Friday, August 5, 2011

Sweet Success! - Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson's historical fiction novel, Too Rich for a Bride (Book 2 in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series) (ISBN 978030745892-6, softcover, 306 pages) was released by WaterBrook Press in May 2011, following Two Brides Too Many (May 2010).  The author's website is www.monahodgson.com.  You can buy the book from your favorite bookseller or go to her website to contact her for autographed copies.

As the business-savvy Sinclair sister, Ida has never wanted to settle down. Instead of love, she craves success. But while searching for one, she just might find the other.

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 businesswoman, 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. 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?

Mona Hodgson is the author of more than thirty historical novels, picture books, I Can ReadTM books, middle grade nonfiction, and devotional books for children. Mona is also a public speaker for women's retreats, schools, librarians, and writers.