First of all, thank you for all you do for book lovers and research fanatics like me. 🙂

Sisters. Family. Friends. Faith. These are the foundations and values that breathe life into The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek stories. The series features historical romances happening within the Cripple Creek area of Colorado, circa 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.

I’m inspired by the pluck of the stalwart women of the 1800’s, particularly those who braved the Wild West. I was working on a historical set in an Arizona Copper Mining Camp in the late 1890s when an editor who had seen the opening pages of that novel gave me an opportunity to write the Sinclair Sisters’ stories set in a Colorado Gold Mining Camp in the late 1890s. Like Ida Sinclair, the main character in Too Rich for a Bride, I am the oldest of four sisters and knew I’d have a lot of fun writing about the complex sister relationships. My youngest sister lives in the Rocky Mountain state, and I love Colorado. Another plus, I had already done a lot of research on mining camps in the 1890s. 

Thank you for making The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series available to your library patrons. As a token of my appreciation, I’d like to send you some complimentary bookmarks, while supplies last. To receive bookmarks to distribute to your library’s patrons, please email me at with your request and your mailing address.


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Dear Librarians: A letter from author Mona Hodgson!

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