Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blog Tour | A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes

A Flight of Fancy
by Laurie Alice Eakes
The Daughters of Bainbridge House series, Book 2
Christian Fiction / Historical / Romance
Available October 2012
Revell
368 pages



About the Book
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 Thoughts
I've read one other book by Laurie Alice Eakes and have been looking forward to reading others by her. A Flight of Fancy was a great read! I really liked Cassandra. She's an interesting character and really wants to do the right thing—but struggles with human desires to go her own way instead of God's way. I can certainly relate to that, and I'm sure other readers can too! Plus, it was interesting to read about the history of hot air balloons and other historical aspects that the author included. (From what I can tell, Eakes is very diligent about her research!)

I wish I would have read the previous book in the series first, so I could fully understand the background, but the book really can stand alone just fine. I also got a wee bit frustrated (as always in these situations) when the two main characters wouldn't just sit down and TALK! Too many games and too much avoidance led to a lot of back and forth. BUT, I suppose that wouldn't have made for a very good story with a polite conversation to solve all of their problems, huh?!

Fans of historical novels will enjoy A Flight of Fancy. I sure did! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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

About the Author
Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, Heart's Safe Passage, A Necessary Deception, A Flight of Fancy, 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.

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