LOST IN THE MIST
ISBN #: 978-1-59705-327-3/978-1-59705-706-6
http://www.wingsepress.com/ 403 Wallace Court, Richmond, KY 40475
Rating: 3 cups
Connie Hart is a writer who has recently broken an engagement to a philanderer. More recently, her mother has lost her battle with cancer. She is left her many-times great-grandmother’s ring and a carved box, and a determination to find out more about her mysterious ancestor.
Victoria Brewster is a woman living in very difficult times. She was married at the age of sixteen to a man she cannot love, though she once did. The Civil War has brought even more turmoil into her life.
Connie Hart is driven to find out more about her family, and her search brings her to Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Frasier’s Rest B and B. She keeps slipping back in time to different episodes in the life of Victoria Brewster. She feels a connection to the woman and does not know why. She also meets a man interested in the local history, and in Connie. They become very close as he helps her research and keeps her safe during her travels.
I enjoyed this story, though it was slow going in parts. Connie’s slipping back and forth through time is very interesting, as is the coincidental meeting of a fellow time traveler at the inn. I liked both Connie and Victoria’s characters and felt sympathy for Victoria for much of the story; she did not have an easy life. It seemed obvious to me what Connie’s connections to the area and woman were and I did get a little frustrated with her. Connie’s romance with Brian is very sweet and I liked Joe, Tracey, and the Inn’s staff. The author does a good job of describing the area in both time periods and captures the mood of the Civil War well. The Evan character does not seem very likable at first and does not improve.
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