Twice A Bride: A Novel – Mona Hodgson

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.

This is #4 in the series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek.  Let me tell you I am so sad that I didn’t read the ones before this.  It is a book that can stand all by itself, and talks about the characters in such a way that you don’t feel like you are completely lost.  However, if you are like me then you will read the book wondering about the lives of the sisters (that is alluded to) in the book and just be dying to pick up book 1-3.  I adore this book.  Ms Hodgson is a wonderful writer, with a true understanding of how a reader (me) wants to read a book.  The characters are real, experience real things – both happy and sad – and work through them.  They are a family and are strong in their faith, but you aren’t beat over the head with it either. I would absolutely recommend this book; and I give it 4 out of 4 stars.

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