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A Lady of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty, Book 1) Paperback – July 1, 2007
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*** A long time fan of Tracie Peterson's emotional, adventuresome and inspirational series, I looked forward to starting Book 1 of LADIES OF LIBERTY. While this started off a bit on the slow side, with dialogs I felt were a bit stilted, I was soon caught up in Miss Mia's machinations and the story then steam-rolled into another lovely adventure.
The author did a splendid job creating and showing the reader how Mia was convinced her matchmaking talents were a gift - designed to bring her friends and acquaintances together in a perfect union; as well as her determination to champion the causes of the oppressed using her investigative journalism talents. Garrett, Mia's best friend, who happens to be the boy-next-door grown into a man, was fashioned perfectly, first as Mia's next matchmaking target, and then as her knight in shining armor. It would be while attempting to play matchmaker that Mia would discover, almost too late, that she already knew who the perfect mate for Garrett would be.Read more ›
Finding the perfect lady is more difficult than it seems, though. Problems abound with each and every introduction that Mia makes. Soon, it becomes apparent that the match that she's looking for might have been right under her nose the whole time.
Mia's matchmaking must take a backseat when she discovers, through her writing job at GODEY'S LADIES BOOK, the terrible plight of the wives of Philadelphia's seamen. Mia must delve deep into the seedy side of life to get the story for GODEY'S, hoping that if the tale is told, others will also offer aid to the unfortunate women. In her quest to find a solution, she unwittingly puts herself in danger, and draws Garrett into the danger as well.
A LADY OF HIGH REGARD is a wonderful read, full of realistic heart-warming characters and a strong, but not overdone, message of faith. Author Tracie Peterson has created a richly romantic tale set against one of America's most interesting periods in history. First in the Ladies of Liberty series, A LADY OF HIGH REGARD is simply refreshing, leaving readers with a feel-good outlook and a positive message of hope and love.
I do have to admit that it took a few chapters for me to get used to the style of dialogue that is used. I don't know if this is actually how people in the 19th century talked or not, but it's quite formal compared to what our modern conversations generally are. However, after a few chapters I found I had adjusted well enough to focus more on the story than on the somewhat stiff way people go about conversing.
Mia has a heart for the needy, and her position as a writer for a popular magazine gives her ample information and opportunity to help those who are less fortunate. Mia is bold and crafty in her efforts to help the poor, particularly the seaman's wives, who suffer many injustices while society turns a blind eye. Though her intents are noble, Mia's actions often end up putting her in harm's way, and I couldn't help but think she was rather foolhardy in her disregard for safety. The issue of the seaman's wives, though terribly sad, unfortunately did get a bit old for me after while. It seemed that the same things just kept getting rehashed, particularly whenever Mia would explain the situation to a new person.
Garrett and Mia have been life-long neighbors and best friends, but fairly early in the story they both start to notice a shift in their feelings towards the other. This was fun to watch, but I quickly wished they would just get on with it and admit their feelings for each other. Granted, it wasn't for lack of trying; whenever one or the other would start to approach the subject of their feelings, they would always get interrupted and be unable to continue.Read more ›
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This story kept my attention and was well told. One of my pet peeves is when an author spends too much time with the character "remembering" something and then rewrites a portion... Read morePublished 9 days ago by K L Conner
Twenty-four year old Mia lives in Philadelphia in 1852. She is a member of high society and loves to be a matchmaker. Read morePublished 9 days ago by busy mom
🎆💟💖 😁 Thank you for writing such a wonderful story. I am looking forwards to reading more from this author.Published 10 days ago by BEA
No it did meet my expectations. I generally like all of her books but this one just did not hold my interestPublished 11 days ago by houstonmom66
This is an e cells t read. It describes timely causes and a sweet romance. It held my interest and was hard to put down. As usual, Tracie Peterson delights.Published 29 days ago by dfam