A 200-year-old angel named Patience Goodfellow has been Brady Shaw's guardian since his 11th birthday. The world sees him as merely a gambler and saloon owner, but she sees a heart of gold. Patience takes her job very seriously...until the day that she accidentally knocks her halo off and becomes mortal.

Forgetting her past, Patience believes she is Brady's fiancée and shows up at his saloon. Brady knows better, but when he tries refuting Patience's claims, she is able to tell him things no one else could know.

Patience could charm the socks off a devil and though Brady tries to resist, he finds himself falling in love with her. The townspeople do too. But what happens when Patience's memories of her time in heaven return is what makes this a poignant, tender and touching love story.'

Kathleen Kane merges fantasy and reality into a perfect confection. With poignancy, sensuality and a sparkling sense of humor, she brings readers straight into her heartwarming tale, and you'll wish you never had to see it end. (Feb., 312 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin