Welcome to Pettett & Mayfield, a once-grand central London department store now fallen on harder times, despite the eccentric owner’s schemes to attract customers. But from the basement kitchenware department through to the top floor management offices, love and faith can still find a home.
You never forget your first love…
With her eye for design and her cut-glass accent, no-one would guess Beth Forrest’s impoverished background. It’s all throw pillows, china patterns, and upper class brides as she manages the Wedding Registry at Pettett & Mayfield, the stately maiden aunt of London department stores. So it’s not quite her dream job? Each bride she helps to select beautiful and oh-so-expensive items for their gift list brings her one step closer to buying a little home of her own, and financing the education she longs for.
When physics professor James Tetherton-Hart, brilliant in his research lab but awkward and disorganised in everyday life, comes to the store in desperate need of both a gift and a partner for a wedding that evening and recognises her, all her careful plans and meticulous checklists are turned upside down.
Now her first love is back, determined to make her his partner for life, not just the evening. But unless Beth can let go of the mistaken beliefs that separated them in the past, and appreciate the depth and breadth of God’s love for us all, her only gift from the wedding will be another heartbreak.
Book 1 in the Love in Store series, set in a London department store. Series may be read in any order, as every story is a complete romance featuring a different couple. Clean, sweet, and wholesome Christian inspirational romance from a USA Today bestselling author!
Previously included in the Falling for Love boxed set. Uses British spelling and grammar with British English Glossary.