The Trouble with Patience {book review}

The Trouble with Patience book review

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan
Feb 22nd – 28th

“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 andPetticoat Detective

“Brendan is a master at tender love stories that tug at your heart while touching the soul, providing rich historical detail and tension that races the pulse.”–Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston series

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,

My thoughts:

Maggie Brendan knows how to weave a tale with both romance and mystery.  Oh and cattle rustling.  Cattle rustling if you don’t know is the worst of the low down evil things that a person can do.  Add in a murder with a murderer at large, a grieving pregnant widow, and a pushy foreman and you’ve got quite the beginnings of an action packed story.  Oh and of course I forgot to mention Patience with her two beaus.  One a man who was hanged for a crime he didn’t commit(but he didn’t die) and one a sheriff who wants to forget parts of his past.

This is really a great read.  It reads fast without a lot of heart stopping action but just enough to keep you reading and wanting to know how this story will end.


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