Monday, January 28, 2013

"Twice a Bride" by Mona Hodgsn

About the book:  Love lost doesn’t mean love lost forever.
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?

Full of resolve, young widow Willow Peterson decides to pursue her dreams to be an artist as she settles into a new life in the growing mountain town of Cripple Creek.  When she lands a job working as a portrait painter with handsome entrepreneur and photographer Trenton Van Der Veer, the road before Willow seems to be taking a better-than-anticipated turn. 

With questions tugging at several hearts in town, including the Sinclair Sisters’ beloved Miss Hattie, change is traveling down the tracks as several unexpected visitors make their way out West.  Will the new arrivals threaten the deep family bonds of the Sinclair sisters and the roots of love that are just taking hold for Willow?    

Filled with the resonating questions that all women face, this romance awakens hope against grief, love against loss, and dreams against life’s unexpected turns.

My thoughts:  In Twice A Bride I picked up on a previously read Sinclair Sisters storyline and continued to read of the interactions between these ladies, their gentlemen, and Hattie the owner of the boardinghouse.

We have two widows - one young and old older.  They are entirely different and really neither are interested in pursing a romantic relationship.  The younger widow, Willow, is a gifted artist and she is recovering from institutionalized despondency following the loss of her husband.  Hattie, the older widow, is the owner of the boardinghouse.  She is also like a "mother hen" to all the Sinclair sisters. 

But this is a story of romance and of discovering new helpmeets for life.  Enter the scene: Trenton a photographer of fame who is interested in having someone produce canvas paintings of photographic portraits he has taken of his clients.  That is how Willow and Trenton become acquainted.

The "twice" comes into the storyline in duplicate manner.  There are two ladies who have previously been brides and they become brides again.  I'll let Hattie's groom-to-be remain a well-guarded secret at this point.

This is the final in the Sinclair Sisters series of four books.  I previously reviewed The Bride Wore Blue - click the title for my review.
  DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books for this review.

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