Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lady in the Mist

Lady in the Mist
Laurie Alice Eakes
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3452-7
February, 2011/415 pages/$14.99

By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, why he, a British aristocrat, is on American soil working as an indentured servant.

In a time when relations between America and England rest on the edge of a knife, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths, leading them on a journey of intrigue, threats, public disgrace, and . . . love. But can Tabitha trust Dominick? Finding true love seems impossible in a world set against them.

With stirring writing that draws you directly into the story, Lady in the Mist takes you on the thrilling ride of love's discovery.

The role of midwives in history began to fascinate Laurie Alice Eakes in graduate school and she knew that someday she wanted to write novels with midwife heroines. Ten years later, after several published novels and a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency, the midwives idea returned, and Lady in the Mist was born. Laurie Alice has a masters degree in creative writing and now writes full time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

This is a charming book. The historical details, both of the time period and of the culture surrounding town life and the expectations of Tabitha as she serves as midwife, are fascinating. Intrigue, danger, and espionage counter faith, friendship and love, making this book hard to put down before the last page is turned. I look forward to more in The Midwives series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Sounds like it might be a good read. I will try and find it at the library.

My ADHD Me said...

Another great review. However, I went to the library book sale last friday. You buy a canvas bag for $10 and fill it with as many books as you like. There were so many books I wanted that I ended up buying 2 bags. Spent 2 HOURS sifting through books and just loved it!
Have a great day!

rita said...

Just stopped by to let you know I have passed on an award: http://meemaw-rita.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-honor.html

Crystal Mary said...

Oh wow!! this book sounds wonderful!! Don't good books get you in. Have a great day! Love CM