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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deeanne Gist Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9781440739705
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Christy Award finalist Deeanne Gist pens a compelling bestseller that 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 with this mud-infested boomtown where the only females are of ill repute. When saloon owner Johnnie Parker—widower and former missionary—lets her stay in his unoccupied shanty, she agrees to cook and clean. But Rachel soon struggles with their growing attraction. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] titillating tale brimming with period detail.” 

    Booklist

  • “Julia Gibson portrays boomtown San Francisco during the California Gold Rush with textured characterizations and lightly accented enunciations…Gibson’s crisp diction matches the romantic tension in this wholesome love story.” 

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  • “Gist’s Western romance features lively dialog and an infusion of just the right amount of humor.” 
    Library Journal
  • Winner of the 2007 Christy Award for Romance

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pyper (momof5) | 2/20/2014

    " This was a quick, easy read. Cute & fluffy. Historical romance...just left a few unanswered questions for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Hite | 2/7/2014

    " I liked this book but I felt like Rachel's judgmental side was a little overplayed though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianne | 2/2/2014

    " This one didn't capture my attention enough to keep going, so I actually haven't finished it. Maybe someday... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/2/2014

    " Fun little story about a "proper" woman in the midst of a male populated San Francisco during the gold rush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charees Miller | 2/1/2014

    " I love these simple easy to read cute love stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melyssa | 1/23/2014

    " Meh-ish... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 horsefeathers9393 | 1/15/2014

    " This has to be one of the best books ever!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Buschman | 1/7/2014

    " Got this from the library, finished it by midnight. A fun, historical romance, although I thought Rachel was being a bit of a hypocrite, trying to hang on to her eastern ways in the wild western town of San Francisco. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 12/31/2013

    " pretty good. sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raina | 12/21/2013

    " Very interesting point of view of California during the gold rush. Love her historical fiction!! Always lots of fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina Sleiman | 12/11/2013

    " Very fun historical romance with a good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 11/27/2013

    " Great book. Made me think about how I treat/judge others and what God thinks about that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 10/17/2013

    " Loved this book! I read it on the plane from LAX to Venice (Italy) - couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 9/5/2013

    " The main character was a little to black and white about her beliefs but very good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 8/26/2013

    " Picked this one up cheap and was pleased. A bit predictable but an enjoyable "break" book with a quick peak at rough and early San Francisco. Good enough that if I find another by same author I could see myself taking it home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 9/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I can only read books during a few short sessions daily, and am looking for authors that can write uncomplicated stories with a only a few main charatures and story lines to follow, so The Measure of a Lady filled the bill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/13/2012

    " this is a great book...but no hanky panky "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lilly | 7/31/2012

    " my cousin recommended this to me and... it was... odd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 7/28/2012

    " heroine is hardworking and noble...hero, some of the location description and characters are a little over the top but I guess I didn't life in San Fran during the gold rush! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Winter Wren | 6/22/2012

    " A bit too "preachy" for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/15/2012

    " An interesting look at the beginnings of San Francisco. And - of course - an enjoyable romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 5/19/2011

    " Very good! The conflicts were so interesting and the characters so realistic, I couldnot put it down! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 5/17/2011

    " Blah! And the cover was so pretty. :/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 La Tisha | 5/13/2011

    " I think this one is my favorite of all her books so far "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsey | 5/11/2011

    " Such a fast read. Super enjoyable. California gold rush, love story, strong women character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nellie | 5/2/2011

    " Fun, entertaining. Really liked it. The story really kept moving. Very humorous. Very clean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 5/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I can only read books during a few short sessions daily, and am looking for authors that can write uncomplicated stories with a only a few main charatures and story lines to follow, so The Measure of a Lady filled the bill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 4/27/2011

    " Not one of my favorite Deeanne Gist stories, but still a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 4/6/2011

    " While pretty mild for a romance novel in general, I didn't find this book particularly appropriate to be labeled a "Christian Romance" novel. It also didn't have a very convincing story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catrina | 3/31/2011

    " It was good--Depending on the day I may give it a 4. My mood at the moment is that I want EVERYTHING to end up perfect because it's a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 3/23/2011

    " I think I just found a new favorite author. This book was wonderful, especially the main character's inner conflict about sin, judgement, and forgiveness. And the romance is great too "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 2/19/2011

    " Started out great, but I was disappointed at the turn of events and the choppy story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/8/2011

    " This was a fun story that takes place in San Francisco during the gold rush. Fun characters! "

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