Historical Fiction, Romance
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Too Rich For A Bride by Mona Hodgson (The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek #2)

hodgson_toorichI really enjoyed this book!  I picked up a copy of Too Rich For a Bride as a Kindle preview, little knowing that it was the second book in “The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek” series set in real-life Western Colorado mining town, Cripple Creek.

I gave this book only 3 1/2 stars instead of 4 because I felt there was some character development missing for the Sinclair Sisters.  Since this is a sequel, my guess is that the first book, Two Brides Too Many, focuses on the older sisters, Kat and Nell, and we receive that development there.  Just picking up the book however, this book could be read as a stand-alone with a bit more background provided.

This book is a good historical read and is pretty tame for a Western town. This is a Christian fiction book so you’re not going to get the violence, sex and language of something like Deadwood.

Some of the tough issues addressed in this book include a) finding out where God wants you to be, b) trusting God when life doesn’t go the way you think it should, c) honoring ties to family over lesser things, d) struggling with grief, and e) drawing a line between ambition and questionable ethics in business practices.

Fun Fact: This edition of the book has a Readers Guide plus the historical background of the real Cripple Creek in the Author’s Note.

I am looking forward to going back soon and reading the first book in the series, Two Brides Too Many, and eagerly expect the sequel, which will no doubt be focused on the youngest sister, Vivian, and her experiences in Cripple Creek.

Have you read any of the Cripple Creek books?  What did you think of the plot and character development? In the series?  Have you had any similar experiences that these characters have gone through?  How did they affect you?  Leave a comment and start the conversation.  I’d love to hear from you!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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