Category: Children/YA

TOO RICH FOR A BRIDE by Mona Hodgson

Available from Books on Tape                   Listen to a sample here: See what reviewers have had to say about this sequel to TWO BRIDES TOO MANY: “Ida believes her future is secure in a man’s world. After all, she has drive and determination. But what happens when she meets a man who makes a withdrawal from her heart? Author Mona Hodgson makes discovering the answer to this question a rich, rewarding adventure.”– DIANN MILLS author of A Woman Called Sage and the Texas Legacy  series “Ah, a book I’ve been waiting for. Too Rich for a Bride by Mona Hodgson will charm your socks off. All the ups and downs of a romance with a delightful dose of history with characters that will sneak into your heart and take up residence. More, more, we want more.” –LAURAINE SNELLING author of No Distance Too Far and the Daughters of Blessing series “Mona Hodgson has done it again. With deft storytelling and characters that leap off the page, Too Rich for a Bride is a book I won’t soon forget.” – KATHLEEN Y’BARBO author of The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper and Anna Finch and The Hired Gun “It’s always a joy to read a historical novel that isn’t afraid to let its women escape the farm. In Too Rich for a Bride, Mona Hodgson invites her readers to the reunion of the Sinclair sisters from Two Brides Too Many when she brings the smart, business-minded Ida Sinclair to Cripple Creek—Colorado’s “city of opportunity.” This is a story that lets us stand on the cusp of a great societal shift—the entrance of women into the business world. With engaging characters and an intriguing plot, Hodgson doesn’t let the important historical backdrop overshadow the heart of the story. Cripple Creek’s cast of colorful characters play host to a new romance, as well as pulling back the curtain on a local family tragedy. This sequel does more than simply tell the “next” story; it revisits the characters we’ve already come to love and creates a complementary depth to an entertaining new tale.” – ALLISON PITTMAN author of Stealing Home and The Bridegrooms

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NO PASSENGERS BEYOND THIS POINT by Gennifer Choldenko

Available now from Listening Library! AUDIOFILE EARPHONES WINNER I was honored to direct this multi voiced audiobook, and to make a cameo appearance for the last chapter: “Narration by three narrators makes sense for a story with a quickly shifting reality. Jessie Bernstein portrays 12-year-old Finn, who’s tense with worry about the foreclosure of his family’s home and his mother’s plan to send her children to their Colorado uncle. Becca Battoe depicts Finn’s 14-year-old sister, India, who’s sullen and resentful at being responsible for her young, eccentric sister, Mouse. Tara Sands’s lilting high pitch convinces listeners of Mouse’s happy acceptance when an hour’s plane trip brings the siblings to Falling Bird, an unsettling place that appeals to each of their individual sensibilities—at first. Because all three narrators establish a strong sense of character, the tensions that divide the three heroes add a chilling quality to an action-packed puzzle.” S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine and here’s a link to a review my daughter, Morgan, wrote for her school paper Soaring High (see page 3)  

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