A Lady of High Regard
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
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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
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But, overall, it was a cute read!
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 ...more
The plot, based on historical fact, kept me very interested. As Mia got more concerned with and involved in helping alleviate the plight of the seamen's wives and ...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 ...more
So many times, I found myself thinking, "Don't do that!" and "Stop endangering yourself (in dumb ways)."
It was beyond the normal kind of slightly-thought-out-endangering-of-one's-self. She admitted later on in the book that she thought no harm would come to her since she was trying to seek justice and that explained why she did so much dumb stuff. Anyways, it became a little tiring just how little she heeded others' warnings. ...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 up on the ...more
A book that talks of the distant past but unfortunately the problems of poverty still remain.
pen name: Janelle Jamison