Monday, March 2, 2015

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan

I seriously blinked and missed the last few days that came so fast that February is gone and March is here! I wasn't even impatient about my time frame, unlike some of the issues faced by Patience in this book. She meets Sheriff Jedediah Jones and the verbal sparing is on! 

Problem, Patience is running an Inn, and it needs a LOT of work. Creekside Inn can't function with out repairs. Her heart is already broken. The man she loves is dead, and now all this to deal with as well. In to her life, and her Inn, walks Cody. He's good looking, willing to help and make repairs while he job hunts. Looks like a perfect solution, but will it turn out that way in the long run?

And what is Jedediah going to do? He's trying to track down some cattle thieves, but this one woman who insists he make amends to her for what he did to her publicly is a big distraction. She makes him incensed and keeps on his toes, but he has some big things to handle. This man known as the "hanging man" as the punishment he passes as law in this town might not be who  she thought.  

A good bit is in this book. Murder. Justice. Sacrificing of self or ego? AKA- Being humble. Oh, and what about forgiveness? Trusting God? Learning to work together or is that a no-go? 

I think you might rather like these two strong leads and their story. 

My copy of this book came from Revell in exchange for my honest review and nothing more. 

Carol :) 


"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.

"Maggie Brendan has created a wealth of memorable characters in this heartwarming story. Romance, mystery, and an intriguing plot all add up to a winning combination that's sure to delight readers."--Margaret Brownley, bestselling author of Gunpowder Tea and Petticoat Detective\
Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of the Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award (OCC/RWA) for inspirational fiction and the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a finalist for the 2013 Published Maggie Award of Excellence and the 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award. To learn more, visit
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    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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