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Long Trail Home (The Texas Trail Series) Paperback – November 1, 2011
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"I have thoroughly enjoyed each book in this series, and this one didn’t disappoint. Vickie McDonough brings her expert writing skills to the series with a story that will capture your being and keep you instilled into the pages until the very end. The characters are truly believable and realistic, giving you the feeling that you’ve known them for a very long time! I really encourage you to visit River North, the fiction division of Moody Publishers, and check out the Six books in this series. I will assure you, if you read one, you will have to read them all!" -- Joy, SplashesofJoy.com, 5/17/12
From the Back Cover
Long Trail Home
A weary soldier returns from the War Between the States to Discover his parents dead, his family farm in shambles, and his fiancée married.
Riley Morgan takes a job at the Wilcox School for Blind Children in an attempt for a new life after the Civil War. By helping the children and the pretty blind woman, Annie, he begins to find renewed hope. But everyone’s future at Wilcox School is disrupted when the owner dies suddenly and the school is in jeopardy of being closed by the man who stands to inherit it. Riley’s remaining confidence in the future is shaken when Annie’s secret is revealed and Riley attempts to make peace with God.
Doubt meets hope, and fear gives way to faith in the Morgan family.
More About the Author
Vickie and her husband live in Oklahoma. They have been married forty years and have four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and a feisty granddaughter. When she's not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, traveling, collecting antiques and doing stained glass projects. To learn more about Vickie's books, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
Top Customer Reviews
Fast forwarding a few years, Riley Morgan returns from the war to find his parents dead and his fiance married. Taking a job at the Wilcox School for the blind, he finds himself becoming more and more interested in the pretty, blind young woman that works there.
This is book #3 in the Morgan Family Series, a series which I am thoroughly enjoying reading. I like the characters and the story lines. However, this one dropped a star for trying to convince you that for all of these years, Annie has been able to fool everyone in town except the two women who work at the school. Incident after incident should have completely given it away, especially to Riley. That was just unbelievable. Over all, though, it was a good story that I enjoyed reading.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series to anyone who likes Old West family stories.
Also, not all of the books are by the same author which makes this a unique set of books!
"I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review."
This book stood strong right along with the others. It has a troubled hero running from God and a confused, beautiful, young woman who bowls him over and helps bring him back to God even though she was the one searching.
I gave this book only 4 stars because I found it too big of a stretch that a girl could fool a whole town AND the man she's falling in love with, into believing that she's blind for so many years. If she wore dark glasses...maybe. But she would look right at things, even his eyes once in a while and with a school full of blind kids he couldn't tell the difference?
Other than that...4 thumbs up!!
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Posted by Audrey Grant
This book is part of the Morgan Family Series, which is also called Texas Trails. I have read the sixth book of this series, End of the Trail, which is about Brooks Morgan, who left his family and was reunited with his parents and siblings near the book’s end. Long Trail Home is about Brooks’ parents, Riley and Annie: how they met and fell in love, and how they found faith. Both books were written by Vickie McDonough.
Except for the background narrative, Long Trail Home is set in Texas soon after the Civil War. Riley is returning from the war, only to find that the family that he left has been slaughtered by renegade Comanche, and that his fiancee has married another man. Riley is saddened that he cannot reconcile with his parents, whom he left years earlier after his little brother had been bitten by a rattlesnake and died. After his return, Riley finds work at a local blind school, and there he meets Annie, a young woman who is pretending to be blind. Years before, Annie sought refuge at the blind school after her father abandoned her, yet the donor to the school required that the school only admit children who are blind. As a result, Annie pretended to be blind in order to stay at the school, and she kept up the act after reaching adulthood. The only other person who knows the truth is the school’s headmistress, Laura.
Annie is initially upset that Riley will be working at the school, for she will have to be more diligent in feigning her blindness, lest her secret become known. Riley loves her and is protective of her, but he is reluctant to be in another relationship after his finance married another man.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a sweet, enjoyable story. It alternated between the viewpoints of Annie, Riley, and the headmistress Laura. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heidi Reads...
Long Trail Home is a compelling story about forgiveness and ultimately coming back home. Not only in the natural but in the spiritual. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BookwormMama14
This is the third book in the Texas Trail series and I have enjoyed them all so far. The characters are interesting and the author's backdrop is vividly conjured in my mind. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Young_in_TX
LONG TRAIL HOME is the third book in the Texas Trails - A Morgan Family series (written by three different authors), but it easily stands alone. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lollipops
This series need to have more oomph. The books are not worth buying in my opinion. The books could use more imagination in the story line.Published 19 months ago by southernlass
"Long Trail Home" by Vickie McDonough is the third book in the Texas Trails series and I found it to be a very sweet story. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Nichols
I loved this book, couldn't put it down. It kept me interested til the end. I am always looking for new books from this author.Published 22 months ago by believe