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Last Chance Cowboys: The Lawman
     

Last Chance Cowboys: The Lawman

by Anna Schmidt
 

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"A feisty heroine and a hero eager to make everything right. What more could a reader want?"—Leigh Greenwood, USA Today bestselling author of To Love and to Cherish for The Drifter

Second in a historical Western series, set in the sweeping 1892 Arizona Territory, Jess Portfield is in for the fight of his

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"A feisty heroine and a hero eager to make everything right. What more could a reader want?"—Leigh Greenwood, USA Today bestselling author of To Love and to Cherish for The Drifter

Second in a historical Western series, set in the sweeping 1892 Arizona Territory, Jess Portfield is in for the fight of his life to prove himself as Sheriff in the midst of a desperate land battle and earn a second chance to capture the heart of local would be doctor, Addie.

Jess Porterfield fled to the big city after his father's sudden death, leaving behind his family ranch-and his childhood sweetheart. Now Jess has returned as the local lawman, determined to prove his worth...and win back the one woman he could never live without.

Young frontier doctor Addie Wilcox was devastated when Jess left her behind. Now he's back and it's difficult to remember why she should keep her distance. But with the town's richest man set to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit, Addie must put her faith in the lawman who broke her heart-and trust that together they'll find their second chance at love.

Where the Trail Ends Series:
Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter (Book 1)
Last Chance Cowboys: The Lawman (Book 2)
Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw (Book 3)
Last Chance Cowboys: The Rancher (Book 4)

Praise for Anna Schmidt:
"Readers wanting a good old fashioned Western romance need look no further than this one." —Dear Author for Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter

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Kirkus Reviews
2016-10-05
After six months in the big city, Jess Porterfield has to find his place in his small hometown, so accepting the position of marshal seems like a good way to prove himself, especially when the woman he loves is threatened by a powerful enemy.Jess isn't proud of the fact that he left his family just when they needed him most, right after the death of his father, when the town's detested Tipton brothers, Jasper and Buck, were trying to take over their ranch. Restless and grieving, Jess made plans to leave for Kansas City and asked Addie Wilcox, the woman he wanted to marry, to come with him, but she refused. Six months away was enough to make Jess realize how much he missed his family and his girl, but in coming back, he's stunned to learn that his sister has solved many of the crises that had overwhelmed him. Addie is angry and hurt, which isn't completely surprising, but disturbingly, Buck Tipton has his sights on her. Plus there are rumors flying that his father was murdered by the Tiptons, even though another man has been charged with the crime—the former marshal. Since the position is open, Jess throws his hat in the ring and is hired, then begins to earn the town's trust with his levelheaded problem-solving. However, things take a serious turn when Jasper Tipton's wife, Pearl, turns up dead, and Buck accuses Addie of murdering her. Dragged to Tucson and thrown into a horrible jail, Addie champions better conditions for the prisoners even as Jess has to figure out how to save her from hanging and convince her he loves her. Despite some intriguing historical details, the writing is uninspired, and many of the characters' choices are annoying or too easy—Addie's day-to-day seesaw feelings toward Jess, her overdramatic "confession" regarding Pearl, Buck's drunken admission to his brother that exonerates her, etc.—ultimately dragging down the pace and overall solidity of the book. Disappointing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492612995
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
12/06/2016
Series:
Where the Trail Ends , #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
355,897
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Award-winning author Anna Schmidt delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for her ability to seamlessly integrate actual events with her fictional characters to produce strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin.

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