Thursday, December 13, 2012

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson - Review

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?

My Thoughts:

Christian Western Historical Fiction - my new favorite genre!

Ahh...another awesome read from Mona Hodgson!  I am writing this review and reveling in the fact that I still have TWO more books to carry me through this journey!  How will I ever deal with the fact that there are no more when I finish the series?

Ida is the character I most closely related to - I think because she is just like me!  I loved her ideas of independence and adventure all the while feeling like she was in control.  She, like I, had to realize that God is in control and that we need to remember to let him take the reins.

Tucker is also my favorite husband of the Sinclair sisters - he is such a down-to-earth character, one that I can completely relate to.  He was perfect for Ida because she needed someone relaxed and easy-going to match her more rigid personality.

I love this author, and I love these books - looking forward to reading more by Mona!

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