End of the Trail (Texas Trails, #6)
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End of the Trail (Texas Trails #6)

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He won a ranch in a card game. She claims the ranch is her inheritance. He's not leaving--and neither is she.

Brooks Morgan is quick on the draw, but his weapon of choice is his smile. He’s smart and witty and has charmed his way through much of life, but now that he’s growing older—and a bit wiser. He wants to stop drifting and settle down. He sees his chance when he wins...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by River North (first published May 25th 2012)
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Karen Witemeyer
Up front I need to admit that I have not read the other books in the Texas Trails series. However, End of the Trail stands fabulously on its own. Never once did I feel I was missing something for not having read the previous books. Although, I must admit to being curious about some of the Morgan Family predecessors. Might just have to go pick up some of the other books. *grin*

Vickie McDonough crafted a lovely story of two flawed characters. Both Brooks and Keri have been estranged from their fa...more
Henry McLaughlin
End of the Trail by Vickie McDonough is a fascinating tale of love, restoration, trust, and reconciliation set against a plot of life-threatening greed.
Brooks Morgan, a drifter, stumbles into Shoofly, Texas, in 1896 to get out of storm. He befriends a man, Will Langston, who sets him on a life-changing course. Brooks wins Will’s ranch in a poker game. Brooks sees it as an opportunity to finally settle down and prove, at least to himself, he’s not the lazy, good-for-nothing who ran away from home...more
Judy
End of the Trail by Vicki McDonough
Texas Trails:A Morgan Family Series Book 6
In book 3 of this series: Lone Trail Home, we met Riley Morgan who had married Anne Sheffield. They lived near Waco, Texas. This book is about Brooks Morgan, their oldest son.
After being a bit too spoiled as a youngster, Brooks has become a bit of a lazy boy by age sixteen. In a moment of anger he takes off on his horse, Jester. Ten years later we find Brooks too stubborn to face his family, broke and in a hail storm. H...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Brooks Morgan never saw the importance of learning how to run his family's ranch because he had no intention of taking it over when it was time. He also never understood the needs for doing so many chores when there were plenty of other brothers and sisters to do it. He'd rather spend his time fishing, hanging out with his friends or riding his Morgan, Jester. Yet when a confrontation with his father left him feeling less than wanted, he rode off and never looked back.

Yet when opportunity presen...more
Delia
What a truly wonderful book!
Brooks Morgan is the ultimate slightly-flawed hero with a cocky grin that’s bound to make any female reader fall in love. After a decade of drifting and learning life’s lessons the hard way, Brooks wins a ranch in a poker game. Trouble is, feisty Keri Langston thinks Raven Creek Ranch belongs to her. If she’d known Brooks Morgan held the deed to her property, she might have left him hanging on the end of the rope she found him on, instead of shooting him free and sav...more
Heather Manning
I really enjoyed reading this book. The main character is Brooks Morgan,a man who ran away from home at a young age. Ten years later, having never returned home, he meets an old, ailing man named Will who he takes care of. The man gives him his ranch Raven Creek in a game of cards. Brooks tries to return it to him, but the man insists, and also asks that when he is gone, Brooks takes care of Keri. Brooks assumes she is a beloved dog or horse.
Meanwhile, Keri Langston looks forward to leaving her...more
Ausjenny
Thanks to Netgalley for my review copy.

This is the sixth book and at this stage final book the Morgan Family Series. This book features Brook who leaves home after an issue with his father. He drifts from job to job and ends up in the town of Shoofly and ends up with a Ranch on the condition he looks after Keri who he assumes is a dog or a horse.
Keri is the former owners niece and a crack shot. There meeting is quite interesting.
I enjoyed the interaction between the different characters. There...more
Kathleen L. Maher
It took me a little while to warm up to this hero, but when I did, I fell as hard as heroine Keri Langston. Brooks Morgan runs away from home as a young man, and drifts for ten years until the end of his trail brings him stumbling into Shoofly, Texas during a hail storm with empty pockets. A dying rancher, Will, befriends Brooks and gives him a meal and a job. Will's unexpected kindness lands Brooks toe to toe with Will's niece, Keri. Both Keri and Brooks stake a claim on Will's ranch and the ro...more
Fv
The book started out OK. But by chapter four it went down hill and stayed down there.Do not buy this book, not even at a yard sale for a nickel, or your money will be wasted!


Unless you like what seems drunk writing. I won't quote them, because there are just too many? Too much disjointed parts and conversations.


Many times Kari acts like a schizophrenic if I am not mistaken in how schizophrenics act.


Then you add the never ending Tragedies into this mess of a book. I numbered most of them. Serio...more
Rayleigh
“I received this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this honest review. All comments and opinions are my own.”

“It didn’t take long for Brooks Morgan to make a name for himself in Shoofly. A high stakes poker game ends with Brooks holding the deed to his new friend Will’s ranch, a vague promise to “take care of Keri,” and Will’s mysterious demise.

When Brooks finally rides out to Raven Creek Ranch, he is greeted by a rifle pointed straight at his chest. This is the “Keri” he promised...more
Teri Heyer
Apr 29, 2013 Teri Heyer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Christian Historical Fiction
Recommended to Teri by: Amazon/Kindle
I just finished reading 'End of the Trail' by Vickie McDonough. Although this fast-paced, heart-warming read is the 6th and last book in the Texas Trails series, I certainly hope the series will continue. If you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction, then you don't want to miss 'End of the Trail' and the other books in this series. By the way, I'm reading these out of order and it doesn't seem to matter one bit. Each of these books can be read as stand-alones, though I'm sure you'll want to read th...more
Jalynn Patterson
About the Book:

He won a ranch in a card game. She claims the ranch is her inheritance. He's not leaving--and neither is she.

Brooks Morgan is quick on the draw, but his weapon of choice is his smile. He’s smart and witty and has charmed his way through much of life, but now that he’s growing older—and a bit wiser. He wants to stop drifting and settle down. He sees his chance when he wins Raven Creek Ranch in a poker game, but when he goes to claim his prize, a pretty woman with a shotgun says the...more
Judy
End of the Trail by Vicki McDonough
Texas Trails:A Morgan Family Series Book 6
In book 3 of this series: Lone Trail Home, we met Riley Morgan who had married Anne Sheffield. They lived near Waco, Texas. This book is about Brooks Morgan, their oldest son.
After being a bit too spoiled as a youngster, Brooks has become a bit of a lazy boy by age sixteen. In a moment of anger he takes off on his horse, Jester. Ten years later we find Brooks too stubborn to face his family, broke and in a hail storm. H...more
Victor Gentile
Vickie McDonough in her new book, “End Of The Trail” Book Six in The Texas Trail Series published by River North Fiction Division of Moody Publishers takes us to Texas in 1865.

From the Back Cover: He enters a poker game and wins a new life

She loses the only home she has ever known

Two hostile adversaries are forced to work together

It didn’t take long for Brooks Morgan to make a name for himself in Shoofly. A high stakes poker game ends with Brooks holding the deed to his new friend Will’s ranch,...more
IrenesChristianReviews
This book’s main character is Brooks Morgan. I have not read any of the other books in this series and because of that feel I missed out on some of the background of the family. I do think this book can stand alone but will say that reading the others in the series would probably make it more enjoyable for you.

The other main character is Keri. I really enjoyed her and thought the author did a good job of developing her and showing how she changed over time. I think the author did this very well...more
Brenda
Brooks Morgan had always been his mother's favorite, but when she shows disdain in him for not pulling his weight around the ranch helping his father, he feels guilty. Thing is Brooks isn't interested in running the ranch that he will someday inherit so when his father threatens to take away his horse Jester, Brooks does the first thing he thinks of and that's hop on his horse and run away. While playing a high stakes poker game he wins the Raven Creek Ranch, from his friend Will Langston. He tr...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Brooks Morgan has been heading West working on one ranch after another. As he rides into the little town of Shoofly it comes a downpour that turns into hail and sends him high tailing it up onto the boardwalk and into a cafe. As he entered a tired looking old guy invites to Brooks to sit at his table and offered to buy him a meal. The man introduces himself as John Langston and offers Brooks a job. Brooks was running out of cash so he excepted the job offer. It turned out that John is terminally...more
June
In reading reviews I am seeing that a lot of people have not read the previous books. This is an interesting series in that the books can stand alone just fine, but you ARE missing out if you don't read at least the other book by the same author in the series. The first book is about Jud, and the 4th book is about his son, Buck. The second book is about Jud's sister Billie and the 5th book is about Billie's son Alex, and the 3rd book I believe Riley is a cousin to Jud and Billie and book 6 is ab...more
Suzanne Williams
Much of the plot of this book was predictable. I figured out who was doing what to whom and how way before the end. That said, there were certain spots in it that surprised me - the finding of oil, the building of the water tower, and Keri's mother and father coming forth (though I knew who the father was way in advance). I also appreciated the author finding a peaceful solution to the problems. But what made this book for me was Brooks Morgan. He is indeed a charmer, for he charmed me into read...more
Theresa
In 1886 Texas, Brooks Morgan is a very young charmer who takes off on his own leaving his parents wondering what happened to him. The years go by and Brooks finally finds a home for himself not far you his parents. You can't help but like Brooks, I thought the author did a great job of bringing his personality to life making the it so easy for the reader to follow this story. A very good romance that says a lot about forgiveness
and how it's never to late to except Christ.
Jodie Wolfe
End of the Trail is the sixth book in the Texas Trails series. Vickie McDonough weaves the tale of Brooks Morgan and Keri Langston. Brooks has been drifting in life for the past ten years, with no real ambition until he stumbles upon the small town of Shoofly, Texas. Brooks comes to the aid of an old man, and wins the deed to a ranch in a high-stakes poker game. Before the old man dies, he quips to Brooks to "take care of Keri." No problem, he grew up on a ranch and knows how to handle critters....more
Debbie Lynne
I love Vickie's books. I did read her other Texas Trail book, but I haven't read the other four books by other authors. I didn't feel like I missed anything. This book can be read as a stand alone. However, I do believe this would be a fun series to follow from book one. One thing that drives me crazy is a sagging middle of a novel. You won't find that in End of the Trail. The story really picks up momentum in the middle where other books begin to sag. Like all her other books, Vickie does a fan...more
Audrey Grant
I was very interested in reading this series. I am tickled to have won the first one! The concept of a series where each book is written by a different author intrigues me very much!
I liked this book a lot. It had drama, mystery, love at first sight, answers to long hidden secretes...
This was a good book. Very well written. Vickie did a good job of mixing in serious subjects with humour and joy. Trouble and mystery with love and hearts searching and trusting in God.
I am anxious to read book two...more
Shannah Mcclamrock
End of The Trail is the sixth and final book in the Texas Trails: A Morgan Family Series. The series was written by a collaboration of three authors: Vickie McDonough, Susan Page Davis, and Darlene Franklin. It was a wonderful ride, and End of The Trail was the perfect conclusion to the series. View my full review here.
Rebecca H
I truly enjoyed this book. I have been meaning to read if for a couple of months and finally got time to read it. It was great. I was intrigued from the first page. A great Christian romance. So glad I read this!! I recommend this to all who enjoy romances!!!
Emyrose8
I have to admit, when I started this book, I didn't have high hopes. I had just finished a different book by this author and didn't care for it. This one was surprisingly good! It wasn't overly dramatic, but still interesting.
Lisa
This was a cute little western, Christian romance. The main characters were very likeable. They have their quirks and shortcomings, but they add to their endearing qualities.
Jennifer
Loved it and am sad to see this series end. Great end to the series. I think this may have been the best book of the six.
Cheryal
Good Christian Romance with some suspense.
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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 Boardin...more
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