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 singularly.
When Riley Morgan returns home after fighting in the War Between the States, he is excited to see his parents and fiancée 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 melted 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 is the author of over twenty books including the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. Vickie's books have won the Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest, Texas Gold, and the ACFW Noble Theme contest. Vickie lives in Oklahoma and is a wife of 35 years. She has 4 grown sons and one granddaughter. Visit Vickie's website: www.vickiemcdonough.com.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers (October 1, 2011)
Long Trail Home is the continuation of the lives of the Morgan family, and it was just as fabulous as the first two books. I love the concept of this six-book series, as it is written by several different authors, and they have collectively done an incredible job.
In Long Trail Home, the story centers around a school for blind children, and Annie has been living there for many years, helping the head mistress with caring for the younger children. She can't help but be attracted to the young soldier who started working at the school. Annie has some secrets from her past that she has never shared with anyone, but circumstances force her to finally face her fears.
Riley came home from the war to find his family farm in ruins, and his parents were dead. He can't bear to live there by himself, and settles for being a handyman for the school for blind, and sleeping in the barn.
Through no fault of their own, the school is threatened with closure, and they don't see any resolution in sight. Annie and Riley join forces to save the place they have both come to cherish, and their journey is filled with danger, romance, and a search for truth. I am looking forward to reading book four in this series just as soon as it is available.
I highly recommend Long Trail Home as well as the entire Texas Trails series.
My review of Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin (Book One)
My review of Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis (Book Two)
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of Moody Publishers. I was not compensated for my thoughts.