Item description for A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty, Book 1) by Tracie Peterson & Judith West...
Overview A new romantic adventure series by bestselling author Tracie Peterson set in Philadelphia in the 1850's.
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 dismay 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 an alarming 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?
Community Description A Lady of High Regard features Mia Stanley, a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. But despite her wealthy upbringing, Miss Stanley works for Godey's Lady's Book magazine, much to the disdain of her family. When Mia insists on researching the downtrodden seamen's wives on the docks of Philadelphia, she uncovers a scheme that puts her own life in danger. 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? Ladies of Liberty, Book 1.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 360.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.01" Width: 5.82" Height: 1.01" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Sep 18, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
Series Ladies Of Liberty
Series Number 1
ISBN 1598592459 ISBN13 9781598592450
Availability 0 units.
More About Tracie Peterson & Judith West
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 A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty, Book 1)?
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!
LADY OF HIGH REGARD follows Mia Stanley, the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family. Set in a time when social classes did not cross lines, Mia finds herself on a mission to help woman that are less fortunate than her, many who are seaman's wives being abused in their husband's absence . When she finds out these women are being forced to pay higher rents and bogus debits, she does some investigating. When Garrett, the boy next door and her lifelong friend sees her sneaking out of the house one night, he follows her, only to be horrified that she's gone to the docks to get more information about the seaman's wives. What starts out as brotherly protection, Garrett soon realizes his feelings for Mia have turned to love. He decides to do some of his own investigating into the corrupt behavior of one man, hoping Mia will obey her parents and leave the matter to someone more suitable. Mia, the consummate matchmaker, tries to get Garrett paired off so he will have less time to concern himself with her dangerous late night rendezvous. When it appears Garrett has found someone else, the idea of him no longer being around stings Mia's feelings. She too, realizes she is in love with him, but feels it is too late to tell him the truth. Even though I'm not a fan of period pieces, I enjoyed LADY OF HIGH REGARD. The setting took a backseat to the story. I liked that TRACIE PETERSON set the tone of the book with the restrictions put on ladies at that time, but allowed tenacious Mia to be the moderate rebel, only wanting to right the wrongs of those less fortunate than herself. Of course, we had to wait until the end of the book to see if Garrett and Mia would reveal their true feelings for each other, but it was worth the wait.
An enjoyable story that makes you think. Oct 18, 2007
Mia Stanley is a woman whose heart is bigger than her common sense. Mia is a writer for Godey's Lady's Book magazine during a time where it was frowned upon to be a working woman. Mia's heart and her writings lead her to the rougher part of town. Seamen's wives were being taken advantage of, and Mia made it her personal mission to makes sure they were treated fairly.
Tracie Peterson has her readers traveling to 1800's Philadephia, where there is adventure, danger, and very lovable characters. She also provides depth and has each of her readers thinking about what their role should be in helping people less fortunate.
A Lady of High Regard is the first book in the Ladies of Liberty series. This book is an enjoyable read, I finished it in one weekend and look forward to more.
She has also written the nonfiction book I Can't Do It All: Breaking Free from the Lies That Control Us with (Boomer Babes Rock!) Allison Bottke & Dianne O'Brian.