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Guest review of : The Bride Wore Blue


Title:  The Bride Wore Blue
Author:  Mona Hodgson
Pages:  288
Publisher:  WaterBrook Press
Year:  2012
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.  Other reviews can be read on the blog located here:  http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/

                Do you ever feel unlovable?  Maybe you feel that you’re not good enough or don’t deserve love?  How about feeling unworthy of God’s love?  Can anyone love me when I’ve…?  If you’ve ever had those thoughts or feelings, you’re not alone.  The author does a wonderful job of exploring these questions through the eyes of her main character, Vivian Sinclair, and a supporting cast of her three sisters, a boardinghouse owner, and the deputy sheriff.  The story is set in the late 1800s in Colorado. 
Vivian and her sisters have grown up as Christians.  She is the fourth of four sisters and has never liked being the baby of the family.  She longs for independence to show she can take care of herself.  She makes some poor choices in her home town in Maine, and thinks that she can start a brand new life in Cripple Creek with her sisters.  When she arrives in Cripple Creek, she meets the deputy sheriff, Carter Alwyn.  They both are attracted to each other, but both are not wanting more than friendship.  Vivian doesn’t think she is worthy of anything more, and Carter doesn’t want to drag a woman into the life of a lawman.
Vivian tries to find a job, but is rejected time and time again.  She is desperate for a paying job, and makes another poor choice.  This job leads her to encounter some criminals who have been robbing banks and trains in the area.  What happens to make Vivian a murder suspect?  Can anyone ever forgive her?  Her desperate situation causes her to turn back to God for help, and makes her realize her true feelings for Carter run much deeper than friendship.  Carter is trying to catch the thieves and bring them to justice.  He also realizes how much he wants a wife to share his life.  Does Vivian feel the same?
Once Carter learns the truth about her past, will he still have feelings for her?  Will he be disgusted with her?  The story shows the path of forgiveness, mercy, and compassion of God.  It also shows the love that is shared by fellow Christians, and their mercy and willingness not to pass judgment.  This is the third book in the series “The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek.”  The story is easy to read and you’ll be finished before you know it!
My rating for this book is 3.5 stars.


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