Friday, 15 November 2013

Review - Trouble in Store

Trouble In Store
By Carol Cox
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: June 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0764209567
Pages: 352

Review:

I've read a few other titles by the author, Carol Cox, so I was eager to sign up to review Trouble In Store during the summer, but this is one of several books that got pushed aside and collected a bit of dust until I picked it up last month.

Trouble in Store starts out with Melanie Ross being fired from her governess job. She doesn't know what do with her life until she inherits an Arizona mercantile from a cousin. Everything seems to be going well until Caleb Nelson claims he is the one who inherited the mercantile and won't let her step into the store that really belongs to her.

It seems neither one can have full ownership of the store without the other one, so he attempts to distract her by setting her up with potential husbands, in the hope that she would hand over the store and leave, but this becomes a bit of a problem, as Caleb is starting to like her.

Caleb and Melanie aren't the only ones that want their hands on the store. Somebody wants the mercantile for themselves and this person will kill for it.

Trouble In Store is different than Carol Cox's other novels. The plot is well-developed and the characters are interesting. Similar to other Christian novels, the main male and female characters always resent each other at first, but they eventually fall in love. Yes, this can be a bit clich├ęd, but Carol Cox has added a murder mystery sub-plot that keeps the story from becoming too predictable. Overall, Trouble In Store may not be the author's best work, but it is still a decent read.




*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


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