Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Story Time . . . first glimpse of LADY IN THE MIST

I was very excited yesterday. My hubby brought up the mail, and in it was a book from Revell. I get a ton of books from Baker Publishing Group, but I knew as soon as I saw the envelope what this one was, solely because other influencers on the list for the particular book had begun receiving theirs.

And I was right! I opened it and pulled out Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes, which I have been eagerly looking forward to reading for, like, ever. Laurie Alice let our historical group in on its inception as soon as she sold it to Revell, and we've gotten to travel this journey with her. So you can imagine how touched our whole group was when we open the book to see she dedicated it to us, the HisWriters.

I only had a few minutes of reading time last night, but I carried her book with me all afternoon as I was out doing errands, just in case there were a few minutes of unexpected down time. I only managed to squeeze in two chapters last night, but that was enough to hook me.

Here's the back cover blurb: 

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. 

And here's what I already love about it:
From the get-go, you get a taste of the suspense. A woman who dies under suspicious circumstances, a stranger run into the shadows, a knife to the throat.

Already there's wit and banter. The first exchange between mysterious hero and weary heroine is enough to make one's heart flutter. I mean, he jests about her being a mermaid. How much more awesome can you get?

The characters are already engaging and lovable. 

I can't wait to read more, and I'll give you a full review of the book next week, but I was too excited to wait. =) Lady in the Mist is a book I know already will go on my favorites list, and Laurie Alice will be here to talk about it in February. Yay!


  1. I can't wait to read it! thanks for the preview, Roseanna!

  2. This sounds like a winner by your description. Keep us posted...I'll be looking for Laurie's interview.

  3. You need to go to Laurie Alice's profile, Roseanna, and read the amusing story about how I accidentally found her book:)