Friday, September 3, 2010

Touching The Clouds: Book Review

About The Book:

She went looking for adventure . . . and found more than she bargained for.

Kate Evans is 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 you in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds.

You can read an excerpt of Touching The Clouds by Bonnie Leon here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

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.

My Review:

This is a fast paced, adventure of a young woman who is looking for adventure. Kate is a very strong-willed young woman who knows what she wants, and goes after it. She stands up for herself, despite the societal idea that women should not participate in certain activities (in her case be a pilot).

 I loved the easy reading style of Bonnie Leon's newest release, and found it to also be a very quick read. It is full of adventure, and takes you on a journey of a young woman to overcome the past and move to the future with hope and faith. Through following the journey of Kate, you will find a great plot, well-developed characters, and even a great (not cheesy) romance! 

Touching The Clouds is the first of Alaskan Skies series by Bonnie Leon, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Touching The Clouds by Bonnie Leon online here, directly from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group - it is also available at your local Christian bookseller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. Great review :)

    Following from the Fun Follow Friday!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Shirley, thanks for the wonderful review. I'm thrilled to know you enjoyed my story and I can't wait for book two to release.

    Grace and peace to you,


  3. I enjoyed Touching the Clouds very much! Bonnie Leon's book was intriguing and made me smile!

    I thought this novel compared very well with others in the world of Christian historical fiction. It had numerous tricks and turns that kept me turning one page after another well into the night.

    I wrote my own review that can be found here: