Trusting Grace

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Brendan, Maggie. Trusting Grace: Virtues and Vices of the Old West- Book 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
As caregiver to her elderly father, young widow Grace Bidwell still hopes for children of her own someday and relief from her daily struggles. With Robert Frasier as her newly hired farm-hand, unbeknownst to her, he comes with a ready-made family of young ones. While managing the farm, Grace and Robert soon discover their hearts may need to be managed as well…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Fun, light, romantic and filled with a bit of sass, award-winning author Maggie Brendan successfully adds to her Virtues and Vices of the Old West series with her newest book, Trusting Grace. Finding this novel as the perfect vacation and/ or summer read, it reads quickly, humorously, and is full of charm. Though perhaps missing some of the related characters if not reading the series in order, this story is fine as a stand-alone, too. Hoping the series continues, this book appeared at just the right time in life to enjoy.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Trusting Grace from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

The Trouble With Patience

Brendan, Maggie. the trouble With Patience. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
patienceHaving lost her beau to a criminal hanging, Patience Cavanaugh feels her hopes and dreams of marriage are gone too. Restoring her recently inherited boardinghouse has kept her busy yet dependent on someone to help her with the repairs…and that man just happens to be the local marshal, Jedediah Jones, who has a past reputation of his own. Will Patience and Jed be consumed by their prior experiences and actions? Or is there hope for a future…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Sweet and full of romance, this was an enjoyable novel as a start to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series. Though a bit expected in parts, the few surprises as well as puns kept the light-hearted story moving. Patience, along with her mother, Charity, had an interesting relationship which I adored. As a new author for me, I eagerly await the next book in this series and plan to search out others by her. Well written with historical scenes, romantic tension and triangles, memories of the Old West and a bit of faith stirred in and an attractive book cover too!

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Trouble With Patience from Revell Publishing for my honest review*