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Call of the Prairie

(Pioneer Promises #2)

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A Young Woman Dreaming of Freedom...

Sophie Davenport feels like a prisoner in her own house. In her twenty–two years, her overprotective parents have taken every possible measure to keep her from anything that might exacerbate her asthma–in other words, just about everything but reading and needlework. Yet Sophie longs for adventure...and for love. She corresponds clandest
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Whitaker House
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Maureen Timerman
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed my visit back with the Harper family. Even though this book focuses on Josh, we do get updates on the rest of them.
We first meet Sophia Davenport, who lives a very sheltered and protected life, almost like living in a glass bubble. She has asthma, and her parents don't want her to do anything!
She receives the chance of a lifetime when she is asked to go and just sit with her aunt in Windmill, Kansas. I can only imagine what a life line this must have felt like. Free at last, she must h
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Becky
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I really liked the story. It was also well written. I like how things get resolved quickly. However, I don't like the disrespect for her parents. I know it was a difficult circumstance for the main character, but as a Christian book, I would have preferred to see her have a heart change towards them OR to somehow let the reader know it is wrong to be that way. I think people tend to be influenced to some degree by what they read, and the author allows this disrespectful behavior to go without co ...more
Bonnie Blythe
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The adventurous Sophie Davenport just wants to experience life to the fullest, but her parents worry about her health. Enter the bookish Josh Harper--and his rambunctious niece and nephew in his charge. He's not quite the swashbuckler of her dreams--in fact he really annoys her sometimes--but does God have a plan that will bless them both beyond their expectations?

McDonough does the prairie romance genre like no one else and weaves another wonderful tale of pioneer love and life in Call of The
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Nicole
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute story! I love this author. I enjoyed the bit of intrigue that I wasn't originally expecting. My one issue was the heroine's attitude toward her parents.
NanC
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well-written, entertaining novel.
Laura
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Title: CALL OF THE PRAIRIE
Author: Vickie McDonough
Publisher: Whitaker House
Noverber 2013
ISBN: 978-1603749626
Genre: Historical romance

A Young Woman Dreaming of Freedom... A Young Man Dreaming of a Family... A Reality That Seems to Stand in the Way...

Sophie Davenport feels like a prisoner in her own house. In her twenty–two years, her overprotective parents have taken every possible measure to keep her from anything that might exacerbate her asthma–in other words, just about everything but reading
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Tamara Tilley
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
CALL OF THE PRAIRIE is the second book in the Pioneer Promises series from Vickie McDonough.

Sophie Davenport has been treated like an invalid her entire life. Because of her asthma, her parents have controlled her every move. When a beau she has corresponded with proposes, she arranges for him to come to St. Louis to meet her parents. Her parents completely sabotage Sophie’s relationship and any hope she has of having a normal life. In a twist of fate, and against her father’s better judgment,
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Wendy
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sophie Davenport feels like a prisoner in her own house. All her life, her overprotective parents have taken every possible measure to keep her from anything that might exacerbate her asthma--in other words, just about everything but reading and needlework. Yet Sophie longs for adventure...and for love. She determines to prove to her parents--and herself--that she can live a normal life, but she fears she may be relegated to the lonely life of a spinster.

Josh Harper is far
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Lokdyer
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vickie McDonough has done it again. Call of the Prairie is the 2nd book in the Pioneer Promises series and a terrific read. This book can be read as a stand-alone story, but it's about Josh Harper, the second of the three Harper boys.

Follow Josh and Sophie Davenport's story as they get to know and love each other in Windmill, Kansas, in 1873. Josh is the bank manager, taking care of his niece and nephew so they can go to school in town. Sophie has been overprotected her entire life because of su
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Anne
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vickie McDonough has the ability to paint such realistic word pictures that I was sure I felt the prairie breezes blowing and could see the majestic windmill standing front and center in the town square.

Sophia Davenport has journeyed to Windmill in order to care for her ailing aunt. Upon arrival, things are not as she thought they would be and her abilities are challenged, as well as her health. But Sophie, as her friends call her, rises to the occasion and grows as a woman on her own for the f
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Christina
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a Kansas girl to the core and I absolutely love reading books set in home state, especially when rich historical details are revealed in such a way that doesn't suffocate the story with information dump.

In Call of the Prairie, Vickie McDonough does just that.

What I like about the Heroine:

Sarah Marshall knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go for it.

What I like about the Hero:

A beta hero with strong alpha tendencies, I like that Josh Harper doesn't pretend he has it all figured out.

What h
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Jodie Wolfe
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sophie Davenport longs for a life of independence instead of being smothered by her parents' constant concern for her delicate health. After years of dealing with asthma, they aren't exactly willing to let her out of their domain. When extenuating circumstances allow her a brief respite to travel to Kansas and care of her ill aunt, Sophie jumps at the opportunity for a change in her situation.

Josh Harper isn't impressed when he meets the young woman who came to assist her aunt and also watch h
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Diana
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can you imagine having asthma in 1873? When the cure was coffee or whiskey? Add to that you're a woman and want to live a normal life but your parents are so protective they don't think you can ever get married.

When an unbelievable chance to go to Kansas arrives Sophie Davenport sees it as her only chance to live a full life.

It was nice to fall back into this series. You can feel the heat and humidity when this book starts and by the time you get to Kansas you're gasping for air along with the
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Teresa Snyder
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Vickie McDonough books. This one was no exception. This was the second book in the series; although not as good, in my option, as book one,it was still a good book.

Book two focused on Josh, the middle Harper son. The setting was in town, rather than on the Harpers ranch, which was a little disappointing in that we did not get to visit with the rest of the Harper family, with a few brief exceptions. I was also disappointed that we did not get to spend time with Ethan and Sara from
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June
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Sophie has asthma and is often affected by attacks when under stress. Because if unavoidable circumstances, she finds herself sent away from home to take care of her ailing aunt. Upon arrival she finds not only her sickly aunt but 5 children that her aunt cares for, 3 of whom live with her most of the time.

Josh is leary of Sophie at first. She cares for his niece and nephew after school until he gets home from work at the bank. She seems a little too fancy to know how to care for the children an
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Nancy
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet story. I enjoyed Call of the Prairie, especially getting to know some of the secondary characters from her first book in the series, Whispers on the Prairie. (This story is a stand alone though.) I did like the heroine's determination to learn a new way of living and to be independent. I also appreciated her love for the children placed in her care.
Monica
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sophie has been coddled her whole life, due to the fact that she has asthma. She's not allowed to do much in her home and is treated like an invalid. Out of desperation her father sends her to tend to her aunt in Kansas. In Kansas she discovers who she is and what she can do. Really enjoyed this fun story. The characters were entertaining and well developed.
Anna
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, western
Ehh. About the same as the first.
Carole Jarvis
Light prairie romance, good follow up to previous book, Whispers on the Prairie. Rating 3.5

Full review:
http://booksmusicandlife.blogspot.com...
Christy
Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
This really wasn't a bad book it just wasn't what I enjoy reading. This book was mostly Romance. I was hoping for a lite love interest and 90% historical read.
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Other books in the series

Pioneer Promises (3 books)
  • Whispers on the Prairie (Pioneer Promises, #1)
  • Song of the Prairie (Pioneer Promises, #3)