I realize that today is Saturday and that I normally do a Saturday Scribbles post, but I forgot I had to get this review up by today. If I'd remembered, I'd have posted it yesterday. ~Dawn
Published - February 2015, Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Series - Virtues & Vices of the Old West Book 1
Author - Maggie Brendan
Title - The Trouble With Patience
Format - ebook, paper
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Summary (From Amazon)
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.
I've read several of Maggie Brendan's books in the past and have found them to be quick reads. This was no exception. It was a fast read.
There were times when I thought that it lacked depth, but still it was good.
I really enjoyed the interactions between Patience and her friend Emily. I thought those two were quite a pair. I also enjoyed Jedediah too. His attempts at romancing Patience were rather funny at times. But in the end, they worked out their differences.
This is a book that those who enjoy fluffy, no-thought novels. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
I received this book for free from Revell Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of historical romance, Christian fiction, Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer
Rating - 4 stars