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Justice is the highly anticipated sequel to Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch and I can definitely understand why What s not to love Montana ranches, cowboys, a Marshall, family, and love will drag me to porch swing any day There were many twists and turns in this who dun it romance mystery There were a couple of times in the book that I thought I had it all figured out, only to be surprised The author captured the essence of Montana with her vivid descriptions and took the reader into the beautiful countryside with her words There is a wonderful cast of characters in the book, and it is evident that family is important to all of them I love a man who loves his kids and his wife Review first published on I enjoyed the fast pace of the book I liked the story line and found it easy to follow I liked that there was romance and intrigue all tied up with suspense It was fun read and one I enjoyed immensely. Ok, so I won the fourth book in this series in a giveaway, and now I m reading the three before it in order to get prepared I have mixed feelings about it They re set in a wonderful place, but the characters leave much to be desired.Jordan Cardwell is back in town because of a buddy and a mysterious phone call So when Liza finds him standing over the dead body of his buddy, things do not get off to a good start But Joran s charming, and there doesn t seem to be a feasible way that his friend was murdered by him which means there s a killer at large And this is a killer who doesn t want Liza solving the crime In the first book Jordan took his sister by the shoulders and shook her And I seem to be the only one who remembers this At least out of a pool of myself and the book characters So how does he end up the likable protagonist in this book It kind of angers me as that was physical abuse and it never comes up again and everything is sunshine and rainbows Liza at least is a good character and knows what she wants I liked how she made decisions and followed through with them It showed she has guts and is a realistic thinker We have some of the characters from the first book as well, but they are toned down quite a bit Which is probably because six years pass in between the last book and this one Again, I love that these books take place in an area of Montana I m familiar with I ve even been to Ousel Falls and having that personal connection makes it sort of special Although I do have to wonder why she kept saying down to Bozeman and up to West Yellowstone Bozeman is North and West Yellowstone is South The pace in this book was rather fast and jumbled and I thought the ending was a bit unbelievable Again, what is going on with the water in that town They havethan their fair share of crazy people There s a little side plot in this book involving Dana s sister that I thought was actuallyinteresting than the main plot It was all very mysterious but then it was resolved pretty quickly too.I ve got the third book in my hands so I ll read it But I d only give this one about 2.5 stars Hopefully they improve by the time I get to the fourth one or the next Justice at Cardwell RanchCopyright 2012216 pagesReview by M Reynard 2013More of my reviews can be found at www.ifithaswords.blogspot.com [Download Kindle] ⚇ Justice at Cardwell Ranch ☦ The Highly Anticipated Sequel To Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch, Read By ThanMILLION CARDWELL CHARM WAS ALL HE D EVER NEEDEDUNTIL NOWSix Years Ago, Dana Cardwell Found Her Mother S Will In A Cookbook And Became Sole Owner Of The Cardwell Ranch In Big Sky, Montana Now Happily Married, Dana Is Surprised When Her Siblings, Stacy And Jordan, Show Up On The Ranch And Trouble Isn T Too Far Behind As Danger Draws Closer To The Ranch, Deputy Marshal Liza Turner Quickly Realizes That Jordan Cardwell Isn T The Man The Town Made Him Out To Be An exciting, suspense filled story rated 4.5 Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com Unlike his sister Dana, Jordan Cardwell did not understand why anyone remained on the ranch But the family cemetery was filled with people who had fought the land, which had given them little for their labors, to stay there Six years ago, their mother had passed away and Jordan and his siblings had fought their youngest sister Dana, wanting her to sell the ranch and share the profits But at the last moment, she had found the revised will, leaving the ranch to her, stopping the fight Jordan and the rest of his siblings had left town and have not been back But Jordan is still working on a mystery that happened when he was in high school His best friend, Tanner, had died and the death had been ruled a suicide But Jordan was certain that his friend had been killed However, he had never been able to prove it With the twenty year high school reunion about to take place, Jordan received a call from Alex, another high school friend, who seemed to have additional information about Tanner s death To get the information, Jordan would have to attend the reunion But when he arrived at the secret meeting place, he found Alex close to death and his last word was Shelby, the name of Tanner s high school girl friend.Liza Turner, the deputy marshal in Big Sky, Montana, arrived near the scene in time to hear the shots being fired But when she made it to the body, she only saw Jordan standing over him, making him her prime suspect, although her gut tells her he is innocent Her good friend Dana is pregnant with twins and is experiencing difficulties with the pregnancy, so her husband Hud, the town marshal, has taken a leave of absence, leaving Liza in charge of the investigation Well aware of Jordan s actions six years earlier, she is suspicion that suddenly not only Jordan, but also his sister Stacy have both returned to Big Sky In addition, Stacy has brought a baby home that no one knew about and she is acting suspiciously Liza remembers the old Jordan and is wary of the changes in him, but she cannot deny her attraction to him As they struggle to discover the identity of Alex s killer and the connection to the death of Tanner, the body count begins to rise As her feelings for Jordan deepen, Liza fears that he may be next Can she find the killer before that happens JUSTICE AT CARDWELL RANCH, the second book in talented author B.J Daniels CARDWELL RANCH series, is a suspense filled contemporary romance that will enthrall you from the very beginning Just as you begin to believe you have the mystery figured out, you are sure to be proven wrong With vivid settings, family interactions, clever dialogue, surprising plot twists and turns, mystery, suspense, an interesting cast of characters, Montana, a high school reunion and love, this story is beautifully written and a pure delight Interwoven throughout the story are the past lives of the eight people attending their high school reunion I really enjoyed the love and protectiveness that secondary character Hud exhibited for his wife and children The love and caring seemed to permeate the pages of the book, adding a great deal of appeal However, this story isof a mystery than a romance Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone I recommend this story to anyone looking for a great story with plenty of action and mystery.Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com What a fun read Right from the prologue I was hooked and the read thereafter just flowed I quickly got engulfed in the storyline because there was richness in all the characters Not only do we see the growth and what transpired to the Cardwell siblings six years after the split but we also see the range of maturation of the side characters from high school years to twenty years later Add a mysterious secret that results in a death to the mix and you ve got yourself a recipe for a suspenseful, back stabbing who dun it Didn t hurt too that there was romance in the air The kind of romance that soothes the heart instead of the loins But above all, I like the principles that this story shouted to me believe in family, have loyalty, honor your marriage, work hard, love gently, integrity matters, care for people, friends are great, and so on Beautiful Well done Ms Daniels Thanks for the wonderful reading experience.I was transported to the Cardwells Montana and I liked it I m going back again because I will readof Ms Daniel s books And if the rest is like this book, then I ve found myself a go to author for comfort reads Yay Jinky is Reading Read this review on my blog Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J DanielsFrom the moment I received Justice at Cardwell Ranch, I was totally intrigued I mean, look at that cover Hot cowboy Sign me up The story is a murder mystery at its core, but it s also about family and realizing where home really is This is actually a sequel of sorts to Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch It involves the same family and some of the same characters, but even though I hadn t read the first one, it did not take away from Justice It definitely stands very well on its own.Jordan Cardwell tried very hard to leave his Montana roots behind, and for a while he succeeded, but he s now a different man than he d been the last time he was home and things are feelingright than ever Especially with Liza Turner around.Jordan s childhood best friend committed suicide their senior year, and it has always seemed like such an unbelievable act to Jordan Considering his best friend was independent, hard working, and very much looking forward to seeing the world after graduation So when he gets a phone call dredging it all up, he is determined to find out what really happened to him Except then someone killed his source So Liza decides to help Jordan while at the same time solving the murder of the source Right off the bat, Jordan and Liza have great chemistry together They worked well together too.As the mystery unravels piece by piece, we get to meet all kinds of interesting characters We also get to see a lot of Jordan s family.I really enjoyed this book, and as hard as I tried to guess who the guilty party was, I never did get it quite right I m also going to look up the first book in this duology and learnabout the Cardwell family. Dana Cardwell Savage has ranching in her blood, unlike her siblings, Stacy, Jordan, and Clay After a bitter fight and the discovery of a new will, Dana is the owner of the Justice Cardwell family ranch and her siblings receive dividend checks which they happily cash This is about the extent of their interaction with each otheruntil now Dana s pregnant with twins and has been ordered to bed rest and to relax Of course, this happens at the same time her sister and one of her brothers show up in town There s a new baby, a new murder, and the specter of past dirty deeds coming to lightwhich may change all of their lives in an instant.B.J Daniels has written a wonderful western mystery novel in which a sweet romance blooms as a killer sets out to eliminate the past I enjoyed the characters and the growth they exhibited as the novel progressed Justice at Cardwell Ranch brings to light the lengths people will go to maintain a devastating secret It showcases the good bonds between family and friends as well A quick read, yet very entertaining, Justice at Cardwell Ranch is a wonderful book with which to sit back, relax, and be swept away in the story. B.J Daniels is the Queen of Harlequin Intrigue She is simply one of the best authors I have read doing short books The romance was hot, although not explicit, and the mystery was so good you just don t see the villain until the very end In addition, you get characters who are real and a family with it s problems, but who pull together when they need to This is a sequel to Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch and I really enjoyed how Dana and Hud are brought into the story inthan just in a peripheral way Jordan Cardwell is back in Big Sky, MT because Alex, a friend from high school, has uncovered information that may resolve the suicide of Jordan s best friend, Tanner Jordan agrees to meet Alex and Alex is shot dead at his feet With his bad boy rep as the sibling who wanted to sell the ranch, Jordan is immediately a suspect Deputy Marshall Liza is in charge because Hud needs to tend to his family because Dana is about to have twins Liza is attracted, but wary of Jordan Together they solve the crime. Very good book Jordan has come back to Big Sky to investigate the truth behind his best friend s suicide while they were in high school The day he arrived one of his high school friends who might have known something was murdered Liza Turner is tagged to investigate and soon finds that there are troublesome secrets coming to light Even though he s a suspect, Liza is attracted to Jordan Her instincts tell her that he is not the murderer but that he can be dangerous to her heart I really liked both Liza and Jordan Liza is doing a great job as deputy She remembers Jordan from the whole will problem six years earlier and not in a good way Though she doesn t trust him at first, she quickly realizes that he has changed for the better When he explains why he is in Big Sky and how it might impact her murder investigation they start working together to investigate Liza also discovers that she is very attracted to Jordan, but doesn t expect him to stay around I liked Liza s intelligence and the way she was able to put things together Jordan was great too I loved the way that he had changed for the better He had been devastated by his friend s suicide, and when he found out it may have been murder he had to come back and check into it He was attracted to Liza right away and found himself finding any excuse to be with her Investigating the how the suicide and then murder were connected gave them a lot of time together I loved the way he accepted the fact that he was going to have to earn people s trust and how hard he worked to do so I liked the way that he respected Liza s job as deputy but still wanted to protect her The mystery of the suicide and murder was well done and had a pretty tense ending I hope Stacy and Clay get stories of their own too. I loved this book eventhan the first Hudson Hud and Dana have been married for 6 years now and have a little girl and boy five and four and are expecting twins Dana found her mother s new will leaving the ranch to her, in a cookbook, so she didn t have to sell the ranch, and there is nosquabbling with her siblings over money or selling the ranch.This book involves Jordan coming back to try and find out if his best friend in High School really committed suicide ,or was he murdered Jordan has never believed that Tanner would take his own life, because he was too excited about all his plans for after graduation When Jordan receives an anonymous note, at the time for his 20th HS reunion he decides to go home and investigate his friend s death.Lots of twists in this mystery, with lots of questions, that thankfully are all answered in the end.The descriptions of fall in the mountains of western Montana made me long for the North West U.S of my middle school days I love how each book is a complete story, and does not end on a cliff hanger, which I hate Highly recommended for clean romantic suspense, mystery thriller fans Read this one in 1 sitting