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 associates. a formal younger girl of her social status is not intended to exertions in this type of means, yet Mia has continually had a fashion with words... whilst her writing attracts her into the area of downtrodden seamen's better halves on Philadelphia's docks, Mia uncovers a scheme that places her in harm's method. yet her center finally ends up at the line as well.... Has her selection to continually make a fit pushed away the single guy whose esteem she covets?
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Mia had to agree that society had some very harsh dictates for its women. In the deadly heat of a Philadelphia summer, Mia too had longed for fashions without sleeves and layers of petticoats and crinoline. “Perhaps we shall change the world of fashion,” Prudence said thoughtfully. ” “Last year at the London Exhibition, a man named Charles Frederick Worth had several prized designs for ladies’ gowns,” Mia said, remembering the information from something Sarah Hale had told her. “It is thought that he will change the appearance of gowns.
He looked out as if deeply troubled by the conversation. ” “Surely calmer and more knowledgeable minds than ours will prevail,” Garrett offered. “I pray we will see the end of slavery as well as the preservation of the Union. ” Stanley turned. “I pray you’re right, son. ” He noted the time and moved toward the door. “I’m sure the ladies are wondering why we tarry so long. I’m glad you could share the news of the last shipment. It seems the crystal from Waterford is a fine choice. ” “I believe so as well.
Ah, it seems the ladies have set tea for us in the gardens. ” “The Stanley women are not to be stopped by a few clouds,” Garrett mused. They exited the French doors and joined the women outdoors. ” “Why, Mr. Stanley, you know very well there is often a threat of such tragedy, but we are quite safe,” Aldora Stanley stated patiently and motioned the men to take their seats. Mia looked up at Garrett and smiled as if sharing a marvelous joke. He took the seat opposite her and sat beside her mother, while Mr.
A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson