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About The Bride Wore Blue

The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek—Book 3

Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.

At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family “baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and she made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily settled sisters?

The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn’t ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so when she’s offered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself. Although she’s convinced she’ll never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they’d be mortified—as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff ’s deputy who’s sweet on her.

Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God’s beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?

About Mona Hodgson

Over the last 25 years, Mona Hodgson’s publishing credits have grown to include nearly 30 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 8, 2012

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

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Enjoy this look at a chapter from the third book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series that was left on the cutting room floor. Sometimes the editing process requires leaving even wonderful scenes behind...but it's all for the best!

Don't miss Mona's new blog either, where she shares all sorts of stories and adventures about her journeys.


The Bride Wore Blue: Outtake (Chapter 1 that was not included in final book!)

By Stacy Beltz

The last entry in "The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" is a good book! Author Mona Hodgson brings home baby sister Vivian. Her other siblings have settled in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and are glad for her to be joining them. Vivian has her own interests in mine. She wants to be a fashion designer, but through her adventures she lands a job as a hostess at a house of ill repute. Not wanting her sisters to know, she hides this bit of...

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By Judy DeVries

The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Book 3 Vivian Sinclair is the youngest sister and the last to make the trip to Cripple Creek, Colorado. Her three older sisters have all found love and happiness but Vivian hoped she could just hone her skill of a designer so she could move on to New York or perhaps Paris. She made a huge error in judgment that she knew cost her the love of a good man. And...

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By April Renn

THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Mona Hodgson is an interesting inspirational Americana historical romance set in Cripple Creek, Colorado. #3 in the "Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Two Brides Too Many" and "Too Rich For a Bride". Vivian is the youngest Sinclair sister with a secret. She feels no one will very love her. Everyone has left her behind including her beloved sisters and her father. What she...

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"The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" are reunited in "The Bride Wore Blue", Book 3 in author Mona Hodgson's delightful series. This time, "baby sister" Vivian is leaving Maine and heading to Cripple Creek, Colorado to join her contentedly-settled older siblings. Vivian has always marched to the beat of her own drummer, following her impulsive heart instead of her head, often meeting with disaster. Determined to make a fresh start and...

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By Karen Barnett

One of my favorite fictional families has returned! Author Mona Hodgson spins wonderful tales of family bonds and community spirit in her historic romance series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek. The books fit together to give you the complete picture of the family, but they can also be read alone as each tells a different character's story. In The Bride Wore Blue, baby sister Vivian travels to the mining town of Cripple Creek,...

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