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 shopkeepker you just know there will be fireworks. The battle of the sexes has never been so much fun....
A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado California by Keli Gwyn
I loved the characters of Elnora and Miles, they shone like stars throughout this story-you are in for a treat with this story.
Widow Elnora Watkins was an independent type woman and had helped her father in his shop but when he took his step-son on as partner and she thought she would have had that privilege all these years of working for him-it was the last straw and she started looking for another store and another place to live.
Miles Rutledge is a tall strong handsome man who lives and owns a shop in El Dorado where he is looking for a partner, He received letters from E Watkins and knew the credentials were good ones and offered the position sight unseen. Elnora and child Matilda who is effectionately called "Tildy" arrive and it throws Miles for a loop. He cannot have a woman for a partner and they get off on the wrong foot from the beginning.
Being an independent woman and knowing that she has to make a living for she and her child, she opens a shop across the street from Miles store. it may be smaller but it has charm and genteelity with a woman owning it. Soon the two are in competition and though she likes Miles and his mother there is friction daily between the two.
Tildy is the buffer between them as Miles loves Children and they get along great....
As the story unfolds Miles and Elnora, whom Miles calls "Elle" find they have much in comon besides their stores. they both can play the fiddle.
Miles had heartache in his first marriage and is not about to have another, Elnora did not have a happy marriage either and her father always dominated her so she is not wanting to get close to "Any" man.
You will love this story as theses two strong characters listen to their hearts and God gives Love a chance to grow between them, slowly....
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