Monday, July 8, 2013

Trouble in Store



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?

My Review:

A wonderful blend of humour, suspense and romance makes Trouble in Store a winning read. Cox does a really good job of highlighting the different gender viewpoints with hilarious results. I loved the verbal tussles while being party to both Melanie and Caleb's inner thoughts.  Such a fun way to connect a reader with both the hero and the heroine.

The suspense starts out slowly, but develops into something more sinister as the plot develops and the author kept me guessing (and suspecting) right to the very end. It adds an edgy dimension to their romance and pumped up my heart rate!

And amidst it all there is a wonderful inspirational thread that adds depth and hope to an already exceptional read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Trouble in Store, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 14 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

"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".


  1. Cute storyline - would love to read the book, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


  2. And a cute play on words title to go with it! Good luck, Bonnie!

  3. Great review! I'm really looking forward to this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Your welcome, Abby! Good luck!

  5. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. I am really looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the review...


  7. I would love to read this book!! I've been waiting to for awhile!


  8. Good luck Patty and Marissa!

  9. I would love to be entered to win a copy! Looks so good!


  10. Trouble in Store sounds fun, I really do love a book with humor! Please add me, Kav.
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you for the review. It sounds like an intriguing read!

  12. Sounds good ... want to read it.

  13. I really enjoyed Carol's book, Love in Disguise, so am wanting to read Trouble in Store. I really like her blend of humor, romance, and suspense.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her new book.


  14. Kav, thanks for the give-away. I would love to win Carol's book. L ;ove the cover and title. Thanks again and enter me for the drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  15. Loved the idea for this book! Would love to win. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)Com

  16. Love the cover and title! This looks like a very good book.

  17. I have been wanting to read this one since I first heard about it. Really sounds like a fun read.

    Jasmine A.

  18. It sounds like Trouble in Store has a little bit of everything. I'm sure I would enjoy it. Thanks for the review and for offering a copy of this book.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. I've been looking forward to this one too! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. What a great cover. Looks and sounds very interesting.

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