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When most employers find Vivian unworthy as well, she is forced to accept a hostess job at a prestigious sporting parlor. Her decision appears to work out well until an outlaw shows up, violence breaks out and a death occurs. Vivian could be next, so she flees into the night only to be captured by the dangerous outlaw. Will the sheriff's deputy find Vivian? When he discovers her true identity, will he be able to forgive her secrets and lies?
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Publication Date: 2012
Series: Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek
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 isnt ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so when shes 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 shes convinced shell never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing theyd be mortifiedas will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff s deputy whos 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 Gods beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?
Yellow flowerKimberley, BCAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The Bride Wore BlueFebruary 25, 2016Yellow flowerKimberley, BCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Okay book, at times it seemed to drag on a little and felt the story could have been written with less pages.
I usually read every word in a book but this one I skimmed quite a few pages. Nothing really pulled me into the story.
muss carol5 Stars Out Of 5Bride Wore BlueFebruary 15, 2016muss carolQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5loved it. haven't read other books in series but now want to.
My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFUL CONCLUSIONG TO THE SINCLAIR SISTERS...December 7, 2012My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleTHE 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 finds is trouble with Deputy Carter Alwyn.Filled with danger,healing,faith,forgiveness, community and love. A wonderful conclusion to the "Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" trilogy. Received for an honest review from the publisher. For more information visit the author's website,Waterbrook Press,and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
The Real MoboBrandon, MSAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great historical fiction bookOctober 3, 2012The Real MoboBrandon, MSAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Book Description
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 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 off ered 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 mortifiedâ€”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?
I really enjoyed getting to know the Sinclair sisters through the author's book and look forward to reading future books in this series. Her writing is true to the era, but easy to read and easy to visualize yourself in Cripple Creek in the late 1800s. Vivian and her sisters are very believable characters and the story is interesting although the theme of the book, as so many Christian novels, is one of guil/shamet, forgiveness (one's self), finding grace and finding love again. Of course, the love story was a bit predictable but I still enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for lovers of historical fiction.
Read an excerpt here.
NOTE: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
simplysusancentral TexasAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Well written, but story fell flatSeptember 18, 2012simplysusancentral TexasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3WaterBrook Press (Blogging for Books) recently sent me a copy of The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson to read and review. The Bride Wore Blue is a 288 page Christian romance novel. It also contains a Readers Guide as well as a preview of her upcoming book Twice a Bride, available in October 2012. It is the third book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. A while back, I read the first book in this series; Two Brides Too Many and really enjoyed it.
I enjoy Mona Hodgson's writing style, but I don't thing this book was quite up to her normal standards. I enjoyed the plot alright, it it was just that: alright. There was nothing really special about the book or the plot. The plot was very predictable and similar to other books I have read. I also felt the the book just dragged on and on and was very slow in the beginning. Then when the "action" finally took place, it was rushed through. I also found it really hard to believe that none of her sisters would have helped her more in finding a job or even offer her a job, especially when they are supposedly so close. The story was predictable and I feel that the relationship between Vivian and Carter was rushed and the chemistry just lacking between them. It just didn't seem that their romance was well developed. Overall, I think Mona Hodgson writes well, but this book just didn't work for me. I really wanted to like The Bride Wore Blue, but for me it fell flat.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this item free from the creator. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."