The Bride Wore Blue by Mona Hodgson is a delightful novel set in the time of settling the west in Colorado. Ms Hodgson depicts Vivian as a woman who has made mistakes in her young 18 years and feels that she is no longer desirable to men as a woman of good character. She feels that God would view her as unredeemable. She also feels that as an adult she should be able to stand on her own two feet without help from anyone. Vivian decides to move out to Colorado in order to live close to her 3 sisters. Her mother had already died and her father had just moved to Paris and refused to let her go with him. Vivian finds that forgiveness is possible and that grace abounds where there is love both of her family and those who befriend her in the community.
I liked this book. It tells a story that all need to hear at some point in their life. At some point everyone needs forgiveness and that it is only the pride in us that causes us to believe that we can make it on our own if we just work hard enough. We all need to recognize that even those who judge others as being beneath them would not make it in life were it not for grace of others and of Jesus Christ.
I received this book from Waterbrook Press for this review.