The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson

Leah Courtney

As I read through The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson, I kept thinking the characters and plots seemed vaguely familiar.  I'm still not sure if I have read the previous two books in the series, but I think I have.

I enjoyed this read by Mona Hodgson.  It wasn't really spectacular, but it was an easy quick read.

Vivian is the last Sinclair sister to head to Colorado to make her way.  She considers herself "sullied" and beneath her sisters who she considers perfect.  Struggling to measure up, Vivian ends up in a difficult and dangerous situation, all the time finding a growing relationship with the young sheriff, Carter Alwyn.

I liked the themes of forgiveness and struggling to measure up.  I liked that Vivian and Carter were not perfect.  They both struggled with doubt and imperfection.  But, they both learn to trust God and to rely on His forgiveness.  Vivian and her sisters are spunky, real heroines.  Carter was not as well-developed, but he was a likable hero.

I would have enjoyed seeing the characters and their interactions fleshed out a little.  I sometimes felt as if I were hopping from one event to the other without much continuity.  The final coming together of Vivian and Carter felt a little forced because we hadn't seen much happening between them throughout the whole book.

I'd recommend this one as a good read.  And the previous two books (from what I can remember) were also good reads but not necessary to understand this one.

I rate this one four stars and a G for everyone.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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