Friday, February 25, 2011

Lady in the Mist


EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
LADY IN THE MIST

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 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 a thrilling ride of love's discovery.

IN A WORD: INTRIGUE. IT STARTS FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE AND INSIDIOUSLY WINDS ITSELF INTO EVERY SCENE. AN INCREDIBLY RIVETING AND FASCINATING READ.

I LOVED THE HISTORICAL DETAIL. THE BOOK IS RICH WITH IT. EVERY WORD CONJURES UP AN ERA LONG PAST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN THANKS TO EAKES EXPERT WRITING. IT'S AN INTERESTING TIME PERIOD AS WELL -- THE POLITICAL OVERTONES WERE CERTAINLY NEW TO ME SO I FELT LIKE I LEARNED SOMETHING. AND THE FACT THAT TABITHA IS A MIDWIFE MAKES IT ALL THE MORE FASCINATING.

THE ROMANCE IS TANTALIZING. ATTRACTION, DISTRUST, IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS ALL COMPETE WITH THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER THAT I WAS HOPING FOR. THE ROMANTIC DEVELOPMENT IS SUBLIME THOUGH AND EAKES CREATES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN TABITHA AND DOMINICK EARLY ON AND THEN HAS FUN DEVELOPING IT INTO A STUNNING TESTAMENT TO THE STRENGTH OF TRUE LOVE.

THE SUPSPENSE -- INCREDIBLE! REVOLVING AROUND THREE MAIN CHARACTERS, IT KEPT ME GUESSING RIGHT TO THE END. LOVED THE WAY EAKES DROPS HINTS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, SLOWING PEELING BACK LAYER AFTER LAYER UNTIL WE FINALLY GET TO THE TRUTH.

LADY IN THE MIST IS A BRILLIANT READ AND A DEFINITE CANDIDATE FOR THE KEEPER SHELVES OF HISTORICAL FICTION LOVERS EVERYWHERE.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy...good is an understatement. It is fantabulously sublime! :-)

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