The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson

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14 Critic Reviews

I had mixed feelings about this book...This has been the case with all of The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, they are good but not amazing.
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Synopsis

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 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 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

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Mona Hodgson is the author of Two Brides Too Many, Too Rich for a Bride, and The Bride Wore Blue. Mona's writing credits also include nearly thirty children's books, including Real Girls of the Bible: A 31-Day Devotional, Bedtime in the Southwest, and The Princess Twins and the Tea Party. One of Mona's favorite things to do, besides writing or eating dark chocolate, is to speak at women's retreats and conferences. Mona lives in Arizona with her husband, Bob.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by WaterBrook. 318 pages
Genres: Romance, Religion & Spirituality, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Bride Wore Blue
All: 14 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 3

The Christian Manifesto

Excellent
Reviewed by Sarah Shoop on Jul 09 2012

There are historical elements, of course, since the novel takes place in 1897, but the story fits right into the history and the setting. The romance is perfectly woven into the other aspects of the plot.

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Vic's Media Room

Good
Reviewed by Vic on Jun 18 2012

Ms. Hodgson does a wonderful job of showing us how Vivian’s secrets affect her relationship with her sisters, Deputy Carter Alwyn and her choices.

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Labor Not In Vain

Good
Reviewed by Faye on May 10 2012

The Bride Wore Blue is a book I would happily recommend, it is definitely a book that sticks with you long after the last page is turned down.

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Chat with Vera

Good
Reviewed by Vera on Sep 07 2012

This is a story of the American West and the book brings good christian fiction, sweet romance, wild west outlaws, soiled doves, and a train robbery all lending color and adventure.

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Little Blurbs

Good
Aug 12 2012

The writing in this book stays true to the time frame, yet easy to read and easy for the reader to imagine themselves in Cripple Creek circa 1896 or so.

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Words with Books

Good
Reviewed by Kalyn Brooke on Jul 24 2012

This book wasn’t predictable, as so many Christian Fiction Romances usually are, and introducing a gang of outlaws gave the novel a suspenseful twist...

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Proverbial Reads

Good
Jul 18 2012

As with the previous books, you get a real sense of what life was like in this mining outpost.

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Heart to Heart Books

Good
Reviewed by Renn on Jul 09 2012

The plot line was well written and had a couple surprising occurrences that added to the suspense and excitement of the story.

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Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Sally Shupe on Jun 12 2012

The sisters and the inhabitants of the town become people you care about. Once you read this book, you will want to read others by Mona Hodgson!

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Leah's Good Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Leah on Aug 12 2012

I would have enjoyed seeing the characters and their interactions fleshed out a little...The final coming together of Vivian and Carter felt a little forced because we hadn't seen much happening between them throughout the whole book.

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Tammy Cook Blogs Books

Below average
Reviewed by Tammy Cook on Jul 23 2012

Vivian and Carter always had the past on their minds. Some people may find it unrealistic how they were so obsessed with it...There is very little romance in this story because of this.

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Christian Novels

Below average
Reviewed by Katie Hart on Jul 18 2012

I had mixed feelings about this book...This has been the case with all of The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, they are good but not amazing.

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That's a Novel Idea

Good
Reviewed by Judy Glidden on Jun 01 2012

I also enjoyed the fact that the author always incorporated into each of her stories historical people that actually existed in the late 1800s.

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Down Lefty Laine

Good
May 14 2012

Not only was it an enjoyable read but it had a very strong message about the consequences of a choice.

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