Book Review: “End Of The Trail” By Vickie McDonoughAugust 1, 2012 at 5:34 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the Back Cover: He enters a poker game and wins a new life
She loses the only home she has ever known
Two hostile adversaries are forced to work together
It didn’t take long for Brooks Morgan to make a name for himself in Shoofly. A high stakes poker game ends with Brooks holding the deed to his new friend Will’s ranch, a vague promise to “take care of Keri” and Will’s mysterious demise.
When Brooks finally rides to the Raven Creek Ranch, he is greeted by a rifle pointed straight at his chest. This is the “Keri” he promised to take care of-Will’s niece-who believes Raven Creek is promised to her. Keri and Brooks have only one thing in common – they both want to save the ranch. Will their differences make this impossible?
Doubt meets hope, and fear gives way to faith in the Morgan family.
It is with deep emotion I write that with “End Of The Trail” Vickie McDonough brings the Morgan Family series to their end of the trail. It is been a great series of six books that was begun with Darlene Franklin with ”Lone Star Trail”. You can read each of them as a stand-alone but it is much better when you read them in order.
“End Of The Trail” is another romance set against the backdrop of Texas. Vickie McDonough takes up the story of the Morgan family that she began in book three, “Long Trail Home” as Brooks Morgan is Riley Morgan’s oldest son. Me, I really like Westerns. I like what authors can do with them and Vickie McDonough really knows how to write a Western. Anytime that a gambler can win a ranch in a poker game means that an exciting story is brewing and brew it does. Someone else wants the ranch, another wants Keri, Keri and Brooks don’t really get along and they need to if the Raven Creek Ranch will continue to belong to them. Let me assure you that this is an exciting book. In addition to being suspenseful it is also a romance. Then there is the theme of growing up, taking responsibility not only for your own actions but for others welfare and allowing God to mold you. If you enjoy history like I do then this book is for you. Ms. McDonough’s characters seem to come alive and it is like you are there at the Ranch fighting for it along with Brooks and Keri. “End Of The Trail” concludes the rich tradition of being all about families and relationships. I enjoyed this book a lot and am sorry to see the series end. Perhaps these three talented authors will team up again and bring us another series. I certainly hope so.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Wynn-Wynn Media for this review. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”