Revell Presents The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan FEBUARY 28

‘The Trouble with Patience

by Maggie Brendan

The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan

“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

“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, visit


Maggie Brendan makes Historical Fiction fun to read! I have read all of her books, and they just keep getting better and better! And this one I loved, Loved, so much that I couldn’t put it down. Patience Cavanaugh had a mind of her own, and she was determined not to let anyone get in her way. And she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind when it was needed, especially to the towns marshal, Jedediah Jones. And Jedidiah certainly wasn’t going to let a women tell him what to do!

These two characters were hilarious! It was so much fun to watch them interact with each other, not that they wanted to do so that much. Jedediah had a job of protecting the town, and finding the bad guys that were stealing cattle, as Patience had the job of keeping money coming in by running the run-down boarding house left to her by an aunt. But as the story goes, and the twists and turns continued to take place that neither could help, their paths kept crossing. I felt like I was part of this little community as I read this book. I really wanted to stay in the boarding house because Patience made it so inviting. And the people we so sweet and homey, well except for a few surprises along the way! If you enjoy historical fiction, this book is a must! You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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