August 24, 2012

Book Review and GIVEAWAY! The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson



Vivian Sinclair hates being the baby of the family. No one thinks of her as an adult, and she is tired of not being able to make her own way in this world. Unable to forgive herself for past transgressions, and finding herself unlovable, she sets out to find a job where she can provide for herself. After numerous times failing at her job, she finally agree to take a job as a "hostess" at the local brothel. While she agreed only to serve food and drinks, she fears telling her sisters will earn her a sharp rebuke. When she is asked to do more than her job specified, she has to decide whether she should tell all to her sisters, or be scarred as a "working woman" for life.
I liked:
  • The plot. Absolutely fantastic. I don't think that I could've thought of a better plot for the third book in this series.
  • The history. This is the third book of Mona's that I have read, and I love how many historical facts she includes in her books.
  • The characters. You can really get into the lives of the characters, especially because each book has had mentions of all of them.
I disliked:
  • Nada, it really was a great book!
Content inappropriate for ages 13 and under:
  • There is a lot of talk about prostitutes, and she does work in a brothel. I will put it this way; if you are comfortable watching Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman then you will more than love this book. It was never graphic at all, just implied.
Overall:
This was a fantastic read. I LOVED it. I wouldn't have changed anything, and I can't wait to read the next book!
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



Surprise! The publisher graciously gave me an extra copy to give away!
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You can enter by answering this question: 
What would your dream job be if you lived in an old-west town?

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Sincerely,
Libbi H.

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12 comments:

Mona Hodgson said...

Hi,
Thanks for reading THE BRIDE WORE BLUE. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Vivian's story...one that is especially dear to my heart.
Can't wait for you to read TWICE A BRIDE. Hurry October 2nd. :)
Blessings,
Mona

Carole said...

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Carole said...

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Katie said...

Ok, so if I lived in the old west, i'd probably want to be a shop keeper. :)

Katie said...

I follow your loverly blog! ;)

Katie said...

I posted about it on facebook! :)

Katie said...

I posted it on pinterest! :)

Carole said...

Great that you linked in. Thanks.

CostaWisdom said...

Okay, so if I lived in the old west I would definitely want to be a doctor. I think the fact that there were hardly and women doctors would add to the adventure!

Matt and Robyn Conners said...

My dream job...there would be a couple, I would either like to be the storekeeper or own a restaurant

**Ashley** said...

Would love to read this! If I lived in the old west, I think I would be either a nurse or a midwife. I'm a nurse now, have thought about midwifery. I tried to be creative, but kept ending up back where I started! Oh, and I just started following your blog :)

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