A Law of Her Own by Linda LaRoque
Series: Book 1 (prequel to A Marshal of Her Own)
Release Date: October 12, 2008
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page Count: 78 pages
Source: received from author via contest win at http://www.jilljameswrites.com/
She won’t let an innocent man hang
When Charity Dawson resigns her father’s corporate law firm to pursue a career as a trial lawyer, she gets more of a change than she wanted. She finds herself transported to 1888 Texas in the middle of a murder trial.
Turner Reardon is on trial for killing his mistress. He’s given up all hope when an oddly dressed young woman disrupts his trial, claiming she can prove his innocence. Her testimony is brilliant, but his optimism is short lived when she also claims she’s a lawyer.
Charity doesn’t know how she arrived in Prairie, and no one believes she actually went to law school. Her evidence is tossed out and Turner is sentenced to hang. She has only one chance to save an innocent man’s life and find the real killer.
Review: After reading A Marshal of Her Own, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on book 1 in the series. I was fortunate enough to win it in a contest. Yay!
I absolutely adored Charity and Turner. Charity is such a strong, independent and very likeable character. She took charge and saved Turner from hanging for a crime he didn’t commit.
There were laugh out loud moments, murder and action. We do learn early on who the real killer is so there wasn’t any suspense involved. My only complaint is that it was too short. More!!
Just like with A Marshal of Her Own, the ending on this story choked me up as well. I cannot wait until A Love of His Own is released in 2012.