End of the Trail SAMPLER [NOOK Book]

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He enters a poker game and wins a new life

She loses
the only home she has ever known

Two hostile adversaries are forced
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Overview

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


In 1896 Brooks Morgan pulls into the town of Shoofly
to take refuge from a storm. He befriends Will Langston in the local café
and agrees to help him out in exchange for room and board. A high stakes poker game
ends in Brooks holding the deed to Will's ranch with a promise to "take care of
Keri." His joy is short-lived, for when he returns home he finds Will dead - murdered.

When Brooks finally rides to the Raven Creek Ranch, he is greeted by a rifle
pointed straight at his chest. The same woman who came to his rescue earlier is
now ready to shoot him. This is the "Keri" he promised to take care of-Will's niece-who
believes Raven Creek is promised to her.  Keri and Brooks have only one thing
in common - they both want to save the ranch. How can this God ordained meeting
be for the benefit of Raven Creek Ranch? Or was it Will who planned the whole thing?

VICKIE
MCDONOUGH
is the author of over twenty books including the Texas Boardinghouse
Brides series. Her 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 four grown sons and one granddaughter. Visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802486080
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 39,994
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    This review is for the SAMPLER only. Don't bother. The descri

    This review is for the SAMPLER only. Don't bother. The description isn't clear, but you only get 34 of 256 pages. Get the full book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

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    Would recommend

    This is a good, well written Christian story. I looked for and found the first book of this series. Enjoying it and hope to get all of them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Great Novel

    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.

    Except Keri isn't the animal he was anticipating, but a beautiful young woman instead. Brooks doesn't know the first thing about what to do with her, and isn't about to give up his opportunity of a home of his own. Will they be able to solve their differences or will one of them need to go packing? I'm sure you'll enjoy this delightful tale set in 1896.

    This book was provided free for review by Moody Publishers and the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

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    I really enjoy Vickie McDonough's writing style. Her stories flo

    I really enjoy Vickie McDonough's writing style. Her stories flow effortlessly and always leave me satisfied. This one is no different. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer! Brooks rides into the town of Shoofly during a hail storm, and the story takes off from there. There is a little bit of everything in this book. I loved that the story was fast paced, yet I still felt connected to the characters.

    Brooks Morgan started out as a spoiled, angry young man. I enjoyed watching him grow into a mature man of God. His attitude changed slowly througout the book from a man who smiled all the time to cover to pain to a man who smiled because he was actually happy and enjoying life. Keri Langston was a woman after my own heart. She is strong-willed, independent, and lonely woman. Everyone she loved has left her, giving her the feeling of abandonment. Watching her change from a lonely woman, to a woman loved by her God was exciting!

    Overall, this is a satisfying conclusion to the end of the series. As the back of the book states, "Doubt meets hope, and fear gives way to faith..." in this book, and throughout the series.

    **I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.**

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

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    Brooks Morgan never saw the importance of learning how to run hi

    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 presented itself to Brooks through needs of an elderly but friendly old man, Will Langston who hired him to help him out while he was dying, Brooks knew he couldn't run from this. In time, he actually grew to appreciate and care for Will and when fate dealt him a winning hand in a poker game, he found himself the new owner of Raven Creek Ranch, a 4000 acre cattle ranch owned by Will, with the promise he would care for Keri. When Will returns from town he finds the cabin in a disarray and Will looks to have been murdered. Rather than spend his time searching for revenge, the Marshall tells Brooks to head out to the ranch and leave the investigation to him.

    Keri Langston has spent two grueling years at Wesleyan Female College in Georgia and couldn't wait for her final days to be free. Even though she went under duress, she knew her Uncle and the boys on the ranch couldn't help her with knowing what a lady should know even though she didn't want it. They knew if she didn't attend finishing school, the likelihood of her finding a suitable husband would be hard to come by. Now she was looking forward to getting back to her Uncle's ranch and out of corsets and dresses and back into trousers and boots!

    When Keri arrives in town, she finds it odd that no one arrives to pick her up from the train station but believes perhaps her Uncle or one of the ranch hands didn't receive her letter informing them of her arrival and decides to head home. Along the way, she comes across a man about to be hanged and she knows that no justice ever comes from vigilante hangings. She is advised by the men to head on out so they can dispense with their task but Keri doesn't like anyone telling her what to do. She warns the men to turn the man loose or risk her wrath with a loaded shotgun. She sends them enough knowledge about her shooting skills when she shots the noose off the man and they leave but with a warning, they are both going to pay for this! What Keri doesn't realize is the man she saved is Brooks Morgan, the new owner of the ranch she still believes is hers and this is where the story gets exciting! But you'll have to pick up the book because that is all in the first couple chapters and there is loads more excitement behind the covers of Vickie McDonough's latest novel, End of the Trail, the six and final book in the Texas Trail Series.

    So if you love a great western romance with a little bit of intrigue and laughs tossed in for good measure, you'll want to pick this one up. But with it comes a warning. If you haven't read the other 5 books in the series, you'll want to pick those up as well but you can read this one as a stand alone and still LOVE it!

    I received End of the Trail compliments of Moody Publishers and Net Galley for my honest review and have to say being a huge Christian Western Romance lover, this one spoke to my heart and soul. I love the strong female character of Keri Langston and seeing how she handles the men that she meets along the way, doesn't show a girl can't wear a dress and still know how to rope, ride and shot like the best of the men. I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars and just know you'll love it too!

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

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    Brooks Morgan has been heading West working on one ranch after a

    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 ill and needs someone to stay with him until he succumbs to the disease. It was a strange request but he needed to earn some cash if he planned to eat and have traveling money to get him further West.

    Brooks didn't realize the job came with a renewal of his faith in God. John's friends had planted seeds of faith that took root in his hardened heart.

    One day while playing cards with John and some of his friends John and Brooks were the only ones left in the game. John laid down a deed to some property he owned outside of town and asked to see Brooks cards. Brook laid out his cards and John folded. It looked like Brook was the property owner of the Raven Creek Ranch.

    After John passed away and all was taken care of Brooks decided it was about time he saw this so called ranch. He wasn't expecting much but it would be his to do with as he chose. As he headed out some angry rough looking men stopped and questioned him about his proof of ownership of the ranch.

    Meanwhile back in Shoofly, Keri is just stepping off the train. Since her Uncle wasn't there to pick her up she went to the livery to rent a horse and headed on out to the ranch. As she rode out toward Raven Creek Ranch she noticed some men were in the process of trying to hang a man. Since she was a crack shot she aimed at the rope just above the man's head. No way could she let those scoundrels take the law into their own hands! As soon as the shot rang out and the rope fell the man's horse took off with him and Keri didn't waste anytime either. She was out of there fast. She was totally unaware that the man's hands were still tied and he had something over his face and no way of controlling his horse. Not good! Not good at all!

    I could go on and on but that would spoil the book for you. I wouldn't want that to happen. So grab the book and find out what happens to Brooks. What will Keri find or not find when she get's to the ranch? It looks like both of their lives are in for a big change.

    This book, just like the others in this series did not disappoint me. It was sad, intriguing and at times down right funny. I really like the story line of this young man running from responsibility for years only to end up in the same life he left. But now he is in a different town with his own ranch and letting God lead the way. I was really sorry for the book to end. I will miss the Morgan family.

    Vickie McDonough wrote two of the books in this series. Each books in the Texas Trails series can be read as a standalone book or as a series.

    I highly recommend this book along with the other books in the Texas Trails series.

    Disclosure
    I received a copy of this book from RiverNorth/Netgalley for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my own opinion.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

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    Vickie McDonough in her new book, “End Of The Trail”

    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, a vague promise to “take care of Keri” and Will’s mysterious demise.

    When Brooks finally rides to the Raven Creek Ranch, he is greeted by a rifle pointed straight at his chest. This is the “Keri” he promised to take care of-Will’s niece-who believes Raven Creek is promised to her. Keri and Brooks have only one thing in common – they both want to save the ranch. Will their differences make this impossible?

    Doubt meets hope, and fear gives way to faith in the Morgan family.

    It is with deep emotion I write that with “End Of The Trail” Vickie McDonough brings the Morgan Family series to their end of the trail. It is been a great series of six books that was begun with Darlene Franklin with ”Lone Star Trail”. You can read each of them as a stand-alone but it is much better when you read them in order.

    “End Of The Trail” is another romance set against the backdrop of Texas. Vickie McDonough takes up the story of the Morgan family that she began in book three, “Long Trail Home” as Brooks Morgan is Riley Morgan’s oldest son. Me, I really like Westerns. I like what authors can do with them and Vickie McDonough really knows how to write a Western. Anytime that a gambler can win a ranch in a poker game means that an exciting story is brewing and brew it does. Someone else wants the ranch, another wants Keri, Keri and Brooks don’t really get along and they need to if the Raven Creek Ranch will continue to belong to them. Let me assure you that this is an exciting book. In addition to being suspenseful it is also a romance. Then there is the theme of growing up, taking responsibility not only for your own actions but for others welfare and allowing God to mold you. If you enjoy history like I do then this book is for you. Ms. McDonough’s characters seem to come alive and it is like you are there at the Ranch fighting for it along with Brooks and Keri. “End Of The Trail” concludes the rich tradition of being all about families and relationships. I enjoyed this book a lot and am sorry to see the series end. Perhaps these three talented authors will team up again and bring us another series. I certainly hope so.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Wynn-Wynn Media for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    End of the Trail by Vickie McDonough is a fascinating tale of lo

    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 ten years earlier.
    What Books didn’t count on was Will’s niece, Keri. Back from what she saw as a two year exile to finishing school, she is anxious to change her dresses for pants and resume the life she loves, riding horses and tending cattle.
    They meet when Keri saves Brooks from being hung by men who want to take over the ranch. Fireworks explode when she learns Brooks now owns the ranch, a ranch she dreamed of owning.
    This is a most enjoyable read, especially for those who like historical romance. For me, it is a well written Western which captures the full flavor of the times as it tells the story of Brooks and Keri fighting to keep the ranch while also struggling in their own relationship.
    Danger and excitement will keep you turning pages as the two battle an evil land baron and a crooked banker who demands that Keri marry him.
    Ms. McDonough does an excellent job of allowing the relationship between Brooks and Keri to develop in a way that is believable. The two move from adversaries to reluctant allies against a common foe to struggles with growing affection for each other. She adroitly uses humor to both build tension between the two and then to soften each of them.
    The book never slows down as the author ratchets up the stakes and adds unexpected, yet believable, plot twists that keep the reader engaged to the very satisfying ending.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    I love Vickie's books. I did read her other Texas Trail book, bu

    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 fantastic job of pulling you back in time. You feel like you're riding up to the ranch, hiding in the woods, walking through the barn. She has a real gift for pulling you in. The story is fun with several twists. Her character's are flawed and real. A great book to put on your TBR pile!

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

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    Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite "End of the Trail

    Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite

    "End of the Trail" by Vickie McDonough is the sixth and last book in the 'Texas Trail series'. The novels revolve around the Morgan family that spent turbulent times in Texas spanning 50 years. In the final book one meets up with Brooks Morgan who in all reality was quite spoiled by his mother. Refusing to do the chores it takes to help run the ranch he leaves home and so his new life begins. Taking shelter from a storm he becomes friends with John Langston. Winning the deed to his ranch in a poker game John only asks of one thing, to take care of Keri. Now Brooks is in for a surprise because Keri is not what he thought she was. Though Brooks and Keri start out on the wrong foot they eventually turn to each other and to God.

    I have to admit that I have not read any of the other books in this series so I am not familiar with what took place previously but I do feel that this book can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed the characters and liked to watch as Brooks finally grows up as he has to take on responsibilities. One of the main things I got out of the book is how we think when are children that we do the right things, but in the process ruin our life and learn our lessons through the hard knocks in life. I enjoyed the book but would have liked to have more insight into the Morgan family's struggles as that would have made the connection to Brooks stronger. If your forte is historical westerns then I feel you will enjoy this book.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    End of the Trail, the most recent offering from Moody Publishers

    End of the Trail, the most recent offering from Moody Publishers in the Morgan Family Series, is the story of Brooks Morgan as he struggles to grow from rebellious adolescent to manhood. He left home in anger at age sixteen and drifted for ten years before stumbling into Shoofly, Texas, during a rainstorm. Broke and hungry, he takes a job caring for an ageing rancher, Will Langston.

    Nursemaid to a sick, old man is not Brooks usual occupation, yet he grows to deeply care for Will who reminds him of the father he left behind in Waco. When he wins the deed to Will’s ranch in a friendly game of poker, Brooks tries to give it back but the dying man insists it was won fairly. His only request is that Brooks care for Keri after he is gone. Thinking “Keri” must be the family dog, Brooks agrees.

    In truth, Keri is an attractive niece that Will raised and sent to finishing school two years earlier. When she returns to Shoofly on the same day that Will is riding out to claim the ranch, misunderstandings and angers flare. These are complicated by the fact that her first encounter of Brooks is when she saves him from being lynched by shooting the rope around his neck loose from a tree limb.

    The author develops a touching and believable romance between Keri and Brooks that forms a delightful subplot to their joint efforts to defend the ranch from a land-hungry baron and a crooked banker. There is plenty of action to move the plot along and well developed characters without the predictability and shallowness too often found in Christian romance.

    Because the Morgan Family Series has several authors, there is a great deal of difference in the quality of the various reads even though characters remain consistent. In End of the Trail writer Vickie McDonough does a better than average job of producing a work that is readable, entertaining, and consistent with the feel of the series as a whole. Her research is woven naturally into the plot and character details without the excessive insertion of archaic terms or extraneous facts that seem to plague other historical novels.

    I would recommend End of the Trail to anyone looking for a light summer read. It’s a good book to take on vacation or trip to the beach and has the rare quality of incorporating Christian culture and views without giving the impression they were tacked on to please the publisher.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    What a truly wonderful book! Brooks Morgan is the ultimate slig

    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 saving his sorry life.
    But she didn’t know. She did shoot him free. And now he’s a way-too-happy, far-too-handsome thorn in her side.
    The End of the Trail is a hilarious, heart-rending, soul-searching rollercoaster ride. I loved it, and didn’t want the ride to end. But then, I always love McDonough’s work. This author presents stellar writing; wonderful, unexpected humorous moments; touching, heart-wrenching situations that make it hard to know who to root for; and consistently riveting storylines.
    I dare you to read this book and not smile! Thing is, you will smile…and get a little weepy…and gasp in surprise a few times, as well.
    End of the Trail really is that good.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    Up front I need to admit that I have not read the other books in

    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 families and have dealt with it in different ways. Brooks by charming his way through life and drifting from town to town. Keri by proving herself "man" enough to work a ranch despite having to suffer through two years of finishing school torture. When their lives intermesh, the sparks fly, but along the way, the need for family that they both harbor leads them to each other, to the ones they left behind, and to God.

    There is a bit of "Taming of the Shrew" in this story to liven up the interactions, although at times Keri's petulance got a bit old. However, I loved her spunk, her dead-eye aim with a rifle, and her dedication to the ranch. There is plenty of action and drama with a land-grabbing neighbor and a spurned suitor to keep the pages turning. And the powerful message of family reconciliation is one that will stay with me.

    End of the Trail is a fun, quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Readers who love western inspirational romance, will enjoy Ms. McDonoughs fast-paced tale.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

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    Texas Trails: A Morgan Family Series Book 6

    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. He meets Will Langston, a man who is dying and needs help. Just a short time later Brooks has buried his friend, gained a ranch, and is about to walk into a heap of trouble. Not only from a greedy man wanting his ranch but also from a woman he promised to take care of. At the time he thought Keri was livestock, not a beautiful young woman.

    Keri Langston hated the school in Georgia Uncle Will sent her to. Soon she could be back on Raven Creek Ranch, with Uncle Will and out of the fancy dresses and back into her britches with her Winchester and horse. That was the plan. Instead she finds her Uncle Will is dead and some smiling handsome gambler now owns her home. She don't give up easy but neither do those around her. Dengler the neighbor wanting the ranch nor Carl Peters who has wanted to be her beau for years. Between their pride and stubbornness can these two people find not only love for each other but to allow themselves to see God's love in their lives?

    I really enjoyed End of the Trail. Vickie brought the characters to life and we got to see Brooks mature right in front of us. Taking care of Will taught him some responsibility. It also brought the real life fact into the book how pride can keep us from doing the right thing and selfishness can stop us from thinking about anyone but ourselves. Poor Riley & Anne never knew for ten years whether Brooks was alive or dead. I also enjoyed when Keri was in Georgia learning to be a lady. They just couldn't take the Texan out of her. The book also shows how parents do what is best for us, sometimes we don't get to see the whole picture until much later in life...as Keri did. Just a great story all the way around.

    This is the last book in this series. The trails have been long and tough and filled with violence, hate, prejudice, death and greed. But they have been filled with good things as well. We watched as the Morgan Family grew and spread out, where God blessed them in some ways and walked with them through sorrow to make them stronger in other ways. If you enjoy history, adventure and romance all in one...this series is worth the time to read. The three authors have come together in their writing these six books to put these great stories together.

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