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The Measure of a Lady

A Novel

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Description

Rachel van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady.

Speak Politely. Even when you're the only respectable woman around, protesting the decadence of a city lost to gold fever.

Dress Modestly. Wear your sunbonnet at all times. Ensure nobody sees your work boots muddied by the San Francisco streets.

Remain Devoted to Family. Protect your siblings from the lures of the city, even against their wishes.

Stand Above Reproach. Most difficult when a wonderful man turns out to be a saloon owner.

Rise Above Temptation. No, not even just a little kiss....

When these rules become increasingly difficult to uphold, can Rachel Van Buren remain a beacon of virtue in a city of vice?

Customer Reviews

Good, but...

The historical detail was very interesting, although many of these details made the story not flow as well as it could have.
The book was also not as "clean" as you'd expect from a Christian novel.

Great writing!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good character development and witty dialogue make for a fun read.

Loved it!

All the women in my family love these books.

The Measure of a Lady
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religious
  • Published: Jun 01, 2006
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Seller: Baker Book House Company
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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