Upon receipt of this book "In the Mists of Time" by Richard D. Baldwin on January 24, 2014, I was very excited because it is a "mystery" story and is set along the Maine coast. And being a native born "Mainer" I couldn't wait to start reading it.
This is a story about two young men, artists, who move to a dilapidated farmhouse along the Maine coast and after buying the property, they discover a secret about the previous owners that takes the reader back to the sailing days when slaves were being brought to our American shores.
After reading several chapters however, I had a niggling feeling that I had read this story before. And as I progressed through it, I was convinced of it. The problem was that I couldn't remember having read a book with that title and upon looking at the publication date of "2010," I couldn't understand why, if this was a "new" publication, how did I know what the story was about? Upon checking on-line, however, I finally had the answer.
This book was originally published in "2006" and the only thing(s) different was the cover picture had been enlarged for this edition and the title had been changed from "The Gibbs' Place Mystery" to its current title "In the Mists of Time."
Was it a good book? Yes!
About the book's author Richard D. Baldwin
Dr. Baldwin practiced medicine in New England for 32 years, the last 16, prior to his retirement, in Maine. He and his wife Roberta skied the lovely mountains of New Hampshire and Maine and in their small sailboat, spent countless happy days in the Atlantic Ocean off the Maine Coast. Together, they spent many years designing, engineering and building their rustic home on 30 wooded acres. Dr. Baldwin has published several medical articles and has recently turned his hand to works of general interest. “The Gibbs' Place Mystery” is the first work to exit "the pipeline" of his imagination.
"In The Mists of Time"
By Richard D. Baldwin
$20 Soft cover