Sunday, July 07, 2013

NetGalley: Trouble in Store by Carol Cox

Song Stuck on the Brain: Proud to Be an American by Lee Greenwood

Saw him perform live many years ago in Branson, MO. It was so cool. That song just makes you want to stand taller, try harder to make this Country better and a blessing to those around it. One of my favorite patriotic songs.

Trouble in Store: A Novel
Carol Cox


Carol Cox always delivers a pleasurable read. Trouble in Store was all the fun, sassy give and take you would expect between the Male and Female leads, plus a lot more. The mystery twist and suspense wasn't anticipated but it certainly amped up the plot. Nothing like danger to raise the stakes in love and business. The faith aspect is nicely woven in as a real life choice and not just something mentioned. I appreciate that. I had a hard time putting this one down and had it read in nothing flat. It's definitely worth the time.
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?
Trouble in Store: A Novel


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. A pastor's wife and homeschooling mom, she makes her home with her husband and daughter in a remote spot in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play--within view of the family's front porch. Learn more at

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review and opinion.

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