Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Trouble with Patience: Interview with Maggie Brendan

Today I'm delighted to introduce you to author Maggie Brendan. Today her latest novel The Trouble with Patience releases. Maggie Brendan is the bestselling author of the Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. Winner of the 2014 Book Buyers Best Award (OOC/RWA) for inspirational fiction and the 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, she was a finalist for the 2013 Published Maggie Award of Excellence and the 2013 Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. 

Welcome to PASTimes! Thanks for joining us and sharing a bit about your writing world. Congratulations on the release of your new book The Trouble with Patience. Tell us a bit about it.

Thank you for hosting me. The heroine in my story, Patience, inherits her grandmother’s boarding house and with very little means struggles to restore it to become an independent woman. From the very beginning she crosses paths with the local sheriff. Both have been hurt in their past and neither looking for a mate. He is brusque with a no-nonsense attitude and Patience, unlike her name, is opinionated and has very little patience when someone doesn’t fit her idea of a “good person.”
What drew you to write this book?

I’d read about an x-vigilante sheriff that fascinated me and wanted to weave a love story around him.

What was the greatest challenge in writing The Trouble with Patience?

That biggest challenge for me is writing the last part of one book, receiving galleys, page proofs then marketing on another that is about to release. Mine are currently a year apart, but one is due on the same month a new one releases. Not to mention that my due date is right after Thanksgiving and Christmas, so a lot of balls to juggle.

What do you hope readers remember after your stories ends?

I want readers to see that we all have hurts and a past, but God has provided a way for us to come to terms with those hurts when we seek him and allow him to guide us for a better more productive future.

Maggie is giving away a copy of The Trouble with Patience -- all you have to do is answer this question: Why does Patience leave Helena for Nevada City, Montana? Then be sure to let us know you answered by using the form below. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the second part of the interview.

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Kate said...

She inherits her grandmother's boarding house.

traveler said...

She leaves because she will be running her grandmother's boarding house which she inherited. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy Newcomb said...

Patience left Helena to restore a dilapidated boardinghouse that her grandmother left her in order to support herself.

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susanlulu said...

Patience inherited her Grandmother's boarding house.
Susan in NC

Patty said...

Patience moved because she inherited her grandmothers boarding house.


Deanna Stevens said...

because she inherits her grandmother’s boarding house and goes to run it
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Lane Hill House said...

Patience inherits her grandmother’s boarding house, The Creekside Inn, and moves from her family's home to run it ~ and then figure out how to repair its upkeep! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

Britney Adams said...

Patience inherits her grandmother’s boarding house and struggles to restore it.

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Anonymous said...

I think it was to move to Montana to inherit her Grandmother's Boarding House. Maxie
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