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Friday, November 9, 2012

Review of Mona Hodgson's Twice a Bride

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About This Book

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 Review:

This is the first book that I've ever read by Mona Hodgson and I really enjoyed it.  I wish I would have read the first three books in the Sinclair Sisters Series first, but I will definitely get to reading them.

This book was the charming story of widow Willow Peterson.  She loves to paint and gets the job as a portrait painter for the new photographer, Trenton Van Der Veer.  They don't really hit it off very well at first, but they learn to respect each other, and that turns into a little more.  The characters in this book are so wonderful.  You finally get to meet the father of the Sinclair Sisters, Harlan.  And he brings a surprise with him from France.  He and Miss Hattie have an altercation at first, but are they destined to be together?  Then you  have the rest of the Sinclair family, and it grows as the story goes along.  I loved the setting of this story as well.  I especially like how this family always relies on GOD and how Willow leds Trenton to realize that he needs GOD in his life.  This book was very well written and I highly recommend it.  Good job Mona.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Mona HodgsonMona Hodgson

Over the last twenty-five years, Mona Hodgson’s publishing credits have grown to include nearly thirty children's books, contributions to more than ten books for adults, and four historical novels, including her debut, Two Brides Too Many in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Mona is a popular speaker for women's groups, schools, and educators’ and writers’ conferences. She lives in Arizona with her husband and has two daughters and several grandchildren.

Where to buy this book:  Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Book Distributors

Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson (Chapter 1 Excerpt)