Title: The Bride Wore Blue
Author: Mona Hodgson
Series: The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek
Rating: 4 of of 5
On the back: Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.
At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family“ baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily-settled sisters? The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn’t ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so when she’s offered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself.
Although she’s convinced she’ll never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they’d be mortified—as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff ’s deputy who’s sweet on her. Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God’s beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?
My Rating and Opinions: 4 out of 5 stars
The book begins with Vivian coming to Cripple Creek, and by page three anyone with brains can already guess the ending... but that perfectly fine, because the journey is so interesting! Of course, like all "Christian Romance" is certainly more romance than Christian... The hero, a pretty awesome character, really reminded me of Luke Palmer in Love on the Line (another amazing book) if you have ever read that one.
Its just the thing for those of you that are into historical fiction.
In the story, it is clear that Vivian has taken a few wrong turns as she ends up completely lost. I think that we all can relate to this at one time or another. Likewise, there are certainly secrets being kept all around. It doesnt take much to imagine how there ends up being a great passage at the end about grace and forgiveness.
I can recommend it to anyone that can handle the moderate mature content (see above) ; Not only will you want to read an excerpt here, but purchase the book from Amazon in either Paperback and the Kindle Edition.
Read it either as a continuation of the story or simply as the wonderful stand alone story like I enjoyed.