Review:The Trouble with Patience
This is book one in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series, by author Maggie Brendan.
Patience Cavanaugh, a full-figured, independent lady has inherited a boardinghouse after the passing of her grandmother.
Jedidiah Jones, the rugged town marshall, known for hanging criminals, yet he is sweet on Patience. They live in the gold rush boom-town of Nevada City, Montana.
Although this is a historical romance novel, there are unexpected twists, with a bit of uncertainty, uneasiness, and suspicion. These factors lead to an eagerness to continue reading. This is a "hang on to the edge of your seat" novel.
There are several inspiring messages scattered throughout the novel. A few quotes that have special meaning to me include: (1) "Try not to dwell on what you can't change" (pg# 174), (2) "God forgives us no matter what we've done, so why shouldn't we forgive ourselves?" (pg# 215), (3) God loves us, even when we sin and make mistakes." (pg# 223)
I believe the overall inspiring message is that we can be forgiven regardless of our past.
This is part one of a series I plan to continue reading, and one I would recommend to readers of historical fiction.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.