“Trouble In Store” by Carol Cox

21 Jun

“Trouble In Store” by Carol Cox

About The Book:

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?

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read by Carol Cox; after reading Love in Disguise I had high exceptions for her books and I must say that after reading Trouble in Store I was a bit disappointed. The plot was interesting and the book was a quick read however there were certain areas of it that were lacking emotion, originality, suspense…there were no twist and turns. Honestly I thought it was very predictable. I felt that Ms.Cox could have described and established a better connection between Caleb’s son and Melanie; Seeing as how Caleb and Melanie’s relationship started blossoming after Melanie “bonded” with Levi one would think there would have been some sort of scene when Melanie was actually nice to him, throughout the whole book Melanie was yelling, scolding, or correcting the boy for something that he’d done. Wasn’t she a governess?? …Despite the flaws I felt this book had, I did enjoy it. I loved the way Ms.Cox integrated scriptures into the story; they were encouraging and not only perfect for the situations being faced but also for situations that we all as human beings face all the time such as, insecurities and doubts. We all have them but these scriptures really assure us of how God is all-knowing, how he has a purpose for each and every one of us… I also liked the way that the story was told in Melanie’s and Caleb’s point of view, that way the reader is able to connect with the characters. Overall I did enjoy they book and I rate it three stars.

Thanks Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for me to review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

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