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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 will be oversee 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?


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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 will be oversee 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?

30 review for Scorned Justice

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers Book #3 Author: Margret Daley Pages: 368 Year: 2013 Publisher: Abingdon Press I just finished the latest novel in an entertaining as well as suspenseful mystery that is action packed! The first in this series is titled Saving Hope with the sequel being Shattered Silence and before winter of 2013 the fourth in the series will be released titled Severed Trust. As a reader who likes to see novels that intertwine faith with other themes, this one weav Title: Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers Book #3 Author: Margret Daley Pages: 368 Year: 2013 Publisher: Abingdon Press I just finished the latest novel in an entertaining as well as suspenseful mystery that is action packed! The first in this series is titled Saving Hope with the sequel being Shattered Silence and before winter of 2013 the fourth in the series will be released titled Severed Trust. As a reader who likes to see novels that intertwine faith with other themes, this one weaves in faith and trusting God with our most treasured gifts. As a judge, Rebecca Morgan, who practiced as a prosecuting attorney beforehand, had seen many hideous crimes of all types committed. Now, those who were after her looked to be one of two rival gangs, but Texas Ranger Brody wasn’t quite convinced. The Morgans owned and operated a ranch with several head of cattle and various horses too. When revenge slowly comes closer and closer to Rebecca’s loved ones, she tries to keep herself together but finds that to be unrealistic. Having buried one cop before, Rebecca didn’t want to fall in love and marry another because that meant she would have to risk the possibility of losing another husband. Thomas Morgan is the other owner of the ranch. He is married and has two daughters. He seems ready to expand the ranching business. Then, on the night of his birthday, tragedy strikes like fierce lightning and continues on throughout the pages until the suspect slips up. When the perpetrator is caught, the journey of healing can begin for the whole Morgan family. I would love to share with you more of the novel and action, but that might ruin it for you, and I don’t want to take away the fun of reading Scorned Justice. The author did a great job of showing the Morgan family at different stages of their lives and their faith, which can be a reflection of some families in reality. Also, the twists and turns of the person behind all the heartaches happening in the Morgan family is hard to figure out until the last couple chapters when the author has the person reveal themselves as well as the reason for their actions. I don’t know about you, but I like to think I am in control of my life. Suffering has a way of reminding me that I am not as in control as I tend to think I am. There are a couple of characters in the novel who remind any of us who struggle with not being in control that only God is in control and we can let go and trust Him. Life is bigger than we are. We don’t control others and have trouble at times even keeping ourselves out of trouble. Grab the book and if you can, the others in the series as well. Then share with someone else who likes riveting storytelling! My rating is 5 stars. Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo.... Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Sparkes

    4.5* - Scorned Justice is #3 in The Men of the Texas Rangers series, but each book is a separate story & not connected to any of the other titles, so it doesn't matter if you haven't read the others. Judge Rebecca Morgan has a huge case coming up - a trial of someone high profile in one of the local gangs. She is expecting trouble to target her, but when it does arrive it is far worse than she could have ever imagined. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun has arrived at the ranch Rebecca & her brother Thoma 4.5* - Scorned Justice is #3 in The Men of the Texas Rangers series, but each book is a separate story & not connected to any of the other titles, so it doesn't matter if you haven't read the others. Judge Rebecca Morgan has a huge case coming up - a trial of someone high profile in one of the local gangs. She is expecting trouble to target her, but when it does arrive it is far worse than she could have ever imagined. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun has arrived at the ranch Rebecca & her brother Thomas co-own for Thomas' birthday. He intends to just be there for Thomas, & then disappear again as he doesn't want to spend too much time with Rebecca - the girl he loved & lost. However, a terrible accident puts Brody's protective instincts on the alert & he determines to stay & protect Rebecca, & put a stop to the menance threatening her & those she loves. The case is not straightforward though, things are not adding up - Brody can't help but feel he's missing something. Can he also keep his heart intact this time, because all the time he's spending with her is reinforcing how much he loves her - walking away will be even harder this time round. Fans of Margaret Daley's Love Inspired Suspense books will notice a very similiar plot from one of those stories with this one. However, even though I kind of knew where the story was heading, & had a fairly good idea who the mastermind was behind it all, I did still get drawn into the story which was well written & kept my attention throughout. I've already enjoyed Saving Hope & am now looking forward to reading Shattered Silence & Severed Trust This Kindle edition was sent to me by the author in the hope that I would review it. However, receiving this copy did not influence my review. #1 #2 #4 Severed Trust - Coming Oct 2013!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Title: SCORNED JUSTICE Author: Margaret Daley Publisher: Abingdon Press March 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4236-1436-8 Genre: romantic suspense 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 overseein Title: SCORNED JUSTICE Author: Margaret Daley Publisher: Abingdon Press March 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4236-1436-8 Genre: romantic suspense 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? SCORNED JUSTICE is book three in Ms. Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers series, but it easily stands alone. I didn’t read books 1 or 2, Saving Hope or Shattered Silence and I had no trouble understanding what was happening. The writing is more told than shown, keeping the reader at a distance. As a result I didn’t grow to care for these characters. There is romance, action, suspense, and mysteries included in this cowboy themed romantic suspense. Readers will be kept guessing whodunit until the end. $14.99. 370 pages.

  4. 4 out of 5

    April Erwin

    Margaret Daley is back with her third installment in the super-charged Men of the Texas Rangers series. In fact, super-charged just barely does this justice. The suspense, action, danger and mystery is bigger than the state of Texas. Cattle rustling doesn't seem all that life threatening, but stir in organized crime and a family looking for revenge and the story becomes much more graphic. And I do mean graphic. Not in a gratuitous way, but these crimes are real and they're presented as real with Margaret Daley is back with her third installment in the super-charged Men of the Texas Rangers series. In fact, super-charged just barely does this justice. The suspense, action, danger and mystery is bigger than the state of Texas. Cattle rustling doesn't seem all that life threatening, but stir in organized crime and a family looking for revenge and the story becomes much more graphic. And I do mean graphic. Not in a gratuitous way, but these crimes are real and they're presented as real without the sugar coating often used to soften the edges for readers. It's true to life with just enough of a peek inside to really see the evil that's driving these events. Which, of course, drove me up the wall wondering, "Who did this?!?" That answer shocked me to my toes. I didn't see it coming. At all. Not even a little bit. Yet once the truth is known, it all makes sense. This is the kind of suspense and story telling that keeps me coming back for more from Margaret Daley. The romance is great, I wouldn't want the story without it, it makes the grittiness all worth while. But the adrenaline rush that runs along side it on every page - that's what makes it super-charged.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary Beth

    Texas Ranger, Brody, moved away from his childhood friends as they grew older and he developed feelings for the younger sister, Rebecca. He couldn't stay around and watch Rebecca marry another. That was close to 10 years ago. Now, Brody is back in town and Rebecca's life is in danger due to her role as the sitting judge in a retrial involving the Russian mafia. Coupled with strange occurrences at the ranch and to her loved ones, Rebecca falls under Brody's protection. I have read Daley's works bef Texas Ranger, Brody, moved away from his childhood friends as they grew older and he developed feelings for the younger sister, Rebecca. He couldn't stay around and watch Rebecca marry another. That was close to 10 years ago. Now, Brody is back in town and Rebecca's life is in danger due to her role as the sitting judge in a retrial involving the Russian mafia. Coupled with strange occurrences at the ranch and to her loved ones, Rebecca falls under Brody's protection. I have read Daley's works before and enjoyed them. This story has a great premise, but fell short in the execution. The chemistry between Brody and Rebecca is lacking. There are also several instances of editorial mistakes which detracted from the story. The dialogue was forced at times. Daley did manage to throw a curveball towards the end when she revealed the villain's accomplice. While I didn't see that one coming, I hadn't developed much sympathy for that character either. Although this story didn't really grab me, I would be willing to give the author another chance, but perhaps not on a lengthy book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannah Mauney

    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. Overall, this was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end suspenseful romance. I highly recommend it! Read my full review: http://faithlovebooks.blogspot.com/20... 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. Overall, this was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end suspenseful romance. I highly recommend it! Read my full review: http://faithlovebooks.blogspot.com/20...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Leisa Wilkins

    I enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from start to finish. I kept trying to figure out who was behind all of the mishaps. You think it has to do with the trial but maybe not. Just when you think you have it figured out you get thrown a curve ball. Things are not what they seem! There are many things happening at once but not in a scattered way where you lose track or feel like you need to take notes. It was well written and the characters well developed. I loved the young girls, Kim and Aubre I enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from start to finish. I kept trying to figure out who was behind all of the mishaps. You think it has to do with the trial but maybe not. Just when you think you have it figured out you get thrown a curve ball. Things are not what they seem! There are many things happening at once but not in a scattered way where you lose track or feel like you need to take notes. It was well written and the characters well developed. I loved the young girls, Kim and Aubrey and would love to see more of them. Any conversation around them was just fun to read. WOW! I did not see that ending coming at all!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marla

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Good story and characters. Likable main characters and love story. With a Texas ranger plot and intertwined story lines I hoped for detail that was very believable with attention to legal detail. Wish there was a more clear understanding of the cattle rustling. Also, not to give away the end but wish the author had described more family detail in Rebecca's life and family and that the protective detail for her as a judge looked into her old cases far sooner in the story. Good story and characters. Likable main characters and love story. With a Texas ranger plot and intertwined story lines I hoped for detail that was very believable with attention to legal detail. Wish there was a more clear understanding of the cattle rustling. Also, not to give away the end but wish the author had described more family detail in Rebecca's life and family and that the protective detail for her as a judge looked into her old cases far sooner in the story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ellen White

    The three of them had been friends since their youth, now it seems like someone is out to destroy them. The depth of revenge had no boundaries, stealing cattle, fires, car accidents, kidnapping. to murder. Protection didn’t seem enough, pieces weren’t coming together. Was it all gang related, or closer then what they thought. Good gripping thriller of a family that United their strength and prayers to keep love ones safe.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    This is a good romantic suspense story with a dash of Christian fiction thrown in (light on the Christian part). I usually don't like hearing from the perp's POV but it was OK enough here. This has been a good series. This is a good romantic suspense story with a dash of Christian fiction thrown in (light on the Christian part). I usually don't like hearing from the perp's POV but it was OK enough here. This has been a good series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mary Jane

    A tense mystery. This book held my interest to the last page which is nothing new from this author. I have read many of her books and plan to read more. Characters are strong and well defined and the storyline hold the sense of mystery to the end.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    There were many twists and turns in this book. The characters could barely take a breath (or get some sleep) between traumatic events. It was very suspenseful and the mastermind behind the events surprised me. If you like romantic suspense, this is one I recommend.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    This is the third book in the series Men of the Texas Rangers. The series is all about Texas Rangers but included cowboys so that makes it even better. I read all four and thought they were suspenseful and romanic so I liked all of them.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Quin

    Oh yeah, Magaret Daley, Scorned Justice is the one.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    3.5 stars

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    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 rece 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 Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 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.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Victor Gentile

    Margaret Daley in her new book, “Scorned Justice book coverScorned 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 r Margaret Daley in her new book, “Scorned Justice book coverScorned 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. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org 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.”

  18. 4 out of 5

    Candy

    Scorned Justice is an action packed suspense romance, full of murder, mystery, with a dash of romance! District Court Judge Rebecca Morgan is presiding over the trial of a top ranking member of the Russian Mafia. It’s beginning to look like someone wants her off this trial when, her brother, Thomas Sinclair, has an accident on the ranch that puts him in a coma, Rebecca is nearly run over by a truck, and a witness for the trial is found dead. With her reputation as a tough judge, could the Russia Scorned Justice is an action packed suspense romance, full of murder, mystery, with a dash of romance! District Court Judge Rebecca Morgan is presiding over the trial of a top ranking member of the Russian Mafia. It’s beginning to look like someone wants her off this trial when, her brother, Thomas Sinclair, has an accident on the ranch that puts him in a coma, Rebecca is nearly run over by a truck, and a witness for the trial is found dead. With her reputation as a tough judge, could the Russian Mob want her out of the picture? It certainly looks that way, as terrible things continue to happen to her and to those she loves. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun, childhood friend of both Rebecca and her brother, Thomas, is assigned to protect Rebecca. Brody has always loved Rebecca, but when she married someone else he moved away, now he’s back, and Rebecca’s a widow. Will spending so much time together finally bring them together? I loved how well Brody and Rebecca got along, even after ten years, it was like they had never been apart. Best friends before; best friends now. Rebecca could trust Brody with her life. He is the only one who makes her feel safe when everything is falling apart. Scorned Justice has quite a cast of characters! Hattie the housekeeper at the Ranch, who is more like a member of the family. Brody’s father, Sean, a retired cop, is recovering from a heart attack, he doesn’t like being treated like an invalid and wants to help out in the investigation. Then there are Rebecca’s sweet nieces, Thomas’s girls, I found them adorable! I liked how Daley left little cliff hangers every once in a while throughout the book to be picked up a short time later. And there is a twist at the end that totally took me by surprise! I was surprised by how much I liked this story because mystery and suspense are not my favorite genre to read. My first love is romance, and there is a happy mix of all three! Scorned Justice is the first book I’ve read of Margaret Daley, and I loved it! This is the third book in the series, but it stands alone. I definitely want to read the first two, and Daley is currently working on a fourth. **I was provided a copy of the book for my honest review.**

  19. 4 out of 5

    Angela Hayes

    Brody Calhoun, a Texas Ranger, returned home after his dad's heart attack. Then Brody's best friend is injured in a ranching accident, but something doesn't add up. Rebecca is a judge precising over a high profile case. She's been getting thrests. Rebecca is also Brody's old love and his best friend's sister. Are the threats connected? Brody Calhoun, a Texas Ranger, returned home after his dad's heart attack. Then Brody's best friend is injured in a ranching accident, but something doesn't add up. Rebecca is a judge precising over a high profile case. She's been getting thrests. Rebecca is also Brody's old love and his best friend's sister. Are the threats connected?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mason

    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 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.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey Silvestrini

    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. Rebe 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.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paul Goble

    Judge Rebecca Morgan is the target of the Russian Mafia trying to influence a trial, or is it the Dos Huesos Crusados gang, or is it someone else? Her childhood friend, Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun, rides to her rescue. The suspense: Through misdirection, complex hints, and some impeccably timed surprises, the story maintained my interest and kept my brain buzzing. The romance: The primary romance explored the awkwardness of very close friends who are afraid to risk the move to "something more." The Judge Rebecca Morgan is the target of the Russian Mafia trying to influence a trial, or is it the Dos Huesos Crusados gang, or is it someone else? Her childhood friend, Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun, rides to her rescue. The suspense: Through misdirection, complex hints, and some impeccably timed surprises, the story maintained my interest and kept my brain buzzing. The romance: The primary romance explored the awkwardness of very close friends who are afraid to risk the move to "something more." The book provided an edifying example of Christian dating. Some secondary characters added surprise and giggles in the romance department. The characters: The characters had realism, depth, and humor. The setting: The story did a decent job of transporting me back and forth between San Antonio and a large Texas ranch. I didn't learn anything new, but the story was solidly situated in its geography. Although much of the story is told by telling, rather than by showing, some of the key scenes reminded me of classic black-and-white horror flicks which let the mind fill in what the camera doesn't show. The writing: Although there were few errors to distract me, I was perplexed by their consistency. Nearly all of the dozen or so errors which caught my attention fell into the "incorrect division of compound words" category. A typical specimen was on page 62: "I have the mixture [of eggs] already to go." In a few places, the alternating-first-person point of view was muddied by an unclear introductory paragraph. (Note to self and other writers: it helps when the first name to appear in a section identifies the point of view.)

  23. 4 out of 5

    TAMMY CUEVAS

    Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun has returned home to care for his father, knowing that he will see childhood friend Rebecca Morgan again. She does not know the depth of his feelings for her, and he would like to keep it that way. But when violence strikes her family and it appears that it is related to the case Rebecca is presiding over, the two are thrown together once more, they have to face their feelings for one another as they are trying to solve the mystery. This is an action-packed novel with a Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun has returned home to care for his father, knowing that he will see childhood friend Rebecca Morgan again. She does not know the depth of his feelings for her, and he would like to keep it that way. But when violence strikes her family and it appears that it is related to the case Rebecca is presiding over, the two are thrown together once more, they have to face their feelings for one another as they are trying to solve the mystery. This is an action-packed novel with a little bit of everything. It contains romance, mystery, murder, revenge, organized crime, and plenty of suspense. The strong characters are realistic and well-developed. 3.5 stars Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Pump up Your Book book review bloggers program. 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."

  24. 5 out of 5

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    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 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

  25. 5 out of 5

    Juanita Wickey

    Just finished reading Scorned Justice, Margaret Daley’s book. This was an exciting story, what all the Texas Rangers had to go through to find answers to who committed the crimes, murders, etc. The ending surprised me totally. Would never have guessed who the guilty ones were; took a lot of time to locate them. Margaret Daley keeps you on the edge all throughout the story. So many adventures are in this story. Loved it, and I know you all will too. She is truly a gifted writer. I love reading al Just finished reading Scorned Justice, Margaret Daley’s book. This was an exciting story, what all the Texas Rangers had to go through to find answers to who committed the crimes, murders, etc. The ending surprised me totally. Would never have guessed who the guilty ones were; took a lot of time to locate them. Margaret Daley keeps you on the edge all throughout the story. So many adventures are in this story. Loved it, and I know you all will too. She is truly a gifted writer. I love reading all of her books that I have (22), but I believe she has written 98, so have a ways to go. All of her Texas Ranger stories are excellent. I started reading this 3/18 in the evening and finished it on 3/19/14 in the evening. Took time out for meals and vacuuming, and then back to the book. The ending of the story totally shocked me. Would not have had any idea who was behind the crimes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melinda

    There are four books in The Men of the Texas Rangers series by Margaret Daley. Saving Hope Shattered Silence Scorned Justice Severed Trust I'm doing a combined review because I honestly didn't take a breath between reading books. The first was marked complete and the second was opened in a heartbeat. Margaret Daley pens a great story of the men who comprise the modern day Texas Rangers. Each book contains a mystery to be solved (murder, missing children, drug distribution) while her heroes are everyd There are four books in The Men of the Texas Rangers series by Margaret Daley. Saving Hope Shattered Silence Scorned Justice Severed Trust I'm doing a combined review because I honestly didn't take a breath between reading books. The first was marked complete and the second was opened in a heartbeat. Margaret Daley pens a great story of the men who comprise the modern day Texas Rangers. Each book contains a mystery to be solved (murder, missing children, drug distribution) while her heroes are everyday people. I like my heroes with faults. The perfect hero doesn't exist. Daley blends together the warmth of southern hospitality, the grit of Texas living, the power of the Texas Rangers, the romance of loving a Texan, and action. I appreciated the stories are contemporary as usually Texas Rangers get the historical treatment.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    In this third book in the Men of the Texas Rangers, some catastrophic events happen to Judge Rebecca Morgan as she presides over the murder trial of a Russian mafia leader. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is summoned to keep watch and investigate. Starting with her brother's "accident" and culminating with cattle rustling, a car bombing, a fire at Rebecca's family ranch, along with a couple more murders, something's not adding up according to Brody: someone's trying to scare Rebecca and her family bu In this third book in the Men of the Texas Rangers, some catastrophic events happen to Judge Rebecca Morgan as she presides over the murder trial of a Russian mafia leader. Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is summoned to keep watch and investigate. Starting with her brother's "accident" and culminating with cattle rustling, a car bombing, a fire at Rebecca's family ranch, along with a couple more murders, something's not adding up according to Brody: someone's trying to scare Rebecca and her family but is it the Russian mob, a rival Mexican gang, or someone completely different with a motive of their own? Pulse-pounding and hard to put down, this one is introspective, inspirational, as well as, of course romantic. Looking forward to the next MOTR, "Severed Trust" to be published this fall.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie

    Another outstanding novel of inspirational suspense by Margaret Daley!! I didn't think that the series could get better than the first book in the series, "Saving Hope", but I was wrong - read it in two evenings and wouldn't go to sleep last night until finishing it. If you like excellent Christian novels of mystery and suspense, don't pass this one by. I appreciate seeing Christians, albeit fictional folks, live and pray out their faith in trying circumstances. In the case of Scorned Justice, the Another outstanding novel of inspirational suspense by Margaret Daley!! I didn't think that the series could get better than the first book in the series, "Saving Hope", but I was wrong - read it in two evenings and wouldn't go to sleep last night until finishing it. If you like excellent Christian novels of mystery and suspense, don't pass this one by. I appreciate seeing Christians, albeit fictional folks, live and pray out their faith in trying circumstances. In the case of Scorned Justice, the circumstances are not just trying, they are extreme. Tension grows throughout the events until - just when you think it will be relieved, the stakes are at an all-time high. Highly recommend this book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dianne Sidebottom

    Well!!!!! The Sinclair family certainly had more than their fair share of evil happen in a short time. The job of justice from the victim of crime to finding out who did the crime to the police work of bringing the party to trial for punishment then the system of lawyers who work the laws for their clients to family of victim and criminals relatives. Then they need to go home an d sleep and do their job again the next day. People certainly get a bee in their bonnet at times and take the law in t Well!!!!! The Sinclair family certainly had more than their fair share of evil happen in a short time. The job of justice from the victim of crime to finding out who did the crime to the police work of bringing the party to trial for punishment then the system of lawyers who work the laws for their clients to family of victim and criminals relatives. Then they need to go home an d sleep and do their job again the next day. People certainly get a bee in their bonnet at times and take the law in their own hands. Liked the story but am so very glad its a story on paper...but I guess their has been cases of reality....

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tammi

    This is the third book in Margaret Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers Series and all three are excellent. If you like stories containing Texas Rangers, I highly recommend this series. If you like great action packed mysteries mixed with a little romance, then this is a series for you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the 4th and final book. FYI, though the books are labeled as a series, they easily stand alone and have had no characters overlap from book to book. So far This is the third book in Margaret Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers Series and all three are excellent. If you like stories containing Texas Rangers, I highly recommend this series. If you like great action packed mysteries mixed with a little romance, then this is a series for you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the 4th and final book. FYI, though the books are labeled as a series, they easily stand alone and have had no characters overlap from book to book. So far, each book has had its own distinct characters and story lines.

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