Monday, August 5, 2013

Review:Long Trail Home by:Vickie McDonough

 Long Trail Home (Texas Trails #3)
About the Book:
The Long Trail Home is third in a six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896. Although a series, each book can be read on its own.When Riley Morgan returns home after fighting in the War Between the States, he is excited to see his parents and fiancee again. But he soon learns that his parents are dead and the woman he loved is married. 

 He takes a job at the Wilcox School for the blind just to get by. He keeps his heart closed off but a pretty blind woman, Annie, threatens to steal it. When a greedy man tries to close the school, Riley and Annie band together to fight him and fall in love.But when Riley learns the truth about Annie, he packs and prepares to leave the school that has become his home and the woman who has thawed his heart. Will he change his mind and find the love he craves' Or will stubbornness deprive him from the woman he needs' Through painful circumstances, Riley and Annie learn that the loving and sovereign hand of God cannot be thwarted.

 Vickie McDonough
About the Author:
Award-winning author Vickie McDonough believes God is the ultimate designer of romance. She loves writing stories where the characters find their true love and grow in their faith. Vickie has had 18 books published. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and is currently serving as ACFW treasurer. Vickie has also been a book reviewer for nine years. She is a wife of thirty-five years, mother of four sons, and grandmother to a feisty four-year-old girl. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling. 

My Review:
  Riley Morgan and his grandfather were walking through town, when his grandfather gives him a fancy watch. Someone suddenly comes up behind him and takes the watch right out of his hands. So he starts running after this pick-pocket and ends up losing him.
   Annie Sheffield was forced by her father to become an expert pick-pocket at an early age.  So when her father tells her to steal a fancy watch, it's not really a surprise. But little does she know that, that was the day her father would leave her and her life would change forever.
   Years later, Riley finally home from the war of the states. He can't wait to see his family and the girl he's been dieing to marry. He even runs in to his Uncle Jud, who gives him a Morgan horse, for his travel back home. He stops by his girls house to find that she has moved out of state with her husband. He basically runs out the door, no girl at least he has a family. But when he get's home he has a dreadful surprise.
   Annie Sheffield lives at the Wilcox school for Blind Children,now. But as it seems not for long. The school administrator thinks it a good idea for her to leave and get married. Problem is everyone thinks she's blind, no guy wants a blind women. And she would hate to leave the children, that she has grown to love. But when Riley Morgan comes to her rescue, it seems her world is turned upside down. Will Riley be able to except Annie and all her lies? Will he be able to help save the school? Or will it all fall down in shambles?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from MP Newsroom.