Friday, November 2, 2012

Ooo-la-la! Review for "A Flight of Fancy"

Cassandra Bainbridge has twice set aside her scholarly pursuits--once for the London Season and once for her wedding preparations. Love seems a wonderful alternative to study, until disaster strikes. When an accident brings an end to her betrothal, she heads for the country to recover from both her injuries and her broken heart. There she pursues her love for ballooning and envisions a future for herself as a daring aeronaut. But when her former fiancé slips back into her life, what course will she choose?Filled with the mystique of London society and the charming beauty of the English countryside, A Flight of Fancy explores what it means to find the true source of happiness and love amid the distractions of life. Readers will love the next installment in this rousing Regency series from accomplished author Laurie Alice Eakes.

 A Flight of Fancy  Laurie Alice Eakes has risen, again, on my list of favorite authors.  I'm delighted at this next installment.   She combines Regency and the curiosity of a young woman, along with her own peril, and creates a wonderful, surprising novel.   I have to add, the cover delighted me as well...it shows Cassandra's emotions in a way that could either be sweet or daring.  I love it! 

For me, what made this novel special was the detail in the science of ballooning.   The substance added from that alone delighted my soul as I read.   I was also taken in by the love story all on it's own.   Such a hard thing for Cassandra to overcome, but to see how the hero and heroine's love endured while maturing was a real treat.   I'm so glad to have this as an addition to my library!

Thank you to Baker Publishing for a complimentary copy of the book in return for an original review.  

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