TWO BRIDES TOO MANY
Hodgson, who has previously written more than 30 children's books, includes romance, lovable secondary characters and even a mystery in her story. The characters are realistic, with plenty of flaws and worries.
Kat and Nell Sinclair leave behind the comforts of their home in Maine to be mail-order brides, but neither of their fiances are there to greet them when they arrive in Colorado.
Kat's future husband drinks too much and there is no way she is marrying him. Nell learns that her future husband has died, but since they were to be married, she feels she is entitled to his house and intends to live there. Can two gently bred young women find happiness in the Wild West? (WATERBROOK, May, 320 pp., $13.99)