Review (Christian Fiction): Too Rich for a Bride (The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, Book 2) by Mona Hodgson

Too Rich for a Bride (The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, Book 2)
by Mona Hodgson
Copyright 2010
WaterBrook Press
314 pages

From Amazon:
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 Review:
~3 stars~
I'm as big a fan of the western romance as the next girl but it all gets repetitive sometimes. I'm happy to say that Mona Hodgson's latest book, Too Rich for a Bride is unique. While the setting, a mining town in Colorado, is kind of humdrum the characters are not. I loved that our hero, Tucker Raines, was a traveling preacher turned ice man. You might expect a preacher to pop up in a Christian romance but not a purveyor of ice and ice boxes. That said, the romance felt a bit cold (no pun intended) and I remained disconnected throughout. Although each of the characters were complex and flawed, which I loved, the romance did not work for me. The little that we saw of Ida's sisters and their husbands left me wanting to know what happened next in their lives rather than what would happen between Ida and her beaus. Towards the end of the book the man whom Ida chose even admitted that they didn't get to spend much time together which led the conclusion to feel a bit forced. If there is going to be another book in this series I really hope that Ms. Hodgson puts more of Ida and her husband into the story because they are great characters.

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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review.*



  1. awww, sounds like the romance was a bummer :(

  2. I was a little bummed by this book, too, but thought it showed improvement from the first book in the series.

  3. Thanks girls. Christy, I agree this was definitely better than the first. I'll bet book 3 is going to be the best. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. I rated your review! Would you please rate mine?



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