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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 beg
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by WaterBrook
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Faye
May 10, 2012 Faye rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5

Lucie, (My Mom)'s Review:


A story about how it's never too late to make the right choice.


Vivian, the youngest of the Sinclair sisters comes to Cripple Creek to join her three sisters and to flee her past. But what starts out so innocently turns into a bigger mess than Vivian could have imagined. Each step making it harder to make the right choice.

There is also the sheriff, Carter Alwyn, what will he think when he finds out about her secrets?


Third in the Brides of Cripple Creek serie
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Paula-O
May 22, 2012 Paula-O rated it really liked it
The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series by Mona Hodgson
book #3"The Bride Wore Blue"

This is the story of the "Baby" of the family Vivian, a young woman with a will of her own and tired of being referred to as the youngest.
Vivian has made some mistakes in her life and feels she is unworthy and not "up-to" standards of her older sisters. The sisters had came from Maine to Cripple Creek in Colorado and now there will be a reunion as sister #3 arrives to join them. In books 1&2 we saw the s
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Romancing the Book
Feb 22, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Angie
Book provided by a GoodReads contest win
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

The Bride Wore Blue is an inspirational story of an 18 year old girl named Vivian who’s made some mistakes and is desperate for a new start. Unwanted by her father in Paris, Vivian sets off for Cripple Creek, Colorado with her Aunt to reunite with her sisters.

First and foremost, I NEED to get my hands on the first two books in this series. I didn’t check when I asked to read this book so I’m un
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Brandi
May 27, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. I read it as a stand-alone novel, without having read the first two books, and I didn't miss a beat. Mona Hodgson has a lot to offer as a writer.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah through its Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
Tawny
Jan 17, 2016 Tawny rated it liked it
Favorite lines:
1. "Sitting in the front pew doesn't make you closer to God" (p. 248).
2. "God doesn't list sins from the worst down to the slightest and judge a person accordingly. Only people do that" (p. 251).
Mary
Nov 30, 2016 Mary rated it liked it
Story of redemption and forgiveness written in a sweet story of family and real life.
Vera Godley
Sep 09, 2012 Vera Godley rated it really liked it
Book 3 in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series opens with Vivian, the youngest of the Sinclair sisters and the only one not yet married, traveling with her aunt to Cripple Creek where her sisters await.

About the book: 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
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Victor Gentile
Jun 18, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Mona Hodgson in her new book, “The Bride Wore Blue” Book Three in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series published by WaterBrook Press brings us into the life of the fourth Sinclair sister, Vivian.

From the back cover: 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 Vivi
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Renn Shearin
Jul 09, 2012 Renn Shearin rated it really liked it
Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.
The youngest Sinclair, the family“ baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida, her three older sisters. 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 warm
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Tammy
Aug 07, 2012 Tammy rated it really liked it
Vivian Sinclair moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado with dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her three older sisters lived there and had found success in the boom town. The problem standing in the way of her dreams was her past. She was sure she didn't deserve to be happy because of a mistake she made back in Maine.

When job after job didn't work out, Vivian found herself submerged in a role that blurred the lines of the truth and lies. Vivian was turning farther and farther away from God. Every
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Lisa Johnson
Jun 27, 2012 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: The Bride Wore Blue
Author: Mona Hodgson
Pages: 288
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Year: 2012
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review. Other reviews can be read on the blog located here: http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo...

Do you ever feel unlovable? Maybe you feel that you’re not good enough or don’t deserve love? How about feeling unworthy of God’s love? Can anyone love me when I’ve…? If you’ve ever had those thoughts or feelings, you’re not alone. The author does a wond
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Orbs n Rings
May 29, 2012 Orbs n Rings rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Great historical fiction a little short on romance.

The Bride Wore Blue is the first book in the series I have read from this author. I didn't know what to expect and went into reading this book with good intentions and wanting to really like this story. Maybe I was just looking for more heat so I was kind of disappointed when I came to the end and it just didn't have as much romance as I thought it would. The story however does well on the historical fiction front and I liked that aspect of it.
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Bride Wore Blue
By Mona Hodgson

The Bride Wore Blue is the third book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. Vivian is joining her three older sisters in Cripple Creek, Colorado. But Vivian has a secret that she is hiding, a secret that could make her sisters turn their backs on her if they ever found out.

But just before the train arrives in Cripple Creek bandits rob the train and Vivian accidentally trips on e of them. Using her skills for costume design, Vivian sketches the bandits
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Virginia Campbell
"The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" are reunited in "The Bride Wore Blue", Book 3 in author Mona Hodgson's delightful series. This time, "baby sister" Vivian is leaving Maine and heading to Cripple Creek, Colorado to join her contentedly-settled older siblings. Vivian has always marched to the beat of her own drummer, following her impulsive heart instead of her head, often meeting with disaster. Determined to make a fresh start and pursue her dream of becoming a successful fashion designer, ...more
Megan
4.5 Stars

The Bride Wore Blue is another enjoyable installment to The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series, and my favorite of the series to date. I hope to read Twice a Bride, the fourth book in this series, very soon.

Vivian may be the baby of the family, but after making a grievous mistake the previous year, she has done a lot of growing up. I thought she was such a believable character, and I felt an immediate connection with her.

Shortly after Vivian arrives in Cripple Creek she begins to
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Sally
Jun 12, 2012 Sally rated it it was amazing
The Bride Wore Blue
By Mona Hodgson

I will keep this book to read over and over! The Bride Wore Blue is a book about guilt, forgiveness, and trust. This is book 3 in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. You do not need to read the first 2 books to read this one, but once you finish this book, you’ll want to go back and read the others to read about the other sisters. In this book, the other sisters have returned to Cripple Creek and are married. Now the baby of the family has come home.
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Susan
Sep 18, 2012 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
WaterBrook 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, b
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Wanda
May 14, 2012 Wanda rated it it was amazing
It has been a while since I read Two Brides Too Many and I somehow missed Too Rich For a Bride, but that did not detract at all from my enjoyment of this latest novel in the series. Vivian Sinclair is the baby sister of the bunch and she has finally made her way to Cripple Creek, Colorado, to join her other three sisters. She has missed her sisters terribly and can’t wait to be near them again but that is not her only objective in moving. She is trying to make a new start for herself after ...more
Caitlyn Santi
Jul 09, 2012 Caitlyn Santi rated it really liked it

I give this four and a half stars.
I have not read the first two books in this series. But when I was offered a chance to review this book from the publisher I jumped at the chance! And I am glad I did! I so enjoyed getting to know these characters, although I did have a bit of trouble keeping them all straight in the beginning, but I think this was probably because I haven't read the previous books, yet. The four sisters were all very unique and charming and their relationships with each other w
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Judy
Jul 08, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson
The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Book 3
Vivian Sinclair is the youngest sister and the last to make the trip to Cripple Creek, Colorado. Her three older sisters have all found love and happiness but Vivian hoped she could just hone her skill of a designer so she could move on to New York or perhaps Paris. She made a huge error in judgment that she knew cost her the love of a good man. And unfortunately even after the move her poor judgment continued in her
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Renae Sattazahn
Sep 02, 2012 Renae Sattazahn rated it really liked it
This is the fourth novel in the "Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" series by Mona Hodgson, and in my opinion it was the very best of her books so far. I loved the storyline, and the main character made so many poor choices it was easy for me to identify with her! All of Mona's main characters have a a strong desire to achieve their goals and aren't afraid to take chances. I love the adventurous spirit reflected throughout the entire book.
The storyline revolved around Vivian, the youngest Sincla
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Loraine Alcorn
May 15, 2012 Loraine Alcorn rated it really liked it
I received my copy of the Bride wore Blue by Mona Hodgson through blogging for books.
I thought this was a really interesting Christian fiction story that is the latest in the series from the author. This series is called The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple creek and This one is book 3.

I have not read the other 2 in this series but now I really want to because I was really able to identify with the characters in This story. This is the story of Vivian who moves to Cripple creak to be with her sist
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon

Vivian Sinclair is the youngest of the Sinclair sisters to arrive in Cripple Creek. Being the youngest she feels as if she will never be able to compete or compare with her older sisters and their accomplishments.

When she first arrives she meets the local deputy sheriff, Carter Alwyn and they do not seem to see eye to eye on anything. When they finally come to a meeting of the minds Vivian tries to discourage his advances. She feels she is not worthy be in a relationship with any man, because sh
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Angela Bycroft
May 11, 2012 Angela Bycroft rated it it was amazing
Third title in the Brides of Cripple Creek and a worthy continuation of this heart warming series.

We are next to meet the youngest of the sisters, Vivian - who holds both surprises and secrets from her past. She comes to the township fully intending to make her own way in life and to put her love of design and fashion to good use. Sadly her best efforts to earn an honest living for herself as a single woman are sorely tested.

Then there's the story of the sheriff's deputy - Carter Alywn is a man
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Susan
Oct 02, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
I have now read all three of The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek stories to date. This third book in the series gives the reader an in-depth look at the "baby" of the family, Vivian. I felt like Vivian had been a typical spoiled baby sister, wanting her own way before she went to join her older sisters in Cripple Creek, and had learned some hard life lessons in a very difficult way. Though she seemed to be more mature and to have learned from the mistakes in her past, she seemed to continue to ...more
Erin Cataldi
May 21, 2012 Erin Cataldi rated it liked it
This book was literally a breeze to get through. Mona Hodgson (www.monahodgson.com) continues her Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series with this third installment.

The story follows young Vivian Sinclair as she moves from Maine to the "wild west" to join her three older married sisters. On the train ride over, bandits break onto the train and steal the cash box, but not before Vivian accidentally trips one of them. Her accidental heroics lead her to meet charming young Sheriff, Carter, who i
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Amy Bradsher
Sep 01, 2012 Amy Bradsher rated it really liked it
What do you do when you can't find a job, really want to be out from under your older sisters' wings, and are just about out of money? How far would you go to maintain your independence? That's Vivian Sinclair's dilemma in The Bride Wore Blue.

The Sinclair sisters are a lot of fun. This is the first book in the "Sisters of Cripple Creek" series that I've read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hodgson took a very serious problem - how to achieve financial independence - and a spiritual one - how to f
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Kate
Jun 01, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Grace is sometimes found in the most unlikeliest of hearts.

Vivian Sinclair, talented seamstress and artist, relocated to Cripple Creek, Colorado at the request of her sisters. At her arrival the reunion holds promises and surprises. The town seemed hospitable enough to Vivian but she is in desperate need of work. A majority of her prospects for a source of income seemed invaluable, but when an opportunity presents itself to her in an area of questionable location she keeps this new venture from
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Laura
Oct 12, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Trying to forget the sins of her past, Vivian moves to Cripple Creek to join her three sisters. Determined to succeed as a fashion designer, Vivian will take any job to make her way...even a job that will hurt her reputation beyond repair. Will the past pull her back in, or will Vivian finally find relief from her guilt?


Vivian may be my favorite sister. I liked her determination and the storyline of her guilt over her past. When Vivian witnesses a crime that the local law enforcement is desperat
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Miss Pippi the Librarian
Jul 16, 2012 Miss Pippi the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith-fiction
The Bride Wore Blue follows Too Rich for a Bride. If you haven't read the previous Sinclair Sisters novels, please read them before enjoying the third installment.

The Sinclairs sisters are united in Colorado! The youngest, Vivian, has moved to be with her sisters after a broken relationship and a refusal to join her father in Paris. Vivian is looking for a new start as a fashion designer, but jobs are scarce. She needs the support, but feels she can only find it by living a double life.

Quite the
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