Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Review: Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson

From the book jacket: 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?

This is a book that I had trouble "getting into."  It kept getting pushed to the bottom of my 'to-read' file.  But, this was not a bad book at all.  Just not one of my favorites.  It was a good story, with good characters.  It wasn't a favorite, but a good read.  Though summer is ending this would be considered a good beach read.  There is also a discussion guide included.

WaterBrook Multnomah graciously provided me with a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes.  I'm under no obligation to give a positive review of the book.

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