I remember the first part of this story. I loved her as a geologist. Is there a way to combine the two. If I remember correctly, she was having issues with the new owner. Could she be at the B&B because she lost her job with the mining company? (This could also make it a second chance romance if you wanted)
If she’s investigating the area and happens to find some evidence of the minerals is there a way for her to try to win back the position she lost – only to figure out through love that success might mean something else? At the end the gems might not be enough for the mining company, but could they be a fun draw for the B&B clientele?
Can’t wait to see what you come up with.