Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Trouble In Store: A Book Review

About 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 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?


About The Author:

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.

My Review:

Carol Cox is a relatively new author to me, regardless of the fact that she has written more than 25 books, but after reading this book, I know I will be reading much more of her books in the future.

From the first pages, I was drawn into a world of fun characters, romance, a little mystery and over all a wonderfully written book. Due to her writting ability and style, Cox will have you reading late into the night to see what happens next! Trouble In Store was a quick read and I found myself laughing at a number of the antics of characters throughout. 

If you are looking for a book that will take you back to 1885, and you love historical fiction with a little mystery thrown in, this is the book for you! You will love the plot (as well as a couple sub-plots) and the characters are true-to-life, making them very relateable. Small town Arizona is brought two life with amazing descriptions, making it feel like I was experience each scene read. I loved it and cannot wait to read more from Ms. Cox.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Trouble in Store at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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