The Measure of a Lady

  • by Deeanne Gist
  • Narrated by Julia Gibson
  • 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"[An] amusing, often almost titillating tale brimming with period detail." (Booklist)


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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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- susan

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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- Shelly Schrome

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books