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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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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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- 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