Scorned Justice

Scorned Justice

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by Margaret Daley
     
 

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Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca

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Overview

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410461292
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/09/2013
Series:
Men of the Texas Rangers, #3
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published romance author of the Men of the Texas Rangers series and more than 65 other books. She has served as the president of American Christian Fiction Writers, a national Christian writers’ organization of 2,000 members. Margaret lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Scorned Justice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
SCORNED JUSTICE by Margaret Daley is a exciting inspirational Romantic Suspense. #3 in "The Men of The Texas Rangers' series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, "Saving Hope" and "Scattered Silence". Join Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun and Rebecca Morgan,Brody's High School sweetheart as they find healing,faith,strength,forgiveness and love. They must first battle organize crime,cattle rustlers,bribery,payoffs,secrets,murder,danger,corruption and than find of there is a place for their love after all these years. A whole community could be affected by what they find and not just them. Fast paced and will with action. You gotta love them Texas Rangers, rather from years gone by or today! I would highly recommend "Scorned Justice" to not just Romantic Suspense readers,Christian readers but to anyone who enjoys a fast paced, action paced read filled with Texas Rangers and love. A wonderful read! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Wynn-Wynn Media, LLC. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Talk about an action packed book! I cannot believe how well written each and every plot line in this story was written, executed, and wrapped up. The story is excellently written and focuses on revenge. There are some pretty violent crimes depicted in this book, but as usual, Margaret handled them in a tasteful way. I absolutely enjoyed Rebecca from the beginning of the story. She is a strong woman, and faces adversity with very real emotions and feelings. Her faith is part of her life and she makes it known, as well as her stance and strong sense of justice. Brody is the type of swoon-worthy Texas Ranger I've come to recognize in Margaret's books. I loved him and his feeling of overwhelming protectiveness toward Rebecca and her family. His sense of loyalty and justice was another great asset. Their romance was well-developed and their feelings were tangled and untangled very well. The overall theme of the story was revenge. The villian in this story felt that they had been wronged. Instead of practicing forgiveness and letting God handle the punishment, they let their anger turn into bitterness and ultimately focus on revenge. Rebecca states the message the author is portraying quite well when she says, "I can't always control what happens to me, but I can control how I react." As a Christian, we are called to forgive, as we have been forgiven. That isn't always easy. If we don't forgive, our anger can turn into bitterness and a sense of revenge can overtake us and cause more harm. Overall, this was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end suspenseful romance. I highly recommend it!
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Margaret Daley in her new book, "Scorned Justice" Book Three in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series published by Abingdon Press gives us a contemporary adventure with The Texas Rangers. From the back cover: Can love survive when everything else is blown apart? When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack that has injured the brother of Brody's high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence of cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs which shatter their entire community and puts Rebecca directly in the line of fire. Brody expects to protect Rebecca. But he never expects to fall for her all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling but also love? I like stories that involve The Texas Rangers. It does not matter to me what time period the story takes place in just so that it involves them. There is a certain personality to this group that captures my attention. Let me say this right off, Margaret Daley does not disappoint! I also think that "Scorned Justice" is her best work yet. Ms. Daley knows how to ratchet up the tension so that your nerves are strung tight as you work with Brody and Rebecca to break the organized crime ring that has had a death on their community. "Scorned Justice" is a thriller as the characters are in deadly danger practically from page one. "Scorned Justice is filled with intrigue, deceit, mystery, and deadly killers. On top of everything Ms. Daley manages to weave a romance into this story that just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. Don't start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep. I look forward to the next book in the series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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TheReadingMom More than 1 year ago
Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley is the third book in the series, Men of the Texas Rangers where the unexpected attack on Rebecca Morgan’s brother may be related to the organized crime trial Rebecca is overseeing. It’s up to Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun (former high school sweetheart) to protect Rebecca and her family when the attacks continue against her. But as Brody digs deeper, he realizes that there may be more than meets the eye. Danger, intrigue and murder will keep you in suspense! And I have to tell you that the ending had me shocked by the unexpected twist and turns! This story is riveting and once you start, you won’t be able to put it down! I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
As part of the author’s virtual book tour, I had the opportunity to review her latest Christian fiction, Scorned Justice. While this is the third installment in the Men of the Texas Rangers series, it is a stand alone read. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun arrives at his childhood friend’s home for his birthday party only to learn he has been seriously injured in an accident. His friend, Thomas, was dragged by his horse while he was out checking on his ranch. At first glance the incident appears to be a simple accident. But as Brody begins to investigate, he realizes the accident may be related to an organized crime trial Thomas’ sister, Judge Rebecca Morgan, is overseeing. With Rebecca’s help, Brody will discover a case that will shatter the entire community and put Rebecca and her family in more danger. As Brody and Rebecca race to solve the case, they also have to face their old feelings for one another. Their faith in tested in a number of ways as they battle ruthless killers, family emergencies and broken hearts. Author Margaret Daley has created realistic characters that are well-developed and likeable. She has made the hero and heroine both strong and independent, but with flaws and emotions readers can relate to. Her vivid descriptions places the reader in the midst of the action. The story moves at a good steady pace with a nice mix of highs and lows to keep you reading. There are twists along the way to keep you guessing until the shocking end. Scorned Justice is a delightful mix of intrigue, mystery, and romance with a touch of family loyalty and faith for a good blend. Once you pick up this book, it will be hard to put it down until you know who has been scorned and how justice was served. As an added treat, the author includes the prologue and first chapter to Book 4 in the Men of the Texas Rangers series, Severed Trust, scheduled for release in October. FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of a virtual book tour by the author. The book was sent to me by the author/tour promoter in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
Of the available books in this series, Scorned Justice is my favorite ... by far! Margaret delivers an incredible story that is filled with a number of crimes, interesting characters, and amazing romance! The beginning of the book was intense ... Rebecca's brother is missing and when they find him he is nearly dead. The book never really slowed down from there. With all of the various crimes going on, at times I wasn't sure things were going to come together. By the end of the book, though, I was impressed with how Margaret brought things together, revealed clues along the way, provided plenty of twists, and finally solved the crimes for us readers! I confess that while I suspected several times that I had figured everything out, but I was SHOCKED by the ending. Besides the suspense (which was awesome!), the romance was just perfect. I mean, perfect. I just loved Brody and Rebecca and desperately wanted them to get past their junk and fall in love already! There were several other characters that really helped flesh out the novel into a more well-rounded story, and I thoroughly enjoyed the roles that Sean and Hattie played. Overall this was an incredible story! I highly recommend Scorned Justice to anyone who loves a solid romantic suspense novel! [5 stars] I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press and CFBA in exchange for my fair and honest review.
The_IE_Mommy More than 1 year ago
Scorned Justice from The Men of the Texas Rangers series has got it all: murder, mystery and just enough romance to spice it up! I love a good mystery, especially one that remains a mystery until the reveal at the last possible moment. Margaret Daley is an expert at dropping hints at the perfect time and keeping you guessing. There was never a moment I thought I had this book figured out and while it drives me crazy while I’m reading it, it keeps me reading and is key in a successful mystery. Rebecca Morgan is a judge in a high profile case involving the Russian mafia and when key witnesses wind up missing, danger invades her life in the most unpleasant of ways. Her brother Thomas has a bad accident, or was it an accident? When high school friend Brody Calhoun shows up, he offers his protection as a Texas Ranger. Old flames start to re-ignite between them but after ten years, is there anything left between them? Sometimes in extreme situations involving fear and danger, ones true feelings are revealed and things that were once buried come alive again. Rebecca has been devastated by the loss of her husband and hasn’t been ready to love again. Is she now? Her faith in love and life have been shaken to the core but maybe Brody’s faith and trust in God can help her regain hers. The characters in this book were colorful and interesting. Even the characters like Thomas’s housekeeper Hattie and Brody’s dad Sean have a part in adding to the story through their unique and varied characteristics. I did get a little confused on some of the law parts of it involving the mafia and gangs and the trial and who belonged to what group. I found myself having to concentrate and sometimes re-read these sections. They weren’t always the easiest to follow but that just may be the way my brain processes things (or doesn’t). Scorned Justice is full of intrigue that will leave you guessing until the very end and give you an unexpected ending you never saw coming.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
What is it like to want revenge so much you go too far? What does it do to you? To the people around you? God wants us to forgive someone who has hurt us or done something wrong to us. Revenge comes out of the ability not to forgive a person for a wrong done. That is the premise behind the latest novel, Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley, the third book in her Men of the Texas Rangers Series. When District Court Judge Rebecca Morgan receives a floral delivery, she isn't prepared for what she receives, a dozen long-stem roses - all dead. This is the first of many messages she gets pertaining to her recent case before her dealing with the murder of a business man by a high-level member of the Russian mob. The first trial had been declared a mistrial when it was revealed their was jury tampering. She's not about to let this tactic change her opinion about overseeing the case. However when her brother Thomas is attacked, she wonders if this is about her recent appointment on the case or simply an accident on the ranch. Since her brother has lapsed into a coma due to his injuries, Texas Ranger, Brody Calhoun has taken on the assignment of protecting her and investigating the case for possible answers. The one problem he has with Rebecca is that he still carries feeling for her from childhood that left him with a broken heart when she married someone else. However now that Rebecca is recently widowed, she isn't exactly sure she wants to risk her heart to another cop. She finds it hard not to fall for Brody especially when he is assigned as her personal bodyguard until the trial is over. However when Rebecca takes over running the ranch til her brother recovers, she is about to wonder just how far the Russian mob will go to make sure that this case doesn't go to trial. First cattle are stolen off the property, then she and her nieces are almost run down in town and then a fire that threatens to burn down the family home and ranch lands. Is this simply a series of accidents, or is something else going on that no one had considered. All Rebecca knows for sure is she can't let a guilty man go free while she can do something about it, even if it means putting her entire family at risk. I received Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Abingdon Press for my honest review. I have not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. I did LOVE this one!!! It was so good from the very first page, that I took my time reading this one. Margaret did an exceptional job blending just the right amount of romantic tension between Rebecca and Brody with the adrenaline infused suspense. More than half way through the book, I still couldn't quite figure out what was going on, and wondered just what was waiting for either of them around the next corner. You can understand the unwillingness to get involved with Brody after losing her husband, Garrett in the line of duty. This is the third book in the Men of the Texas Rangers series, and so far it's my favorite. I love the idea of using revenge to motivate a character to stop at nothing until he has accomplished his purpose, which makes for an exceptional villain. In my opinion I would rate this one a perfect 5 out of 5 Texas Stars!!! Now I am in limbo land waiting for the next book, Severed Trust coming this fall. If you're a fan of romance and suspense, you'll want to pick this one up today.