Book Review from Joy In Our Journey:
Laurie Eakes has written a rollicking new novel, A Flight of Fancy, set in Victorian England. Eakes has presented a puzzle of a story. What does a girl who wears glasses and who is more interested in engineering and balloon flights over the countryside than in a "peer of the realm" have that makes the earl so interested in her? Could it be her dowry? It isn't much, but his mills and estate do need money. But then there was that passionate kiss in his carriage, when who knows what might have happened if the ruffians had not attacked them and caused her legs to be burned. Now that her legs are scarred for life, there is even less of a reason for him to want anything to do with her. These are the things about which Cassandra wonders. It's not that he isn't good looking, he is, and most girls would give up their new ball gowns to be sought out by him. Especially Regina who shows up on the doorstep with some cousins and makes no secret about her interest in Geoffrey. Who knows where she came from and just what is her plan?
Questions beset the earl too. Why does someone want to kill him? Why are the ruffians destroying the mills that are the source of their income? Who are these people anyway? Then there is Cassandra. Why ever does she want to travel so high up in the air, in of all things an air filled balloon, when even the upstairs balcony causes him to feel just a little sea sick? Why can't she see that he loves her? How will he ever get her to believe he loves her in spite of her glasses and scars.
These problems and questions are interestingly solved in this light-hearted, fun to read novel, A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Eakes.
A Flight of Fancy is available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received one paperback copy of A Flight of Fancy in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided.
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