Having never read anything by Mona Hodgson before, I was excited to read and review her book Too Rich for a Bride. This book is the second in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. I am eagerly looking forward to going back to read book 1 and then, eventually, book 3.
This story focuses on the oldest sister, Ida. Unlike her sisters who like to focus on marriage and would like to matchmake for Ida, Ida is focused on being a businesswoman. She moves to Cripple Creek, Colorado to work for the successful Mollie O’Bryan. However, various family members have some concerns with some of Mollie’s business practices. Added to that complication is that there are two men pursing Ida: a traveling preacher and a successful lawyer. Ida eventually comes to a crossroad and has to decide what her heart truly wants…and, more importantly, what God wants for her.
I loved this historical fiction romance. The actual moral character of the characters in this story takes center stage–not the characters’ looks or their physical appeal. I found that refreshing, as I can’t find that quality in books as often as I would like.
I highly recommend this book and this author.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review