Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lady in The Mist

A Whole Town’s Secrets Held by One Woman…

Could anyone get beyond the secrets of her past?

As a midwife, Tabitha Eckles, the woman at the center of Laurie
Alice Eakes’ new book, Lady in the Mist, (ISBN: 978-0-8007-
Lady in the Mist: A Novel (The Midwives)3452-7, February 2011, $14.99) knows the most intimate secrets of the women and families she cares for. While the women in town are drawn to her warmth and caring ways, the men are wary
at best.

In the little town of Seabourne, Virginia where Tabitha Eckles lives, another standoff is brewing. It is 1809 and relations between America and England rest on the edge of a knife, when Tabitha crosses paths on the beach one morning with a man named Dominick Cherrett. He seems to have his own secrets to keep, including why he, a British aristocrat, is on American soil working as an indentured servant.

One chance meeting leads these two secret keepers through a twisted path of kidnappings, death threats, and public disgrace. 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?

"Featuring a charming hero with a mysterious past and mission, Lady in the Mist
brims with tension, intrigue, and romance."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Silent Governess and The Girl in the Gatehouse.

Laurie Alice Eakes began to be fascinated by the role of midwives in history during
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 master degree in creative writing and writes full time from her home in
Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

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My Thoughts:
This time I am not going to post a separate post for my thoughts and review. I figure this one is supper just to the point. I had a hard time getting into this book. Not sure if it was because of the book or because of all the personal issues with my son that I have been struggling with. I did not want to put the book down once I was about 150 pages left. Then I was not happy with the ending. I wanted to know more, so I'm thinking that the author left it off so that we all want to get the second book. I do hope she talks more about Tabitha and Dominick in the next book. I also would like to learn more about Mrs. Phebe Lee.

Thank you to Revell, for allowing me to participate in this book review. I was given a free copy of this book for my honest opinion.

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