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Vickie A. McDonough

Author Bio:

Vickie McDonough 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 28 books and novellas. Her novel, End of the Trail recently 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.

Vickie’s books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and Long Trail Home and End of the Trail, books 3 & 6 in the Texas Trails series in which she partners with Susan Page Davis and Darlene Franklin to write the saga which spans 50 years of the Morgan family. Whispers on the Prairie, the first book in the Pioneer Promises series from Whitaker House, is set in 1870s Kansas and tells the story of the three Harper Brothers, whose family runs a stage stop on the Santa Fe Trail.

Vickie and her husband live in Oklahoma. They have been married for thirty-eight years and have four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and are grandparents to a precocious seven-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antique shopping, collecting quilted wall hangings, watching movies, and traveling. She recently took a stained glass class and is working on several projects.

Books by Author

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South Carolina Brides: 3-in-1 Historical Collection (Romancing America)

Visit historic South Carolina where secrets disrupt the lives of three women. A cousin’s quest takes a drastic turn when she falls for the man she thought she despised. A young woman’s sheltered world crumbles after she finds a badly beaten stranger on a nearby plantation. And a sister’s heart…

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Call Of The Prairie (Pioneer Promises Series # 2)

A Young Woman Dreaming of Freedom... Sophie Davenport feels like a prisoner in her own house. In her twenty–two years, her overprotective parents have taken every possible measure to keep her from anything that might exacerbate her asthma–in other words, just about everything but reading and needlework.…

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A Pioneer Christmas Collection: 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier

Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ's birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers…

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Whispers On The Prairie (Pioneer Promises Series, Volume 1)

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…

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The Stitched with Love Collection

Treasure this keepsake collection of nine historical romances. Faced with finding the right fit in life and love, nine young women seek the courage to stitch together romance. But when unexpected obstacles abound, will love unravel before their eyes?

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End of the Trail

Brooks Morgan left home 11 years earlier and is just too stubborn to return. In 1896 he pulls into the town of Shoofly, Texas, and takes refuge from a storm where he befriends Will Langston in the local cafe. One evening a high stakes poker game ends with Brooks holding the deed to Will's ranch - under…

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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 and tries to make peace with God and himself. When a pretty, blind woman who cares for the children…

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Wyoming Weddings

Three modern Wyoming women face mountains on the road to love. Truck driving Randi finds romance at a pit stop just when her heart calls her home. Vacationing Ruby rides into romance, exposing a drug runner’s lair. Bethany welcomes romance to her family’s guest ranch just when she may have to close…

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Finally A Bride, Book Three in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series

Noah Jeffers returns to town determined to make up for past misdeeds. Will reporter Jacqueline Davis uncover his secrets before Noah can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout boardinghouse. Garrett Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird.…

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Second Chance Brides - Book Two in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series

ans of The Anonymous Bride, will feel for Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett who are stranded in Lookout, Texas, without husbands or future plans. Thankfully, the marshal has ordered the rascally Corbett brothers to pay for the women’s lodging at the boardinghouse, but will the brothers’ idea of…

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Christmas Mail-Order Brides

Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order—and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California…

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The Anonymous Bride - Book One in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series

Three mail-orders brides arrive in Lookout, Texas, each expecting to marry the local marshal. But—he didn't order a bride. When a contest ensues to discover which bride will make him the best wife, there is a surprise fourth entry--an anonymous one. Mayhem occurs as the whole town tries to figure…

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The Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner

Four spinsters find romance while caring for orphan children in a small Arizona town.

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Straight for the Heart

Orphaned and destitute, Sarah Oakley hopes to find a home with her uncle in North Dakota. But when she learns he’s an outlaw, she and her young siblings flee, taking his bag of loot. Sarah hides her siblings and takes the gold into town alone, hoping to claim the reward. Instead, she’s thrown in…

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Wild West Christmas

Charlsey Ames can ride, rope, and work the ranch with the best of them. But things don't add up when she finds herself attracted to accountant Harold Miller III, a citified tenderfoot. Will he ever see the gentle woman beneath the coating of trail dust. Sharp-shooting Lucy Ames is thrilled to join Major…

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A Wagonload of Trouble

Someone is sabotaging the family business. Bethany Schaffer has no desire to return to her family's guest ranch in Wyoming . But when her dad calls and asks for help, she goes anyway, only to find the ranch is in financial distress and mysterious events are putting their property and guests in danger.…

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Oklahoma Brides

Three Women Fight For Survival on the Oklahoma Prairie Three impulsive young women have only themselves to rely on when trials wreck their dreams for tranquil futures. In SOONER OR LATER, Rebekah finds herself racing westward, away from the stepfather who is willing to barter away her virtue. In THE…


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