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.
My take on this book:
"Lady In The Mist" takes place in 1809 in Seabourne VA. The protagonist Tabitha Eckles is a twenty-four year old midwife, the thing that makes Tabitha unusual is the fact that she isn't married. She learned her midwifery skills from her mother and grandmother, and once they died she continued to help her town , even though several people felt it wasn't right because she is unmarried. When a premature birthing results in the death of the mother and baby, she finds herself threatened at knife point, who could be threatening her? Could it have something to do with Dominick Cherrett a man she literally ran into on her way home after the birthing? Or does it have something to do with her job as a midwife?
What a fascinating story! The author draws you into the story immediately. Tabitha's character is so easy to relate to. Her relationship with God has suffered because she feels that he has taken everyone that matters away from her, but she still has a tender-heart. Dominick was an interesting character as well, working as an indentured servant for the mayor, you know he has a few secrets. As he spends time with Tabitha, he soon loses his heart to her, something he didn't plan. I enjoyed the mystery and suspense woven into this historical romance. I also loved the cover of this book, it was very eye catching, so sometimes you can judge a book by its cover!
“Available February 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”