Monday, October 1, 2012

Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson ends October 8th


MONA HODGSON is the author of more than thirty-two books for adults and
children, including her popular Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek
Series—Two Brides Too Many, Too Rich for a Bride, The Bride Wore Blue, and
Twice a Bride. Her children’s book titles include: Real Girls of the Bible:
A 31-Day Devotional, Bedtime in the Southwest and six princess and desert I
Can Read books. For more information about Mona and her books, visit her
website at monahodgson.com. Connect with Mona on her blog
http://monahodgson.wordpress.com, on Twitter, and on her Facebook Mona
Hodgson Author Page.

Mona is giving away a copy of Twice A Bride. Answer the question, Are there any other brother or sister series that you have really liked? Or leave a comment to be entered to win. Don't forget to let me know if you are a follower and be sure to leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win. 



Do you have a favorite scene in this book and what would it be?
I have two favorite scenes for two very different reasons. One is a fun scene in which Boney Hughes is fixing the pipes beneath Miss Hattie’s kitchen sink. The other is a poignant and emotional scene based upon one of my personal experiences.

If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why?
Jo, one of the four sisters, in Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Women.

What is something that very few people know about you?
I’m lefthanded.

Are you or any close family members in the characters’ personalities?
Yes. I am one of four sisters, and there are four Sinclair Sisters. Our birth order dynamics come into play in the personalities of the oldest, youngest, and middle Sinclair sisters. As the big sister, like Ida, I’ve been accused of mothering.
Oh man, I wished I’d known that I’d have asked you one of my other questions that speaks about birth order. ;o)

If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord)
Harriett Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She was a passionate and creative writer whose stories made a difference.

What is the hardest part in writing a story?
The hardest part is making myself stop the research. I love the discovery involved in researching a setting or time period, occupations or real life characters.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?
My hero in Two Brides Too Many was a doctor, relocating to Colorado. When researching the hospital situation in Cripple Creek, I learned that the Sisters of Mercy had established the first hospital in Cripple Creek. That’s when Sister Mary Claver Coleman became the first real life character in the series.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
The Caregiver

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
My laptop with the cheery floral cover.


Twice a Bride, the fourth and final story in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series, set in the late 1890s, when the mines attracted tens of thousands of gold miners to the stunning countryside nestled on the southwest slopes of majestic Pikes Peak.

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.

Hear my cry, O God;
Attend unto my prayer,
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:1–2
 
Link to Chapter One Excerpt Here
 
Order from Amazon Here
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Learn more about Mona and her books at www.monahodgson.com

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Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, October 8th, 8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.

57 comments:

  1. I can't think of any brother or sister books that I have read. I'm sure I have but none are coming to mind. I'd love to read Twice a Bride. The cover is beautiful.

    I am a subscriber.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Good morning, Ruby! Thanks for celebrating tomorrow's release of Twice a Bride with me. I agree...the cover is gorgeous. The cover artist is talking about the process on http://monahodgson.wordpress.com on Friday, October 12th. Blessings!

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    2. LOVE the cover, too! Thanks for coming by and for being a subscriber. I've read some old books by Gilbert Morris that were family, THE WAKEFIELD DYNASTY, and I loved them. It's nice to get to know a whole family. Each book brings you back home.

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    3. I agree on the cover, DebbieLynne. I've loved all four of the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Covers.

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  2. My favorite sibling series is Irene Hannon's Guardians of Justice books, but I also liked Susie May Warren's series with Rafe and Stephanie and I can't remember the other guy's name... :D
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway! I'd love a chance to win a copy.
    -Emily

    emily_reynolds(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Good morning, Emily. Thanks so much for joining me here in the TWICE A BRIDE celebration. I'll have to check out those two series. Blessings!

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    2. Hey Emily! Great to see you back. Love the name Rafe. Used that in one of my first stories. Good luck!

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  3. I love the era your book is writen Mona and other than reading Little Women, I have never read a book about sister's, but I think it sounds like a good book and anything set in the West I love. I would love a chance to win a copy of your book! Thanks for the opportunity and for writing Christian fiction!

    Blessings,
    Lori

    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

    P.S. I am a member of your group here and also receive emails from you.

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    1. Good morning, Lori! Thanks for joining us here for a TWICE A BRIDE celebration. I appreciate your interest in my Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek books. Happy Reading!

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    2. Thanks for being a follower, Lori! I might get tarred and feathered for saying this, Yikes! dare I confess that I've never read Little Women? Good luck on the drawing.

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  4. Mary Connealy has a series about sisters called Sophie's Daughters, love all her books, but particularly this one telling each sisters story.
    I've read the first in the Sincalir sisters series, and look forward to reading the others!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I follow via feedburner

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    1. Hey Patty,
      Thanks for coming by and for being a follower. I've not read Sophie's Daughters. Are they historical? If they are I may have to look them up when I read down my TBR pile.

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    2. Hi Patty,
      I love Mary Connealy and her books!
      I appreciate your interest in my Sinclair Sisters too.
      Happy Reading!
      Mona

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  5. Mona, So glad to have you on my blog this week! Looking forward to a fun time.

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    1. Thanks, DebbieLynne! It's great to be here. Many thanks to you all for celebrating tomorrow's TWICE A BRIDE release with me. Blessings and hugs! Mona

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  6. I would love to win this book. I follow by Feedburner too. For Mona's question, I like the series of Wanda Brunstetter's "Sisters of Holmes County". Maxie ( mac2662@me.com )

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    1. Hi! Thanks for joining us here, and reading my interview. Blessings!

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    2. Thanks for being a follower, Maxie. Good luck on the drawing!

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  7. I messed up on my email address for you to send me a message if I win. I put two 6's and it only has 1. ( mac262@me.com ) Sorry!

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  8. Please enter me! :)

    I don't know that I have read many brother or sister series. I love Amish books and their are many siblings in those books, but I don't know if the count. :/ Right now I have read Sadie's Montana series, and while I have some negatives I did rather enjoy the families relationship :)

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    Acts 16:31 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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    1. Hi Amada! I, too, like to read about family relationships. I think that's why I had so much fun writing the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Happy Reading! Mona

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    2. Hey Amanda. Of course they count! Anything you want to mention does. Love to follow family lines.

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  9. I've been wanting to get this books set in Cripple Creek, since I remember fondly visiting this old gold mining town, years ago. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. I signed up to follow you through Feedburner. KayM
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)come

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    1. Hi Kay,
      I appreciate your interest in my Sinclair Sisters of Cripple. Fun to know you've already visited the mining town.
      Happy Reading!
      Mona

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    2. Yay Kay! Thanks for signing up to follow my blog! Good luck on winning!!

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  10. One of my favorite series of books about siblings is Mary Connealy's Kincaid Brides series!
    Cripple Creek series is one of my favorites too ;)

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

    I am also a follower

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    1. Hi Samantha!
      Thanks for joining us here.
      Blessings,
      Mona

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    2. Hi Samantha, thanks for stopping in. I'm glad you like Mona's series. good luck on winning!

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  11. I love sibling series!!! Some of my favorites are The O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson, Sophie's Daughters and The Kincaid Brides by Mary Connealy, Men of the Saddle by Lori Copeland, The Californians and The Yellow Rose Trilogy by Lori Wick, and The Noble Legacy by Susan May Warren. I also really enjoyed this series I've read all of them but don't own a physical copy of Twice A Bride!
    I'm a follower via GFC!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Abbi!
      What a great list of sibling stories.
      Thanks!
      Mona

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    2. LOL! I guess you do like sibling series! LOL. Thanks for being a follower and good luck!

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  12. I love Lori Wick's books that feature siblings such as Californians, Rocky mountain memories, and place called home series'. I haven't read these yet, but plan to soon! I followed you by email. shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Veronica! Thanks for joining us here.
      Happy reading! Mona

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    2. Thanks for following me Veronica. Lori Wick was one of the early books I read as a Christian. Do buy Mona's if you don't win. YOu won't be disappointed!

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  13. I can't think of any other brother or sister series right off the top of my head, I've read so many and most of them I really enjoyed.

    I am a follower by feedburner.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Wendy. Thanks for coming by! I think we enjoy them so much because God made us to be a family so we all really connect with the sibling thing.

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  14. Hi Wendy! Thanks for reading the post. I hope you enjoy the Sinclair Sisters and the Cripple Creek cast of quirky characters. Blessings, Mona

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  15. I reviewed an ebook of Twice A Bride for Mona and just loved this book. I would love to win a paperback copy to share with my
    grand daughters. I already follow on feedburner.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Jan! So glad you're enjoying the Sinclair Sisters stories. Thanks for reading and reviewing my novels. Blessings! Mona

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    2. Woo Hoo! I'm going to be reading Twice a Bride real soon. Glad to hear you loved it, Jan. Can't wait to get to it. Thanks for being a follower.

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  16. I've read Too Rich For a Bride and it was very good!! I can't wait to see what happens with the other sisters!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Marissa, thanks for coming by and good luck on the drawing.

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    2. Hi Marissa. Fun to hear that you enjoyed Ida Sinclair's story. Anxious for you to read The Bride Wore Blue and Twice a Bride now. Blessings!

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  17. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Karen, for joining us here. I appreciate your interest in my Sinclair Sisters stories. Happy Reading!

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  18. Thank you for stopping by, Karen. Good luck on winning.

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  19. I love historicals --this one sounds great! Would it ruin the series if you read "The Sinclair Sisters" out of order? One of my favorite sibling series is Julie Lessman's one that follows the six O'Connor siblings through two trilogies. =)

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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    1. Good morning, J!

      So excited to hear that you love historicals, and I appreciate your interest int he Sinclair Sisters. Hmm. Given the choice, I'd recommend you begin with TWO BRIDES TOO MANY because it sets up the premise, showing why the sisters are all migrating to Cripple Creek.

      Blessings! And Happy Reading! Mona

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  20. Awww. The Caregiver. <3

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. Hi Rachelle!
    Caregiver sisters, are we? Bless you!
    Mona

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  22. Beautiful cover...
    cllyrics@gmail.com

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  23. Hi, Cynthia!
    I agree with you on the cover. The covers on all four Sinclair Sisters books are great, but I think this one on TWICE A BRIDE is my favorite.
    Blessings and Happy Reading!
    Mona

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  24. Some brother/sister series I've really enjoyed reading are: Irene Hannon's Guardians of Justice, Mary Connealy's Kincaid Brides, and Tamera Alexander's Timber Ridge Reflections (book 2 and 3 are the stories of the brother and sister respectively). Thanks for this giveaway!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  25. Hi Jes!
    THanks for joining me here. I appreciate your interest in my Sniclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series.
    BLessngs!
    Mona

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  26. I really enjoyed Lori Wick's California series. Please enter me. I follow through feedburner.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  27. Hi Amy,
    I appreciate your interest in my Sinclair Sisters novels.
    Happy Reading!
    Mona

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