"At Love's Bidding"
After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she’s accidentally sold a powerful family’s prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the people who could ruin them forever, they track it to the Missouri Ozarks and make an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house and all its holdings before the painting can move again.
Upon crossing the country, however, Miranda and her grandfather discover their new auction house doesn’t deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its frustratingly handsome manager, Wyatt Ballentine, is annoyed to discover his fussy new bosses don’t know a thing about the business he’s single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more heads of cattle than they can count–but no mysterious painting–Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
This historical fiction book is filled with humor, romance and mystery, this book just about covers it all.
Most of the characters were likable except Cousin Cornelius. I couldn't stand him.
I loved how Regina wasn't too good to visit with the other classes in society. She took the time to teach them about the Bible and tried to help educate them. That takes a lot of confidence. Which is why I was confused when her family didn't think she had confidence. From page one she seemed to have a strong personality, but within the next few pages it seemed to change.
All in all this was an enjoyable read and liked reading from a new author.
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