Author: Maggie Brendan
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
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 the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself.Review:
Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the "hanging lawman"--and finds both betrayal and love.
With a keen eye to historical detail and a deft hand at romantic tension, Maggie Brendan invites readers to a Montana gold rush boomtown, where vices and virtues are on full display and love is lying in wait.
I have to say, the synopsis caught my attention right off the bet. The idea of of a western, romance typically is one that calls to me right away. The settings are fun and so open.
The idea of the story I thought was good. It was unique and had promise and the writing was good. A troubled sheriff with a past that haunts him. A girl who is trying to put the past hurts behind her and move on with her own business. However, I just couldn't click with the characters, mainly Patience. She came off a bit condescending and had a bit of a holier-then-thou attitude and looked at some information from the past with rose colored glasses. The assortment of these things just made it hard to connect with her and made it a little more difficult to read her story.
This story may not have been for me, but it could be one you might enjoy.
2.5 out of 5
About the Author:
You can follow her at her website www.MaggieBrendan.com, her blog www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.
Thank you to the Revell Blog Tour, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.