Thursday, May 19, 2011

Too Rich For A Bride by Mona Hodgson

Book Description:  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:  This book is the second in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. I read the first book in this series but Too Rich For a Bride is a stand alone read.  Ms. Hodgson does a great job of giving the reader necessary information for the story to flow on its own while creating interest in the previous book.
Ida Sinclair desires to be a success in the business world.  She has a few obstacles that come her way but she preservers and the story takes the reader down a path of adventure.  Ida meets up with sisters in a small town where they are all trying to make a living.  Two gentlemen take an interest in Ida-a traveling preacher and a lawyer.  The reader is "taken in" with the struggles and issues that the traveling preacher encounters.  The lawyer, being a man of means, seems to create some doubt in the reader as to his ideals and purposes.
Ida is determined to make her business "a go."  So she resists or tries to resists the advances of both me. While she also learns that business comes with a "price."  Is she willing to pay the price?  Or is it too high of a price that she may not be willing to pay?
This is an enjoyable, fast read.   However, at times the flow of the story seemed a little stilted and the characters could have been a bit more developed.  Overall this 4 star read was good for a day at the beach!

*This book was provided for review by WaterBrook/Multnomah*

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