Monday, December 26, 2011

"Long Trail Home" by Vickie McDonough: Book Review (A Morgan Family Series - Texas Trails)

Third in  a series of Texas Trails stories of the early days in the State of Texas, "Long Trail Home" is the story of Riley Morgan returning from the War Between the States to his home only to find it devastated by an Indian raid and his family all dead and buried.  Enter the scene a lovely blind young lady working in a home for blind children.

The story-line deals with the desperation of a young destitute and abandoned girl  who finds what she needs in the home of a kind lady who schools and tends to the needs of a house full of blind children.  The story-line also deals with the bitterness of a young man who has gone through the horrors of war only to come home to complete loss - family, home, and fiance. 

The redemption of souls is always a beautiful story and in this book it takes on the beauty of redeeming grace and the grace of forgiveness.

Series connectivity:  In Long Trail Home, book 3,  Riley Morgan is a nephew of Jud Morgan and Billie Morgan from books 1 and 2 of the Texas Trails Series.  Each of these books has a different author and  yet the flow of the story or stories and styles merge so it would seem as though one author was writing. Character development is great in each of the books. Three more books in this series are on the horizon for 2012 release.

Author: Vickie McDonough - ISBN: 978-0-8024-0585-2 
Publisher:  Moody Publishers -  Publish date: October, 2011
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes by RiverNorthFiction, Moody Publishers.  I was under no obligation to render a positive review and all comments are my own opinion.


  1. Oh wow, this sounds like a really good book and something I'd enjoy. Great thoughts on it, thanks for introducing this book to me :)

    I noticed you like christian themed books, I read this book called "Next Door Boys" and I think it'd be a book you'd love. Here's the link to my review at my blog:

  2. Thanks for posting this review! I think this would be the perfect book for my mother in law. :)



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