by Laurie Alice Eakes

October 2012
ISBN: 9780800734671
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Trade Paperback

Her head is in the clouds. His feet are planted firmly on the ground. Can love cover the distance?

Cassandra Bainbridge may be a bit of a bluestocking, but when Geoffrey Giles is near, love seems a fine alternative to passion for Greek and the physics of flight. With his dashing good looks and undying devotion to her, the Earl of Whittaker sets Cassandra's heart racing with his very presence. It seems his only flaw is his distaste for ballooning, the obsession that consumes so much of her thoughts.

When a terrible accident compels her to end her betrothal, Cassandra heads for the country to recover from both her injuries and her broken heart. With time on her hands and good friends to help her, she pursues her love for ballooning and envisions a future for herself as a daring aeronaut. But when Lord Whittaker slips back into her life, will she have to choose between him and her dream?

Flight of Fancy is probably the best of Laurie Alice Eakes' books that I’ve read so far. Cassandra has high ideals, such as studying ballooning and Greek, which is discouraged by her father. Her fiancé has been handed a title as Earl when his elder brother dies, and suddenly is forced to manage an estate he never planned on. He and Cassandra plan to marry in seven days – which made me wonder how the author intended to keep the reader interested in a romance if the couple were together, and everything settled at the beginning of the book. I should’ve known better. A terrible accident and everything is over. And if there is any hope for love, Lord Whittaker will have to do some fancy work to win back the lady of his dreams.

If you like historical romance, or regencies, then don’t miss Laurie Alice Eakes’ Flight of Fancy. I enjoyed it.

Reviewed in March 2014 by Laura.

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