A Lady of High Regard
Series: Ladies of Liberty, Book 1
Author: 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 dismay of her familyand 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?
"Judith West gives a polished performance depicting Mia Stanley, a young woman from a wealthy and influential Philadelphia family. Mia comes to believe she's a born matchmaker, but she can't find a romantic interest of her own. So she launches a journalism career instead. West captures her family's dismay, and Mia's resentment, when her father orders her to stop writing for GODEY’S LADIES BOOK. She adeptly depicts Mia's shock and concern after visiting seaman's wives on the Philadelphia docks and learning of their victimization: physical and sexual abuse, even their children being sold for bad debts. With clarity of narration, textured characterizations, and cultural authenticity, West brings to life Mia's ensuing fight for higher wages, reduced hours, and the return of the seaman's children."
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20070918
Subject: FIC042040-FICTION / Christian / Romance,FIC042030-FICTION / Christian / Historical,FIC042000-FICTION / Christian / General,FIC026000-FICTION / Religious
About The Author:
Tracie Peterson is the author of over seventy novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.