Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Flight of Fancy

A Flight of Fancy
Laurie Alice Eakes
Revell Publishing
Historical Romane

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?

I found this book to be delightful! Props to Eakes for penning such a fun and endearing read. Cassandra and Geoffrey are both well developed characters. Cassandra gets a little ridiculous in forever being caught up in her scars but she's believable. The aspects of ballooning are well researched and informative as well as interesting. The intrigue and mystery will keep you reading well into the night. The blend of romance, intrigue, history, and faith in God is excellent. A very easy and enjoyable read!

My thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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