Patience Cavanaugh is determined to make her grandmother’s boarding house successful after it is left to her when her grandmother passes away in The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan. Upon her new arrival in town, she stands up to the sheriff in town, Jedediah Jones. As can be expected, there seems to be something more between Patience and Jedediah, but they hide and deny their feelings as they are both trying to focus their attention on their jobs. Add into the romance some mystery, as cattle go missing from a wealthy ranch, and there is even the murder of a local, well-known and liked, townsperson.
I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between Patience and Jedediah. I liked that Patience was not as young as some of the heroines are in historical fiction books. She was in her mid-twenties, and she didn’t seem to be looking for someone to marry and settle down with. She was focused on her career, while also trying to be independent, moving away from her mother who was so demanding of her throughout her life. This is a great, quick read, that I think will be enjoyed by anyone who likes romance stories.
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