Book Review: Twice A Bride

Twice A Bride
By
Mona Hodgson

Twice A Bride is Mona Hodgson’s latest and final novel in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. Here is what waterbrookmultnomah.com has to say about Hodgson’s latest novel:

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. 

My Thoughts:

I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but I love book series.  I love it when you can follow the characters you meet through more than just one book. I was sad to learn this this will be the last book in the Cripple Creek series, I adore these characters.  At least I can find solace in the fact that I have only read 2 of the 4 books so far. 🙂  As I was reading the previous book, The Bride Wore Blue, I actually had the opportunity to travel to Cripple Creek, CO. Though it has now become a gambling mecca, I was able to see what it looked like and travel some of the same streets Hodgson’s characters traveled. That visit made it that much easier to really appreciate the stories and immerse myself in them. It’s a town that has a TON of personality and is steeped in history.

Ok, so about the actual story… 🙂

I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed the last book I read by Hodgson; she creates entertaining, relatable characters and tries to remain true to the time period she is writing about.  I also find it interesting that in each of these 4 novels she includes an actual historical figure from Cripple Creek, in this novel it is Mollie Kathleen Gortner, owner of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. While it’s true that this predictable like most in this genre, I truly enjoy Hodgson’s story telling. She has a way of taking the reader back to the setting of the story and making the story come to life.  While I will be sad not to have more adventures with the Sinclair Sisters, I look forward to meeting some new characters in Mona Hodgson’s future novels.

Buy the Book:

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.

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.

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