I usually enjoy a story with a spunky heroine (probably because I’m not) so I found Touching the Clouds to be right up my alley. In fact, I would say that Kate Evans is probably way past spunky for a young woman during the 1930’s. I cannot imagine setting out on my own to fly to Alaska in a small plane, especially with no guarantee of a job waiting for me. But Kate did just that, leaving everything she knew and loved behind her because she wanted to do something meaningful. Taking a job delivering mail in the Alaskan wilderness and sometimes transporting sportsmen to the back of beyond, Kate did so with the awareness that even more experienced pilots never made it back home.

For the most part, I found Touching the Clouds to be an excellent story that kept me engrossed until the end. I enjoyed reading about life in Alaska during that time frame as well as all the interesting characters who inhabited the area. The narrative contained plenty of action to keep the plot moving along and an understated romance to keep things interesting. I look forward to the next book in the series.

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Author Bonnie Leon takes readers to new heights in her latest book, Touching the Clouds, the first book in the new Alaskan Skies series.

Leon introduces readers to Kate Evans, 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 readers in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds during the 1930s.

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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.