Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Too Rich for a Bride - Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson does an excellent job of portraying the difficulty women had in pursuing and receiving acceptance and respect in business at the turn of the century 1900. The reader is drawn into Ida’s dream for big business…the prejudices she faces from her friends, family , even acquaintances – both male and female.  But Ida’s time is not only taken up with convincing her loved ones that she is learning business, and doing a good job, but also making a name for herself. Is it the fact that she is a successful business woman or how she acquired it that has people talking? Or whom she is associating with?
The story and characters are well formed, in depth and the reader is drawn into the lives of 1896. Struggle with Ida as she (and you) determine what the priorities should be. Look to those you love around you for the help that is only as far away as you make them.
A great book – although a bit of an ‘escape’ type of book (no deep suspense) it made me re-examine what I thought was important.
Although Too Rich For a Bride is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series, it can also stand alone. I will want to read the first book in the series, and since there is another sister Vivian,  I think we can look forward to a third book!

Too Rich for a Bride was given to me free in exchange for a reviewfrom WaterbrookMultnomah Publishers through Bloggimg for Books. A positive review was not requested.

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