[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Lady in The Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes

Posted 17 February, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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.

With stirring writing that draws you directly into the story, Lady in the Mist takes you on the thrilling ride of love’s discovery.

About the Author:
The role of midwives in history began to fascinate Laurie Alice Eakes in 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 masters degree in creative writing and now writes full time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

My Review:
First, let me say that the cover of this novel is GORGEOUS! I love it! Next, let me say that this is a great start to a wonderful new series. Laurie Alice Eakes is a seasoned author who captures her readers souls instantly. She held me to the story long into the night, with her touch of mystery to the story, and her sweet and lovable characters.

I can’t really say as to which character was my favorite in this novel. Each one was uniquely different and captured my heart equally. I enjoyed reading Tabitha’s story and felt close to her dear heart as she had no one to turn to with her desires and wishes. Raleigh Trower, well, he wasn’t my favorite character by any means, but he, too, captured a piece of my heart when he returned to Tabitha. But, then there was also Dominick Cherrett….now THAT was a character! I loved him too, as handsome good looks and his deep secret captured me. Only one of the two men, Raleigh or Dominick, will win the heart and hand of Tabitha….with a world torn apart and disgracefulness all around her, because of being a single midwife, Tabitha must turn to God for help to make the right choices and follow her heart, as well as trust in the love of one of the men.

This is a novel that I HIGHLY recommend. Laurie Alice Eakes penned a definite 5 star novel with passion and mystery, and mixed it up with God’s redeeming love. It will win your heart from the start and, it will be a bittersweet end as you say goodbye to characters who have become dear friends. I can’t wait for book 2!!!

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

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*

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