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Two Brides Too Many

A Novel, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Book 1

Mona Hodgson

Category: Fiction

Part of the The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series

About Two Brides Too Many

Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west—away from the manicured lawns of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides.
 
Aboard the train, romantic dreamer Nell carries a photo of her intended close to her heart and imagines an exciting and love-filled future, while her pragmatic older sister Kat resigns herself to marriage as a duty, not a delight.
 
But when the ladies disembark at the train depot, neither fiancé Patrick Maloney or Judson Archer awaits them with open arms. The well-bred Sinclair sisters find themselves unexpectedly alone in the wild, frontier town—a place where fire threatens to reduce the buildings to rubble, the working women strut the streets, rogues will gamble for the shoes on one’s feet, and God’s grace is found amongst the most unlikely of folks.
 
Two sisters,
Two missing misters,
A shocking welcome to the wild west that leaves both Kat and Nell Sinclair questioning their dreams­ and the hope for true love.

Praise

“Spunky sisters, mail-order brides, a mining town full of men… but where are the right ones? I was captivated from the first page!”
—Lauraine Snelling, author of The Red River Series and Daughters of Blessing

About Mona 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.

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Product Details

320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 4, 2010

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west—away from the manicured lawns of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides.

Aboard the train, romantic dreamer Nell carries a photo of her intended close to her heart and imagines an exciting and love-filled future, while her pragmatic older sister Kat resigns herself to marriage as a duty, not a delight... [read more]

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By Kathleen E. Belongia

The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Book One, Two Brides Too Many It is 1895, in Portland, Maine. There are four Sinclair sisters, Kat, Nell, Ida, and Vivian. Their father is transferred with his job, necessitating the four daughters to embark on their own journeys. As the two oldest daughters, in Book One, Kat and Nell Sinclair travel to Colorado as mail-order brides. They arrive before their letters and subsequently are not met at...

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By Karen Barnett

Are you looking for a great way to relax this weekend? Try Mona Hodgson's, Two Brides Too Many. It's a fun read about two Eastern girls who answer ads for mail order brides and arrive in Colorado only to find their expected husbands are missing. Finding their place in this frontier town takes courage and the two young women rise to the challenge. Mona Hodgson, a highly succesful children's author (with such titles as Real Girls of the Bible,...

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By Mary Beth Magee

Mona Hodgson made her mark in the realm of children's books, delightful stories geared toward sharing uplifting messages with youngsters. With "Two Brides Too Many," she moves into the world of adult romantic fiction. Hodgson uses all of the lessons learned on more than twenty juvenile books to bring Cripple Creek, Colorado to vibrant life. The four Sinclair sisters live in the structured civility of Portland, Maine in the late 1800s. W...

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By Tammy Griffin

Have you ever had all of your eggs in one basket? All of your hopes hanging on one rainbow? If you've ever had a dream, planned it all out and then put all your hopes on the line only to have your best laid plans go hay wire, welcome to Kat and Nell Sinclair's world! These two adventurous sisters set out with well laid plans as mail order brides to a mining town in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Being innocent and of a good nature they don't...

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