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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?"
This year I have read many debut novels and I must say that Keli's has surpassed them all. Everything was done perfectly! From vivid descriptions to believable and lovable characters. From a fast-paced plot to a heart-fluttering romance. Keli certainly included all the ingredients to create the perfect novel... and she has accomplished just that.
Elenora was a very strong-headed heroine. Her enthusiasm to accomplish things to the best of her ability was admirable. And Tildy was such a fun character! Her zest for life was inspiring and she definitely added a humorous edge to the book. Miles, once he stopped being so pig-headed (prideful), was a wonderful hero;) The secondary characters rounded out the story nicely, as well.
As I mentioned before, the plot was fast-paced and encouraged me to continue reading. I had to know how the story finished! From being interested in how Elenora progressed in her business to anticipating the next run-in between the hero and heroine, there was never a dull moment! And I must add that the romance was very well done. In a romance, I expect the author to throw the main characters together at every possible moment and Keli did just that.
As I'm sure you've noticed, I enjoyed Keli's debut novel novel immensely and I am eagerly awaiting her next release (I would love to see Tildy have a story all on her own, hint, hint, Keli:). I highly recommend A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California. It rightfully earns 5 stars. It can be bought at Amazon.
** Many thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy of this book **