Vickie McDonough

Song of the Prairie

Song of the Prairie
Series: The Pioneer Promises Series, Book 3
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication Year: July 2014

Janie Dunn’s life changes when, at the request of her dying cousin, she flees with her cousin’s newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas, but things take a dire change when her brother is killed. Is a marriage of convenience to kindhearted Aaron Harper the answer to her problems? Is Kansas far enough away from New York that they are safe from the baby’s father?

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Janie Dunn’s dreams of being an opera singer suddenly dim when, at her dying cousin’s request, she flees Boston with her cousin’s newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas to live with her brother, who poses as her husband to protect her identity, lest the baby’s father seek her out. But it’s hard living a lie, even more so the closer she grows to her neighbors on the prairie.

Aaron Harper lost his wife four years ago in a tragic accident. Without a mother to help raise and educate his two children, Aaron sent them to live with his brother and sister-in-law in Windmill, a few hours’ train ride from his family’s homestead, to attend the local school. Yet Aaron regrets seeing his son and daughter so rarely. He yearns to have them under his roof again, but without someone to educate them, it’s an impossible scenario.

Life takes a dire turn for Janie when her brother dies. The Harper family turns out to be the greatest blessing—particularly the handsome Aaron Harper, who keeps the farm running in her brother’s absence. But Janie knows his help is only temporary. Is a marriage of convenience to Aaron Harper the answer to both of their problems? And is Kansas far enough away from Boston that she is safe from the baby’s vengeful father? Or will he come after her and expose the secret she’s worked so hard to conceal?


Vickie McDonough has a gift for weaving a story sure to delight lovers of the Old West. She’s at the top of her form with Song of the Prairie, drawing her readers into this captivating tale about the bonds of family and friendship. McDonough’s fans will enjoy this wonderful conclusion to the Pioneer Promises series, where love blossoms on the windswept prairie.
–Carol Cox, Author, Truth Be Told, Trouble in Store, and Love in Disguise

Song of the Prairie concludes the saga of three brothers with a story that snares the reader faster than the winds can sweep across the Kansas prairie. Vickie McDonough once again gives her readers a love story to lift the spirits and warm the heart.
–Martha Rogers, Author of the series Seasons of the Heart and The Homeward Journey

This touching story of love, duty, and sacrifice set on the Kansas prairie is a pure delight and one you won’t want to miss.
–Margaret Brownley, Best-selling author of the series Rocky Creek and The Brides of Last Chance Ranch

Vickie McDonough ends her Prairie Promises series on a high note with Song of the Prairie. A to-die-for hero, a charming heroine, a family who supports them through all their ups and downs, and a truly nasty bad guy who rides into their lives out of the past…what more could you ask for in a story? Well done, Vickie McDonough! I’ll be watching for your next series.
–Dorothy Clark, Author of the Pinewood Weddings series

Vickie McDonough has outdone herself with the final story in the Pioneer Promises trilogy. Song of the Prairie is a heartfelt, heartwarming, and, at times, heartbreaking story of the lengths to which a woman will go to protect a child. Turning the last page was bittersweet for me. Although I sighed in pleasure at the resolution, I wished there were more than three Harper brothers so that I could look forward to another prairie adventure. More, please!
–Amanda Cabot, Author, With Autumn’s Return

This story is a wonderful conclusion to the Pioneer Promises series. As always, Vickie McDonough’s westerns deliver action, emotion, and faith by the heaping handful. Her plots draw me in and keep me reading until the final punch.
–Susan Page Davis, Author of forty-plus novels, including The Ladies’ Shooting Club series,
Prairie Dreams series, Captive Trail, and Cowgirl Trail

In Song of the Prairie, Vickie McDonough delivers a memorable glimpse into the Old West, with realistic characters, vivid descriptions, and a romance that satisfies. I loved Janie, the courageous heroine who sacrifices so much to protect someone she loves, and Aaron, the strong rancher whose strength Janie comes to rely on. Any reader of historical romance will not only enjoy this book but will love the entire series.
–Miralee Ferrell, Best-selling author of the Love Blossoms in Oregon series

Once again, Vickie McDonough delivers a top-notch tale that grabs the heartstrings from the first page. In her true fashion, McDonough relentlessly tosses in heartbreak, loss, a touch of terror, and a wonderfully sweet romance, making Song of the Prairie an unforgettable, totally satisfying finale to the wonderful Pioneer Promises series. Highly, highly recommended!
–Delia Latham, Author of the Heart’s Haven series

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