After reading "Love in Disguise", I wanted to read the next book by Carol Cox, "Trouble in Store" (Will be released June 1, 2013). So I was excited to get to read a copy before the release... And I enjoyed it quite a bit... In both of these books, Carol Cox has written historical romance fiction with new twists that somehow manage to follow, yet not follow, predictable plot lines.
In "Trouble in Store", Melanie is a young woman dismissed from her job, without any family to fall back on, so travels West to follow a standing offer of a home and job at a mercantile from her deceased cousin's partner... When she arrives, she discovers that he has also passed away, leaving his nephew with the store. With both Melanie and this man (Caleb) claim they have ownership of the store, sparks fly. In the midst of their daily battles, a man shows up dead on the porch of the store, so chaos and suspicion flies around the vigilante-prone town.
This was a fun, light read... Not shallow, but not in depth either. If you're looking for just a weekend read that doesn't trap you in the story, I'd recommend Love in Disguise first, then this book. I know it's kinda odd to say that, but I enjoyed Love in Disguise more. This book was good, just not a favorite, and reading time is valuable!
* I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany House publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are strictly my own.