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Laurie Alice Eakes

Laurie Alice Eakes

The role of midwives in history began to fascinate Laurie Alice Eakes in grad school and she knew that someday she wanted to write novels with midwife heroines. Ten years later, after several published novels and a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency, the midwives idea returned, and Lady in the Mist was born. Laurie Alice now writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

Laurie Alice Eakes: Women of Honor

(January 10, 2011)
Rel Mollet
Dominick Cherrett is a man with a secret: Midwife Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many. Tabitha and Dominick are lead on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats and public disgrace. Laurie Alice Eakes’ A Lady in the Mist (Revell) has been percolating for ten years, ever since she first studied midwives in graduate school. “Without social rank or money, they held positions of honor and respect in their community,” Laurie says. “They often appeared in court at a time when women were kept far from proceedings, even ones affecting them.”



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