A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California

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Barbour Publishing, Jul 1, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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? 

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User Review  - Julie Graves - Christianbook.com

Elenora Watkins and her daughter are headed for a brand new life in El Dorado, California when their stage is stopped by a bandit. Knowing that her prayers have not been answered lately Elenora ... Read full review


User Review  - Erica Vetsch - Christianbook.com

Delightful, with witty dialogue, A Bride Opens Shop is an entertaining battle of the sexes where both Miles and Elenora come out the winners. You'll enjoy the setting, the characters, and the satisfying resolution in this wonderful debut novel from Keli Gwyn. Read full review


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Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Chapter 10
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Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
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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 BellŪ and sweet tea. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two skittish kitties.

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