Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Lady in the Mist...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.
This was a fascinating look at midwifery in the early 19th century, although it's about a woman who is a midwife, not midwifery itself. The story is historically rich, full of intrigue and mystery, unanswered questions and thieves in the night. It's a busy book with a lot going on and I found it sometimes hard to follow. But, I liked Tabitha and Dominick.
It's not a book that stayed with me though. While writing this review a few weeks after I read it, I realized I needed to go back and skim the book to remind myself of what happened. Fans of historical fiction should enjoy it, however.
Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler and the Baker Publishing Group for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Laurie Alice Eakes here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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