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When the Rules Don't Count, How's A Girl To Measure Up?
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?
"10 out of 10 for value. 10 out of 10 for overall rating. "THE MEASURE OF A LADY is a fascinating historical romance with a Guys and Dolls relationship between the lead couple.
Deeanne Gist provides a vivid look at San Francisco just prior to the gold rush ... descriptions are priceless ... the opposites attract pairing make for a fine mid nineteenth century romance that sub-genre fans will enjoy."
-- Harriet Klausner , ReviewCenter.com
"While THE MEASURE OF A LADY is inspirational historical fiction, don't for a minute think it's a 'sunshine-and-flowers' kind of story. This novel is realistically written, with the good, the bad, and the ugly interwoven to give readers a story that won't insult their intelligence."
--Sherri Myers, Romance Junkies
"Deeanne Gist's novels are the perfect medium for crossing over from the Christian market into the general market. Readers who appreciate romance will find themselves delighted with writing that is filled with delightful characters and vivid imagery."
--Jessica Dotta, novelreviews.blogspot.com