With a head more suited to bookkeeping than a bridal veil, Ida’s dreams include big business- not beaus.
Ida Sinclair has joined her sisters, Kat and Nell, in the untamed mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado for one reason: to work for the infamous but undeniably successful businesswoman, Mollie O’Bryan. Ida’s sisters may be interested in making a match for their determined older sister, but Ida only wants to build her career.
Under Mollie's tutelage, Ida learns how to play the stock market and revels in her promising accomplishments. Fighting for respect in a man's world, her ambition leaves little room for distractions. She ignores her family's reservations about Mollie O'Bryan's business practices, but no matter how she tries, she can't ignore the two men pursuing her affections—Colin Wagner, the dashing lawyer, and Tucker Raines, the traveling preacher.
Ida wants a career more than anything else, so she shrugs off the suitors and pointed “suggestions” that young ladies don’t belong in business. Will it take unexpected love—or unexpected danger—for Ida to realize where her priorities truly lie?
This is the second book in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. I read the first one but I think that this one can be read as a stand-alone book as well. Ida is the oldest of the Sinclair sisters and she finally sets out to move to Colorado to be with sisters Nell and Kat. Unlike Nell and Kat, Ida isn't searching for a husband in Colorado but she is searching for success. She wants to be a businesswoman despite all the people opposed to that. She finds lots of opportunities in Cripple Creek to test her knowledge and to test her heart!
There are lots of the things to love about this book. It was nice to catch up with the sisters Nell and Kat from book one and to hear how their lives are going. The secondary characters are in this book as well and they are still just as quirky and delightful as before, I especially like Hattie, the old matchmaker and off-key singer!
Ida is a great character as well; I love how she is determined to make it in a man's world, yet she doesn't let anyone push her around, she stands up for her values. She is just as stubborn as the other two Sinclair sisters.
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