I'm so excited to share a fabulous book with you today by a fabulous author. The book is Lady in the Mist and the author is Laurie Alice Eakes. I've known Laurie for years. In fact, until recently, she and I were critique partners! So, I'm very familiar with her writing. And because of that, I have been so excited to share her with you, my readers and blog followers. The reason? Her type of stories are quite similar to mine in that they are suspenseful, historical romances. I KNOW you're going to love them!! If you leave a comment, your name will be entered in a drawing for a Lady of the Mist coffee mug or Tote bag. So, please leave a comment for Laurie and then go out and buy this great book! You won't be sorry.
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, what he, a British aristocrat, is doing 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.
And here's praise for Lady in the Mist!
“Lady in the Mist brims with tension, intrigue, and romance.”—Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Silent Governess and The Girl in the Gatehouse
“Lady in the Mist is a book you won’t want to miss.”—Golden Keyes Parsons, author of In the Shadow of the Sun King
“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
“A fascinating story of redemption and sacrificial love. It captivated me from the first page.”—Ann Shorey, author of At Home in Beldon Grove series
|Here's Laurie with her adorable dog|
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.
I asked Laurie to share with us a bit about what she hopes the reader will take away from Lady in the Mist.
When I write a book, I don’t always set out figuring out what the spiritual theme is. That comes later with the development of the characters and plot. This was the situation with Lady in the Mist. Once I had the book outlined, I understood what both my hero and heroine had to deal with to make their love and lives complete and whole.
Forgiveness. Not forgiveness of others. They could do that to some extent. They need to forgive themselves.
Too often, preaching and teaching about forgiveness dwells on forgiving others. Others hurt us, snub us, make us angry in some way, and we understand we must forgive. Yet we hear little about how important forgiving oneself is.
Think what Jesus said, though. Love your neighbor as yourself. Hmm. Self love is bad, right? I struggled with this for years. But we can love ourselves because God loves us. Only when we accept that we are lovable because God has accepted us and loves us unconditionally, then and only then are we free to love others fully.
This is the underlying struggle of Tabitha and Dominick, as they deal with past actions they don’t like very much and current events that could tear them apart through their deaths.
Because this is the ultimate proof of God’s love, the verse I chose for this book is from probably my favorite book of the Old Testament.
I'm halfway through this book and can hardly put it down. You're going to love these characters, particularly the hero, Dominick. Laurie has a unique writing style that is humorous, suspenseful, romantic, and keeps you turning pages. I know you're going to love all her books.