About the Book:
By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife's death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office.By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? 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?
With stirring writing that puts readers directly into the story, Lady in the Mist expertly explores themes of identity, misperception, and love's discovery.
I mentioned some time ago that I was thinking of a new rating system involving how long the books keep me on the treadmill. Well, I haven't figured out the particulars of that system, but I will say that I stayed on the treadmill 30 minutes on three different days to read this book, and 30 minutes is my daily minimum. Then I found myself making excuses not to go in there, and the fact of the matter was, that by page 120 I really didn't have any great desire to finish reading the book. I can't really pinpoint what's wrong with it except that it didn't grab me. The author, Laurie Alice Eakes does a good job describing the setting and social interactions between the classes during that period in the early 1800's. It is definitely faith-based fiction, but I've read and enjoyed much more religious books than this. In short, I'm not saying this isn't a book for anyone; rather, it wasn't the book for me.