Thursday, October 11, 2012

Twice a Bride


From the book: 

"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. 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.  "


Willow is a widow, full of resolve, and a talented artist who is seeking a new life, in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She's thrilled to be able to be around her brother, pastor Tucker Raines, his wife, Ida Sinclair Raines, and the other Sinclair sisters (who were introduced in the 1st book). Jobless and still trying to make sense of her life after the death of her husband, Willow accepts Ida's offer of a job at the family store, but is searching for more. She finds a help-wanted listing for someone to colorize photographs and paint portraits from them and applies for the job with Trenton Van Der Veer, the town's new handsome photographer. When he sees a sample of Willow's work, he knows he's found his artist.
As Trenton and Willow are trying to find their way as employer/employee, they both secretly desire more. Susanna comes to town to throw a wrench into the works, because she wants Trenton's affections.
When their father arrives, he brings a HUGE surprise, an eight-year-old orphaned girl from France. The four Sinclair girls: Kat, Ida, Vivan and Nell, who have been expecting their father to come, now have new obstacles to face at each of life’s unexpected turns. With unexpected twists and turns, the whole story still comes together seamlessly. 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 Opinion:

This is the fourth and final book in the Brides of Cripple Creek Series, but for the most part  it stands alone and the author gives good enough backdrop from her previous books to catch you up to speed. I found the characters to be delightful, energetic and loveable. I would recommend this book to all historical fiction lovers and romance lovers alike.


 Click here to download chapter one of Twice a Bride.

"I received this book for review from Water Brook Publishers. My thoughts and opinions are my own."


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