Review: Touching the Clouds

Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. She pilots a mail-delivery plane in the forbidding Alaskan wilderness, the lone woman in a male profession. But even that seems easy compared to finding true love.

She likes a fellow pilot and would even consider marrying him–if it weren’t for Paul, a mysterious man on her mail route with a gentle spirit and a past to hide. Can Kate break through the walls Paul has put up around his heart? And will her quest for adventure be her demise?

Book 1 in the Alaskan Skies series, Touching the Clouds will draw readers in with raw emotion and suspense, all against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilds.

My Review:

I’m a Bonnie Leon fan all the way (To Love Anew, Longings of the Heart) and this novel certainly didn’t disappoint. Full of local color and vivid details, Bonnie takes the reader into the cockpit of Kate’s plane.

Touching the Clouds looks at the depression from a unique angle – from a territory that had not even become a state. As Kate flies to Alaska from Washington, she sees the Hoovervilles and Shanty towns only from a distance.

Both Kate and Paul are memorable characters with believable fears and flaws. The true risks and rough lives of the bush pilots are revealed and overcome through Kate’s determination. But despite her bravery, a single event that left a lasting scar proves to be an obstacle she must work to overcome.

If this book doesn’t leave you craving to go to explore Alaska, I don’t know what will. Strap yourself in for a bit of turbulence, though. While the ending is sweet, I can tell Bonnie has got a bit more in store for “Fearless” Kate and Paul.

Highly recommended!

* This book was provided to me by Revell.

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  • Nicole. Thanks so much for posting this review. So glad you enjoyed the story. And you’ve got it right–there’s a lot more adventure in store for Kate and Paul. Book two is at the publisher’s now and I’ve just begun work on book three. I can’t wait to see what happens.



  • I can’t wait to read the next one, Bonnie!

  • 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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