Too Rich for a Bride
by Mona Hodgson
From the book: 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 businesswomen 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 practice, 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?
From me: I really appreciated how Mona took the generally mild Historical Romance genre and added in a little bit of excitement. The story was great without that little bit of danger, but it just made it that much better. I also liked seeing the diversion from your typical "heroine"; having Ida pursue a career in business, as opposed to your typical womanly pursuits, was a breath of fresh air and really kept me interested.
This is book two in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. I have not read book one, but will soon!
Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!