A Flight of Fancy
By: 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 fianc slips back into her life, will she have to choose between him and her dream? 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.
I really like this authors writing style. I think she found a new follower.
This story starts off with excitement and intrigue. I didn’t want to put it down.
I did notice something about the main character Cassandra, her actions spoke louder than words. She seemed a little self absorbed and she didn’t seem repentant of her actions. She did speak about how she had pushed God away because he was a reminder of her bad behavior. I did feel she did come to be repentant, but I didn’t feel that was a focus of the book.
I did find this book refreshing in the sense that I had not read a book about a women with such strong desires to do adventurous things like flying hot air balloons. This was definitely a new thing and really broadened my knowledge of hot air balloons which I knew nothing of.
There is plenty of intrigue, adventure, and mainly learning how to deal with the things God has allowed to happen to us. Cassandra really grew in self confidence after her tragedy. She learned to live and allow love in despite her scars, some would say repulsive scars. This book is a good book for others who hide in shame from physical scars. My mother in law has lived since her childhood with severe burn scars and she lives her life like she doesn’t have them. There are some great lessons we can learn from fiction books, and I think we can learn from this one.
As usual, love prevails despite our pasts. I give this book 3-4 stars. I am not sure I would read the next book in the series though. It wasn’t that memorable for me despite its uniqueness in topic.