Item description for Lady Of High Regard (Ladies Of Liberty V1) by Tracie Peterson...
Overview When winsome socialite Mia Stanley insists on researching downtrodden seamen's wives on the docks of Philadelphia for the magazine she works for, she uncovers a scheme that puts her own life in danger. Original.
Publishers Description Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She's also a writer for "Godey's Lady's Book" magazine, much to the disdain of her family--and their society friends. A proper young lady of her social standing isn't meant to labor in such a way, but Mia has always had a way with words... When her writing draws her into the world of downtrodden seamen's wives on Philadelphia's docks, Mia uncovers a scheme that puts her in harm's way. But her heart ends up on the line as well...Has her determination to always make a match driven away the one man whose esteem she covets?
Citations And Professional Reviews Lady Of High Regard (Ladies Of Liberty V1) by Tracie Peterson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 06/01/2007 page 104
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Ladies Of Liberty
Series Number 1
ISBN 0764227777 ISBN13 9780764227776 UPC 9780764227776
Availability 0 units.
More About Tracie Peterson
Tracie Peterson is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.
Tracie Peterson currently resides in the state of Missouri.
Tracie Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Lady Of High Regard (Ladies Of Liberty V1)?
Ladies of Liberty Book One Jun 18, 2009
A fan of Tracie Peterson, and although I gave this 5 stars this book definitely in my opinion starts out slow. So slow in fact that I started it THREE times before I got into it ... but ONCE I did ... I LOVED IT! It is a book about a young woman from a wealth family who in the days that this is written about is given much freedom. She starts investigating the harm that has come to seaman's wives and of course, finds herself right in the mix of things. Add to this that she is sure she is the greatest matchmaker, she truly believes this is God's gift to her... and she believes that her next victim should be Garrett, her best friend. Of course in the midst of this whole mess she finds herself falling in love much to her shock and even her dismay with Garrett ... the book is heartwrenching when one realizes this type of bullying did and most likely even happens today in places, but of course in the book it all comes out wonderfully! I enjoyed this book about this strong young lady with her strong beliefs and this young man who really wanted to protect her even though she felt she DID NOT NEED TO BE PROTECTED! Just the first one of Three that needs to be read in my opinion!
Fun, historical read. Jun 12, 2009
A fun little historical read mixed with some romance and suspense. Mia Stanley is a wealthy young socialite in 19th century Philadelphia. She works for Godey's Lady's Book magazine, much to the chagrin of her proper parents. Mia's talent for matchmaking has brought her friends husbands, but none for herself.
Unsatisfied with simply writing about fashion, Mia's interests draw her into the world of the poor, downtrodden seamen's wives on the Philadelphia docks. Women who are terrorized and abused by their landlords, while their husbands are away or dead.
Mia feels called by God to help these women, but her desires to serve them put her in harm's way. Her closest friend, Garrett, finds himself falling in love with her even as he is frustrated with her lack of judgment and her compulsion to put herself in danger.
Christian without being overly preachy, the characters are likeable and the story is interesting.
A compelling, yet easy read.
slow intro, good ending Dec 26, 2008
This is the first book in the ladies of liberty series. I have looked forward to reading these books because Tracey Peterson's books are usually very interesting. I was slightly disappointed in this book though. It took me a while to "get into" it. I had to force myself to keep reading because I assumed it would get good. Which it did. I just wish I was captivated from the beginning. The story line was good, however Mia Stanley (the main character) was annoying as she wouldn't listen to any advice and rushed headlong into danger all the time. I understand feeling on fire for a cause but come on - you need to use caution too! It was also a little frustrating and almost unrealistic that everytime Garrett Wilson tried to declare his love he got interrupted - let's just say that after the first five times it got old! Other than that the book was a good and enjoyable read.
Emma-like character fighting for women's rights Oct 21, 2008
Mia Stanley is a lady of high regard living in late nineteenth century Pennsylvania fighting for the rights of women and children beyond what her social status believes is appropriate. Tracie Peterson has done it again in my opinion. I must admit that I was not crazy for this book and it's characters as I have been for some of Tracie's stories, but I did enjoy it and will recommend it and perhaps read it again. Mia has a very Emma-like quality about her. She wants to put everyone into a matchmad...more Mia Stanley is a lady of high regard living in late nineteenth century Pennsylvania fighting for the rights of women and children beyond what her social status believes is appropriate. Tracie Peterson has done it again in my opinion. I must admit that I was not crazy for this book and it's characters as I have been for some of Tracie's stories, but I did enjoy it and will recommend it and perhaps read it again. Mia has a very Emma-like quality about her. She wants to put everyone into a matchmade pair, but when she realizes who she wants to be her other half, it is a little too late as she pushed him away into a pair of his own.
Through this story you get entertainment and romance. There is mystery and suspense. There is a devotion and lesson to be learned. There are matters that affect your own life that you can gain from experiencing the lives of these characters. I have yet to come across a book by Tracie Peterson, except one, that I have not loved and this is no exception. It's great, not necessarily amazing, hence the four stars, but it's great.
Another wonderful Tracie Peterson work! Feb 8, 2008
i just can't say enough about Tracie Peterson and her writing! I would recommend any title with her name on it! Lovely!