Friday, April 22, 2011

Too Rich for a Bride: A Novel by Mona Hodgson

Synopsis: 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?

Ida Sinclair has now joined her Sister's....Two Brides Too Many...Kat and Nell in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She is a Modern woman and wants to be a Business woman...she is not interested in marriage.
According to the Author Mollie O'Bryan was indeed a real person, but her character in the book is fictional. Ida decides she wants to be just like Mollie, which includes insider trading in the stock market.
Two men want is a successful lawyer Colin Wagner, and the other is the Iceman...Preacher Tucker Raines.
Loved the character of Miss Hattie...aka Matchmaker. What a loving wonderful woman she is and her heart belongs to God.
Can't wait for the next book in this series when Vivian arrives, also wonder if there will be more for Willow?
Love books set in the 1800's and learning about the life back then...never thought about the Stock Market being around then.
This is a good fast read book, you will have a hard time putting it down.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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