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Karen is one of my online critique buddies, so I feel invested in her writing … which doesn't matter because all of my reviews here are purely subjective to how the book hits me at the time I read it.
Head in the Clouds is a straightforward, fun historical romance set in Texas in 1883. But the hero is an English gent turned Texas sheep farmer. The heroine is a romantic who feels foolish when she finds herself without her teaching position or prospective husband. But she's also practical and full of faith in God's williness to travel with her.
Adelaide lands the position of governess to Gideon's mute daughter.
The problems build when her evil uncle arrives from England, intent on serving himself at the expense of the makeshift family Adelaide is holding together with sunshine and prayers.
The thing I always love about Karen's characters is their Christian maturity. It's not tacked on. It doesn't just show up at the end of the story. It flows out of Karen as she creates them.
Always a good read.