The Measure of a Lady
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... show more
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?
Publish date: June 1st 2006
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one by this author, "A Bride Most Begrudging" but it was still an OK read that kept my attention for the most part.
This is the fifth book of Deeanne Gist's I've read and I think its probably my least favourite so far. I find Rachel, the main character a little stuck up. On the other hand, she is 'nice', and even while she's stuck up, she is seeking to understand what she is doing so wrong. She's not 'stubbornly ...
Most of the time, I liked Rachel, but her black-and-white view of the world drove me batty. You either were a prostitute for life, or you were lily white, nothing in between.I could understand why Lissa saw her as a hypocrite. At every new development, Rachel seemed to be redefining the way things w...
First off, I have to admit when I bought this book at the big warehouse store I wasn't aware that it was Christian fiction, as there was nothing on the book jacket noting that fact. I didn't realize until I was well into the book that it was not only about the love between Rachel and Johnny but abou...