Book Review: Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes
Tabitha Eckles is no ordinary midwife. The generations of women in her family before her had all been married by this time, but no such prospect lies ahead for Tabitha. Nevertheless, the community trusts her training, good judgement and reputation despite the fact that it is very unusual to have a midwife who has never given birth herself. Her reputation is called into question though when a patient dies under mysterious circumstances and Tabitha is the only one who may know why, yet her profession calls for secrecy. Adding to the mystery is her strange relationship with the new British servant in town. During a time when the townsmen are being taken by Britain to use in the navy, the town is filled with suspicions about the newcomer.
I enjoyed the intrigue and mystery in this love story by Eakes. I also liked the historical addition of press-ganging and the effects it had in the families whose loved ones were taken. It was fun to read the banter between the servants. All in all, a pretty entertaining book.
Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell for a free copy of this book to review.