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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 photographe
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Published October 2nd 2012 by WaterBrook Press
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Marianne
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- ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
In Book 4 of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series the young widow Willow Peterson knows what she wants to do with her life and that is to be an artist and sell her paintings in order to support herself. Her mother doesn't seems to think being an artist as a career is practical and that she should work at the families Ice Company.

Willow notices an add in the local paper by a photographer, Trent Van Der Veer that just opened a shop in town. He is needing artist to paint portraits from the
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Alexandria Brim
I received a copy of this book after winning it in a Goodreads giveaway. Thought I'd get that out of the way in order to continue with my explanation. I signed up for the giveaway without realizing it was part of a series. But as I began the book, I realized it didn't matter. It can stand alone, though some of the information I gathered makes me want to read the other books.

Willow Petersen has returned to Cripple Creek after suffering a breakdown after the death of her husband, Sam. She is stay
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Dawn
Talented artist and widow, Willow Peterson is seeking a new life in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She's thrilled to be able to be around her brother, pastor Tucker Raines, his wife, Ida Sinclair Raines, and the other Sinclair sisters. Jobless and still trying to make sense of her life, Willow accepts Ida's offer of a job at the family store, yet she longs to be able to use her talents. Photographer Trenton Van Deer is in need of a skilled artist who can paint portraits from his photographs. When he s ...more
Lindsay (Everyday Is An Adventure)
First let me mention how stunning I think the covers are of Ms. Hodgson's novels - they are so beautiful and portray perfectly what the Sinclair sisters must have looked like. They provide a great visual for the characters to come!

I am in awe of this author and her books - she is dynamic and interesting and writes about characters exactly like her!

This adventure started with the first two sisters coming to Cripple Creek, Colorado and ends with two honorary sisters (the sister-in-law to Ida and
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Kate
In a breath of a moment love renders quiet thoughts.

Willow with the imminent death of a loved one is given an opportunity to be in sales but her hopes lie in the paint spread upon the canvas. Willow is an asset in Cripple Creek but will she be able to cease the longings of her yearning heart?

Trenton Van DerVeer photographer and creator of beauty on a glass plate takes a suggestion from a client on a new way of producing portraiture. Could this be the avenue he needs to expand his business?

Four s
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Autumn Blues Reviews
A second chance at love. Great historical romance!

This is the second book I have read in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. My first read was "The Bride Wore Blue," and I enjoyed that story so much that I really couldn't imagine Hodgson could possibly top that book. I was wrong and I have found Twice a Bride to be better than I expected. Twice a Bride centers around two widows, Hattie the owner of the towns boarding house and friend of the sisters, and Willow an artist and sister-in-
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Victor Gentile
Mona Hodgson in her new book, “Twice A Bride” Book Four in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series published by WaterBrook Press brings us into the life of Willow Peterson, Ida Sinclair’s sister-in-law.

From the back cover: 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 Crippl
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Barbara Shelton
My first impression of Mona Hodgson's novel was the gorgeous cover with a picture of a young woman that reminded me of a young Judy Garland in appearance, and that's the way I saw Willow Raines Peterson throughout this entire warm and involving read.

Having not read the first three books in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series did not detract from my getting to know the characters and story behind the Sinclair sisters and their brother-in-law Pastor Tucker Raines, Willow's brother, prior
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Stephanie
I got this to review from Blogging for Books.

This book is the fourth and final book in a series centered around the Sinclair sisters of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

From reading this book, I suppose the other three books are about:

* They are all married although one got left at the alter.
* They moved to Cripple Creek because their father made them. He moved to Paris.
* Two have children; one really wants a child.
* Miss Hattie takes care of them.
* I think one may have gotten sick.

And, although it was p
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Caitlyn Santi

After reading and loving the third book in this series (The Bride Wore Blue) I was thrilled to be transported back to Cripple Creek and the characters that I had fallen in love with! In my opinion Twice A Bride is a phenomenal conclusion to this series, which fans of the Sinclair Sisters as well as new readers will devour!!! I love the authors writing style and especially that God and family are the top priorities of her characters lives! Mona portrays 1890's Colorado so well that you really fee
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Maureen Timerman
Just finished another great visit with the Sinclair family. Of course with Aunt Hattie also! Tucker Raine's sister Willow Peterson is now in residence in the boarding house.
After recovering from her breakdown and hospitalization after loosing her husband, Willow is now on the road to recovery. When Harlan Sinclair, the girls father, calls and reserves two rooms, everyone is in for a surprise!!
Will Boney finally come to his senses and ask Miss Hattie to marry him? Will the new photographer in to
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Sara
In Twice a Bride, the reader mostly follows Willow Peterson, who is Tucker Raines’s sister and who is therefore a sister-in-law to one of the Sinclair sisters, Ida. If you are totally confused by all of these people because you have not read the previous three books, then you definitely need to start at the beginning of the series! If you start reading this one without reading the others, you will be hopelessly lost and will not enjoy the book as much. There are a lot of characters in this book ...more
Renn Shearin

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 se
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April Erwin

Twice a Bride is book 4 in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. All of which have been very enjoyable. Willow is actually the sister-in-law to the Sinclair sisters, but has been welcomed into the family with open arms, especially now that she is returned from being institutionalized for depression after her first husband died in a tragic accident. Everyone treats Willow as if she's fragile, afraid she can't stand on her own and make a new life for herself, but Willow is determined to pr
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Loraine Alcorn
I was able to read Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson through Blogging for books and I was so happy I got to read it because I had read the Bride wore Blue recently and I could continue with the story.


Twice a Bride is book 4 in the series and a bit different in that we are reading about Willow Peterson who is the sister in law of the Sinclair Sisters. She Moves to Cripple Creek to try and start a new life after being in a deep depression over the death of her father, she is also a widow and had spen

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Virginia Campbell
Author Mona Hodgson completes her wonderful "The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek" series with Book 4: "Twice a Bride", a thoughtful exploration of the difficult choices many women must make during their lifetime. The series is set in the late 1800's, an era in which so much occurred during a relatively short period of time. Changes to technology, transportation, communications, social mores, religion, fashions, science and medicine, literature, art and entertainment. The American Civil War and ...more
Melissa Lorenzo
I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads Frist Reads/Giveaway program.

I must say that there are a few reasons why this isn't a five star book for me. One is that I haven't read the books in the series before this, so I was missing quite a bit of information that left me confused in terms of back-story. Another reason is because I could walk away from the story. Perhaps that is because I wasn't aware of everything that happened in the first four books, but most books which I have rat
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Emily
In Twice a Bride, Willow has finally overcome much of her grief over the loss of her husband. She knows it's time to move on, but she's not sure what her next move will be until she reads the advertisement in the paper for a portrait painter. She sees this as an answer to her prayers and applies. As she works with her new boss, Trenton Van Der Veer, she knows they feel an awkward connection. Is it possible that she...and Trenton, for that matter...can have a second chance at love?

The strongest p
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Sally
Here is the final chapter in the story of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek. The first book, Two Brides Too Many focused on two women rather than the standard one, and Twice A Bride does the same. We’re out of official Sinclair sisters so our main characters are the delightful Miss Hattie and Ida’s sister-in-law, Willow. Both have featured in previous books. We also have the return of Harlan Sinclair, who left for France two years previously.

The relationship between Harlan and his daughters
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Jennifer Clausen-greene

From the book:


"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 unexpect
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Amy Bradsher
My favorite aspect of the Cripple Creek series is how Hodgson tackles tough issues head-on. Willow isn't sure that she's ready to trust another man with her future any more than Trenton wants to try his hand at love after being thrown over for another man. Trust is never easy, but it's especially difficult after being hurt. The possibility of Willow's father remarrying is also dealt with in this story from the perspective of Willow and her sisters.

With all of that said, this is not a down-in-the
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Brenda
The year is 1898 and Willow Peterson had a tough time after the death of her husband Sam, and her father even had her committed to an asylum, where she felt she had wasted two years of her life. When her father dies she is determined to be strong. She decides she will settle in Cripple Creek close to her brother Tucker and pursue her dreams of becoming an artist. When a newspaper ad leads her to a job being offered by the new photography studio in town she wonders if her luck might be changing. ...more
Megan
4.5 Stars

After reading the three previous books in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series I was looking forward to reading Twice a Bride, the fourth and final book in the series. I very much enjoyed it and hate that it is the last book about this family.

I loved Hattie immediately from the first book and so wanted to see her get another love, she's a great woman and if anyone deserves another chance at love it's her. Then there's Willow, someone that I liked so much from the moment she was
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Iola
Willow Peterson has finally recovered from the death of her husband, and finds a job as a portrait painter in the studio of Trenton Van Der Veer in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Trenton is still single, his previous relationship with Susanna not having ended well and leaving him distrustful where women are concerned. Well, having an employee who he thinks is married turn out to be single is really going to help that. Meanwhile, Susanna is on her way to Cripple Creek to reunite with Trenton, then move ...more
Tamera Lawrence
Widow Willow Peterson has recovered from unexpected loss and finds comfort in the close knit family she holds so dearly in her heart. But even as she comes to terms with the loss of her husband, she finds renewed faith. Willow seeks to find a place to fit in, but selling ice boxes just isn’t it. Answering an advertisement for a portrait artist, Willow meets Trenton Van Der Veer and the two make a business connection. But as the pair spends time together, they both discover they both want more an ...more
Jan
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
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Staci
Having never read a Mona Hodgson book before I was so thrilled to win Twice a Bride. When it arrived I started reading right away....and couldn't put it down! I fell in love with all the characters, the time period, and Cripple Creek. I cannot wait to read more of Hodgson's books and to share this one with the women in my bible study! I am giving it a 5 star because there is not a 10 star rating! LOVED IT!!

My rating system is as follows:

5 stars - Excellent, Worth Every Penny, Made It Into My Per
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Sylvia
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 work
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Kathleen E.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Twice A Bride ~ The Fourth and Final Story, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series!

Today's the day!! October 2, 2012! All four books in this series are available for you today!!

It's Here!!! Twice a Bride ~ waiting for you!!
Mine to Mine Challenge 2012
Date: October 13, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: The race will take place in Cripple Creek, Colorado; starting across from the Mollie Kathleen Mine at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and ending at the Cripple Creek and
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MONA HODGSON writes historical romance fiction set in American history and peopled with ensemble casts. Mona is the author of Two Brides Too Many, Too Rich for a Bride, The Bride Wore Blue, and Twice a Bride in THE SINCLAIR SISTERS OF CRIPPLE CREEK SERIES and THE QUILTED HEART Novellas--Dandelions on the Wind, Bending Toward the Sun, and Ripples Along the Shore, and Prairie Song--all published wit ...more
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