The Bride Wore Blue
About the Book (from waterbrookmultnomah.com):
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 off ered 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?
While I was reading this book I had the opportunity to travel to Cripple Creek, Co, so I was easily able to immerse myself in the story. Unfortunately, it seems they have turned the historical streets of Cripple Creek into the gambling mecca of Colorado, but that’s another story for another time. I really enjoyed getting to know the Sinclair sisters through Mona’s writing and look forward to reading some of the other books in the series to learn more about them. The writing in this book stays true to the time frame, yet easy to read and easy for the reader to imagine themselves in Cripple Creek circa 1896 or so. The characters are relatable and the story is interesting and fun to read. As most books in this genre are, the love story was a bit predictable but I still enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for lovers of historical fiction.
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.