Summer greetings, readers! I've been waiting to share the new cover for The Trouble with Patience, of my new book~the first one in the new series, Virtues and Vices of the Old West. It's beautiful, of course! The Revell design team has done an outstanding job capturing my heroine, Patience. I love the delicate lace edging and her gown is gorgeous, but the best part is the expression on her face, and it's is up for pre-order now on, and

Here's a little about the story:

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: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the "hanging lawman"--and finds both betrayal and love.

With a keen eye to historical detail and a deft hand at romantic tension, Maggie Brendan invites readers to a Montana gold rush boomtown, where vices and virtues are on full display and love is lying in wait.

I hope you'll pre-order your copy today. Here's the link: .

Don't forget, No Place for a Lady is currently free on your e-reading device on Amazon, and

I'm really excited about Patience's story, and I think you will be too as I explore a common characteristics we all share--virtues and vices alike.

Happy Fourth of July!