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Book Recommendation-Lady in the Mist

By Lisa Karon Richardson

Siiigh. There’s something so satisfying about reading a good book. It’s like comfort food without the calories.

Laurie Alice Eakes's Lady in the Mist is just such a story. As the local midwife, Tabitha Eckles has unprecedented freedom for an unmarried young woman in 1809 Virginia. But with the privilege comes a host of responsibilities, including keeping other peoples’ secrets. Secrets she’d rather not know.

On the way home from a lying-in she meets handsome Englishman, Dominick Cherrett, on the beach. A beach from which American men have been disappearing, snatched from their homeland to serve the British navy.

Dominick knows about secrets too, he’s got enough to sink a British frigate. Ostensibly an indentured servant, the last thing he needs is more complications. But meeting Tabitha is just the first of many.

As the pressure mounts for both of them so does the number of missing men.

Laurie Alice does a great job of developing both the romance and the spiritual battles that her hero and heroine face. Her descriptions are crisp and her research is flawless.

I highly recommend this story to lovers of historical romance. You can find it at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or

You can read an excerpt here.


  1. This sounds like a great book, Lisa. I've not read any books with a midwife heroine. I enjoy reading books with heroines who have interesting occupations. I love the cover. It's gorgeous.

  2. My copy should be here in a day or two, so I'm not reading your post, not that I worry about spoilers...

    I already know how much the other Inkies have loved it. I'll be back at a future date when I can tell you what I loved about it.

    Have a great day Lisa.

  3. Thanks, Lisa.

    For my review of this book, I wrote more what we would have called a "response paper" in college where I discuss the issues the book brought to mind-particularly the place of love and passion in Christian romance novels. Here's the link if anyone wants to check it out.

  4. I look forward to reading that Dina (I'll wait until I finish the book).

  5. I don't think it require a spoiler alert. Laurie Alice posted it on facebook.

  6. I don't remember if I left a comment, Dina, but I read your post about this book and loved the way you wrote it. I think it's a remarkable way to write a book recommendation. I actually did something similar in my Children's Literature class last summer. I had to write a response paper on the Renee Z movie about Beatrix Potter. I really enjoyed the process of writing the response paper.

  7. I read your post too, Dina. You did a good job!

  8. Yours is great too, Lisa. But I did really enjoy breaking out from the normal format, and the reception was great.

  9. Great review, both Lisa and Dina!

  10. Nice reviews, Lisa and Dina. I enjoyed reading this book, too. Laurie Alice is such a great storyteller!

  11. Thank you all. Very kind of you. I think I'm improving as a storyteller, at least I'm working on it.

  12. We're all trying to improve, Laurie Alice! I would hate it if my manuscripts stopped getting better.

  13. I think this looks terrific!

    Suzanne reviewed this too, right? I'll check out Dina's response review. Sounds interesting!

  14. I finished reading Lady in the Mist on Friday and really enjoyed it.

    I especially liked that Canada was mentioned so often. :D

    I'll post my reaction on my site today or tomorrow. But I will say, "Good job, Laurie Alice."

    Anita Mae.

  15. This is a wonderful book! Tons of suspense and romance. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end!!!

  16. Thank you, Linda. So glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed writing it.


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