By Tracie Peterson
Born into affluence, Mia Stanley is a winsome socialite with a knack for matchmaking. She's additionally a author for Godey's Lady's ebook journal, a lot to the disdain of her family--and their society pals. a formal younger girl of her social status isn't really intended to exertions in any such method, yet Mia has continually had a manner with words... whilst her writing attracts her into the realm of downtrodden seamen's other halves on Philadelphia's docks, Mia uncovers a scheme that places her in harm's means. yet her middle finally ends up at the line as well.... Has her choice to continuously make a fit pushed away the single guy whose esteem she covets?
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Besides, I have no need of a husband. I have a most wonderful father who sees to my every need. ” “I have a feeling your husband would be happy to indulge and spoil you, my dear. ” Mia sobered. ” “But of course I’m serious. You are four and twenty. Your mother worries about it incessantly. With both of your younger sisters already married, she fears you will be considered less desirable. ” Mia allowed her father to whirl her several times through the partnered dancers before replying. “I would enjoy being married.
A life of familiarity eliminated a great many formalities between the Wilsons and Stanleys, and for this he was most grateful. He liked the casual way Mia handled herself in his presence. He thoroughly enjoyed that he was welcomed here as family just as he was at home. ” He offered his arm and she took hold of him. “That seems sensible. ” Garrett gritted his teeth and said nothing. What could he say? He’d promised to be a part of this evening—to allow Mia to dictate the game. He had no one to blame for the situation but himself.
He could only hope that Mrs. Custiss might prove more companionable when they reached the party. “I can see that your gown is of the finest silk,” Mrs. Custiss said. Garrett sensed the inappropriate remark made Mia uncomfortable, but true to nature the younger woman held her own. “I have a wonderful seamstress who recognizes quality. ” “But of course. I only wear the best. Most of my gowns were designed in Paris. I absolutely despise gowns made by common seamstresses here in America. ” Mia rolled her eyes, causing Garrett to laugh.
A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson