Whispers on the Prairie by Vickie McDonough (review)

WhispersOnThePrairie Final Medium sizeA City Girl Far from Home…Sarah Marshall just wants to go home. It wasn’t her idea to leave Chicago and head west in search of gold, but her uncle’s ambition left her no choice. Neither was her intention to settle in Kansas City with her ailing aunt, but being penniless and without possessions brings little bargaining power. Pretty soon, she resigns herself to her fate, however unfortunate. It isn’t as if she has a home to go back to. A Country Boy Seeking to Right a Wrong…Ethan Harper, the youngest of three brothers, enjoys a peaceful existence helping run his family’s stage shop along the Santa Fe Trail. Only one cloud continues to darken his horizon–guilt over the tragic death of his oldest brother’s wife. The only acceptable penance Ethan can think of is finding another woman to marry his brother and help raise his motherless children. A Match so Incompatible, It Just Might Work…When a series of misfortunes strands Sarah Marshall and her aunt at the Harpers’ Stage Stop, the status quo is overthrown as the presence of an attractive young woman, however unversed in the ways of prairie living, wreaks havoc on the lives of the Harper brothers, all three of them vying for her attention. But will any of them prove himself worth giving up the life Sarah always dreamed of?

Ever since I’ve read the Texas Boardinghouse Brides I’ve been a huge McDonough fan. She never fails to make me laugh and fall in love with her characters, and Whispers on the Prairie is no different. From the moment of Sarah and Ethan’s first meet I knew this story would be a winner.

I also found the story enjoyable since the story is set close to my hometown. It was nice to get some historical insight into a little known place along the Santa Fe Trail.

I look forward to reading her next book in this series, Call of the Prairie.

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