A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty Series #1)

A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty Series #1)

by Tracie Peterson
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A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty Series #1) by Tracie Peterson

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441202284
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: Ladies of Liberty Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 106,495
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 historical and contemporary novels including the HEIRS OF MONTANA, ALASKAN QUEST and LIGHTS OF LOWELL series. Her books make regular appearances on CBA bestseller lists. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She has also written the nonfiction book I Can't Do It All: Breaking Free from the Lies That Control Us (with Allison Bottke & Dianne O'Brian). She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, 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.

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A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have many mixed feelings about this book. I loved the plot, Mia, and the spunk she showed. But, I thought the romance in this book was slightly sappy. I mean, Garrett was ALWAYS there for her, no matter where she was, he always rescued her. I didn't like how he always just HAPPENED to be there. I did like most of the story however. Tracy Peterson has written a good story, but some of her less recent stuff is more down to earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and excellent series! I couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alittle predictable but not a bad read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this novel a complete waste of time. The romance in the story was so little that I'm surprised it's called a romance novel. It felt extremely preachy in terms of helping those less fortunate as well as religious. Although I think both those things quite worthy but I don't necessarily want to read a whole novel about it.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
I had always thought that Godey's Lady Book was just a fashion magazine, a precursor to Vogue. At least that's how it was always portrayed in Little House on the Prairie, with talks about hoop skirts and corsets. This book, however, portrayed it as a precursor to women's lib, giving women the opportunity to showcase their talents and try to make a mark in the world. I thought the storyline was well written. You don't read a lot about issues and circumstances that the sea men's wives faced in Christian fiction. They were horrifying to read and worse to know that people would actually do nothing because they didn't want to mix with the different classes. Lower class women were powerless in that time period and severly taken advantage of. Mia was very strong in her beliefs about getting the word out but at the same time respected her parents wishes and obeyed them. I found this much more satisfying to read than her completely rebelling or giving up everything. The relationship between Mia and Garrett reminded me about Jane Austen's Emma, with the best friends being in love but not realizing it and the matchmaking. I did like their relationship, although at some points I was like 'AHHHHHHH, just tell her!!' Even though the story is set in Philadelphia, I kept picturing the setting as being in England. Maybe it's because I'm in a regency mood and the cover through me off. Either way I really enjoyed this story with an excellent heroine. Looking forward to more books in the series! Tracie Peterson has written another winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyedthis and loved hearng how they dressed look how women dress today like men
terriblue49 More than 1 year ago
I found this novel to be ok reading for a day when my allergies were giving me fits and there was nothing on television. However, I found the plot to be superficial and predictable--of course, many romances fall into that category. I suppose what bothered me most in this example of "Christian" fiction was the moral character of the protagonist. I really wanted to like and admire her--her concern for those less fortunate and her kindness to the young women of her own social class who were being bullied by the pushier types was indeed admirable. However, in dealing with her parents and her soon-to-be fiance, she seems to take an end-justifies-the-means approach, deliberately choosing deception (in part just to make things easier in an "it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission" mode) far too many times. Her choice of this method brings additional misfortune on the very people she is trying to help and puts not only the heroine herself, but others in her family, in danger. One or two examples of this type of behavior might qualify as learning, but doing the same thing repeatedly falls either into the category of stupidity and lack of judgment or of self-justification of hubris (no one can fix this but me). The author should rethink her attitude toward Christian principles; it seems to me that the person who regards this lady most highly is the lady herself. I'm glad this book was a freebie for my Nook. At this point, I wouldn't pay for another book by the same author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conversation is very stilted and the book is rather boring I did not make it past the twenty third page
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Loved it.
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL! Characters are lame & shallow. The plot is dumb, if there is one! I dumped this in the 2nd chapter. Thank goodness it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts out rather slow, and though I found the heroine a bit immature and impulsive, her spunkiness was entertaining. The plot is predictable, but there's enough suspense to carry the reader through. I found the theme of trusting God through difficult and often inexplicable circumstances encouraging. I will read more of this entertaining series.
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Very slow, repetitious book...too drawn out. Also bible quotes and religion thrown in throughout. First portionof book consisted of simple idle chatter amongst main character and her rich friends...irritating...but book was free and i kept hoping it would get better, but alas, it did not.
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Enjoyed reading this book
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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