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Too Rich for a Bride (edition 2011)

by Mona Hodgson

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Title:Too Rich for a Bride
Authors:Mona Hodgson
Info:WaterBrook Press (2011), Paperback, 320 pages
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Too Rich for a Bride: A Novel (The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek) by Mona Hodgson

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I enjoyed reading this book and the previous one on the way to reading the third one that I won as an early reviewer. Ida is materialistic and may have been considered a feminist in her day, but in the end she learned to trust God and put him first. I don't know if she's my favorite Sinclair sister, but I really liked Tucker Raines. ( )
  eliorajoy | Jun 5, 2012 |
The town of Cripple Creek and the folks in it are starting to grow on me, and so are the Sinclair sisters. They each have their own distinct personalities. This was book two in this series and it really is a good idea to read them in order so you get to know the town and the sisters better.

This story was about the oldest Sinclair sister, Ida, who arrives in Cripple Creek ready to be a successful businesswoman in a town that doesn't look favorably on women who involve themselves in the man's business world. Ida has no interest in pursuing a relationship with either Colin Wagner, the lawyer, or Tucker Raines, the preacher, but then sometimes the heart just doesn't listen to ones well laid out plans.

This story was a good sequel to book one and had a lighthearted tone to it, but also dealt with some lessons on forgiveness, family loyalty, and learning to put the right goals first place in ones life. It had alot of good messages woven throughout this story and I enjoyed my time in Cripple Creek and look forward to book 3 (and just learned that there is a book four coming out soon). ( )
  judyg54 | May 30, 2012 |
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Too Rich To Be A Bride - By Mona Hodgson is a story about two characters who's lives are full of dreams and responsibilities yet who are both very much alone. The first, a lovely independent woman named Ida. Sinclair from Maine determined to follow her dream of being a business owner. While taking business classes in the hopes of some day running a business of her own. Ida. thinks she has met her equal in her professor only to find that his intentions are not what she imagined. She is offered a position with him only to find that he values her as a mistress not a business partner proving to her she may have a much tougher time of being a women in a man’s world of business than she thought. Disappointed by his advances she decides to venture out west to Cripple Creek Colorado where two of her sisters live with their husbands landing her an interview with the most successful business woman in Colorado.
The second character is a handsome young traveling preacher named Tucker Raines who leaves his calling to go to Colorado to take care of his ailing father and run the family ice business while he settles his father’s affairs. Through struggling with trials of his own and seeking to do the will of the Lord, Tucker finds that God has a much different plan for his life than the one he would have chosen. Ida has her sights set on high society while Tucker knows Ida is way out of his grasp for any future together yet they seem to keep crossing each others paths in the most awkward circumstances. It seems that fate and Hattie, the owner of the boarding house where Ida. is staying seem to have more hope of what the future holds for Ida. and Tucker then do they. Read more to find out how a tall and handsome stranger comes into Ida's life almost causing her to lose all she holds dear and how that encounter shows her just how perfectly matched to Tucker she is. ( )
  mookiekat | Nov 12, 2011 |
NCLA Review -In this second installment of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, two of the four sisters are married and living in Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1896. Ida, the oldest sister, has no interest in marrying having just finished business school in Maine. She joins her sisters in Cripple Creek seeking a job with a successful businesswoman there. Ida gets the job and learns how to survive in a man’s world and makes a lot of money. Her landlady and sisters play matchmakers, and Ida does her best to ignore the attentions of a handsome lawyer and a traveling preacher. The characters are well-written and interesting. Hodgson likes to feature actual events and places in her historical fiction; she includes at least one real-life woman from Cripple Creek history. This second book of the series can stand alone but readers will want to read the first book to catch up on the characters. There will likely be another book since one sister remains in Maine who will be relocating with an aunt. Rating: 4 —VJ ( )
  ncla | Oct 7, 2011 |
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This book was pretty good. Ida is the oldest Sinclair sister (and this is the 2nd book in the series). She is determined to be a business woman though it seems everyone opposes it! She doesn't move to Colorado to find a husband but to find success! She has to deal with lots of matchmaking, but there are two good choices so who will it be? She also has some decisions to make about some business practices...

I like that Ida isn't easily intimidated and is determined to find her success. The secondary characters are entertaining and bring a lot to the story. I would have liked a little more character development for her two male choices, a lawyer and a preacher. I liked them but it felt something was missing.

This is a 4/5. A good, quick read that isn't too heavy!

Thank you to LibraryThing for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine. ( )
  ashleywintters | Oct 5, 2011 |
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But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
                                          I Corinthians 15:57
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For two sisters . . .
my daughters: Amy Eardensohn and Sara Hodgson
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Portland, Maine
18 September 1896


    Ida Sinclair didn't know where her ambition would take her, only that she possessed a liberal measure of it.
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Ida Sinclair shrugs off the romantic attentions of lawyer Colin Wagner and traveling preacher Tucker Raines as she single-mindedly pursues her career in business under the tutelage of successful businesswoman Mollie O'Bryan in the early days of Cripple Creek, Colorado.… (more)

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