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 restoring a dilapidated boardinghouse in order to support herself.
Despite Patience's desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local marshal 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.
This is the first book in Maggie's series called "Virtues and Vices of the Old West." It was a very nice book that I read over a couple of afternoons. It kept me interested and it's a book, where you will figure out quickly what will happen in the end. The lead up to the ending makes for good reading. There is a bit of a mystery going on and again you will figure out what's what.
Stars out of 5 : 3.5 Will I remember this book next month; no. It's one of those book's to read when you have a few hours to fill. It's a pleasant read that won't stress you out and you can be thinking of other things. The epilogue was a surprise in a sense as I thought Emily's quest to find love would be another book. Again the author's note at the back provided a couple of interesting facts, worth reading.
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