This is one of those grab a cup of coffee or two, curl up on your favorite reading spot, and just read til it’s done type of books. It’s a feel good book that has left me feeling like some of my faith has been restored. It has mystery, heartache, love, and triumph. Nothing is impossible as long you believe and have faith. I love the strong female character of this book. Some of her characteristic reminds me of myself. She is brave, loyal, kind, and is not afraid to get dirty when the need arises. Over all this is a great book if you are looking for something to uplift your spirits, even if it’s just from cover to end. I’m very glad I was able to get an ARC of this book, I honestly believe that I wouldn’t have read it otherwise, and now I’m very glad I have.
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?