Call of the Prairie
Sophie Davenport has always been "sickly" and confined to limited activities. Heavily protected by her parents and longing for a way to escape her constricted life, she jumps at the chance to travel to Kansas to take care of an ailing aunt. Imagine her surprise to find a run-down house, an aunt in worse health than thought, and five school children in her charge. It's enough to cause an asthma attack and that attracts the attention of Josh Harper, banker and uncle of two of the children under Aunt Maud's care. Because of her petite size, Josh can't see how Sophie will manage the care of the house, her aunt and the children. She begins to wonder the same when she finds mysterious holes in the wall and stairway as well as strange happenings in her pantry.
Sophie's efforts to prove Josh wrong leads to some merry adventures including advances from charming and delightful scoundrel Wade Barnes. With wonderful characters who grab the heart, Vickie McDonough gives the reader a story that will lead to laughter, tears, and some frustration as Josh grows to admire Sophie. But will he be too late and lose her to Wade? Vickie throws in a few surprises along the way that will delight the reader and leave them wanting to know more of the story in the days following the last page.
Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the western 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of 29 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie, which released last July, was chosen by Romantic Times as one of their Recommended Inspirational Books for July.
Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty seven-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books, visit her website and sign-up for her newsletter:
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