Sunday, May 29, 2011
Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson
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?
I loved this book, even though it's the second in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, I didn't feel like I missed out on anything or was left in the middle of some plot point without knowing who was who.
The author did a great job of detailing the way of life during that time period, makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of it all.
Ida is the main character, she moves to Cripple Creek to work for businesswoman Mollie O'Bryan and while she loves the independence and the intricacies of being a business woman in a world where it's not acceptable, but soon enough realizes that everything is not roses and Mollie is not really the person she thought she was.
She is also being pursued by Colin Wagner, a very handsome attorney and Tucker Raines, the traveling preacher who is in town to take care of his family.
It's a book about perseverance and love and faith and I enjoyed every single minute of it.
I received this book from the Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books program for the purpose of reviewing it. All opinions were my own and not influenced by the publisher or author.