LADY IN THE MIST
LAURIE ALICE EAKES
- Pub. Date: February 2011
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Series: The Midwives Series
- ISBN-13: 9780800734527
- ISBN: 0800734521
From the Publisher
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.
LADY IN THE MIST by Laurie Alice Eakes is an inspirational historical romance set in 1809 Seabourne,Virginia. It is written with details,depth,and twists and turns.It is Book One in “The Midwife” series. It has love, danger, betrayal,secrets,romance,faith,midwifery,intrigue,mystery,tension,suspense,hope,healing,trust,sacrifice,redemption,and forgiveness. The characters are engaging,believeable,with dark secrets. The hero, Dominick,is handsome,charming,an British aristocrat working as an indentured servant with secrets,looking for redemption for his past sins,been hurt by his father and has a mysterious past with a mission. The heroine, Tabitha,is beautiful,a midwife,alone in the world,her family are all dead,left by the man she thought she loved and he loved her.But right before their wedding was to be,he left her for the sea.She has been helping her town of Seabourne as a midewife since her mother and grandmother died.But she is caught in the secrets of a patient’s husband and finds herself attracted to the handsome English genteman.Can Dominick’s secrets save him or bring danger to the woman he has fallen in love? Is he a spy or just what he claims to be….This is a beautiful story of love, secrets,sacrifice,finding redemption,coming to terms with your past and finding the future God had planned for you along.It is full of history,midwifry,and the American colonies in the early 1800’s.This is a story few has written about,Midwifery, and will capture you heart from the first page to the last. I would highly recommend this story especially if you enjoy love’s discovery,misperceptions,and sacrifice.It is fast paced and action packed.This is a MUST READ and a KEEPER. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn