Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes*A Review

By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife's death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office.
By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them?
With stirring writing that puts readers directly into the story, Lady in the Mist expertly explores themes of identity, misperception, and love's discovery.

Paperback: 402 pages
Publisher: Revell (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800734521
ISBN-13: 978-0800734527
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Laurie Alice grew up in Michigan, but always wanted to live somewhere else--somewhere history took place. The kind of history that interested her, that is. She began her odyssey out of state with acquiring her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French secondary education at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. From there, she moved to New Jersey to work. From there, she moved to Pennsylvania, and from there, she moved to Iowa. . .
She fully admits that she had—and perhaps still does—a bit of wanderlust.
During her wanderings, she met and married a man whose career took them to Washington, DC, then to Texas, where she currently resides and writes full-time

I keep finding authors I have never read before and am so very glad. Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes is such a fantastic book. It is book 1 in The Midwives series. I can’t wait for book 2. Laurie writes with an interesting, sweet approach that makes you feel you are right inside the story yourself. Lady in the Mist takes place in 1809 in Seabourne VA.
Tabitha and Dominick are such a sweet, caring couple. The story makes you hope that they will get together and work out all of their troubles and they have many to work on.
I really love the title and cover of this fantastic book. To me you must have both to catch people’s attention and Lady in the Mist does that.
Tabitha doesn’t fit in anywhere because she’s not married so she doesn't fit in with the families, but she's not quite a servant either. Since the deaths of her father, mother, and lastly grandmother that left her alone, she has turned her back on God. That makes her not fit in with the people who go to church. Dominick Cherrett is a redemption, but he seems much more than he is. He seems like a true gentleman with a very good education. So in this wonderful book you have many puzzles to figure out.
I really recommend this book for reading pleasure over and over again.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Prolucker said...

I just added this book to my Wish List on Amazon. Thanks for the review!