Sunday, July 11, 2010

Touching the Clouds

Touching the Clouds
Bonnie Leon
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3359-9
July, 2010/368 pages/$14.99

She went looking for adventure . . . and found more than she bargained for.

Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. When she leaves her home in Washington State to follow her dream of being an Alaskan bush pilot, she knows it will be an uphill battle. But she never expected it to be quite like this. As the lone woman in a man's world, she finds that contending with people's expectations is almost as treacherous as navigating the wild arctic storms.

When she crosses paths with a mysterious man living alone in the forbidding wilderness, she faces a new challenge. Can Kate break through the walls he has put up around his heart? And will fear keep her from realizing her dreams?

Book 1 in the Alaskan Skies series, Touching the Clouds will draw you in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds.

Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of more than ten historical fiction novels. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon. Visit her website to learn more and to enter a cool flight contest.

Kate named her plane Fearless Kate, but a traumatic memory and guilt keep Kate herself from being as fearless as she would like. Or as she presents herself to be. Seeking a fresh start, she breaks up with her fiance and moves to Alaska hoping to become a bush pilot. Determined to succeed, she fights for respect among the other (male) pilots while wrestling with the past. In the course of her duties on her weekly mail deliveries, she meets Paul, a man with his own secrets and heartache who has vowed he will not allow anyone to penetrate his heart. Will they be able to navigate their way beyond the past or will their relationship never get off the ground? This is an enjoyable book. My one complaint is that the time period is not clearly delineated and passage of time within and between chapters is only evident several pages or paragraphs after the switch. Identifying that and keeping up with sporadic lapses of time took attention that I would have preferred to focus on the story. But that is a minor flaw, and I look forward to the next book in this Alaskan Skies series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Bonnie Leon said...

Linda, thanks for posting my book on your blog. So glad you enjoyed it.