A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty, Book 1)

by Tracie Peterson

Paperback, 2007

Status

Available

Call number

813.54

Publication

Bethany House Publishers (2007), Edition: Edition Unstated, 336 pages

Description

Fiction. Christian Fiction. Historical Fiction. Captivating, historical romantic adventure from a best-selling author´┐Ż??a journalist researches stories that put her life in danger in Philadelphia. Ladies of Liberty book

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

336 p.; 8.3 inches

ISBN

0764227777 / 9780764227776

User reviews

LibraryThing member cherryblossommj
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
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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.
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LibraryThing member foggidawn
Mia Stanley, a young woman from one of Philadelphia's elite families, has had everything in life handed to her on a silver platter -- but that does not mean that she is not deeply concerned for the welfare of the poor in her city. Writing for Godey's Lady's Book has opened Mia's eyes to issues of
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social justice -- but when she uncovers corrupt dealings among landlords by the docks, she finds herself in danger. More than once, she is rescued by her handsome neighbor -- a man she's often tried to match up with one of her friends, as she feels he would make some woman an excellent husband. But Mia is not ready to settle down, herself -- or is she?

Fans of the historical inspirational romance genre will probably enjoy this book, but I don't see it reaching a wider audience. Mia definitely has her Too Stupid To Live moments, and I found her hard to like. The romance is obvious from the beginning, and suspense is built only by numerous interrupted conversations, where one or the other of the pair was on the verge of declaring themselves. I also thought some of the actions Mia took, as well as some of the advice she was given by other characters, was a little out of period for the 1860s, though not glaringly so. All in all, a fine fluff read for those who like this sort of thing, but not something I'd recommend more broadly.
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LibraryThing member chrirob
Mia Stanley has always been a champion of the downtrodden and the hopeless. She is also a tireless matchmaker among her friends and her family. One friend she has not been able to match with a mate is her lifelong friend Garrett. But, Mia will stop at nothing to find his perfect match and help the
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women of seafaring men that are being tormented by their lot in life. While Mia struggles to better the lives of these women, will she also find the love that has always eluded her and Garret?

This was a very cute story. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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