This is the first novel I have read by the author Mona Hodgson, although this book itself is the fourth in this series which follows the Sinclair Sisters. In this book, however we are treated to the story of Willow Peterson and her landlady Miss Hattie. Willow is an honorary Sinclair sister, related by marriage. Her brother is married to Ida Sinclair.
Willow is widowed from the love of her life Sam, who actually saved his best friend, Tucker, who is Willow’s brother. She had a very rough time getting over Sam’s untimely death and it forced her father to put her in an institution because of it. Willow eventually does come out of what is known as depression these days but back in the 1890’s was termed as melancholia.
Miss Hattie is Willow’s landlady and owner of her own boarding house and has also been widowed. Her beloved George had cherished her for the whole marriage and Miss Hattie will not settle for anything less and is not even looking for a romantic relationship!
I loved this book and the characters within it. If historical romance is your thing, then you will love this book too! Hodgson does a wonderful job setting the scene and keeping the reader turning the pages to see what will happen next! There are quite a few subplots weaved into the story and they are expertly handled. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves romance or even historical fiction.
As always, I got this book for free from WalterBrook Multnomah for the sole purpose of this review.Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson (Chapter 1 Excerpt)