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Too Rich for a Bride (The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek #2)

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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 determin
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Published May 3rd 2011 by WaterBrook Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Courtney
This is the second book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. I read the first one but I think that this one can be read as a stand-alone book as well. Ida is the oldest of the Sinclair sisters and she finally sets out to move to Colorado to be with sisters Nell and Kat. Unlike Nell and Kat, Ida isn't searching for a husband in Colorado but she is searching for success. She wants to be a businesswoman despite all the people opposed to that. She finds lots of opportunities in Cripple C ...more
Loraine
This second in the set of novels about the Sinclar Sisters of Cripple Creek continues with the story of Kat and Nell Sinclair who are both now married and are joined by their sister Ida as she moves from Maine to Colorado. Ida's focus is on becoming a business woman and she doesn't have room in her life for men or love. But God has a way of changing her focus through a traveling preacher and some nefarious deeds by the woman she begins working for.

I liked the character development in both Tucke
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Sally
With a head more suited to bookkeeping than a bridal veil, Ida's dreams include a big business – not beaus.

The Gold Rush came to Cripple Creek, Colorado, in 1890. Six years later, Ida Sinclair arrives in the town where two of her younger sisters now reside. Ida wants to go into business, but that isn't a popular choice for a woman in the late 1800s. Ever determined, Ida is employed by Cripple Creek businesswoman, Mollie O'Bryan. She learns a lot, makes money, and tries to ignore her family's re
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Rachel Brand
Ida Sinclair has no intention to find a husband when she moves to Cripple Creek, the town where her sisters, Nell and Kat, discovered true love and settled down to start their families. Instead, Ida is keen to make a name for herself in the business world, working for the infamous Mollie O'Bryan. Mollie might have some practices that Ida's family disapproves of, but Ida is impressed by her achievements in a profession dominated by men. But despite her attempts to immerse herself in the world of ...more
Susan
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
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Book Him Danno
This is a cute sweet christian romance. The story took a bit to get started, but it kept up a good pace. I enjoyed the sweet romantic bits and even the quoting of scriptures here and there. I'm not a huge christian romance reader, I do enjoy Linda Howard and Nora Roberts, but if you are looking for a clean romance with a sweet story this may be the book for you.
Laura
Title: TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE
Author: Mona Hodgson
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
May 2011
ISBN: 978-0307458926
Genre: Historical

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 olde
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Ida Sinclair has big dreams of making it big in business. After finishing school, she heads from her home in Maine to the small western town of Cripple Creek, Colorado to join her sisters and hopefully gain employment from the infamous and successful Mollie O’Bryan. The business world is still considered a man’s world and Ida finds plenty of hostility and disrespect in her pursuits. Yet Ida is determined and focused until she meets Tucker Raines who puts an unexpected kink in her well laid plans ...more
Renee
I'm as big a fan of the western romance as the next girl but it all gets repetitive sometimes. I'm happy to say that Mona Hodgson's latest book, Too Rich for a Bride is unique. While the setting, a mining town in Colorado, is kind of humdrum the characters are not. I loved that our hero, Tucker Raines, was a traveling preacher turned ice man. You might expect a preacher to pop up in a Christian romance but not a pervayor of ice and ice boxes. That said, the romance felt a bit cold (no pun intend ...more
Katie
May 24, 2011 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
After joining her sisters in Cripple Creek, Ida Sinclair wants nothing more than to advance her ambitions in the business world. How better to do that than to come under the tutelage of a successful businesswoman, Mollie O'Bryan, herself? Through trials, Ida finds out just where most people stand when it comes to the idea of women working outside of the home. Yet those oppositions are what makes Ida stronger.


From the moment she stepped foot in Cripple Creek she was constantly bumping into Tucker
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Heidi
I was fortunate enough to win this book as a Goodreads giveaway and I absolutely loved this book!! The setting and time period was such a fantastic thing to experience with Ida Sinclair and her sisters. I think the proper way people acted and the minimal living was really refreshing.

I enjoyed that Ida Sinclair, and her sisters to an extent, broke away from the "way a woman should act" during that time. I'm happy Ida got her start with Molly but am even happier when she realized that even though
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Laura
In a time when women were expected to “stay in the kitchen,” Ida Sinclair defies tradition by moving to Cripple Creek, Colorado, to become a businesswoman. When she arrives, she is hired by Mollie O’Bryan, who is a successful woman in a man’s world. Ida soon thrives but finds herself balancing her ethics with her ambition. Enter Tucker Raines, a preacher who must give up his career to run his family’s business. Can two ambitious entrepreneurs find time for love?

This book is my first book by Mona
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Elaine
Title: Too Rich for a Bride.

Author: Mona Hodgson.

Genre: Romance, Christian, Historical Fiction, Sequel.

Plot: In this sequel to Two Brides Too Many, we are introduced to Ida Sinclair, the business-minded firstborn of the four Sinclair sisters. Ida finishes her business courses two weeks early in 1896 Portland, Maine and heads out to Cripple Creek, Colorado to join her two younger sisters Kat and Nell with their husbands in the booming little mining town. With her sights set on becoming a successf
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Maureen Timerman
Synopsis: 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
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Brenda
This book althought being historically interesting and the characters were good seemed to be a little slow for me. I didn't want to not finish it slow, but there was something missing and I'm not sure what it was. The ending was somewhat predictable although there were some surprises which helped me finish the last fourth of the book faster that the first part. It may have been me, I was in a position where I had to keep putting it down and picking it back up. So I'm giving it 3 stars. I liked i ...more
Connie
Back in the 1800's there were very few businesswomen and Ida Sinclair wanted to become one of the few. She finishes Business School and moves to Cripple Creek to join her sisters and to also find work. Ida is immediately hired by Mollie O'Bryan who runs a stenography firm but also plays the stock market. Ida meets the distinguished lawyer of the town, Colin Wagner, on the way to town. But also new in town in traveling preacher, Tucker Raines, who has come to help his father run the family busine ...more
Britta
This book was an amazing read.
I felt the characters honestly just spring to life. The first chapter was a little hard to get situated with Ida and her sisters, but once the first chapter was out of the way... I couldn't put it down!

It starts with Ida heading out west to be with her sisters - but while most women travelled west for husbands, Ida goes for business.
She is completely against getting married, and Mona weaves a nice story of Ida falling in love while still keeping her head about her f
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Beverly Frisby
Jun 15, 2011 Beverly Frisby rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek ~ Book 2

The story starts in Portland, Maine, where Ida Sinclair, the oldest of the Sinclair Sisters, is attending Merton School of Business. Ida is an intelligent and ambitious woman who has a career in mind for her future instead of marrying and settling down. Although Ida is excelling in her classes, she is aware that the male students think she has no place in the business world. To her bitter disappointment, Ida discovers the teacher she thought understo
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Heather
I really enjoyed this book. Not because it was the best book I've ever read, or anything...it was just fun. A lighthearted clean Christian romance. I'll probably even keep it (I typically only buy books I've read, loved and want to read again). It's nice to have a few light bathtub books on hand! This appears to be the second in a series of books about the Sinclair sisters. I definitely plan on reading the others.
On a more meaningful level, I could relate to one of the main premises of the book:
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Camille
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Too Rich For A Bride by Mona Hodgson


I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah through their Blogging For Books program. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one.

Too Rich For A Bride is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. I have not read the first book in the series, and while one can still read Too Rich For A Bride without reading the first book in the ser
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Kristen
I really wanted to like this book when I picked it up and I suppose overall I did, but I think that's just because it had a decent ending. I kept waiting for the plot to pick up and really grab my interest but it didn't really happen until almost the very end. I didn't find Ida all that relateable or really very likable. I cared more about Tucker and his story than I did the actual love story in the book. From the description, it sounded like Ida was going to have opposition at every turn and re ...more
Elizabeth (etandksmom on TM's)
In this continuation of The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek, we follow the story of Ida Sinclair. Ida is the oldest of the Sinclair sisters. She comes to Cripple Creek to find work the the legendary businesswoman Mollie O'Bryan. And while Ida is not looking for a husband, love seems to be hunting her none the less.

I very much enjoyed this story. Even though I haven't read the first book, I believe this story can stand on it's own. That said it did take me some time to get in to this story. It
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Susan Stahley
For those of you who enjoy reading, I think you should turn off your TV for the night and cozy up to this book. I was intrigued from the beginning. The book was my friend until I finished the last page. I must say I was very happy with the outcome of everything.

You know those books that take awhile to get you interested, this isn't one of them. By the end of the first chapter, you will be caught like a bouquet at a wedding. Will this bride choose her career or one of the two bachelors chasing af
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Paula-O
"Too Rich for a Bride", book @2of the series Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek.

I enjoyed reading this series as I have 5 sisters and know a little about sisters....

Ida Sinclair is the older one always giving advise and watching out like a mother hen over her sisters- well she really had to as they lost their Mother at a young age. I think this makes her decide to become a business woman when she is grown, she would rather think business then beaus...Ida travels to Cripple Creek where two other s
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Miss Pippi the Librarian
Too Rich for a Bride follows Two Brides Too Many. You can read Too Rich for a Bride as a standalone, but I would highly recommend beginning with the first story. The stories involve a family of sisters. Two are now married and Ida joins them in Colorado. She is seeking a business career at a time where business-women are frowned upon. She meets two gentlemen while working - Colin and Tucker. One pursues business, while the other pursues the heart of God.

"When we're not looking seems to be the ti
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Ellen
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. This is the second book of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. Not having read the first book, I caught onto the premise of the series easily. The Sinclair sisters have moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado from Portland, Maine at the height of the Gold Rush in the 1890s.

This book is about the oldest sister, Ida, and her plans to be financially independent by becoming a stenographer. She moves to Cripple Creek after her plans to work in New Yor
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Emily
This was not a bad book -- it was okay. I didn't even know it was the second book in a series until I came to Goodreads to rate it. So obviously it was not hard to follow what had happened in the first book. It was easy to join in with the characters. I had three main problems with this book -- 1. It was predictable, 2. It was cheesy and 3. It was hitting you over the head with religion. So we'll take these one at a time.

Predictable: it's difficult to get into this without giving away the endin
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Lindsay (Everyday Is An Adventure)
Christian Western Historical Fiction - my new favorite genre!

Ahh...another awesome read from Mona Hodgson! I am writing this review and reveling in the fact that I still have TWO more books to carry me through this journey! How will I ever deal with the fact that there are no more when I finish the series?

Ida is the character I most closely related to - I think because she is just like me! I loved her ideas of independence and adventure all the while feeling like she was in control. She, like I,
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Susan
Ida is the oldest of the Sinclair Sisters, and true to nature, is quite strong-willed and determined to make her way in a "man's world." She most definitely is not searching for a husband and would rather be a sucessful busineswoman, than a bride. Unfortunately, her sisters do not agree, and they set out to find her a husband.

I love how Ida is determined to make her way in this world on her own, not dependent on anyone - she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes. Though I really enjoye
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Angela Bycroft
The second title in the Cripple Creek series introduces us to the oldest Sinclair sister - Ida.

Her dream, to go into business and work in the stock market, is at logaheads with the rest of the community and she very quickly becomes an object of scorn. Determined to stick to her guns, she determines to have no time for romamce or her sisters insistent matchmaking.

Enter the gentle character of Tucker Raines and all that slowly begins to change.

I enjoyed this second installment in the Sinclair s
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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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