"Trouble in Store," by Carol Cox
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?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The historical details the author described was so good, you could truly imagine every detail.  Melanie and Caleb were super lead character's and little Levi was a mischievous bundle of joy.  Some of his antics were so funny, especially regarding the "S" woman.

The murder mystery part of the story was equally as good, and I didn't know who "did it," until the book told me.  I was guessing right along with Melanie and Caleb.  You truly got immersed into the story and it had me "hooked" right from the beginning.

Stars out of 5: 5 Didn't want to put it down until I had finished the book.  Well worth the read, you will not be disappointed I assure you.

"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".


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