mainbannerIn TROUBLE IN STORE, author Carol Cox’s latest novel, out-of-work governess Melanie Ross is forced to pursue her last resort: a dusty Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But local shopkeeper Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he’s not about to let some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas take over. His solution? Marry her off–to someone else–as soon as possible! Then a sinister force brings mystery and murder to their doorstep, and this unlikely pair must band together to survive the trouble in store.

To celebrate the story, author Carol Cox and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to announce the MERCANTILE MYSTERY SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes!

This giveaway starts June 3, 2013 and ends June 20, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST).  Winners will be selected Friday, June 21, 2013, and announced right here on the site.



Melanie causes all kinds of trouble in Caleb’s rough-edged mercantile, especially when she stocks the shelves with expensive, blush-colored china, rather than the usual tools and farm supplies!

Our Grand Prize winner will receive their very own set of Melanie’s fancy china: a vintage, Royal Standard cup and saucer set, service for four.



In Trouble in Store, the mystery of a beautiful music box causes sparks to fly between Caleb and Melanie.

Our Second Prize winner will have the chance to win an elegant music box, just like the one in the story. This hand-made Italian music box is made of inlaid layers of walnut and rosewood, and plays Melanie’s favorite tune, “Liebestraum”.

thirdprizeTHIRD PRIZE:


The townspeople of Cedar Ridge come to Ross-Nelson mercantile for supplies, advice, news, and best of all, fresh-ground coffee! Caleb grinds Arbuckles coffee beans as a service for his regular customers.

Our Third Prize winner can enjoy their very own, 1880′s hand-ground coffee, with this antique grinder, Arbuckles coffee, and a pair of Cowboy and Cowgirl mugs.

How to Enter:
Go to and completed the entry box, anytime between June 3 and June 20.

troubleinstore3dFired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he’s not about to let some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas mess up all he’s worked for. He’s determined to get Melanie married off as soon as possible, and luckily there are plenty of single men in town quite interested in taking her off his hands.

The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn’t want her to marry up with any of them. He’s drawn to Melanie more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store unexpectedly offer positive results.

But someone doesn’t want the store to succeed, and what used to be just threatening words has escalated into deliberate destruction and lurkers in the night. When a body shows up on the mercantile steps–and the man obviously didn’t die from natural causes–things really get dangerous. Can Melanie and Caleb’s business–and romance–survive the trouble that’s about to come their way?

Book Info & Sample Chapter:

Can be found at

Published by Sherri Wilson Johnson

I am a wife/mother/writer/speaker looking to be used by God!

7 thoughts on “MERCANTILE MYSTERY Sweepstakes!

  1. Hey Sherri,

    I was interested in this giveaway because I’m interested in the book! 🙂 But when I followed the link and went to Carol’s site. My security said it found a Trojan virus on that page, and shut it down so my computer wouldn’t get infected. I just wanted to let you (and maybe Carol) know. 🙂

    Happy reading,


    1. Hey Amada,
      I’m assisting Carol with her promotion campaign, and would love to chat with you about the error you encountered. We haven’t had anyone else experience this, so I’m anxious to make sure this is solved for you. Dash me an e-mail at kelli at pulsepointdesign (dot) com and we’ll figure this out for you! Meanwhile, you can also enter Carol’s promotion on her Facebook page:

      1. Hey Amada & Sherri,
        We ran a full anti-virus and malware scan on the entire site, including the giveaways page, and it came through clean, so it appears that Avast is giving the page a false positive. I’ve contacted Avast and requested the false positive be removed. Meanwhile, Amada, I’m so glad you were able to enter through Facebook 🙂

      2. Wow that is so weird! Sorry for causing so much extra work, but it completely refuses to load the page. I was SO happy to be able to enter on Facebook to Sherri! Thank you Kelli 🙂 I hope they fix it. Have a great evening!

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