Book Review: Two Brides Too Many by Mona Hodgson

Two Brides Too Many
by Mona Hodgson
Copyright 2009
WaterBrook Press
312 pages
ISBN: 978-0-307-45894-0

From the publisher:
Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west—away from the manicured lawns of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides.

Aboard the train, romantic dreamer Nell carries a photo of her intended close to her heart and imagines an exciting and love-filled future, while her pragmatic older sister Kat resigns herself to marriage as a duty, not a delight.

But when the ladies disembark at the train depot, neither fiancĂ© Patrick Maloney or Judson Archer awaits them with open arms. The well-bred Sinclair sisters find themselves unexpectedly alone in the wild, frontier town—a place where fire threatens to reduce the buildings to rubble, the working women strut the streets, rogues will gamble for the shoes on one’s feet, and God’s grace is found amongst the most unlikely of folks.

My Review:
Mail order bride stories are some of my very favorite romances. Mona Hodgon's first venture into writing fiction for the older reader is just that type of novel and I really enjoyed it. Kat and Nell Sinclair the two sisters around whom this story is centered are young, beautiful girls who only become mail order brides after their father learns he lost his job.

In the beginning, the story seemed a little rushed, the girls learned they would be leaving their home to be mail order brides, they couldn't find their fiancés, and they had to deal with a fire. I found it rather hard to believe that a father would leave his family without even trying to find another job that would allow him to stay with his family but I got past that. Once they were settled in Cripple Creek I really started to like the story. The townsfolk were interesting including the rather crusty old man, Boney, who become a friend and great help to the Sinclair sisters and the darling little orphan, Rosita, who captured everyone's hearts.

The story ended how I thought it would but all in all it was a nice, quick read, that I recommend to anyone who likes a Christian romance that isn't too preachy and a mail order bride story. I look forward to reading the next book from Ms. Hodgson, Too Rich for a Bride later this year!

NOTE: This book is only available at your local WalMart store but will be available in May 2010 from other retailers!

To learn more about Mona Hodgson and her books visit:

*I received this book from the author through Keli Gwyn's giveaway @ her website!*


  1. Hey Renee,
    Great review as always!I love a good mail-order bride story!;~)I'll have to go to WalMart and check it out.
    Love Ya,

  2. Sounds like it turned out to be enjoyable after all...good to know, since it's currently residing on Mt. TBR here at my house. LOL

    Thanks for the great review! :)

  3. This looks so good! Great review, Renee!

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  5. I'll have to check this one out..I like mail order bride stories too. :) Great review!

  6. This sounds like a super great book Renee!! I'm going to have to try to find this one! I love stories about mail order brides. For some strange reason, I used to want to be one (when I was younger of course!) Great review!

  7. I was lucky enough to win it right after ti was released exclusively to Walmart...I'm anxious to see what the next book is like!

    Thanks for stopping by~

    XOXO~ Renee


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