The Bride Wore Blue

Jenilee Goodwin

4 Stars

July 30, 2012

Book Description (From Random House):

The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek—Book 3

Headed toward a fresh start but tethered by her past, Vivian longs to break free, to find forgiveness and love.

At last, the 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 off ered 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 she’s 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?

My Thoughts:

The Bride Wore Blue was a wonderful story of family, forgiveness and learning to except God's love. I've read the other books in the Cripple Creek series and this was another fun read from Mona Hodgson.

Although at times this book was slightly predictable, I enjoyed reading about these sisters, their relationships with each other and their growing families.

Learning to heal from mistakes and learning to except God's free gift of life is a strong message and a perfect lesson for today.

Mona Hodgson incorporates adventure, humor, faith, and fun characters to create a series that any reader would love.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review!