and envisions a future for herself as a daring aeronaut. But when Lord Whittaker slips back into her life, will she have to choose between him and her dream?

    My Review:
    I enjoyed reading this Christian historical fiction book. It is the second in the Daughters of Bainbridge series. They are set in the Regency period of England which I love. The author does a good job with details/descriptions without it being overwhelming. The main characters the focus is on in this story is Cassandra the middle daughter and her beau Geoffrey Giles. Cassandra is obessesed with hot air balloning and he definately does not approve. There is a lot of back and forth between the two of them throughout the book. The subplot involves who is trying to kill Geoffrey. So the book has mystery, romance, and a little suspense. I can't wait to read the last book in the series. Recommended.

    Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of the Midwives series, A Necessary Deception, and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

    “Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

    Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.

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