Friday, February 18, 2011

Lady in the Mist Book Review and Giveaway!

I know I say it all the time, I but just love Historical Romances. I love to be taken away to another time and with my husband away on a 400 day deployment, let's just say that romance is not quite on the agenda right now... 

After reading the description, I jumped at the chance to review Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes. A dark, mysterious man with a British accent. Go ahead, twist my arm... 

From the publisher: 

A Whole Town’s Secrets Held by One Woman…   
Could anyone get beyond the secrets of her past?
Lady in the Mist: A Novel (The Midwives)As a midwife, Tabitha Eckles, the woman at the center of Laurie Alice Eakes’ new book, Lady in the Mist, knows the most intimate secrets of the women and families she cares for. While the women in town are drawn to her warmth and caring ways, the men are wary at best.
In the little town of Seabourne, Virginia where Tabitha Eckles lives, another standoff is brewing. It is 1809 and relations between America and England rest on the edge of a knife, when Tabitha crosses paths on the beach one morning with a man named Dominick Cherrett. He seems to have his own secrets to keep, including why he, a British aristocrat, is on American soil working as an indentured servant.
One chance meeting leads these two secret keepers through a twisted path of kidnappings, death threats, and public disgrace. Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them?

This was my first book by Laurie Alice Eakes and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was hooked from the first paragraph! I devoured the book in about three hours.

I was impressed by how she wove a love story and mystery together and made it work without either side being over or under done. The twists and turns keep you on edge throughout the whole book and keep you guessing as to what will happen to Tabitha and Dominick - all the way to the very end.

I enjoyed Eakes' writing style and while there wasn't as much history as I would have liked (I am a self proclaimed history addict...), it was a great read. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in The Midwives series.

Lady in the Mist is available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Now for the contest! 

How to enter:
1. Main entry - Leave a comment answering the following questions:  If you could step back in time to any period. Where would you go? Who would you want to be?

Bonus entries - Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

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Make sure you leave a way to contact you, either by having your reply-to email address set or by leaving your email address in your posts.

Contest will end Monday, 2/28/11, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Winner will be mailed a copy of  Laurie Alice Eakes’ Lady in the Mist via media mail.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win ;0)




  1. I'd like to go back to Victorian England...but only if I could be a member of a wealthy family:)

  2. I would love to go back to the Antebellum South. I LOVE Southern history! It's such a shame that I was technically born a Yankee.

  3. I don't only LIKE you on FB, I LOVE YOU!

  4. I'd definitely be in a Jane Austen novel. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice or maybe Fanny from Mansfield Park. :)

  5. Sometimes I can become too emotional reading fiction, but that hasn't happened with the books you have suggested! And this sounds like one even my 14 yr. old would enjoy!

  6. I read Wuthering Heights this summer and that time period was quite fascinating. I love the wild west and settlers romance. Who would I be? I am not sure on that one.

  7. I love historical romances as well. I find it hard to pick a time frame for myself but I know I would want to be in the wealth crowd.

  8. Ok; I would go back to the time of Clara Barton and the beginnings of medicine.

  9. I would want to be a lady in waiting in Tudor era in London. I love that time frame.

  10. I shared your post as well. Can you tell I need a new book???

  11. I posted your button on my blog site...

  12. I have NO idea why I can't post your button, but it is in the html...just not showing up.

  13. I would love to have been born in the time of King Arthur. There is just something about Knights and chivalry. ;)

  14. Shared on FB