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Trouble in Store by Carol Cox
Author of nearly 30 novels and novellas, Carol Cox has an abiding love for history and romance, especially when it’s set in her native Southwest. As a third-generation Arizonan, she takes a keen interest in the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. A pastor’s wife, Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play—within view of the family’s front porch.
From the book's 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 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?
Fired from her job as governess in Ohio when the parents side with the spoiled child and against Melanie Ross, Melanie has only one choice. She goes to Arizona to the mercantile store she believes she inherited from her cousin. Carol Cox fills this story with two obstinate people, a murder mystery, threatening notes for Melanie to leave town, and romance between two most unlikely people. Cox gives the reader strong characterizations, vivid settings, and the historical setting of Arizona in 1885. An enjoyable read.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, Sunday November 24, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Trouble in Store by Carol Cox. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I’ll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post appeared in this past Monday’s blog. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.