Title: The Bride Wore Blue
Author: Mona Hodgson
Review: I’ve read the last book in this series and enjoyed it much more than I did this one. The rules were a bit different for this story, but the romance was not there like in the last one. The romantic aspects of this book were few and far between in my opinion and that was one thing I missed. The family dynamics were there and yet I still do not quite understand the way this family works exactly. The sister had no job and no money and yet she was paying for a boarding house in a town where three of her married sisters live and could put her up for free? Forced to work in a ? You will have to read the book to find out that one, but as an older sister I would have paid her rent or had her move in with me before things got so desperate. Yes the sisters all have busy lives, but come on….
Cripple Creek is a town that many readers enjoy and I did in the last book, but this one fell short of my expectations. I was really looking forward to this book and started reading it right away and yet…now I wonder why. The story was OK and that is about it. But if you have read the rest you will want to read this one to keep up with the comings and goings of The Sinclair family.
Publisher: Published May 8th 2012 by TheDoubleday Religious Publishing Group
Quick Review: 2 ½ Stars out of 5.
Where Did I Read the Book: Sent by the publisher for review through Blogging for Books.
Synopsis: The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek—Book 3
Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.
At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family“ baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily-settled sisters?
The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn’t ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so
when she’s offered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself. Although she’s convinced she’ll never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian
keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they’d be mortified—as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff ’s deputy who’s sweet on her.
Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God’s beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?
Author Biography: MONA HODGSON is the author of TWO BRIDES TOO MANY, TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE, THE BRIDE WORE BLUE, and TWICE A BRIDE, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series published by WaterBrook Press. Her writing credits also include nearly thirty children’s books, contributions to eleven books for adults, and hundreds of short stories, articles, and poems in newspapers and magazines. One of Mona’s favorite things to do (besides writing or eating dark chocolate) is to speak at women's retreats and schools, and for women’s groups, librarians, and at writers’ conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Mona lives in Arizona with her husband, Bob.