Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Story Time . . . LADY IN THE MIST by Laurie Alice Eakes

As a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is privy to a lot of the town's secrets. But never before has anyone threatened her life--until one misty morning, right after her patient died from a fall that brought the labor pains on her early. Right after she met a mysterious Englishman on the beach. And Englishman . . . in a town where the young sailors have been disappearing, no doubt pressed into the British navy? How can she help but be suspicious of the charming man?

Dominick Cherrett is everything that a British gentleman should be--quick of tongue, well educated, with just a touch of the rebel. But when his shame and circumstances bring him to America as an indentured servant, he finds he was not prepared to be the one who serves, rather than who is served. The mayor may like having an English butler, but Dominick can't adjust to the rules forced upon him . . . and can't get that unmarried midwife out of his mind. She may be the perfect person to help him with his mission. If only he can charm her into cooperating.

Lady in the Mist is one of those fabulous reads that combines two totally different worlds into one explosive setting. What could possibly be better than a Regency hero out of his element in a place and time where the English are hated? Or a heroine whose life's work and passion thrusts her into a dangerous situation? Which each scene, the mystery and suspense mount as Tabitha tried to figure out who is stealing her neighbor's sons . . . and whether Dominick is at the heart of it.

Laurie Alice Eakes has a beautiful style that will draw the reader in and keep the pages turning. Her knowledge of both Dominick's world and Tabitha's highlights every clash and chafe between the two, and never for a moment can you doubt the reality of this amazing story.

Lovers of American history, of Regencies, of midwifery, or just of some fabulous historical suspense will all adore Lady in the Mist. It's the best of adventure and romance, of mystery and faith. This is one of those books that sticks with you.
And if this whets your appetite, don't miss Friday's interview! We're doing something different this time, and it's the dashing hero Dominick who will be answering some questions for us. ;-)

*This book was provided to me from the publisher for review purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I can't wait to read this one!

    I hope your homeschool year is going well. :)