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. 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.
So I thought I had written this review weeks ago but apparently I just wrote it in my head and forgot to write it down. And now I'm trying to piece together my thoughts three weeks and nine books later, so my humblest apologies if this isn't the greatest review.
When I first heard about this book it sounded like it would be an interesting read but sadly I found myself not enjoying it very much. It was a quick light read, which is nice on occasion but I didn't really connect to any of the characters or the story-line, and the ending dragged on a bit too long for my liking. I will say that all of the talk of biscuits and cinnamon rolls (two of my favorite things to bake) had me itching to get into the kitchen and set my mouth watering.
In short if you are looking for a fluffy western book than this might be exactly what you want, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
Meet the Author
Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of several books, including the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader's Choice award, and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope, and Love; and Georgia Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, researching for her novels, and spending time with her family. You can follow her at her website www.MaggieBrendan.com, her blog www.SouthernBelleWriter.blogspot.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @MaggieBrendan.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.