Sunday, January 13, 2013
52 weeks book challenge
This week I have read Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes. This book takes place on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in a small seaport town. For over a year, the townspeople have been suspecting the British Navy of kidnapping young men from the town. Tabitha Eckles is a young, single woman and the towns only midwife who also is serving as a doctor/veterinarian. Because of her profession she is also the keeper of many secrets like the names of father's of illegitimate children. The mayor's "redemptioner" Dominick Cherrett, is keeping his own secrets. Who is he really? Why is a man of noble British birth serving as a bondsman to the towns mayor? Who is behind the kidnappings? There is mystery, intrigue, and romance within these pages that will keep you guessing until the end. It did take me a while to get into the story line because I had never read anything by this author before and her writing style was just a little different, but once I got used to the flow of her writing than I couldn't put it down. This is book one in the series.