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 revels in her promising accomplishments. Fighting for respect in a man’s world, her ambition leaves little room for distractions. She ignores her family’s reservations about Mollie O’Bryan’s business practices, but no matter how she tries, she can’t ignore the two men pursuing her affections—Colin Wagner, the dashing lawyer, and Tucker Raines, the traveling preacher.
Ida wants a career more than anything else, so she shrugs off the suitors and pointed “suggestions” that young ladies don’t belong in business. Will it take unexpected love—or unexpected danger—for Ida to realize where her priorities truly lie?
This book is the second in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. I have not read the first book in this series and was delighted to find that Too Rich For a Bride could stand alone. Ms. Hodgson does an excellent job and giving you necessary information for the story to flow on its own while creating interest in the previous book.
Ida Sinclair desires to be a success in the business world which was viewed as acceptable during her time. In spite of harsh events that could have halted her endeavor, she preservers and continues toward her goal.
Life brings her to live in town with her sisters and she encounters two gentlemen that express interest in her; a lawyer and a traveling preacher. We are instantly drawn to the traveling preacher as we see the struggles he has faced in recent years and how his faith in God brings him through. And the lawyer, while a gentleman, leaves some doubt lingering in your mind.
Ida resists her attraction to focus on her success. She quickly learns that success in business comes at a price. Is it a price she is willing to pay?
I found this a quick, enjoyable read. I think it would have been better if it was a bit longer so the characters and storyline could have been developed a bit more. It ended too quickly and some aspects of the story seemed a bit stilted. Overall, it was a great read that makes for an enjoyable afternoon.
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