Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review: Lady in the Mist

Book Review: Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes, Revell, Feb 2011

Lady in the Mist is a rich, historical read that mixes the secrets of midwifery and espionage into a suspenseful tale of romance. A master at vivid description, the author uses all the senses to place you right there in the scene, whether it's sitting on a sunny beach, or a running through a dark ship’s passageway.

What a refreshing change for a hero. As a third son in Britain’s peerage, Dominick is your regular, run-of-the-beach indentured servant chasing after the woman of his dreams. But when her life and others are in jeopardy, he cloaks himself with the arrogance of his upbringing and commands the attention of his title.

Midwife Tabitha is past the average age of marriage, yet it’s no fault of her looks or attitude that she can’t seem to keep a man around long enough to marry. Following generations of family tradition, she delivers other women’s babies while yearning for a daughter of her own. This poignant trait tugged on my heart strings, as it will for any woman who wants a child.

And while the hero and heroine banter back and forth while trying to discover the identity of the traitor who walks so freely among them, their love story unfolds against a backdrop of political aspirations, missing sailors, and evil.

With just the right mix of laughter, love, history and suspenseful action, this book will stay as a keeper on my shelf for a long time to come.

Laurie Alice has an excerpt of Lady in the Mist on her website at

You can find Lady in the Mist at, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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