Two Brides Too Many
The Sinclair Sisters Of Cripple Creek book 1
by Mona Hodgson
-From the back cover-
Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west – away from the manicured lawns of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides.
Aboard the train, romantic Nell carries a photo of her intended close to her heart and imagines an exciting and love-filled future, while her pragmatic sister, Kat, resigns herself to marriage as a duty, not a delight.
But when the ladies disembark at the train depot, neither fiancé Patrick Maloney nor Judson Archer awaits them with open arms. The well-bred Sinclair sisters find themselves unexpectedly alone in the wild, frontier town – a place where fire threatens to reduce the buildings to rubble, the working women strut the streets, rogues will gamble for the shoes on one's feet, and God's grace is found among the most unlikely of folks.
Two missing misters.
A Shocking welcome to the wild west that
leaves both Kat and Nell Sinclair questioning
their dreams and the hope for true love.
A gorgeous cover that goes well with this fun and excellent read!
I have only read one other book by Mona Hodgson, and though I really enjoyed it, it was a bit of a serious read. While Two Brides Too Many has some serious moments it also has some real lighthearted comedy. This is one book that I would love to see made into a movie, too bad Doris Day couldn't star in it.
This Book earned a 4.5 Bark rating.
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Their love interests match each girl perfectly even though a time or two you begin to wonder if they will finally get together.
The cast of supporting characters is varied and fascinating, from old Boney Hughes, to little Rosita, to Hattie the landlady.
One of the main themes, at least that came across to me, is that we don't know what we are capable of until we have to do it. Both sisters, at the request of their father, leave their home and family to become mail-order brides. They face a world they know nothing of, a world of shysters, gamblers, prostitutes, and thieves. When the men they are supposed to marry don't show Kat and Nell must both figure out what do and keep themselves afloat. During and after a fire that nearly destroys the town both girls do what they can including saving a child from a burning building and nursing the injured.
Not a terribly thick book, Two Brides Too Many is the perfect choice for a quiet day of reading or when you just need a good lighthearted story to give your mind a break.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Two Brides Too Many by Mona Hodgson a 4.5 Bark rating.
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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)