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Too Rich for a Bride

A Novel

Mona Hodgson

Category: Fiction

Part of the The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series

About Too Rich for a Bride

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?

Praise

Praise for Too Rich for a Bride

“A beautiful tale. Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.”
—Cindy Woodsmall, author of The Hope of Refuge and When the Soul Mends

“This is a story that lets us stand on the cusp of a great societal shift—the entrance of women into the business world…. Cripple Creek’s cast of colorful characters plays host to a new romance, as well as pulling back the curtain on a local family tragedy. This sequel revisits the characters we’ve already come to love and creates a complementary depth to an entertaining new tale.”
—Allison Pittman, author of Stealing Home and The Bridegrooms

“Ida believes her future is secure in a man’s world. After all, she has drive and determination. But what happens when she meets a man who makes a withdrawal from her heart? Author Mona Hodgson makes discovering the answer to this question a rich, rewarding adventure.”
—DiAnn Mills, author of A Woman Called Sage and the Texas Legacy Series

“Ah! A book I’ve been waiting for. Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson will charm your socks off. All the ups and downs of a romance with a delightful dose of history and characters who will sneak into your heart and take up residence. More, more, we want more.”
—Lauraine Snelling author of No Distance Too Far and the Daughters of Blessing series

“Mona Hodgson has done it again. With deft storytelling and characters that leap off the page, Too Rich for a Bride is a book I won’t soon forget.”
—Kathleen Y’Barbo author of The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper and Anna Finch and the Hired Gun

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 3, 2011

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

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

With a head more suited to bookkeeping than a bridal veil, Ida’s dreams include big business-not beaus.

 Click here to download chapter one of Too Rich for a Bride, by Mona Hodgson.

On Sale May 3, 2011

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?

Click here to download chapter one of Too Rich for a Bride, by Mona Hodgson.

Check out the story of Ida Sinclair's sisters, Nell and Kat, who share a rollicking adventure in Cripple Creek, CO. Their story is captured in Two Brides Too Many.

By Kathleen E. Belongia

In Book Two, Too Rich For A Bride, it is a year later and Ida Sinclair is finished with her course work in business college. She is traveling to Cripple Creek, Colorado, two months before she is expected. Another early arrival! She is looking forward to joining her sisters and holds a telegram offering an interview for a position with successful businesswoman, Mollie O'Bryan. Come along as Ida determines her career path. The Sinclair...

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By Crystal Martin

Too Rich for a Bride, by Mona Hodgson is a Christian Romance Novel set in the late 1800?s. The main character, Ida Sinclaire, is an independent woman who it trying to make a go of business during a time when business was reserved for men only. She is a well educated, Christian woman who has no room for romance at this time in her life. She believes that in order to be a successful businesswoman, she has to forsake love and family. She is...

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By Melissa Graham

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...

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By Brooke @ i blog 4 books

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson is the follow-up novel to her Two Brides Too Many. Ida Sinclair joins her sisters in Cripple Creek, Colorado with aspirations of becoming a successful businesswoman. Thinking she has no time (or need) for men, she is surprised when two eligible bachelors begin vying for her attention. Hodgson produces a great historical fiction. The town of Cripple Creek is interesting the men and women who live there...

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By Marie Trower

Too Rich for a Bride is the story of a sister, Ida Sinclair, who moves to a mining town in Colorado to follow her business dreams. Two of her sisters already reside in the town and have found suitable suitors for themselves. When Ida moves to the town, the sisters set out trying to find a suitor for her. She however does not want anything to distract her from her goals as a successful business woman. However, there are two suitors chasing...

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