The Accidental Lawman Author:Jill Marie Landis 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... more » day. Everyone except the town's beautiful healer, Amelia Hawthorne. The robber who got away was her nineteen-year-old brother. And it's Hank's job to bring the guy in. Hank knows all about losing family. And he slowly sets about restoring Amelia's shaky faith. But doing what's right might mean breaking her heart and his own.« less
Another great story from a wonderful author! Her characters are lovable, the story moves along quickly, but not so fast as to rush the story. Amelia & Hank as is the rest of the towns folk are all such great characters that I found myself hoping she writes more books set in Glory, Texas. I just love reading Jill Marie Landis books! It is so hard to wait on the next one released as I have read everything she has written.
This is a sweet Christian Historical novel by Jill Marie Landis; I did not know she wrote Christian fiction. All of the characters (not just the main ones) were carefully drawn and participated in this story. The citizens (and town of Glory, Texas) were engaging.
Amelia Hawthorne is a healer who walks into the town bank just before it is robbed. A stranger trips over Amelia (Hank Larson) and happens to stop the robbery. Immediately, the citizens clamor to name him sheriff; Hank agrees reluctantly.
The citizens assure Hank that nothing ever happens in Glory; it will be an easy task until someone else will take the role. This story pulls the reader in rather quickly and keeps the readers interest.
Hank finds out that Amelia is a healer and a mid-wife; before his death, her father was the only doctor for miles. Hank is horrified; a year before, his wife and child were killed by the incompetence of a mid-wife and Hank still wears the scars of their loss.
The author captures the bustle of a small town and peoples it with folks the reader will care about; they will also enjoy the gossip-tendencies of the town folk. These characters are so likeable that readers are eager to meet them again in future books.
This is a low-key, pleasant story about 2 people who have to get over their prejudices against the other before they can enter into a serious relationship.