Too Rich for a Bride

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgeson

Published by Waterbrook Press

Published on May 3, 2011

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?-  Summary Taken from

Too Rich for a Bride is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series.  I didn't know that this book was a series (the only note of it being a series is on the back of the book in smaller font)- so I was a bit confused at first.  The book was enjoyable. I found the character to be a little more unique than other Christian historical fiction.  I can't say I have ever read one about the stock market before.  One of the lesser characters in this book was named Mollie O'Bryan.... for some reason- I couldn't stop thinking of "Unisinkable Mollie Brown"- I am curious if the author knew their names and personalities were so similar?

This book was enjoyable- but it did lack in character development.  I finished the book in an afternoon, and while it was enjoyable- I can't say it is memorable.  I read it yesterday and am already having trouble recalling details about the book.

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