Monday, June 13, 2011

Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson

I had a very difficult time getting into Too Rich for a Bride. I just couldn’t connect with Ida. Right from the very start, she rubbed me the wrong way.

I’m old fashioned. I don’t have anything wrong with women working or doing well in business, but women with the a-woman-can-do-anything-a-man-can-do-and-probably-better attitude turn me off. 

Never good when the main character annoys you. Hard to get past that.

I read Mona’s first book in this series, Two Brides Too Many, quite awhile ago, but couldn’t remember Mollie O’Bryan’s character. This also made me feel lost, as I really wasn’t sure what her ‘business’ was. So…I had no idea what in the world Ida was doing every day.

I just felt like I was forcing myself to turn the next page, and only got about 2/3 of the way through the book.

Just because I struggled to like the main character, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t enjoy Too Rich for a Bride. The book has a nice western feel, along with a likeable landlady, two protective sisters, and two men vying for Ida’s hand – which one is the good guy, bad guy, right guy, wrong guy for her? All the right components for a great story – it just fell flat for me.

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AND FOR YOU, a peek into the book:
 You can read the first chapter of Too Rich for a Bride HERE.

Thank you to Blogging for Books through Waterbrook Multnomah for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.


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