Monday, July 18, 2011
Too Rich For A Bride
Mona Hodgson's follow up book to Two Brides Too Many is a very good book, however, not only having read the first book, but not realizing there was a first book, I did find the beginning of the book to be rather frustrating. There are many "veiled" references to the things that happened in the first book and I found myself, more than once, thinking "did I miss something".
But as I got further into the book I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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?
Along her journey, Ida learns what is truly important in her life - but is it what she thought it would be? Can she be a success and live with herself?
Beautiful descriptions and compassionate characters make you wish you could travel to Cripple Creek and meet Ida and her family and friends.
My copy of Too Rich For A Bride was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah.