The Bride Wore Blue is a Story of Redemption

Meagan Myhren-Bennett

4.5 Stars

July 8, 2012

The Bride Wore Blue By Mona Hodgson

The Bride Wore Blue is the third book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. Vivian is joining her three older sisters in Cripple Creek, Colorado. But Vivian has a secret that she is hiding, a secret that could make her sisters turn their backs on her if they ever found out.

But just before the train arrives in Cripple Creek bandits rob the train and Vivian accidentally trips on e of them. Using her skills for costume design, Vivian sketches the bandits clothing but Deputy Carter Alwyn is more interested in the physical build of the men then their clothing.

Vivian is warmly welcomed by her sisters, their husbands, and Miss Hattie. Vivian takes a room at Miss Hattie's but she needs a job to pay for her room and board. But Vivian's job search is not making much headway and she is determined to stand on her own two feet and not be the "baby" of the family any longer. But when the two jobs she does find don't work out she takes a job as a day hostess at the local sporting house. Now Vivian has another secret to keep from her sisters - after all they don't need to know just how low she has fallen.

Vivian is convinced that she has forever ruined her chance for love, marriage and a family. Can she ever forgive herself? Will she allow God to forgive and heal her? Soon Vivian's independent stubbornness gets her into more trouble than she has ever been in. With her life on the line will she ever get the chance to admit her mistakes to those who love her or will she die before she can seek redemption?

The Bride Wore Blue is a look at the relationships we have in our lives. Family is one of the most important we can have after our relationship with God. It is also a look at the importance of seeking forgiveness and not compounding our sins by trying to hide them from those in our lives. Nothing is ever hidden from God and He sees our heart. Give it to Him, He can restore you if you just ask.

I received this book for free as part of the Blogging for Books program from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.