Song Of The Prairie
Pioneer Promises book 3
by Vickie McDonough
-From the back cover-
A Runaway New Mother...
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.
A Widower Missing His Children...
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.
A Past That Seems Irreparable...
Life takes a dire turn for Janie when her brother dies. The Harper family turns out to be the greatest blessing – particularly 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 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?
This Book received a 3.5 Bark rating.
Song Of The Prairie may look like your average prairie romance from the lovely cover but there is more to it than first impressions.
The harshness of the prairie that was a reality is often forgotten in novels but not so in this one. Vickie McDonough has accurately portrayed how life back then was hard and the people were tough, but faith and family held them together.
Populated with a variety of delightful and some not-so-nice characters, readers will find themselves joining in the joys and fears of Janie, Aaron, and their family.
This slim little novel is a quick but thought provoking read. Song Of The Prairie will leave you admiring the pioneer spirit and thinking about how even the smallest choices we make affect those around us.
I hadn't read any of Vickie McDonough's full-length novels until now, and since I enjoyed this one so much I will be looking forward to reading more of them.
Fans of prairie fiction and Vickie McDonough will find a treat in Song Of The Prairie.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Song Of The Prairie by Vickie McDonough a 3.5 Bark rating.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Whitaker Distribution (August 15, 2014)
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