Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lady in the Mist By Laurie Alice Eakes!

Today is a blog tour with Laurie Alice Eakes and her new book, Lady in the Mist. Below is a little bit about the book and the author, then I will let you know how I liked the book itself:)

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, 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.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

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MY REVIEW-This was my first book to read from this author. I wasn't too sure I would be able to get into the book, but halfway through the book I knew I had no reason to worry! I loved Lady in the Mist!! It is a historical book about a midwife. Kind of a neat plot and I don't know if I have ever heard of another book about a midwife. But, I am getting ahead of myself:) This novel is about a midwife who was engaged at one point and then her fiance left. She is well thought of by many in the community but then something happens(Don't want to give anything away) and she has bad rumors going around. Will she be able to prove herself capable? Or will she be run off from town?
I liked all the mystery in this book. Laurie does a great job with giving just enough info to keep you interested but not enough to figure out what had happened and who was the bad guy. And you have two gentlemen who seem to be good people so you have to read to the end to find out who the heroine marries.
The only problem I had was how she writes. Sometimes she goes from the crux of an event and the chapter ends. So you would expect the next chapter to finish up what had happened. But she goes to like 3 days later and then shows another person's point of view of the event. Just kind of an odd way of writing but it was definitely not enough to stop me from reading. I had to finish it and see what happened! A totally brilliant book with great historical point of view. Thanks Laurie!


mamabunny13 said...

It would be fun to read this since I live in Virginia like the character!

Josiah said...

Sounds neat, I really like Virginia and some of the heroes of our Country that have come from there

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