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Lady in the Mist: A Novel

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"Lady in the Mist brims with tension, intrigue, and romance."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Silent Governess and The Girl in the Gatehouse

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 ...

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Lady in the Mist (The Midwives Book #1): A Novel

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Overview

"Lady in the Mist brims with tension, intrigue, and romance."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Silent Governess and The Girl in the Gatehouse

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.

"I loved, loved, loved this book. It grabbed me by the heart and held on."--Lena Nelson Dooley, author of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

"Secrets, suspense, and a sweetly told love story make this a highly rewarding read."--Cheryl Bolen, Holt Medallion-winning author of One Golden Ring

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800734527
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: The Midwives , #1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 952,426
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Midwives' historic role in society began to fascinate Laurie Alice Eakes in graduate school. Before she was serious about writing fiction, she knew she wanted to write novels with midwife heroines. Ten years, several published novels, four relocations, and a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency later, the midwives idea returned, and Lady in the Mist was born. Now she writes full time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.
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  • Posted March 29, 2011

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    Intriguing Informative Read

    I hadn't read anything by this author and was thankful to receive a review copy of Lady in the Mist. I'm not a history buff so reading about midwives in 1809 was very interesting. Laurie depicts Tabitha as a strong women determined to do her job well in Seaborne, Virginia. I couldn't believe all that was expected of a midwife when a regular doctor was not in town.

    I loved the way Laurie brought history to life. She shows a scary time in American history when the British boats were stealing American men off the shoreline at night and forcing onto their ships. Duty called all hours of the day and night and Tabitha found her unescorted on the same shores men were stolen from. For that reason she kept her eyes and ears alert as she made the walk on the beach to her home. Then one night she bumps into an unexpected visitor. Dominick Cherrett, a British aristocrat, on American soil working as an indentured servant. Tabitha's world is never the same. Dominick is just as shocked as she is and fears she'll turn him in to the Mayor (his employer) because he's out at night. She says he's British, and not to be trusted and after all the British were the ones stealing American men. She was in a quandary about what to do.

    Dominick is charming, a man on a mission with a mysterious past. Could she trust him? He was a bit of a flirt it wouldn't hurt to be his friend and see what he was up to. Both Dominick and Tabitha have something in common, each are trying to do their best in working for their redemption with God, to be good enough for him to love them. They found it hard to accept the free gift God gives.

    I hadn't expected a murder mystery and all the suspense and drama inside Lady in the Mist. I loved how this author wove this mystifying web and had the reader guessing who done it all the way till the end. I did find myself anxious for Tabitha as I really did want her to find true love, trust God like she once did and accept the love God offered her as a free gift. I love books that help me learn about history, what life was like back then and the part midwives played. This was one fascinating, suspenseful, charming, and fun read I most definitely recommend. I'll certainly be looking for the next book in this midwife series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    A Wonderful Story

    LADY IN THE MIST is a must read novel. Full of history of early America, traitors, romance and suspence, I stayed up til the wee hrs to read this book. Author Laurie Alice Eakes did a great job researching the time period and midwives. The female herione Tabitha was so well developed as was her English love Dominick. I felt every emotion they went through. Ms Eakes writing is a refreshing change for me. Great job author. I look forward to reading her other books, and highly recommend this book to everyone. You will not be disappointed. Vallie

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    A Fresh Read

    In a market saturated with inspirational romance authors, few books stand out as spectacular reads. Lady in the Mist is one of those books. It won't leave you feeling as though you've read this story before. Eakes takes a woman deserted by every significant person in her life and pairs her with a man who has no choice but to one day abandon her. The characters of Tabatha and Dominick embody the essence of Christian romance. As the couple confronts forces both internal and external that drive them apart, both characters must work out their own relationships with God as well as solve a threatening mystery. I wish more romance writers wrote stories like this one. I'll definitely be reading Eakes' next book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    A Treat for the Romantic Soul

    What a treat for the romantic soul. The vibrant characters leapt off the page and into my heart. The heroine strong yet feminine, the hero dashing and witty. The rich mysterious setting became a character of its own. More than anything, though, I appreciated the depth of passion between the hero and heroine. Too often in Christian romance novels I see nothing that reflects the actual human experience of falling in love. And the author portrayed these emotions with such skill and innocence. The brush of a finger. The heat of a glance. That sense that the world ceases to exist when their beloved walks away. This, I recognize as love.

    I'll admit that early on I struggled with some of the motivations. But don't give up on this book. It's well worth your time, and I suspect you will fall in love with it as I did. This is a novel that will please both genre romance readers and those who prefer deeper themes and an artistic touch.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

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    Held My Interest Throughout

    Laurie Alice Eakes is a great storyteller. She places trouble after trouble in Tabitha's path to be allowed to follow the occupation of her mother and grandmother. She has heard secrets from mothers-to-be in the pain of delivering a child. Tabitha has never revealed those secrets. She could use some of these secrets to shame men sitting on the town council that reviews her case for continuing to be a midwife. Will she do that or risk being run out of town?. Then there's Dominick and a former beau that has re-entered her life that she must consider for her future. Strong characterization and setting description. A page turner.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Vr E Very good

    Interesting and entertaining.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Cute romance

    I thought this book was going to be to have to much romance but it is perfect i loved it and the charachters ( sorry cant spell) were amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

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    A Refreshing Original

    Lady in the Mist is a fantastically and enliveningly different read, one I really enjoyed. I easily got into the characters, whom were well-developed, unique, and believable, and I also got into the plot, as well, which was original, creative, and also interesting. The characters were so easy for me to envision, and I think maybe one reason I loved them so much was because, though they were set in almost a chimerical scene, they felt realistic and relatable. Dominick Cherrett, one of the main characters, was one in which I found similar qualities as that of someone very close to me, so I personally appreciated his character. This novel actually contained my interest and is one I would recommend to a friend. The storyline was a bit confusing in the beginning, because I did not know all of the terms which Laurie Alice Eakes used and also because I felt that the author provided too little information for the reader as a basis for the story. You may start out confused with this novel, but I urge you to continue reading, as questions are answered the further you read. You will not find it to be a waste of your time; the story does complete itself, of course, in the end. I feel as though I did miss some things because I was a little confused at first, so I will most likely reread this book. In all honesty, though, I look forward to reading it a second time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Decent read

    A little disappointed that I couldn't really get into the story...it seemed to drag and was monotonous at times. The main character being a midwife seemed to be just an afterthought as well. Enough redeeming chapters for a three star rating, though. Review by CherishD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Adventure and unpredictabe. KJ

    Thought the story plot was interesting and as unpredictsble as the characters. The only reason I rated it down was because the chapter transitions were a little choppy and confusing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Didn't grab my attention

    Lady in the Mist did not transport me to that characters town. I enjoy reading books that send me back in time as though I am the character. I kind of got confused a few times within the book, not knowing exactly what was happening. I guess it was a bit choppy and not well explained in some places. Since I got confused and could not get into the book I did not care much for it. The cover is great though!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly recommended

    If you love period work, this is a really good one. I enjoyed all of it and will read the rest of the series. It touched on bits of history and a lot of excitement.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Not your everyday, run of the mill, job for a young lady.

    A story of love, trust and forgiveness. Draws you into the pages wondering what next she will have to face and how will she learn to trust God again?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Good

    Good not what you think will happen.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Very good read that kept you interested.

    Very good read that kept you interested.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Very Good!

    Kept me interested...I had to find out how it would end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    wonderful characters!

    Ms. Eakes characters are wonderfully developed and I fell in love with them. The subject matter was interesting as well. I did have trouble following the action at times, but I read it as an e-book (which sometimes have text errors, and lines mixed up). Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    An okay read

    The storyline is interesting and the main characters keep you interested but the end of the book was not so good. It ended abruptly. I don't intend to read anymore books by this author unless it is free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Recommended

    Good characters, good story but just a little too much religion for my tastes although I would read another by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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