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A Lady of Hidden Intent (Ladies of Liberty #2)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  2,189 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
When her father is falsely imprisoned for slave trading, Catherine Newbury finds her English world turned upside down. Whisked away with trusted servants to America, she is forced to disguise her past and create a completely new life. Taking on a servant's last name, Catherine becomes an accomplished seamstress whose dress designs are sought throughout Philadelphia.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published 2008 by Bethany House Publishers
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Samanta
May 30, 2014 Samanta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I'd like to say that I stayed up until 4 am to finish this book. I loved it even more than the first one. I found the charaters much more to my liking even though I loved the characters from the first book alot.


At the beginning of the book, Chatherine Newbury is a 17-year lod girl from a well-to-do English family, who already had her share of tragedies. At a party held by her family she meets a handsome American Carter Danby who disconcerts her but she tries to put him out of her mind. Th
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Loraine
May 06, 2015 Loraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SUMMARY: When her father is falsely imprisoned for slave trading, Catherine Newbury finds her English world turned upside down. Whisked away with trusted servants to America, she is forced to disguise her past and create a completely new life. Taking on a servant's last name, Catherine becomes an accomplished seamstress whose dress designs are sought throughout Philadelphia.
Carter Danby, an architect who was touring England, met Catherine at a party in her English home the very night she was fo
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Margaret Chind
Feb 02, 2008 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves Tracie Peterson
Recommended to Margaret by: Amy Kittel
This is book two in the Ladies of Liberty series, but these three books completely stand alone. Read them in any order and you will love the characters no matter what.

It was quite shocking to me when I first decided to jump into this book that I read several negative reviews. They called the book preachy, flat and many other comments so that I was not really excited about the read. My goodness, I am almost certain those reviewers must have been reading a very different book indeed!

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Mary
Dec 18, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Newberry's father took a dishonest partner into his shipping company in England when his daughter was almost grown. Because Mr. Newberry knew he was going to be accused of a crime and would also would most likely lose his wealth, he sent Catherine to America with very close servants whom were just like family. Mr. Newberry did end up in prison for a while and during that time, Catherine worked in Philadelphia. She happened to run into a young man she had met in England at a ball at her ...more
Kristina
Reading this book was, for me, a little like eating a cake made entirely of icing. It's kind of too sweet, there's not much substance, and makes you feel a little guilty for enjoying it. Characters say things that I'm pretty sure no actual humans in history have ever said (the earnest conversations between the two men about whether they'll find love were unintentionally amusing), the plot was tied up a little too perfectly, the pages are sprinkled with morality and spiritual "lessons," everyone ...more
Jess
Mar 22, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it. Love it. Best book ever will be one of my favorites till the end.

I wish they could write a sequel without messing with the characters romance... not possible because it is a romance.

I thought the writing was fantastic, the characters compleatly belivable, i could belive it actually happened back then.

Also because the author is writing in the past i sometimes get a bit confused with what theyr saying becasue of the language but i understood compleatly.

I love when i guy chases the girl
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Irene
Jan 02, 2014 Irene rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.4 stars)

It's been some time since I've read the first book in the series, A Lady of High Regard, so I wasn't sure if I could keep up with the second novel. The worry was all for naught- I really liked how easy the reading was! And because I'm in a classic-loving kind of mood I really enjoyed the way Tracie Peterson chose to write the story. Enjoyable, near to nerve wrecking, (particularly when it involved certain-certain characters in the story) A Lady of Hidden Intent is a read I wouldn't mi
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Trina
Apr 08, 2011 Trina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the descriptions of her dress designs and how she makes something of herself through hard work. I think it really sheds a good light on America. I also liked Carter's character. He is intrigued in her and determined to have her. He also dares to be different than most of his family.
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
I have now read almost all of Tracie Peterson's books, and this series has to be one of my favorites. I loved reading about Mia and George in the first book. I loved reading about Catherine Newbury and Carter Danby as well. Catherine, like Mia, is compassionate, daring, and doesn't let hardships keep her down.

It was an enjoyable book to read.
Melissa T
I liked the story in this one, as well as the class differences.
Ashley Johnson
Mar 19, 2017 Ashley Johnson rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story and I enjoyed it! I thought Catherine was a strong but sweet character who embraced her situation and make the best of things. Carter was a bit infatuated with her for not really having any full conversations really, but it wasn't completely on the level of stalker. He was a funny guy who had a good heart and was very determined. This was an easy fast paced read and who doesn't love a happy ending?
Patricia Bond
Mar 06, 2017 Patricia Bond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A LADY OF HIDDEN INTENT BOOK #2 LADIES OF LIBERTY


Catherine Newbury, at her father's urging, flees to America so that she is not involved with the scandal that her father had been selling slaves ( which he is wronglfully accused of doing.

Dugan and Selma Shay, her fathers trustworthy servants, go with Catherine, and pretends that they are her parents. Catherine and the Shay's take residence at Mrs Clarkson sewing house, Catherine, as a talented seamtress and the Shay's as Mrs. Clarkson's cook and
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Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
I didn't really know what to expect from this book, not having read the synopsis beforehand. I simply jumped in and started reading because it was second in the series... but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself immediately sucked into the events of the story!

Catherine's story is one of riches to rags; her whole world is changed when her wealthy father is falsely accused of criminal activity, leaving her no choice but to flee the country and change her name for fear of being discovered, inn
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Tamara Tilley
Apr 26, 2011 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tracie-peterson, own
A LADY OF HIDDEN INTENT by Tracie Peterson is the second title in her Ladies of Liberty series. We meet up with Catherine Newbury– a girl of seventeen – as she dances at one of the many functions she is accustomed to in the life she leads in the elitist set in England. Her partner, Carter Danby, is a visiting American who is study the architecture of Bath. He is taken by Catherine, and she too is smitten by the handsome man with the witty tongue, but he is merely a visitor who will soon return t ...more
Sarah Udall
Sep 08, 2011 Sarah Udall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Monkeyface
Listened to A Lady of Hidden Intent (Ladies of Liberty #2)by Tracie Peterson. He believes them to be strangers... The door opened suddenly, and there she was. Carter forgot what he was saying and simply stared at the vision before him. Hang his imagination; this woman was far more intriguing in the flesh... Yet she knows the truth... Catherine found she couldn't look away, he was so very handsome. His face had a rather rugged look, perhaps more so than she'd noticed five years ago. How strange t ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Growing up wealthy and privileged in Bath, England, Catherine Newbury's life changes forever, when her father is falsely imprisoned and his lands and fortune seized. Her own life in danger, Catherine is sent to America with her family's trusted servants. She must hide her identity and carve out a new life for herself. She becomes an accomplished seamstress and dress designer, with her patterns and designs sought by all. All the while, Catherine saves her money, hoping to save enough to help free ...more
Aspen
Jan 04, 2015 Aspen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book!! The ideas and conflicts were just as I would have written in my head when I am day dreaming!
The few things I didn't like about the book and/or you might not like about it:

They kiss before their married. This personally doesn't bother me or cause me any concern; but I have a few friends who are disturbed and disgusted by this.

The author briefly mentions that one of the characters (not the main character) keeps a mistress even when he is married. Normally, I would p
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Valerie L
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Julie
Sep 22, 2008 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any Jane Austin lovers
Recommended to Julie by: the library shelves
I really would give this book 3 1/2 stars. I liked it, didn't love it. I love books written during the era when ladies were still expected to be ladies & a man was always a gentleman. Tracie Peterson is no Jane Austen (far from it) but I was entertained nonetheless. It was a very easy read & not really very climatic at any point. I did enjoy it though & might concider reading another of Tracie Peterson's books if I ran out of other books to read. I don't love that she referred so muc ...more
Barbara
Oct 20, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
Catherine Newbury's life changes dramatically. As her father's business partner's secret illegal activities become known and are also falsely blamed on Mr. Newbury, she must go to America and give up her life of high society in England for one of a seamstress in America. The way in which God brings good out of this tragedy is amazing, and Carter Danby's character is one I truly admire. Even the secondary characters in this novel caught my interest; I loved Winnie and Lee and wanted to follow the ...more
Alyssa
May 12, 2011 Alyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Catherine has to disguise her identity and flee to America from her privileged upbringing in England while her father is falsely imprisoned. Great backline. She becomes a seamstress and then meets an American she had met years ago in England. Great story, I thought perhaps keeping her identity secret was not as vital as the book made it...but it made the story great :-) A fun, clean, read that I enjoyed. Labeled as inspirational, but not really much of a religious overtone besides a few paragrap ...more
Justina
Feb 09, 2010 Justina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seriously I cannot put this book down. I was reading it last night and kept saying one more chapter and I am going to bed, but each chapter left so much unfinished that I had to read at least one more, well needless to say I finally convinced myself to go to bed and finish the last couple of chapters today, but it was well past midnight when I decided this.

A good clean book with plenty happening. I am conpletely drawn into the characters. I feel apart of the story and can't wait to read more.
Zette
Nov 24, 2009 Zette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book but not as much as some of Peterson's other series (Westward Chronicles). I enjoyed the storyline but thought it dragged in a few places where too much detail was given to things that didn't matter to the story. I also like more interaction between the main characters before there is a declaration of love. I personally couldn't even see how Carter would fall in love with Catherine because she was not even friendly to him in the few meetings they had. Like I said, not my favor ...more
Gayle
Sep 09, 2015 Gayle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. I enjoyed the audiobook version of this story (which I think was abridged). I loved Catherine's character and how strong she was in dealing with her situation. I was glad to see that she was not easily intimidated by the girls she worked with. And I was a little frustrated with Carter for not explaining things to her earlier. I also appreciated that the religious element was an important part of the book but not too overpowering and preachy.
Lauren
Feb 03, 2009 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, it wasn't my favorite Peterson novel. It was her typical usual style of writting. Well, any Christian romance writting anyway, it was a typical style. I normally love her books but this one, I just couldn't feel for the characters. I wasn't so sure I liked Catherine Newberry and I just couldn't feel sorry for her at all. I didn't even feel myself swooning over Carter Danby. Tracie Peterson has always been one of my favorite writers, I hope she hasn't gone downhill in her writting!!!!!
Lisa
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Elizabeth
Unfortunately, I found little about this book enjoyable. I felt that there was practically no a actual romance, but rather insta-love. And I honestly found Carter to be quite problematic. He was way to possessive Catherine and went behind her back to find out things about her past that she wished to remain private. He did not seem to respect her and rarely listened to anything she said. I felt that the whole relationship was very unhealthy.
Laura
A fun and easy romance. I loved the premise of the story--the main character "falls" from upper class to the working class. She supports herself as a seamstress all the while worrying about her father's circumstances in England. Her designs for dressed become highly sought after & she is reintroduced to Carter, who she knew before her change of circumstances. Trying to remain inconspicuous gets harder as her fame grows.
language: clean, heat level: mild
Emily
One of my all-time favorite books, and definitely my favorite from this author. I repeatedly checked it out from the library and re-read it, until I was finally able to procure my own copy. The characters are colorful, and I felt that the plot developed and ended finely. Catherine is definitely one of my favorite heroines, and Carter my favorite hero. He is just one of those all-around good guys. Would that there were more men like him on this planet!
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

pen name: Janelle Jamison
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Other Books in the Series

Ladies of Liberty (3 books)
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  • A Lady of Secret Devotion (Ladies of Liberty, #3)

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