Salem's Trial by Judge was originally supposed to be a stand alone story. I truly had no intention of writing the love story of Brody and Bryna Gilchrist. However, so many fans kept asking me to write it, and so I did. In this case, Salem's Trial by Judge can be read after Salem's Trial by Township since Township is sort of a prequel to Salem's Trial by Judge.
If you prefer to read Judge first, then know that Township happens in a time before Judge.