“A Flight of Fancy” has a little bit of everything – an on-again-off-again romance, a spunky heroine who defies the norm for her era, a handsome, dedicated suitor, blackmail, adventure, humor, action, and intrigue. Someone wants to kill the hero Geoff, a reluctant Duke, and heroine Cassandra Bainbridge is also in danger because of her close relationship to him. Recovering from injuries suffered in a terrible accident, Cassandra is convinced she is being punished by God because of her “improper” attraction to her fiance Geoff. For this reason she spends nearly the entirety of the book trying to convince herself and Geoff that they should not be together. In the midst of the somewhat tiresome back and forth between Cassandra and Geoff, several more mysterious and dangerous incidents occur that escalate the mystery surrounding them.
Although I had a suspicion about one particular character’s involvement in the threats, the motivation and other person involved came as total surprises to me. Several scenes were quite enjoyable, especially Geoff’s unplanned balloon ride. Spiritual content was present but not as strong as I would have liked it to be. Overall “A Flight of Fancy” was an enjoyable novel and one sure to please those who enjoy a regency romance with a twist of intrigue.
This book was provided for review by
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, A Necessary Deception, Heart’s Safe Passage, 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.
“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”