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DANGEROUS HOMECOMING Deputy Clay Starke has come home to Wrangler's Corner for one reason only: to solve his brother's murder. Denied the official resources that will help him unravel the case, Clay is forced to rely on his wits—and on the help of beautiful social worker Sabrina Mayfield. But Sabrina's willingness to assist him soon draws her into the troubles of Clay's paDANGEROUS HOMECOMING Deputy Clay Starke has come home to Wrangler's Corner for one reason only: to solve his brother's murder. Denied the official resources that will help him unravel the case, Clay is forced to rely on his wits—and on the help of beautiful social worker Sabrina Mayfield. But Sabrina's willingness to assist him soon draws her into the troubles of Clay's past. Now both Clay and Sabrina have targets on their backs, and Clay is at risk of losing not only his heart, but also his life. Will finding his brother's killer cost him the woman he has come to love? Wrangler's Corner: Family comes first...

Title : The Lawman Returns
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ISBN : 9780373446247
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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The Lawman Returns Reviews

  • Hannah
    2019-06-09 03:18

    I loved it! It's fast-paced, and the way it wrapped up was surprise after surprise. I liked both Sabrina and Clay, but also loved the glimpses of Clay's family, Sabrina's grandmother, and the foster kids she is working to help. This is one of my favorites of Eason's books so far.

  • Sarah Grace
    2019-06-19 05:12

    Well okay, FINALLY one of these I actually thought was really good! After being burned by several Love Inspired Suspense books, it was nice to find one I actually thought was decent. After reading book three, I really wanted to know more about Clay's character and story. I quickly loved Clay and Sabrina. They were both very well-rounded characters, and I loved their sweet relationship. The mystery kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book, and there was the perfect amount of action. Yikes! Talk about intense. The little snippets we got of other characters like Lance and Seth (but mostly Lance) made very interested to read more of the series. (view spoiler)[Poor Lance! Sheesh! I'm sure everyone else was worried about Clay and Sabrina, but my heart was just breaking over poor Lance. XD (hide spoiler)] I had glimmerings of who the villain was, but I was still very surprised when it was revealed. Overall, I really enjoyed this! Recommended for ages 15+ for mild romance and violence\action.

  •  Mummy Cat Claire
    2019-06-09 05:07

    Sabrina Mayfield is the local social worker in the small town of Wrangler's Corner, Tennessee. She has some regular kids that she keeps track of and since it is a small town, everyone knows everyone and everyone's business. Including Sabrina's history. Her mother was once engaged to Abe Starke, but broke off the engagement, left and returned to Wrangler's Corner with a baby. People don't like Sabrina's mother much, and they associate her mother's behavior with hers. "...but with my mother's past and the way people still look at me sometimes - as though just waiting for me to prove I'm like her..."Clay Starke moved from Nashville and has come back home to work in his home town. His brother, Steven, was recently murdered. Clay would like to solve the case but also to be closer to his family, siblings and parents. "Jordon Zellis, is one of her kids who'd been in the system but was trying to make something of himself..." Jordon calls Sabrina and she goes in search of him because she is concerned that he is in trouble. She doesn't find Jordon, but she is almost shot and meets the new officer in town. The mystery takes off pretty fast. Sabrina and Clay join forces to solve the murder and to find the missing teens. Other secrets come out during the investigation and a bit of romance strikes the characters. No insta love, the author takes a fair amount of time to build a relationship before adding in more. There were times when I would struggled to figure out what the characters were doing. There were not many added details so it was hard to picture where the characters were. Sitting, standing, etc. The book just lacks those smaller details to visualize the characters. There are christian tones to the book. Characters talk about God and His care over them. The book has a lot of characters. The ending or climax has them all together and it became confusing to me. There were some redundant sections where the author adds in how the characters are feeling that could have been edited out. Overall, this book may make a good book club choice. There are discussion questions in the back that would make for some lengthy conversation. The author makes a good point of letting go of a perfectionist attitude. Love yourself. Although I didn't find the book perfect, the theme and mystery were pretty good. I think it is a decent read. I would recommend this book to those who like clean, mystery packed romance. Content: cleanI received a copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Andrea Cox
    2019-06-03 02:04

    by Andrea Renee CoxIf you're a fan of romantic suspense, you will enjoy The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason. Filled with twists, surprises, mystery, and broken family ties that need mending, it's sure to keep you flipping pages until you discover whodunit.As always, Lynette drops you right into the action, eases up the fast pace just long enough for you to catch your breath, and then takes you by surprise all over again. She's really a master craftswoman, and if I ever attempt to write romantic suspense, it's her books I'll be studying to learn the art of pacing in the genre.Though Jordan wasn't in the book much, he was my favorite character. He'd made mistakes in his life, but he was trying to improve his ways. The thing that drew me to him the most was his motivation. He wanted to protect his little brother and sister. There's something about that sibling love that gets me every time.I'm looking forward to reading the next two books in the Wrangler's Corner series very shortly.This is my honest, unpaid review.

  • Cathy Daniel
    2019-06-11 01:24

    One of my favorite Lynette Eason books so far!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-07 06:02

    I made it more than half way through this book before i decided not to go further. It had promise but I found that it was 'off' for me. First, every chapter someone's life is threatened or someone is hurt. IT happened so frequently that I started to roll my eyes when I knew someone was about to 'almost' be hurt. This book is not heavy on the details and unfortunately that means that there are many times in which it is a bit confusing about what is happening. It also didn't make sense why the main female character was treated so harshly because of what her mother did, it just didn't sit right overall. Overall, after getting half way through and having the main characters life threatened once again because it was a new chapter I just couldn't continue.

  • Mindy
    2019-06-21 01:08

    Great story. Harlequin Intrigue and Suspense stories are really growing on me. This one was really captivating. The main characters Sabrina and Clay are a great couple and there story was one that kept me engaged and interested from page one to the very end. I'm really looking forward to hearing more and the characters of Wrangler's Corner.

  • Brenda C. McAllister
    2019-05-23 22:23

    SSpellbindingAs usual, the author did not disappoint. This was a fastpaced, exciting read, showing how God can protect His children. I would recommend this book to those who love suspense and romance

  • Sharon
    2019-05-25 06:27

    Lynette Eason writes clean, Christian mysteries and I enjoy reading them. Sometimes I feel the drama is a bit overdone--how many times can a guy survive getting hit over the head?!? Yet, I will continue to read her books. I liked the main characters in this one.

  • Karen Hadley
    2019-06-03 02:10


  • Kim
    2019-05-23 00:23

    This was a good book to reading.

  • Dorel
    2019-05-25 03:16

    I love Lynette Eason books. My heart broke for the children in this story. I feel the story line could have used more suspense. I feel Sabrina & Clay could have been better, couldn't connect with them.

  • Iola
    2019-06-08 00:25

    Social worker Sabrina Mayfield is concerned for one of her teenage clients, who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a wallet that belonged to Steven Starke, who was murdered four weeks ago. Clay Starke has returned to Wranger’s Corner as the new Sheriff’s deputy, replacing his brother, and hoping to find some clues to his brother’s murder. He isn’t expecting to find himself attracted to the lovely Sabrina, who he remembers from his high school days.For her part, Sabrina isn’t expecting to feel this way about a Starke, not given the history between their respective families. However, they’ll all have to deal with it if they are to solve the mystery of the missing teenager, and the unsolved murder. The Lawman Returns wasn’t Lynette Eason’s best romantic suspense novel, although that’s partially because it’s a Harlequin, which means it’s shorter, which doesn’t give the author a lot of scope to develop the plot. However, it’s also not her worst (I’m still trying to read Nowhere to Turn. I’ve started it twice and made it a quarter of the way through, but it’s just not grabbing me). One thing that puzzled me was that the town of Wrangler’s Corner apparently only had a population of 1,037 (not sure if that was before or after the murder), but it had a police department with several officers, and a full hospital. America must have more hospitals per capita than where I live in New Zealand (which might partially explain US healthcare costs). So that required a little suspension of disbelief …For what it is, The Lawman Returns is a good category romantic suspense novel, a quick and enjoyable read with more plot twists and spiritual depth than most. Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for providing a free ebook for review.

  • Alima Livzletlivz
    2019-06-14 23:21

    This is my first read of Lynette Eason, and her new book “The Lawman Returns”, may not be her very best. I’ve gone through her books and she’s got books with reviews over a 1000 for some. So the jury is still out there, from my side.The Lawman Returns is set in Wrangler’s Corner, a small town in Tennessee.Clarke Starke returns to his hometown as a Deputy and is hell bent on getting to the bottom of mystery surrounding his brother’s death, who was a deputy. Sabrina Mayfield is a social worker, trying not to repeat the mistakes her mother made, and stick to her profession of helping children. Circumstances and a killer on the loose bring Clarke and Sabrina together and eventually get under one roof, as they try to uncover the face behind the evil and the meth that seems to be making its presence strong. Loyalty and love are tested, as past pain and hurt bring some emotional outbursts and feelings into the open.It has a good story, but unfortunately it seems to be told in a very fast and confusing narration. The attraction between Clarke and Sabrina seems to be forced and too soon. Individually their characters are likeable, but the process of developing feelings for each other was not given enough justice. It is still a good book to read, it just fell below my expectations.Having said that, I just went and bought Lynette Eason’s “Too Close To Home” (Woman Of Justice Series #1). Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review

  • Tory Michaels
    2019-06-19 22:25

    Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed this book. I didn't think beyond the current plot (as to who might actually be running the show), but once a particular event had, it became pretty clear who the ultimate villain was. Thankfully, the villain got their just desserts.Now, onto the characters. Clay - pretty decent guy, even though he's carrying around some major guilt for not coming back to town sooner and blaming himself for his brother's death. He stretches the limits of what he can do (since he couldn't be on the case of his brother's murder for obvious reasons) in trying to figure out how/why he died. I enjoyed spending time with him.Sabrina - It takes guts to be a social worker even in a small town. To CONTINUE being devoted to one's job after people start shooting at one, makes it even more amazing that Sabrina didn't just run for the hills. No, she stayed on course and looking out for the kids she was supposed to protect.There were some great twists and turns. I found the book progressed nicely as it comes to flow - I definitely turned the pages faster and faster as I got closer to the end because I just HAD to know whodunit. I was a bit surprised actually on all fronts regarding the villains, so that always makes a nice surprise.The resolution was satisfactory and even though this was my first book by Ms. Eason, I'm pretty sure it won't be my last!

  • Ashley Dawn
    2019-06-18 02:01

    Completely enjoyed this one! Sabrina has to help the child that calls her for help, but she doesn't realize exactly what trouble she is running straight into. Clay has come home and taken over his brother's place in the police department. The main reason he is home is to solve his brother's murder and Sabrina is more than ready to help him. Now, Clay is more determined than ever to find his brother's murderer, but with Sabrina in a killer's crosshairs, their trouble may be more than they imagined possible.I really liked Clay. He had to deal with his brother's murder, family grief, secrets, and many other problems. With all of that, he was still his own man and determined to do what is right. Sabrina had a past that wasn't really her problem but the small town aspect made it her problem. I really liked how invested she was in the kids she helped. It wasn't a take them and drop them off, but instead get involved in their lives. Plenty of suspense, good romance and they story was great.This was a 5/5 for me. I really enjoyed all the aspects of this book.Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

  • Rhonda
    2019-06-14 05:11

    4 starsThe Lawman returns was a good suspense story. Though I had guessed early about who the boss was. The rest kept me guessing.I liked the characters. Lots of drama, action, and family.Clay Starke has come back to town after his brother Steven was murdered. He even took the job Steven had. No one new who had killed him. Clay comes from a big family.Sabrina Mayfield is a social worker who cares about the kids. Someone is trying to kill her. Steven was a good friend of hers.Clay and Sabrina are working together to find Jordan. A 17 year old kid who thinks he knows who killed Steven now is in danger too.Clay can't investigate on his brothers death.Their is a lot of drama going on with Clay's family besides his brothers death. His uncle Abe hates Sabrina because her mother left him at the alter before she was born.Tony and Maria are Jordan's little brother and sister. They followed Jordan. Jordan risks a lot by drawing attention so they can get away, They are cute kids. You just want to hug and feed them.I would read more of Wrangler's Corner to see what happens next. Can the ranch be saved?I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review. Received the ebook from Net Galley and Harlequin.

  • Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
    2019-06-20 06:22

    The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason starts a new series and I was attracted towards it because of the blurb.The story plunges the reader straightaway in suspense and mystery and had me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout. The hero is home to solve the murder of his brother and seeks the help of a social worker who was also his brother's friend. Soon it becomes evident that they are dealing with some dangerous people and their lives are in danger.I enjoyed the multi-layered mystery that connected so many dots and often left me speculating. While I solved the mystery before the end, it in no way lessened my interest in the book.Lynette's writing style is fluid and she kept me engaged in the story throughout and then left me wanting to read the next ones in the series.All in all, The Lawman Returns by Lynette Eason is a suspenseful story that kept me glued to my seat throughout. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romantic suspense and mystery lovers.I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

  • Lori
    2019-06-06 04:13

    This review first appeared on my blog The pace.Dislike: Nothing.Would I recommend it? Yes, 100% recommend this book, I really liked the pacing, it wasn't too fast, but it also didn't drag. I love that the author was able to keep me entertained until the very end, sometimes when reading I get bored and distracted, but I didn't experience that at all with this book.This was the first book I've read from Lynette Eason, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Usually when I read something from a new author I'll look at book reviews, but for some reason with this book I didn't.Overall, I loved the book, I highly recommend it, and I hope to read more Lynette Eason books in the future! I hope to read more from Wrangler's Corner soon, I'm not sure if this is a series or not, so far I haven't been able to find any other books, so I'm thinking this might be the first book in a new series.Thank you Love Inspired Suspense via Netgalley and Harlequin for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!

  • Kelly
    2019-06-16 04:10

    When is the next story coming out? I read this in one day. I couldn't put it down! The suspense had me on the edge of my seat, or at least holding my breath, waiting for the next page, the next paragraph. Sabrina is beautiful. Her heart of compassion for others is beyond precious. Her desire to be accepted for who SHE is and to be loved was endearing to me. Her estrangement with her mother drew my empathy in more ways than I care to count. Clay? His guilt eats at him, yet his care of Sabrina and his heart for his family is such a strong, manly character trait that I couldn't help loving him just as much as Sabrina. lol! Their reconciliation with their own pasts was truly lovely. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series! Seth's story next, maybe? Or, Aaron? Or Amber? I know they will be MUST-reads on my list!HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Clare O'Beara
    2019-06-06 06:22

    This wintry story is set in Tennessee, and we meet a social worker, a deputy, and a criminal element. There's a meth lab in the ratty trailer where the lady social worker finds two small children, and she and her deputy escort are immediately in danger. From this situation we move on to family feuds, small town gossip and a lurking menace. The overall story is a good read, but I was dubious about the wisdom of holding an outdoor barbecue party near Christmas on the outskirts of town, with snow falling. This may be a genuine event, but something about its inclusion seemed forced. Probably people in the area are better equipped to travel in snow than I am. As a romance this is believable and gentle with lots of reassurance, tenderness and support in times of tension.

  • Ruth
    2019-06-09 01:05

    THE LAWMAN RETURNS by Lynette Eason by all rights should receive a 10 star rating! I have read a number of her suspense books and I believe this one is her best yet! With promises of more to come! Even though this is number one of the "Wrangler's Corner" series, it is a great stand alone novel as well. Her characters, Deputy Clay Starke and social worker, Sabrina Mayfield, are very colorful and likable, who go from one nail-biting, hair-raising, event after another, with a very surprise, but wonderful ending! Lynette is an awesome romance/suspense writer, and a lovely Christian lady. I loved this book and I highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Hazel Robinson
    2019-05-29 22:19

    FANTASTICLynette Eason is one of my favorite suspense Christian writers. When I see her name as the author I just grab the book. This is the story of two wounded people Clay and Sabrina. Clay as a youth had been blamed for a fire that left a young man scarred has returned to Wrangler's Corner a detective from Nashville. Sabrina is a social worker whose was bullied when she was young because of the actions of her mother. They are both trying to find out who killed Clay's brother Steven.Wonderful story of forgiveness,family,and God's love. God love us just the way we are.

  • Alison McMahan
    2019-06-17 00:19

    I really enjoyed this. The opening was especially well done, I didn't want to put the book down. These felt like real people with real world problems.The social worker's perspective was especially well delineated, and I really felt for each of the kids in the story. I was suprised to discover who the villain of the piece was and didn't quite believe it, a low note after a very enjoyable story.

  • Kav
    2019-05-27 22:23

    Page-turning suspense at its very best. My heart rate accelerated the second I started reading. Eason knows how to lure a reader in and keep her hooked until the very last page. A complex plot kept me on my toes. Loved the balance between mystery and suspense. I was trying to figure out clues right along with Sabrina and Clay -- while anxiously looking over my shoulder in mounting fear. Spine tingling good.My thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a review copy of this book.

  • Dianne Sidebottom
    2019-06-05 05:04

    what a reception back to town. Kids missing n bullets flying. A small town n people are acquainted in the community. Plus stories/rumours still filter down from ages past enough to cause damaged to people lives. Secrets that come to pass in the story as the drama unfolds. The Christmas barbeque has those that need protecting n those that are doing the hunting.... hair raising time.

  • CatherineWright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
    2019-06-21 01:21

    This was a good suspense story. It will keep you guessing and turning the pages until the end. It's full of drama, action, and family dynamics. The characters are great and very likeable. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series, great start to a new series.I was given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

  • John Hanscom
    2019-06-17 05:22

    Maybe a little less, due to a deus ex machine ending, but still much better than average. They must have new editors. The last three books have broken away from "the formula," and the woman are now being allowed to be stronger protagonists. I hope this continues.

  • Phyllis White
    2019-05-29 05:23

    Another great book!I love all of Lynette Eason's books! They are filled with lots of twists and turns, great characters, and an awesome message of God's love, mercy,Grace and hope!

  • Lisa
    2019-06-12 03:23

    I always love a great Lynette Eason story. I have to admit when I first started this story, I wasn't sure about it. That was before I read the first page and was captivated all the way through. Yes, this was another awesome story from Lynette Eason.