Here's a description of the book from Bethany House Publishers:
"When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's not the only thing in danger!
Adelaide Proctor longs to find a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.
Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. To his dismay, five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon—and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions.
When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the girl—and her inheritance—Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. Soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?"
My Rating: Spring/Summer
With a sweet and engaging writing style, Witemeyer swept me away through the pages of this book. I think most readers who choose to pick up this book can completely relate to Adelaide and her longing for a love story of her own. She is a fun heroine to read about, and her creative and caring heart is inspiring. I love the games and activities she does with her young charge, Isabella. Too cute! It just goes to show that imagination goes a long way in learning and growing.
As far as the hero of the story, Gideon was very much the gentleman such a heroine would require. He's a gentle soul, but he's also very protective and brave. What's not to love? Together he, Adelaide, and Isabella face a lot of danger and peril, all without losing hope.
This is a great love story! While I highly recommend reading Witemeyer's previous novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, this one can be read on its own. Both books are wonderful, and I eagerly await more stories from Karen Witemeyer!