Trouble In Store starts with Melanie Ross being fired from her latest employment, as a governess. She is determined to find her cousin, George in Arizona, but things do not go as well as planned for her. She finds Caleb Nelson running the shop instead of her cousin. When she finally gets an answer as to why he is running the place she is informed that his uncle and her cousin were partners and they were both deceased. She finds George’s will and is now half owner of the store.Caleb devises a plan to get rid of Melanie by trying to get her married off so she would leave and let him be sole owner. But as time go on Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry any of them. He's drawn to Melanie more every day, and he even admits that she has a head for bringing customers into the store.
Just as soon as they are beginning to make the business work they begin finding threatening letters and odd things happening in their store. The even find a dead body outside the door of the shop. They have to find out what is going on before they lose the store. Can the closeness that they are finding with each other survive?Trouble in Store has romance, humor, mystery and suspense all rolled up into one fantastic book. I guess you can say there is trouble in store at the store that Melanie worked in. I loved the picture on the front of the book of Melanie looking over her shoulder at the trouble. Carol’s characters have depth to them that makes them seem real and connects with the reader.
Trouble in Store was given to me by NetGalley and Bethany House for a honest review
More about 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. 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.