Vickie McDonough

The Texas Trails Series

An innovative award-winning series by authors Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin and  Vickie McDonough. Six books featuring the fictional Morgan family span 50 years of Texas History, from the 1840‘s to the 1890’s.

The Long Trail Home 2012 Booksellers Best winner Although The Long Trail Home is the third in the six-book Texas Trails series, it is a complete story on its own.  When Riley Morgan returns home after fighting in the War Between the States, he is excited to see his parents and fiancée again.  But he soon learns that his parents are dead and the woman he loved is married.  He takes a job at the Wilcox School for the blind just to get by.  He keeps his heart closed off but a pretty blind woman, Annie, threatens to steal it.  When a greedy man tries to close the school, Riley and Annie band together to fight him and fall in love. But when Riley learns the truth about Annie, he packs and prepares to leave the school that has become his home and the woman who has melted his heart.  Will he change his mind and find the love he craves?  Or will stubbornness deprive him from the woman he needs? Through painful circumstances, Riley and Annie learn that the loving and sovereign hand of God cannot be thwarted.

End of the Trail 2013 Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Best Fiction Book winner The final book in the Texas Trails series, End of the Trail is a complete story. Brooks Morgan left home 11 years earlier and is just too stubborn to return home.  In 1896 he pulls into the town of Shoofly to take refuge from a storm and befriends John Langston in the local cafe. A high stakes poker game ends with Brooks holding the deed to John’s ranch with one condition – Brooks must promise to take care of Keri. Brooks agrees, assuming that Keri is a horse. Overcome by guilt, Brooks return to the cafe to give back the deed but finds John on the floor dead. Brooks heads off to take care of John’s ranch and is ambushed. With a noose around his neck, hands tied behind his back he offers a prayer up to God.  A stunning shot is delivered from the rifle of a lady on horseback that breaks the noose and frees Brooks. But could this lady – Keri – be an enemy, too?

Other books in the Texas Trails series:

Lone Star Trail - book 1 by Darlene Franklin

Lone Star Trail - book 1 by Darlene Franklin

Captive Trail - book 2 by Susan Page Davis. Captive Trail won the Will Rogers Medallion in the Western Fiction category.

Captive Trail - book 2 by Susan Page Davis. Captive Trail won the Will Rogers Medallion in the Western Fiction category.

Ranger's Trail - book 4 by Darlene Franklin

Ranger's Trail - book 4 by Darlene Franklin

Cowgirl Trail - book 5 by Susan Page Davis

Cowgirl Trail - book 5 by Susan Page Davis

Endorsement for End of the Trail:

End of the Trail may be Vickie McDonough’s best book yet.  Skillfully blending action and romance, she gives readers a story of families lost and found that will linger in their memories long after the last page is turned. I highly recommend this book!

Amanda Cabot Author of Summer of Promise and Christmas Roses

Endorsements for Long Trail Home:

Hold on to your heart—Vickie McDonough is about to steal it away with an irresistible love story so unique and fresh, it will leave you breathless. It may be a “long trail home,” but the pages have never flown so fast! This is prairie romance at its very best—I loved it!

Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series

Sweetness, sass, and suspense. . .readers will laugh at the banter between characters that fast become their friends, cry at the heartache they endure, root for them against incredible odds, and sigh at the tender romance. What more could you ask for in a book?

MaryLu Tyndall Best-selling author of the Surrender to Destiny series