A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson

By Tracie Peterson

Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She's additionally a author for Godey's Lady's booklet journal, a lot to the disdain of her family--and their society neighbors. a formal younger girl of her social status is not intended to hard work in the sort of method, yet Mia has constantly had a manner with words... while her writing attracts her into the realm of downtrodden seamen's other halves on Philadelphia's docks, Mia uncovers a scheme that places her in harm's method. yet her middle finally ends up at the line as well.... Has her selection to consistently make a fit pushed away the only guy whose esteem she covets?

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Your mother worries about it incessantly. With both of your younger sisters already married, she fears you will be considered less desirable. ” Mia allowed her father to whirl her several times through the partnered dancers before replying. “I would enjoy being married. I would like to have a husband and one day to give him children. ” “But compatibility will take you far. ” “Perhaps, but I’ve not even found anyone with whom I feel compatible. Most men do not understand my desire to help better our society.

Mia offered him a smile. “But of course. ” She allowed him to draw her into the dance. ” “You have to be looking for a husband to find one,” Mia teased. “Besides, I have no need of a husband. I have a most wonderful father who sees to my every need. ” “I have a feeling your husband would be happy to indulge and spoil you, my dear. ” Mia sobered. ” “But of course I’m serious. You are four and twenty. Your mother worries about it incessantly. With both of your younger sisters already married, she fears you will be considered less desirable.

In early years Mrs. Wilson had often come to share tea in the Stanley gardens. In turn, the Stanley women would enjoy pleasant respites at the Wilson estate. The two older women found great solace in each other’s company; both had lost young sons to different diseases and now doted upon their remaining children. In later years when home from school, Garrett would sometimes accompany his mother to the Stanley garden, sharing tea with Mia and her mother and two sisters. After his mother had passed away and Garrett was busy working for his father’s business, his visits were less frequent.

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