Monday, September 10, 2012

Twice a Bride: A Novel by Mona Hodgson

Love lost doesn’t mean love lost forever.
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?

Full of resolve, young widow Willow Peterson decides to pursue her dreams to be an artist as she settles into a new life in the growing mountain town of Cripple Creek. When she lands a job working as a portrait painter with handsome entrepreneur and photographer Trenton Van Der Veer, the road before Willow seems to be taking a better-than-anticipated turn.

With questions tugging at several hearts in town, including the Sinclair Sisters’ beloved Miss Hattie, change is traveling down the tracks as several unexpected visitors make their way out West. Will the new arrivals threaten the deep family bonds of the Sinclair sisters and the roots of love that are just taking hold for Willow?

Filled with the resonating questions that all women face, this romance awakens hope against grief, love against loss, and dreams against life’s unexpected turns.

About this author
MONA HODGSON writes western, historical fiction for WaterBrtook Press. She is the author of TWO BRIDES TOO MANY, TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE, THE BRIDE WORE BLUE, TWICE A BRIDE, and THE QUILTED HEART novellas (early 2013 releases). Her writing credits also include nearly thirty children’s books, contributions to eleven books for adults, and hundreds of short stories, articles, and poems in newspapers and magazines. One of Mona’s favorite things to do (besides writing or eating dark chocolate) is to speak at women's retreats and schools, and for women’s groups, librarians, and at writers’ conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Mona lives in Arizona with her husband, Bob. Check out to learn more. You can also follow Mona on her blog and

My Review:

Just finished another great visit with the Sinclair family. Of course with Aunt Hattie also! Tucker Raine's sister Willow Peterson is now in residence in the boarding house. After recovering from her breakdown and hospitalization after loosing her husband, Willow is now on the road to recovery. When Harlan Sinclair, the girls father, calls and reserves two rooms, everyone is in for a surprise!!
Will Boney finally come to his senses and ask Miss Hattie to marry him? Will the new photographer in town be reunited with his past love of Susanna? The answers to these and many more questions are in this heartwarming book. This is our fourth visit with the Sinclair sisters and friends, and I hope it won't be the last. Although I would recommend you read the first three books in this series, you really don't want to miss them, you can read this one alone.

I received this book through the Blogging for Books Program at Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. This sounds like my type of book, although it will mean adding another 4 books to my tbr list!!

  2. This sounds like the perfect book for a chaotic life. It looks like it will be a calm, relaxing read. Just what I need for a busy paced life!