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Friday, January 11, 2013

Review: A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn



A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn
Barbour / 2012
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About the book:

An ever-resourceful widow, Elenora Watkins arrives in El Dorado ready to go into partnership with Miles Rutledge. When he refuses, Elenora becomes the competition across the street. Is this town big enough for the two of them? Miles can’t help but stick his well-polished boot in his mouth whenever he comes face-to-face with Elenora. Can he find a way to win her heart while destroying her business? Miles’s mother, Maude, is bent on Elenora becoming her new daughter-in-law while Elenora’s daughter, Tildy, thinks Miles would make a perfect papa. How far will these meddlers go to unite this enterprising pair?

My rating:
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My thoughts:

A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California was a fantastic read! I can hardly believe it is the author's debut novel! The story kept my attention throughout the entire book and I loved how Elenora and Miles competed at pretty much everything... I chuckled a lot because of things done/said.

I loved the characters - my favorites are Miles, Elenora, Tildy, and Miles' mother; but I found all of the townspeople to be engaging and likable. :)

The romance was very sweet and I loved the little bit of suspense that was in A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California. 

Overall, I loved A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California - it made its way onto my favorites "shelf". I definitely recommend it if you enjoy historical romances. I look forward to reading more of Keli's books in the future.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


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