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Bestselling author, 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 West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over 30 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July, 2013. A Pioneer Christmas Collection was on the CBA Bestseller’s list for Jan. & Feb, 2014, and South Carolina Brides made the ECPA Bestseller's list in March, 2014.


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The Anonymous Bride (Texas ...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 764 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Finally a Bride (Texas Boar...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Second Chance Brides (Texas...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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End of the Trail (Texas Tra...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Long Trail Home (Texas Trai...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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A Bride By Christmas
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2008
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Whispers on the Prairie (Pi...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Oklahoma Brides
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2008
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2009
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Anonymous Bride Second Chance Brides Finally a Bride
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Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough
" In Song of the Prairie, Vickie McDonough has woven together yet another compelling story of trials, triumph and true love. Her characters made me laugh, and they brought me to tears as they struggled to build relationships with God and with the on... " Read more of this review »
Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough
" Vickie McDonough's novels never fail to impress me. She is a writer of very real talent and a flair for making the characters and settings come alive--as well as making the story come alive. You finish her books wishing the story would go on and o... " Read more of this review »
Song of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough
" I enjoy reading books from this time period and this was one that fit that description. I pretty much made the effort to read this book in one sitting so I could figure out how it would all turn out and had to keep from turning ahead. Janie took a... " Read more of this review »
Petticoat Detective by Margaret Brownley
Petticoat Detective (Undercover Ladies, #1)
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I had the privilege of endorsing Margaret Brownley's newest book, Petticoat Detective. Here's what I said:

What a hoot! Petticoat Detective is a rollicking mystery set in the Old West, with an unconventional heroine, a hurting hero, and a very unique...more
Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall
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What was supposed to have been a new life in a beautiful, tropical land has turned into one disaster after another and a struggle for survival. Pirates, strange visions, and dangerous creatures make life difficult for the Confederates who fled Americ...more
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
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I loved the unconventional hero in Full Steam Ahead. He seems a bit odd in the beginning, but his actions are well motivated, and he proves to be the perfect hero. And what a wonderful heroine Nicole is--brave, determined to save her family business,...more
The Ransom by MaryLu Tyndall
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Wow! What a book!

As I was reading The Ransom by Marylu Tyndall, I had to admit that she had topped the list of my favorite authors, even though her book is not even in my favorite genre. Her unique characters are so realistic, they’ll leap off the pa...more
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“She glanced up but didn’t smile, realizing she’d been doing exactly that. Pining for what she couldn’t have was making her miserable. “You needs to give yo’ burden to the Lord, missy. You don’t have to carry it yo’self.” “I’m trying, honestly. But it’s so hard at times.” “I know it is, but don’t you think it was hard on God when He let His Son die for the sins of this world? Ain’t nuthin’ that’s worth anything that don’t cost us something.” She’d recently read in the New Testament about how Jesus had willingly died on the cross to set man free from the bondage of sin. She thought of Millie’s sweet baby and how hard it would be for her to sacrifice her child. Carina shook her head. It would be unbearable to watch your child suffer. How much more must it have been for God, who could have merely uttered a word or even a whisper and made all of His Son’s suffering on the cross stop. How small and petty her worries seemed in the light of Christ’s sacrifice. “Thank you, Abel. You sure are wise.”
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