Thursday, July 4, 2013

Whispers on the Prairie by Vickie McDonough

Back Cover Blurb:

A 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?
Read an Excerpt:

“Hey, look out!”

Sarah whipped her head toward the warning, and her heart leapt up to her throat at the sight of a runaway horse charging toward her. She jumped back as the animal ran straight at her and flew past so close she could feel the heat of the creature’s body. Arms flailing, she fell backwards, landing in the mucky street with a splat. “Ah!” Her dress! She lifted her hands, now caked with mud and who knew what else.

Behind her, laughter echoed across the depot’s platform. Never had she been so humiliated.

A man on horseback rode toward her at a fast trot.

This time, she wouldn’t refuse assistance.

He slowed the horse and gazed down, his brown eyes showing an odd mix of concern and amusement. Was he laughing at her, too? “You all right, lady?”

She closed her eyes. “Do I look all right?”

“You’re not hurt, ma’am?”

“Only so far as the pain of humiliation.”

“Good.” He nudged his horse in the side. “Then I’ll go catch my stallion. He’s real valuable.”

“Catch your stallion? Of all the….” Sarah stared at the man, her mouth wide open. A fly buzzed dangerously close, so she snapped her lips together, then watched the man chase after his precious horse. She flung the mud from her hands. Never had she encountered a more insensitive brute.

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About Vickie:

Vickie grew up reading horse stories and dreaming of marrying a rancher, instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. But those old dreams have found new life as she pens stories of ranchers, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is the award-winning author of 27 books and novellas. Her novel, End of the Trail won Best Fiction Novel in the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc’s 2013 contest, and Long Trail Home won the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award for Inspirational Fiction. Her books have also won the Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest, Texas Gold, the ACFW Noble Theme contest, and she has been a multi-year finalist in ACFW’s BOTY/Carol Awards

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Vickie is giving away a copy of Whispers on the Prairie. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Wendy Newcomb said...

I would love to win this book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.


sm said...

I've read your books on THE TEXAS TRAILS series and loved them. would love to win this book. sharon, CA

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I love Vickie's books. Would love to win this one! atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com

Judy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. The excerpt sounds so good!

Judy B

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

apple blossom said...

another chance to win Vickie's book thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Boos Mum said...

This book sounds really good. Which brother will she choose? Would enjoy getting to know the characters. Please put my name in the giveaway. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Patty said...

What a problem to have, to many suitors! I look forward to reading this book.


Cindi A said...
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Cindi A said...

Looks like a book that I'd truly enjoy. The cover is so inviting.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I want to win! Vickie is one of my favorite authors!
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squiresj said...

I would love to enter to win this and get to review this book. Loved interview.
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Veronica Sternberg said...

This sounds so cute! I'd love to win. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

Merry said...

What a fun excerpt! Please add me for Vickie's book, thanks.
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MsRubyKat said...

New author to me. Sounds like a interesting book. Thank you for the chance to win.
Karen G.

Kevlin said...

Putting this on my wish list. It sounds good. Thank you for the chance.

smiller said...

I would love to win your book. Love Western historical fiction. sharon, ca

KayM said...

Whispers on the Prairie sounds like a great read and I'm looking forward to reading more about Sarah. Thank you for offering a copy of this book.
may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

Emma said...

WHISPERS ON THE PRAIRIE sounds wonderful.Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

rubynreba said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kay from NY said...

Hope I'm not late. I would love the opportunity to win this book. Thank you.

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