Saturday 14 March 2015

Book Review: The Trouble With Patience

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From the Back:

"Maggie Brendan deftly captures the flavor of the Old West in a sweet love story filled with suspense and well-developed, interesting characters that will surely capture the hearts of readers."--Kathleen Morgan, author of the Brides of Culdee Creek series

Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with restoring a dilapidated boardinghouse in order to support herself.

Despite Patience's desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local marshal with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: She needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse. He needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But as she gets to know this "hanging lawman," Patience finds there is far more to him than meets the eye--and it could destroy their tenuous relationship forever.

With a keen eye for historical detail and a deft hand at romantic tension, Maggie Brendan invites you to a Montana gold rush boomtown, where vices and virtues are on full display and love is lying in wait.

My Reflections:

The Trouble with Patience is a satisfying mellow read. It is Maggie Brendan's first novel in her new series Virtues and Vices of the Old West. Set in the old mining town of Montana we get the feel of how it may have been to be a single woman in this rough and untamed land.

After inheriting a boardinghouse from her deceased grandmother, Patience Cavanaugh is determined to make a go of it, even if she is young and unmarried. Going back and living with her overbearing mother is just not an option. Patience will have to overcome her lack of self worth and her impulsive impediments to make it in Montana's backdrop. Will she be able to hold on to the boardinghouse with such a huge task at hand? Is the fine sheriff, known for his insidious past of hangings able to lend a hand?

Jedediah Jones is the new lawman in town. Leaving behind the past reputation of the Hanging lawman he is hoping to start fresh, but can one really out run their past? Jedediah must chase down the bad guys and save the maidens in distress, that is what any good and upstanding Nevada lawman would do, right?

Rich with history and an intriguing plot mingle to make this a savory read. If you are in the mood for a heartwarming tale this one is a perfect addition to a cozy night wrapped up in a warm blanket and a cuppa tea.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my review from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!

About The Author

  1. Maggie Brendan

    Maggie Brendan

    Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist...
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