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A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California
Barbour Publishing / 2012 / Paperback
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Widow Elenora Watkins looks forward to meeting her new business partner, Miles Rutledge, who owns a shop in 1870s El Dorado. But Miles is shocked to see a woman step off the stagecoach. His rude behavior forces Elenora to reconsider---so she becomes his competition across the street. Can Miles win her heart while destroying her business? 320 pages, softcover from Barbour.
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?
Award-winning novelist Keli Gwyn is a California native who lives in a Gold Rush-era town at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her stories transport readers to the 1800s, where she brings historic towns to life, peoples them with colorful characters, and adds a hint of humor. She fuels her creativity with Taco Bell® and sweet tea. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two skittish kitties.
“With witty dialogue, charming characters, and an attention to historical detail that will make you feel you’re living in frontier California, you’ll love every moment you spend in El Dorado, with spunky, resourceful Elenora Watkins and determined, debonair Miles Rutledge. Keli Gwyn’s debut historical romance is a winner!”
—Erica Vetsch author of A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas
“Keli Gwyn brings old California alive with a story that’s filled with faith, hope, and love. When a willful widow matches wits with a competitive shopkeeper you just know there will be fireworks. The battle of the sexes has never been so much fun. Highly recommended!”
—Margaret Brownley, Brides of Last Chance Ranch & New York Times bestselling author
“What a delightful debut! A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, reminds me of the classic romantic comedies where two stubborn, independent people keep denying what everyone else knows is true: that they were meant for each other. I found myself eagerly turning the pages, wanting to see what was going to happen to Ellie and Miles next.”
—Amanda Cabot, author of Summer of Promise and Christmas Roses
A laugh-out-loud historical romance with lovable characters, some of whom are quirky and fun to be around and some who try to be matchmakers with unexpected results. Gwyn brings the Old West alive, and readers will not be disappointed with her latest offering.
Elenora is a strong female character and easy to root for. Miles is amusing as his old-fashioned ways cause him to be frustrated with this woman who has captured his heart. The competition between the two is fun to watch and adds to the romance of the story. Gwyn writes beautifully, bringing the historical Sierra Foothills to life in a way where one can feel the heat of summer and smell the dust in the air.
Anyone who loves historical romances will enjoy this story.
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