Tuesday 23 July 2013

Book Review: Trouble In Store

ISBN# 978-0-7642-0956-7

From the Back of the Book:

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 some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas mess up all he’s worked for. He’s determined to get Melanie married off as soon as possible, and luckily there are plenty of single men in town quite interested in taking her off his hands.

The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn’t want her to marry up with any of them. He’s drawn to Melanie more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store unexpectedly offer positive results.

But someone doesn’t want the store to succeed, and what used to be just threatening words has escalated into deliberate destruction and lurkers in the night. When a body shows up on the mercantile steps–and the man obviously didn’t die from natural causes–things really get dangerous. Can Melanie and Caleb’s business–and romance–survive the trouble that’s about to come their way?

My Reflections:

Trouble in Store is the tale of Melanie Ross who believes that her position as a governess will bring her the security and independence that she craves. Set in 1885, Melanie soon discovers being a governess is not as easy as she once imagined.

When Melanie finds herself penniless and homeless all at once, she must find employment in order to survive. Melanie will have to be one very determined woman in order to make it on her own, a quality she has no problem with.

Caleb Nelson has moved to the Arizona Territory to start a new life with his son, Levi. He is grappling with the ins and out of running the mercantile that he has inherited from his uncle. Life has been as constant struggle since his wife passed away. Little does Caleb know that life is about to get a whole lot more complicated than he ever dreams possible!

When Melanie shows up in the western town of Cedar Ridge Things heat up!

Trouble In Store tells of the story of two very different characters trying to overcome loss and survive in a tough and cruel world. Both are fighting for something they believe in.

 Will this battle result in a union of wills, or enemies to the end?

I quite enjoyed the feisty characters in this novel and the Mystery and suspense that was laced with humor and romance. It was a pleasant surprise to see this twist in the story line. I was not anticipating it at all. I am so very glad to have had the opportunity to read this wonderful new book written by Carlo Cox, and can't wait to read more of this fine authors books.

If you enjoy historical romance with heaping doses of humor, sprinkled with wit, tossed in with a dab of mystery and intrigue – you will love Trouble In Store!

 "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

About the Author:  

Carol Cox

Carol Cox

Native Arizonan Carol Cox has an abiding love for history, mystery, and romance. The author of more than 25 books, she believes in the power of story to convey spiritual truths. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where deer and antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch. Visit her website at www.authorcarolcox.com.

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