A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alic Eakes

About the Book:
Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: 2012
Series: “The Daughters of Bainbridge House” (book 2 of 3)
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical
Rating: 3 ½ out of 5My Thoughts: Stories set in the regency era usually hold my attentions without trying. Unfortunately, A Flight of Fancy fell inches short. The reason(s) why, I cannot put my finger on but something about the novel didn’t allow me to “connect” with it. Here’s how the story plays out.

Cassandra Bainbridge has all her heart could desire. After broken promises, she is again betrothed to the man who sends her heart racing in the newly minted earl, Lord Geoffrey Whittaker, the younger son no one ever thought would hold a noble title. Following the death of his elder brother, the job was left to Whittaker to fill those shoes and after a brief estrangement from his love, he and Cassandra are only a week away from their wedding. With unrest in the looms his family owns – business’ that is all that stands between his family home and financial ruin, Cassandra is injured in one of the riots, leaving her legs severely burned and scared. Now, again Cassandra has broken their betrothal and has instead thrown herself into the science of ballooning, one of her most passionate hobbies. What Cassandra doesn’t realize is that for all her unaffected behavior and dismissal of Whittaker’s continuous confessions of love, is that in her heart, she still wants to say “yes” to his proposal… but she also knows that with her hand comes a dowry that though not substantial would help Whittaker’s finances. Her own heart won’t allow for a life of anything less than true love and that is what she cannot have. Continue reading “A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alic Eakes”