The Sinclair sisters are a lot of fun. This is the first book in the "Sisters of Cripple Creek" series that I've read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hodgson took a very serious problem - how to achieve financial independence - and a spiritual one - how to forgive yourself - and addressed them with historical accuracy, emotional depth, and enough lightheartedness to keep the story fun. Vivian's antics were often comical and her run-ins with Carter, a deputy, had enough zaniness to make you blush for her. Trying to untangle the mess she's made of her life, though, has a depth that is belied by the simplicity and beauty of the cover. The message is far deeper than what is normally contained in your typical 'romance' - and could prompt serious soul searching to those in need of personal forgiveness.
Previews are included for Hodgson's next two books at the end of this one (as well as a reader's guide). They sound as fun and dramatic as this one. I can't wait to read them!
I received a free copy of The Bride Wore Blue from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.