Too Rich For A Bride

Today I’ll be reviewing Too Rich For A Bride by Mona Hodgson.
Ida Sinclair has a head for business and in 1896 most think that the last place women belong is in business. She’s determined to prove them wrong, so after certain circumstances and a note from her sister telling her about a businesswoman, Mollie O’Bryan, Ida jumps at the chance to go to Cripple Creek.
The last thing she wants is romance, but two men are vying for her attention and she finds herself falling in love.
The storyline of this story is very interesting, in a good way. Normally with this kind of story I find myself having a hard time liking the main character or characters, but with this book I loved almost every character in it.
Mona has a gift of putting enough back story into a book to keep you interested, but not so much that it overrides your brain trying to keep the facts straight.
The characters are very realistic and are extremely likable, particularly the sisters and their husbands.
But the romance was a little weak, though. Even though they pined after each other, the romance factor of it all left me feeling a little disappointed.
The faith in this book is extraordinary. The preacher trusts God in everything even if it meant he come to Cripple Creek and back to the father that doesn’t talk to him. Even Ida comes to some hard conclusions and it makes her even more likable.
Overall, I would say this a great historical fiction, but as far as a romance it is more watered down so it’s perfect for younger readers and people who are more sensitive to it. I’d give it three and a half stars.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.