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Publisher's Summary

Christy Award finalist Deeanne Gist's compelling best seller portrays Rachel Van Buren's efforts to escape the gold-rush quagmire of 1849 San Francisco - with her high moral principles intact. Rachel is shocked by this mud-infested boomtown, where the only females are of ill repute. When saloon owner Johnnie Parker, a widower and former missionary, allows her to stay in his unoccupied shanty, she agrees to cook and clean for him. But Rachel soon struggles with their growing attraction.
©2006 Deeanne Gist; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
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"[An] amusing, often almost titillating tale brimming with period detail." (Booklist)
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By susan on 04-08-12

delightful

all the elements of a good story present in this delightfully complex and humorious tale of a sister trying to be a momma a remain a lady in san francisco in the 49 gold rush after the little family's father died on the ship before they got there i couldnt turn the player off it was very entertaining the reader did a good job sorting the chacters

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By Shelly Schrome on 05-06-08

The Measure of a Lady

You can not go wrong getting a book by Diane Geist. I love this book and have listened to it a least 2 times.

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