Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Completely Charming! ~A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn ~ Review


A book for the heart. “A Bride Opens Shop…” has a cast of characters to adore, situations to inspire conflict and a love romance that will blossom in the heart of even the most reticent of participants.
            
Tildy. Oh. My. Goodness. What a little girl. She had me giggling by the first time I met her and sharing her witty tidbits with my family. Elenora is a very determined woman. Nothing is going to get in her way, especially Miles. Her drive at times got her into trouble, physically and emotionally. Watching her bloom was a pleasure and at times I thought moved too gradually, but read further into the novel and you’ll see as I did that all was preparation for crafting her character.
           
Elenora and Miles are very proper young people with backstories rich in conflict. Each background played a strong role in the story and how they accepted each other in their romance.
           
Between Tildy, the romance and the feuding mercantiles, the story was kept lively and enjoyable with something always going to happen. The ending was absolutely charming. I loved it most of all and once you’ve watched these characters grow together, I have no doubt it will be your favorite part of the novel as well!
            
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review. 

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
More about the novel...

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?

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, Casey! Glad you enjoyed this one. :)

    I'm looking forward to reading it, as well!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bet you really like this one, Michelle!

      Delete
  2. Yay for Keli! She has encouraged so many along the journey and I'm so glad to see her book coming out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, Julia! Me too! You're going to love meeting her come ACFW. :D

      Delete
  3. I'm reading it right now and really enjoying it. Tildy is most definitely my favorite. Keli needs to teach a workshop on how to bring child characters to life. She's like this living, breathing little girl.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I totally agree. I had to read that first section when she introduces herself to Miles, to my family.

      Delete
  4. I loved Keli's book! I have it on my to-do list tonight to write a review. I've been meaning to for over two weeks now. What I really want to say is simply, "It's awesome!"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's it hard though to write a review for a book you so love, you struggle to find the right words? That's me right now for Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall. :)

      Delete
  5. I've been seeing Keli's book all over blogs and FB. It's one I'll have to pick up and read, huh?
    Aloha! --Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you like a good historical, I'd say go with this one. It's light, but emotionally solid. I really liked that about it.

      Delete
  6. I loved it, too, Casey! Great review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Not for Keli's sophomore novel, hopefully!

      Delete
  7. Casey!
    Again another great review!
    I am just dying to read this... Can't wait!

    Ganise

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ganise! Hope you get a copy to enjoy soon. :)

      Delete
  8. I loved this book. Keli does an excellent job writing historical romance!

    ReplyDelete
  9. you are invited to follow my blog

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the great review, Casey. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to hear from those who traffic my blog! Have a wonderful day. :)

FTC Rules

According to new FTC rules I must let you, the reader know, that all views shared on this blog are strictly my own. Books to review are either provided for me by the author, publisher or ones I have purchased and I am under no obligation whatsoever to present anything, but my true opinion on any product. I receive no monetary compensation for anything written on this blog. Any giveaways on this blog are provided by the author/ publisher and I am not responsible for any views they express in their work or on this site. Giveaways are void were prohibited and chances of winnng are based on the number of applicants. A random winner is draw when a book is given away.

 
Blog Design by Imagination Designs all images from the Country Wildflowers kit by Laurie Ann