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Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Review: The Bride Wore Blue

The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek—Book 3

Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.

At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family“ baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily-settled sisters?

The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn’t ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so when she’s offered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself. Although she’s convinced she’ll never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they’d be mortified—as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff ’s deputy who’s sweet on her.

Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God’s beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?

My Opinion
I was privileged to read the first two books in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series by Mona Hodgson and I loved them so much that I couldn't wait to read this third book in the series, The Bride Wore Blue.

It was everything I loved in the first two books and more! I loved re-meeting the other three sisters, Kat, Ida and Nell and seeing where they were in their lives now and also meeting Vivian, the youngest sister!

I love the spirit of Vivian and her ambitions to be a dress designer. But once again, we are reminded in this book that God is in control and may have different plans than we have planned in our mind! What a great reminder that God is in control of all things in our life!

I love the love story between Vivian and Carter. Their relationship works because of forgiveness by God and by each other and that is also a great reminder that forgiveness is such a huge part of relationships. Also, God can forgive any sins we do as long we are remorseful - nothing is unforgiveable by God!!

Once Vivian remembers that, she can move on with her life and let herself fall in love with the man of her dreams! The same goes with Carter!

I loved this storyline, the history and people of Cripple Creek, and the story of the Sinclair Sisters! Their bond and lives remind me of my sisters and I just loved this whole series of books! This book was really well written and I recommend this book and series to all Christian romance lovers!

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* I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review*