Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Book Review: Touching the Clouds, by Bonnie Leon

Touching the Clouds: A Novel (Alaskan Skies)
 Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of more than ten historical fiction novels. She stays busy teaching woman's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.(Taken from Baker Publishing website)

Touching the Clouds, book One of the Alaskan Skies Series is a novel by Bonnie Leon.  It is 1930 and Kate Evans is a young woman who is full of adventure, so much adventure that she calls off her wedding much to the dismay of her mom and her fiance.  Kate's adventurous, and independent spirit simply does not leave her longing for marriage and children.

Leaving home in her small red plane she flies across mountains towards Alaska seeking a position as a pilot.  Upon landing in Alaska Kate is drawn to the beauty and open skies, landing a job as a pilot is another story altogether.  Kate does land a job, but how will the men treat her?  One man simply does not like her, another falls in love with her.  As Kate flies the Alaskan skies she takes you on some breath holding adventures as she meets many wonderful people.  From Natives to a mysterious man, near death experiences and joy this book never has a dull moment!

I recommend this book, it is full of adventure and wit.  Bonnie Leon certainly knows how to bring her characters to life and bring you into the story in a way that you feel as though you're actually right there witnessing it all!  I cannot wait for book two in this serious!

*Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group provided me with a copy of this book for review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions and I was not further compensated for my review.

“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”



  1. Lulu, thanks so much for the post. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. The second is written and I'm excited to begin book three.

    Grace and peace to you,

    Bonnie Leon


  2. 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:



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