295th out of 430 books — 174 voters
The Accidental Lawman
by Jill Marie Landis (Goodreads Author)
Not five minutes in a one-horse Texas town, and Hank Larson foils a bank robbery. No matter that one of the bandits tripped right over Hank's dusty boots. Suddenly, the newcomer is hailed a hero and anointed sheriff. Hank came to Glory to report crime in the newspaperÂ—not stop it himself. But everyone thinks the Lord led him there to save the day. Everyone except the town...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Steeple Hill
(first published 2009)
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A return trip to Glory, TX, this time featuring a newcomer who aspires to publish a newspaper but gets drafted as the first sheriff the town has ever had. He abruptly meets the young woman who is Glory's closest thing to a doctor and the rest of the story is all about the attraction they both fight and an almost insurmountable conflict. As heroines go, I was pretty disappointed in Amelia's behavior toward the hero when the conflict reached its pinnacle, given the circumstances, and thought it to...more
Another of the author's western romances with a Christian slant. The characters in this book have appeared in two others: Homecoming and Heart of Stone. This is the story of Hank Larson and Amelia Hawthorne. He is a writer/newspaperman pressed into service as sheriff of Glory, Texas in 1874. Amelia is the town's only "doctor," actually a healer and apothocary. Conflict arises when the sheriff must deal with Amelia's outlaw brother.
I really enjoyed this novel. Jill has a way of making the characters so real and she weaves in the faith that helps them through the tough times and the romance that adds a rich dimension to it all. I thoroughly enjoyed her book "Homecoming" which made me seek out others she has written.
JILL MARIE LANDIS is the bestselling author of over 28 nevels, which have appeared on the NYT bestseller list, USA Today and other national bestseller lists. She has won numerous awards for her heartfelt characters and sweeping emotional historical romances that include SUMMER MOON and MAGNOLIA CREEK and the Irish Angels Series; HEART OF STONE, HEART OF LIES, and HEART OF GLASS. She is currently w...moreMore about Jill Marie Landis...