Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson

Book Description:

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?

My Thoughts:

This book was pretty good. Ida is the oldest Sinclair sister (and this is the 2nd book in the series). She is determined to be a business woman though it seems everyone opposes it! She doesn't move to Colorado to find a husband but to find success! She has to deal with lots of matchmaking, but there are two good choices so who will it be? She also has some decisions to make about some business practices...

I like that Ida isn't easily intimidated and is determined to find her success. The secondary characters are entertaining and bring a lot to the story. I would have liked a little more character development for her two male choices, a lawyer and a preacher. I liked them but it felt something was missing.

This is a 4/5. A good, quick read that isn't too heavy!

Thank you to LibraryThing for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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