Thursday, May 29, 2014

Too Rich for a Bride

Author: Mona Hodgson
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
May 2011
ISBN: 978-0307458926
Genre: Historical

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?

TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE is the second book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. Fans will want to read Two Brides Too Many to get the story about Ida’s sister, but the stories are stand alone.

Ida is a very strong heroine. I liked that she wasn’t willing to compromise her values in order to get what she wants, I didn’t like that she was willing to sell out in order to get a good reference. In the days before womens lib, Ida bucked the system. I found the story a bit predictable, as in I knew where it was going and who the hero would be. I had no surprises. I didn’t connect to Ida the way I would’ve liked though.

Fans of Ms. Hodgson and of historical fiction with very strong heroines will love TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE. The town it was set in sounds charming. $13.99. 320 pages,

1 comment:

Mary Collins said...

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