Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Flight of Fancy



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, she finds her heart torn between her love for flight and her abiding love for the man she fears will no longer want her once he knows of her hidden scars.
My Review:
A delicious Regency Romance wrapped up in suspense. What more could a reader ask for? That it be written by Laurie Alice Eakes, of course! A divine read with so many captivating plots and subplots. Not to mention the characters...and an epic complicated love story.
Eakes' words have the ability to transport me through time. I love how she brings the Regency period to life. A Fight of Fancy is seeped in history but not weighted down by it and it was easy to get lost within its pages. I love that kind of escape read.
The second in The Daughters of Bainbridge House series, you don't need to read the first book to enjoy this one -- but if you did read A Necessary Deception, you will already be acquainted with Cassandra and her renegade ways. Feisty and daring, but still every inch the lady, Cassandra makes an endearing if frustrating heroine to Geoffrey's hero. Both share an impetuous and passionate nature but are at odds with so many other things in their lives that it's a wonder Eakes managed to get them together at all! Throw in all the intrigue and mystery and the result is a riveting read you won't want to put down.
Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Flight of Fancy, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 9 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!

  2. I really enjoyed your review and post. I would love to read this one.

  3. I have been really wanting to read one of her books. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Jasmine A.

  4. I would love to get the chance to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Going up in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list! When I saw the cover I was a little afraid that she wasn't interested in flying. After reading your post, I am very interested in this book.


  6. I loved reading the book review of "A Flight of Fancy" by Laurie Alice Eakes. We have her books in the Church Library.
    Merry Christmas to You & Yours,
    Janet E.

  7. Balooning, what an interesting hobby! Would love to read this book by Laurie Alice Eakes.


  8. Perfect! Sounds very interesting.
    Would love to be included in the giveawa, please.

    Thank you, Kav for sharing this delightful review.

  9. Carol, you are braver than I am!!!! Hot air balloons are NOT on my bucket list...but it's okay to read about them. :-) Good luck!

    You too, Janet. I still think you are soooo lucky to have a church library that carries fiction.

    Good luck Patty and Ganise!

  10. Love your review! Have been REALLY REALLY REALLY wanting to get this book! Now I want it all the more! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Amada Chavez


    Acts 16:31

    Merry Christmas!!!

  11. Would love to win this one!! I've been wanting to for awhile.


  12. Good luck Amada and Marissa!

  13. A Regency romance with suspense and delightful, feisty characters sounds like a book made just for me. Please add me for A Flight of Fancy, I'm sure I will love it. Thanks, Kav!
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  14. I haven't read any of Laurie Alice's books but this sounds like one that would be fun to read. Thanks for the review and entering me in the drawing.


  15. I think this book sounds like a great a read!

  16. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoy reading books set in the Regency period! Love the colors on the book cover!

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  19. Great review! Makes me want to stop my Christmas preparations and sit down and read the book!

  20. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story

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