Patience is alone in the old western town of Nevada City, a booming gold rush town in the territory of Montana. The man she once loved is dead. Thankfully, her late grandmother left her the Creekside Inn, a little boarding house that needs to be revived. Patience is ready for a fresh start.
As she makes strides in her business, she finds her heart drawn to Jed, the town marshall, with a shady past. Jed is drawn to Patience as well, but his past has kept him from getting too close to ladies. Can she accept what he used to be?
As crime soars, and hurts some of Patience’s friends, the past comes out. Patience finds out that Jed is the “hanging lawman,” and the truth about Patience’s true love is surprisingly close to home. Can she forgive? Or is what happened in the past true justice after all?
Sparks fly between these two main characters, and I found myself swept up in the sweet love story, as well as amused by their antics! I look forward to the next in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.
I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.