Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trouble in Store by Carol Cox

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Trouble in Store by Carol Cox. From the opening scenes where Melanie Ross finds herself in trouble at the hands of a lying, scheming child, to the end where she's grown into a woman who is able to take care of herself amidst a town turning against her. This was such a delightful story! I loved watching Melanie as she rearranged the store (one of my jobs is as a merchandiser, so I found that part very interesting!) and as she tried to steer herself away from all of the unwanted advances that became an almost daily occurrence. Carol Cox has a winner with this one!

From the back cover:
Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he's not about to let an obstinate woman with newfangled ideas ruin all he's worked for. In hope of turning her interest elsewhere, he determines to get Melanie married off, and luckily, there are many single men in town quite willing to take her off of his hands.
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry any of them. He's drawn to her more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store offer unexpectedly positive results.
But someone doesn't want the mercantile to succeed, and threatening words have escalated into destruction and danger. Will Melanie and Caleb's business-and budding romance-survive the trouble that's about to come their way?

This book was provided for review by Bethany House.

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