Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Too Rich For A Bride

SUMMARY: The Sinclair sisters of Cripple Creek - Book 2
     With a head more suited to bookkeeping than a bridal veil, Ida's dreams include big business - not beaus.
     Ida Sinclair has joined her sisters, Kat and Nell, in the untamed mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, for one reason:  to work for the infamous but undeniably successful businesswoman Mollie O'Bryan.  Ida's sisters may be interested in making a match for their determined older sister, but Ida only wants to build her career.
     Under Mollie's tutelage, Ida learns how to play the stock market and revels in her promising accomplishments.  Fighting for respect in a man's world, her ambition leaves little room for distractions.  She ignores her family's reservations about Mollie O'Bryan's business practices, but no matter how she tries, she can't ignore the two men pursuing her affections - Colin Wagner, the dashing lawyer, and Tucker Raines, the traveling preacher.
    Ida wants a career more than anything else, so she shrugs off the suitors and pointed "suggestions" that young ladies don't belong in business.  Will it take unexpected love - or unexpected danger - for Ida to realize where her priorities truly lie?

REVIEW:  This is a great book.  Having read the first book, Two Brides Too Many, I was really interested in this one.  I enjoyed the continuation of the Sinclair sisters and how they are adapting to their new home in Colorado.  Ida is a strong woman who knows what she wants in life and is not afraid to pursue it. She is determined to not let anyone stop her dreams of becoming a successful businesswoman, even though it is strictly a man's world.  I love how she stands up for herself but is not afraid to admit when she makes a mistake.  You do not need to read the first book to enjoy this one but it might help explain the backstory of how and why the sisters are in Cripple Creek in the first place.

This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.

Over the past twenty years, Mona Hodgson's publishing credits have grown to include nearly thirty children's books, contributions to more than ten books for adults, and historical novels, including her debut,  Two Brides Too Many.  Mona is a popular speaker for women's groups, schools and educators' and writers' conferences.  She lives in Arizona with her husband and has two daughters and several grandchildren.

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