Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Too Rich for a Bride, review

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 appreciate the author's work in Too Rich For A Bride, however it was not what I had
hoped it to be. It's this: the plot really didn't interest me as thoroughly as I expected. It
could prove to be a better book if I read it again, sometime, but for now, I would rate it
with four-stars. I liked Tucker Raines' character, and thought he was the best man for
Ida. Thankfully, after Ida had made a blunder, he forgave her and wanted to be with
her in life. It was a sweet thing to see how their "courtship" progressed, and even
though trouble hindered them a bit along the way, they both were faithful to him. I think
that was what I like most about this book, the faith element. The author, Mona
Hodgson, did well with adding that element in the novel. It did not seem forced or
generic, but genuine, and exemplary. We ALL fall short but what we do when that
happens is what matters most- laying our sins at HIS feet with humbleness. I was
given a copy of this book from Blogging For Books. I am not required to write a positive
review.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Cripple creek is a mining turned gambling town and I have been there!