A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California
by Keli Gwyn
I featured this book and an interview with Keli before it released last summer. That interview is here. We had a wonderful time during her visit on my blog and she graciously gave away a copy of her book. At that time, I did not do a review or give my opinion because I hadn't yet read the book. I just hosted a pre-release party, so-to-speak.
Due to a lot of health concerns in my extended family and busyness, I didn't get to read this book quite when I intended to. So why I normally don't feature a book twice, I just finished reading this book, and I had to feature it again.
If you haven't had the opportunity to read this book, please put it on your to be read list. I HIGHLY recommend it. I really enjoyed the story and the conflict between the hero and heroine. Well done, Keli!
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Back cover copy
Love Is Gold in El Dorado, California
Widow Elenora Watkins heads to California with her nine-year-old daughter, Tildy, eager to become a partner in a mercantile. When the mulish owner withdraws his offer because she’s a woman, she opens her own shop. She’s determined to prove herself capable of running a successful business without the help of anyone—including her controlling father, her seemingly distant heavenly Father, and one Miles Rutledge.
Widower Miles Rutledge is not about to get involved with another willful woman like his late wife, especially when she’s his competition. But the beautiful Elenora may be too hard to resist. When another man appears out to claim Elenora’s heart, Miles searches for a way to win her back. . .while putting her out of business.
Meanwhile, Maude Rutledge, Miles’s meddling mother, longs to see her son make a good match. And Tildy is just as bent on gaining a loving papa.
The battle of wills begins, but can anyone win when the competition is more than they bargained for?