Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Trouble With Patience

GIVEAWAY

BRENDAN, MAGGIE
THE TROUBLE WITH PATIENCE

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.

My Review:

First off, I'm excited about the theme in this new series, Virtues and Vices of the Old West. So much scope for the imagination! And Brendan starts it off with an intriguing virtue/vice combination. There was enough foreshadowing early on that I was cringing by the time I reached the midway point. Nerve wracking doesn't begin to describe it!

Patience and Jed are coming at life from two very different backgrounds. Clashing of wills is putting it mildly. Jed is the West's quintessential 'man with a past' hero. Definitely rough around the edges and grappling to find some hope in his future. Ironically though, it is Miss Patience who...well tried my patience and, in the end, I think she has the harder lesson to learn. There's some wonderful inspirational fodder in this wild west tale . That, along with the excitement of star-crossed lovers and cattle rustlers made this a page-turning read.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Trouble With Patience please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 22 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

28 comments:

  1. I am excited to read this new series. I've read her first set of books, and am looking forward to seeing what else she has in store!

    Hoping for a win!!
    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This looks to be a promising series for sure. Good luck, Kate.

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  2. I really like the premise of this book. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Loraine. Good luck.

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  3. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  4. Yay for the review, lovely as usual. I am very curious about the obnoxious heroine! :)
    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- she'll try your patience in places, Janka. Good luck.

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  5. Got this on e on my wish list at Amazon.
    Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Don't you just love those ever growing wish lists, Amy? Good luck.

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  6. This sounds like a fun story! Thanks for sharing, Kav!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  7. I read books 2 & 3 of the Blue Willow Brides series and really enjoyed them (need to hunt up book 1!). Would love to win Maggie Brendan's new story! Thank you for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[AT]centurylink[DOT]net

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  8. The a Trouble With Patience sounds like a really good book. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Melanie. Good luck.

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  9. Great review, Kav! Brendan is such a fun author. Please enter me, and thanks for the opportunity!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I'm really looking forward to this new series. Good luck, Nicole.

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  10. The cover is so striking - what a beautiful shade of blue!! This sounds like a very good book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It is an appealing cover -- and I think more so because it's so fresh and unwinterlike. LOL. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  11. Love the cover and this looks like a wonderful new book. thanks for the chance to win! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Eliza. Good luck.

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  12. I've loved every books I've read by Maggie and I can't wait to meet Patience!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She'll try your patience, Merry. :-) Good luck.

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  13. Yes you convinced me again. I want to read it now. Lol. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. So glad I can be persuasive. Good luck, Becky.

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  14. I love the clashing of wills aspect, two headstrong characters makes for one good read! Thanks for the great review Kav.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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