Head In The Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.
Summery:After being heartsore after a cad tricked her, Adelaide is now feeling God lead her to be a governess. He set her an ad about a English sheep ranchers daughter, Isabella who needed a governess. When she is picked for the mute child's governess she is so happy... and more than a little drawn to her ward's handsome and fairy tale book like hero of a father. But Isabella has uncle who is an in debt gambler wants her back so he can get her money... Gideon was on the ship with Isabella's mother, she signed over her money to her daughter and gave the guardianship over to Gideon...before she died of poisoning. So now Gideon and Addie are in danger...because they will both do whatever they must to protect Isabella.
Romance: Some admiration, thinking about someone, liking/loving, some kisses. Marital stuff(thinking about 'something', possessive feelings, passionate kisses, special smiles).
Violence:Murder, shooting, killing sheep, some fist-fights, death, poisoning.
Other:Attempted rape, mentioned of the sheeps...reproductive organs being cut off.
What I Thought: I loved this book!!! I loved Addie's character, Isabella was just so sweet and cute. And the western theme and time period was great :) I really and truly couldn't put it down either.
Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.