Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Twice a Bride

Love lost doesn’t mean love lost forever. 
Can unexpected romance deliver a second chance for two deserving widows?
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.  
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. 

Although Twice a Bride is the fourth book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, it is the first one that I have read. The author does a good job of filling the reader in with past events without dwelling on them in a way that would be annoying to a reader that has read the previous books. My only complaint about this book is the title. There are two female leads trying to gain the attentions of Mr. Van Der Veer, and only one of them is a widow. The title Twice a Bride makes it pretty obvious which of the leading ladies will end up with the groom in the end. If the title were different, there would have been much more suspense for the reader as we wonder if Mr. Van Der Veer will go back to his fiance or pursue Willow Peterson. However, the book was very good, I enjoyed the characters, their growth, and their commitment to God and each other. I will most likely be checking out the first three books of the series even though I know which couples end up together through this story. 

I received a complimentary copy of Twice a Bride through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing's Blog 4 Books program in exchange for an honest review.