Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"The Trouble With Patience" by Maggie Brendan

About this book:

  “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: She needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse. He needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But as she gets to know this “hanging lawman,” Patience finds there is far more to him than meets the eye—and it could destroy their tenuous relationship forever.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Virtues and Vices of the Old West” series.  

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 15:1 at the beginning; Prayers; Bible Reading & Scriptures are quoted; Mentions of church going; Talks about God & forgiving; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God; Jed says he believes in God but doesn’t go to church; Patience writes devotionals (though none are written out); Patience has a strong Faith & witnesses.
*Note: two “what the devil”s

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’ (used as an adj.), a ‘heck’, a ‘shut up’, and two forms of ‘dumb’; Curses are said but not written; Jed tells Patience “Don’t let the door slam on your backside as you leave.”; Mentions of drinking, drunks & saloons; Mentions of smoking & tobacco; Mentions & talks of hangings; Murder, Blood & Gun-wounds (semi-detailed);   

Sexual Content- two not-detailed kisses and one barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss & almost kissing; Staring & Noticing; Nearness & Touches; Mentions of wanting to snuggle; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 

-Patience Cavanaugh, age 25
-Jedediah Jones, age not-told
                                         P.O.V. switches between them & Cody (once)
                                              Set in 1866 {With Epilogue being a few years later}
                                                        316 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
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Early High School Teens-
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Older High School Teens-
(and a half)
My personal Rating-
Hmmm. Overall I liked this book but it could have been a bit better, honestly. The blood was a bit too detailed; And while I liked Patience’s Faith, I felt like there could have been a bit more about her devotionals (like a couple of them written out in this book). Jedediah was a bit rough & harsh at the beginning (which I understood because of his job) but it made me not like him for the first opening chapters...though, he did get better by the end.  

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell Publishers) for this review.

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