A Lady Of High Regard (Ladies of Liberty #1)
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 downtrod
Stereotypical headstrong young woman who fights against the constraints of society. But then, she's not even relateable because I got so sick and tired of her reckless, stupid decisions. There's fighting against society and then there's just being impetuous and foolish. Despite the fact that Mia is told that other people are helping her and that it is unsafe to hand things herself (what does she intend to do ...more
Mai lives a comfortable life, and hadn't realized that in her own town just a few blocks from her home down on the docks, people are living in pove ...more
Mia Stanley is a memeber of Philadelphia's high society of 1850's. She is also an avid social activist who often discards her own safety in order to help those in need. Thank God (who is, by the way, mentioned alot throughout the book) she has her long-time best friend (or maybe even something more) Garrett to think of her safety for her.
Mia and Garrett reminded me alot of Emma and Mr ...more
I liked the premise of the story--upper class woman uses her skills and position to bring light to the injustices facing the families of sailors--but there were several things about the story that frustrated me too much for me to completely enjo ...more
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 u ...more
Mia seems to always get herself in a sticky situation and, by doing so, ...more
Mia Stanley, our heroine extraordinaire, was actually not that bad. Annoying, yes. Perfect? No, she is to obnoxious. And by that I mean this young lady, who is SO beautiful and unconscioiusly attractive and appeal ...more
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 h ...more
Unsatisfied with simply writing about fashion, Mia's interests draw her into the world of the poor, downtrodden seamen's wives on the Philadelphia docks. Women who are terrorized and abused ...more
pen name: Janelle Jamison