Saturday, September 22, 2012

Book review:Twice A Bride by Mona Hodgson

I was blessed with a pdf copy of Mona Hodgson's fourth book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Click on Mona's name to go to here website. 

About the book:

Love lost doesn’t mean love lost forever.
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?

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. 

You can read or download the first chapter here:

My Review:
I love the scripture at the beginning of the book.
  Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:1-2
I found this quote on the very first page and how very true it is!
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

 I loved Willow because I was a widow at a young age also and I could really relate to her and her trials. I also lost my son at the same time so I also could identify with Miss Hatitie having lost her daughter and husband. My father passed away after an extended illness, so from page one God used this book to talk to me. It was a truly wonderful, heart tugging experience for me. I was able to learn as well as relive some of the exact feelings expressed in the book. 
I was a little lost at times since I have not yet read the first 3 books in the Series, but the story 
can stand on its own. 
I would give this book a 5 out of  5 and will read it again. 

Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers provided me with a complimentary e-book for review purposes.
I was not paid to review this book and give my honest opinion for each book I read.

You can purchased this wonderful book at the below links:


Mona's Website
More Info
Read Chapter One
Author Bio:
 Over the last twenty-five years, Mona Hodgson’s publishing credits have grown to include nearly thirty 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.

1 comment:

Diane Estrella said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :O)