Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes ~ 5 stars

Lady in the Mist
Laurie Alice Eakes
The Midwives series #1
About the book:
By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, why he, a British aristocrat, is on American soil working as an indentured servant.

In a time when relations between America and England rest on the edge of a knife, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths, leading them on a journey of intrigue, threats, public disgrace, and . . . love. But can Tabitha trust Dominick? Finding true love seems impossible in a world set against them.

My review:
This is a great romantic suspense, and I loved trying to work out the intricacies of the plot. The mystery about who everyone was and what their motives were was very well done. The historic details were very interesting, and I loved the “midwife” aspect of the story.

There were only two small things that weren’t to my taste. I felt like the wording could have been better in a few areas, but that was very seldom. The other thing was that at the end of the book, in the final conflict where everything comes to light, it ends in the “middle” of the scene. So you just hear about what happened from later on in the next chapter. That could have been changed in my opinion, but it wasn’t a “deal-breaker” for me. It didn’t hurt the story; I just thought it would have been improved if that were different. In all, I think this is a great book and I look forward to reading more in this series!

Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Linda said...

Loved the book. A fabulous read!

Edna said...

Have not read this book yet but would love too


Carman said...

Linda~ Thanks for commenting! I thought so too. :)

Edna~ I bet you will enjoy it once you get the opportunity!