A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California
Widow Elenora Watkins heads to California with her nine-year-old
daughter, Tildy, eager to become a partner in a mercantile. When the
mulish owner withdraws his offer because she’s a woman, she opens her
own shop. She’s determined to prove herself capable of running a
successful business without the help of anyone—including her controlling
father, her seemingly distant heavenly Father, and one Miles Rutledge.
Widower Miles Rutledge is not about to get involved with another willful
woman like his late wife, especially when she’s his competition. But
the beautiful Elenora may be too hard to resist. When another man
appears out to claim Elenora’s heart, Miles searches for a way to win
her back. . .while putting her out of business.
Meanwhile, Maude Rutledge, Miles’s meddling mother, longs to see her son
make a good match. And Tildy is just as bent on gaining a loving papa.
The battle of wills begins, but can anyone win when the competition is more than they bargained for?