I enjoyed this book although historical fiction is not my favorite catagory of books to read. It was a little draggy in the begining but once I got into it was a good read. This is book 4 in the Cripple Creek series.
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.
I was intrigued to read this book because it has a photographer as one of the main characters. I appreciated learning details of how they took photos in the 1800's. Hodgson allowed this book to be a very easy read with very little conflict in it. I did appreciate how I felt the book to be Christian...as in the Christian faith was seen throughout the entire book, God wasn't thrown in at the last second like many other books are written.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?
Four sisters, each with their own life's trial come together for each other in the path of uncertainty and confusion. Romance, loss, happiness and reality are introduced into the broad emotions displayed within the pages of this book
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. This story of romance awakens hope against grief, love against loss and dreams against life's unexpected turns.
I enjoy reading historical novels that portray women in real life situations. Cripple Creek's cast of colorful characters is charming, entertaining and at times a bit predictable. It has all the ups and downs of a romance, with a delightful dose of history.
I did not know this was 4th in the series, but the story stood alone. I intend to go back and read the first three books in this series.
I recommend this book to fans of this series or anyone who enjoys reading historical romance!
I received this eBook through the Blogging for Books Program at WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing for my review.
Twice a Bride is an intriguing novel about second chances at love, which come because of death of a spouse, parents, or a broken engagement. Each character's story is told with compassion and insight, giving the reader a look into the life in the new country of Colorado. It follows the stories of the Sinclair sisters, and unlike a lot of serials where the characters from former novels only made token appearances, you do follow their families' lives closely. With the exception of Suzanne, the ex-fiance, the persons in the novel are well developed and move from being trapped in their bereavement to experiencing God's Love and understanding that He is all about second chances. In the case of Suzanne, perhaps there was a little haste at getting her out of the picture without creating too much sympathy for her, and I do think there might be a story following up on her, as well as the fifth Sinclair sister Cherise.
Although this is definitely about second opportunities at love, I found my thoughts going to second chances with God, and how He is not limited by our choices, nor does he cease to call us to Himself when we have left Him.
I read this as an ebook, which I received free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers through their Blogging For Books Program for the purpose of reading and writing an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions stated are my own.
I thank "blogging for Books" for this incredible book. I cried for Willow from the very beginning but soon I rejoiced with her. This book carries you through all of the emotions. There are tears of sorrow, laughter of joy, sighs of exclamation and more! You can't help but be caught up in not only Willow's life but the life of the other characters in the story. I cried when Ida lost her baby and when Vivian had her babies I rejoiced. This book is multi-layered with many stories combined in one book. It is the story of Willow and Trenton, the story of the Sinclair sisters and their lives, and the story of Mr. Sinclair and his adoptive daughter. All in all it is a very good book. You just can't put it down.