Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Romantically Inspiring

Too Rich For A Bride
By: Mona Hodgson
A bit of background on the novel:Ida Sinclair follows her ambitions to a mining town in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She joins her two sisters Kat and Nell as she pursues her goals to become a successful business woman. In a predominately man's world Ida finds out that becoming a business woman is not approved by everyone. Getting a job with a well-known however not approved of local business woman Mollie O'Bryan Ida soon finds she has a head for stocks and books. However this does not stop two men's interest in her.
While her sisters try to focus on persuading Ida to settle down, and try to fan the flames of curiosity that Ida has for both men, Ida insists that she isn't interested in a romantic relationship. All she is interested in is her path towards success, which is where she quickly finds herself. However she can't ignore the attraction she feels towards both men. There is a preaching ice man Tucker Raines who is a traveling preacher and who finds himself in Cripple Creek to try and save his families ice business, and then there is Colin Wagner a successful businessman and attorney whom Ida often works with in her line of business.
As Ida tries to keep everything composed and choose the right decisions for her life she finds that without God's help things could quickly crumble, and materials can't build them back together.
My Thoughts:I sort of connected with Ida Sinclair's ambitious ways, and I even admired the fact that no matter what or whom stood in her way she still obtained what then was the unattainable for women.
This is Book 2 of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, but if you haven't yet read the first book you needn't worry. This is a sort of stand alone book, however after reading it you will want more. And you will more than likely find yourself going back to read Book 1. This book tells the tale of many characters, but for me the most intriguing was Tucker Raines. His family and life struggles were gripping and his character is mysterious yet noble. I really enjoyed this book, and while I haven't yet read Book 1 I will be now. Book 2 definitely left me wanting more. It isn't dull at all, and it has a great sense of history to it. Women actually did have to deal with many downfalls to achieve their desires while living in a then man's world. And it also goes to show that with God's help anything is possible, and while we have our plans in life they may not always be what God has in store for us. But if we just trust in Him things will turn out much better than we had even hoped.

Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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