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The Accidental Lawman

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 newspaper—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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Aug 17, 2013 L8blmr rated it liked it
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
Sharon Sherman
May 31, 2014 Sharon Sherman rated it it was ok
I liked the plot, but the author was a bit too heavy on the Christian message - maybe the Steeple Hill Publishers demanded that.
Jun 26, 2011 Jeanne rated it liked it
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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.
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Aug 29, 2010 Sandie Mixa rated it it was amazing
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.
May 27, 2013 Amber rated it it was ok
This story wasn't bad, but I didn't think it stood up well to some of the author's other works. It was very heavy handed with the lesson. I recommend the author, but not necessarily this particular book.
Dec 12, 2010 Dorothy rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read. Had lots of funny parts and a delightful love story.
Oct 05, 2009 Pat rated it liked it
Nice follow up story to the author's The Homecoming".
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JILL MARIE LANDIS is the bestselling author of nearly thirty novels 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. All of her Hi ...more
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