Two sisters, Kat and Nell Sinclair, are heading west to start new lives for themselves out in Cripple Creek, Colorado – as mail-order brides.
While traveling by train, Nell, the romantic dreamer, carries a photo of her intended husband close to her heart. She imagines an exciting, love-filled future ahead. But the elder sister Kat is a different story; instead, she resigns herself to marriage as a duty and not a union to delight in.
But when the ladies arrive at the train depot neither of their fiancés are there waiting for them. The sisters suddenly find themselves unexpectedly alone in a wild frontier town. A place where fires threaten to reduce the buildings to rubble, working women strut along the streets, and rogues gamble for the shoes on one another’s feet. But God’s grace is found in the most unlikely of folks. Will Kat and Nell end up finding their loves?
Mona Hodgson is the author of this delightful tale “Two Brides Too Many” and she did quite a wonderful job. As far as I can tell this is her first book not geared for children, and it was a great read. Full of quirky characters that kind of made you feel like you were in a town similar to Walnut Grove in Little House on the Prairie. I enjoyed it quite a bit. The amusing quirkiness of some of the characters very much made the book for me, especially just to have a little bit of a distraction from the normal characters, which gave a nice, refreshing element to it. It also keeps some mysteries going such as who was responsible for setting those fires. And it was pretty heartbreaking in general. But Mona did an amazing job on this novel, and I can’t wait to read “Too Rich for a Bride” which is the next in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series.