Thursday, June 16, 2011

Too Rich For A Bride

Too Rich For A Bride
 The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Book 2
by Mona Hodgson

(Spoiler Alert!)
The book is about a Ida, a girl who is more interested in business than in landing a husband. But she's living in the wrong century. It's 1896 and no man wants a woman involved in a "man's world". She runs into obstacles and trials as she tries to negotiate her way through the stresses of a new job and the stock market.
But God has other plans for her and quite a few things to show her about her character.
The character is believable and willing to change when her "flaws" are pointed out.
I enjoyed the book, but was a bit bothered by the ending. Did she HAVE to give up business? The author ended the story in such a way that I felt like Ida's only option was to be a preacher's wife and stay at home raising her children. That the world of business was almost a sin and she couldn't be who she was supposed to be when in that environment.
I understand that perhaps her character flaws didn't allow her to be a better person if she chose that career path. Much like a gambler shouldn't try to find a job in Vegas, she should stay completely clear of the stock market.
And as a stay-at-home mom, I'm all for giving up a career to make your family the number one priority in life. But it seemed like the author put emphasis on the fact that "business" was bad for a woman to be in and she couldn't succeed unless she was dishonest or sneaky about it. That the only "right" path for a woman to chose was beside her husband making a home for him.
The book was enjoyable and if you don't "think" about where it appears the author is going with Ida's career choices than this is a good, clean book.

I received this book for free in exchange from WaterBrook for my honest opinion.

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