The Bride Wore Blue
Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.
At last, the four 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 Vivian is 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?
What Readers are Saying
“A beautiful tale. Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.”
~Cindy Woodsmall, author of The Hope of Refuge and When the Soul Mends
“All the ups and downs of a romance with a delightful dose of history, with characters that will sneak into your heart and take up residence. More, more, we want more.”
~Lauraine Snelling, author of Breaking Free and Daughter of Blessing Series
“One of my favorite fictional families has returned! Author Mona Hodgson spins wonderful tales of family bonds and community spirit in her historic romance series, The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek. The books fit together to give you the complete picture of the family, but they can also be read alone as each tells a different character’s story. In The Bride Wore Blue, baby sister Vivian travels to the mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, to join sisters Kat, Nell, and Ida. Vivian learns leaving her past behind isn’t as simple as stepping onto a train. I thoroughly enjoyed Vivian’s story. I enjoyed seeing the “seamier” side of Cripple Creek and learning how an independent young woman with a loving family could wander into this sort of lifestyle. It’s a beautiful story of pride, grace, and forgiveness.”
~Karen Barnett, author of The Golden Gate Chronicles and The Road to Paradise
I loved the twists and turns in this romance turned suspense novel. Cripple Creek came alive with the skillful storytelling of Ms. Hodgson.