Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall Festivals and Wagon Trains by Vickie McDonough


Spring is my favorite time of year, but fall is a close second. I enjoy the cooler temperatures and the pretty colors. I also love going to fall festivals and craft shows. In fact, I'm headed to a fall festival with a friend this weekend to a town a few hours away from mine. I'm looking forward to getting away--if only for a short time--and hoping to buy a few Christmas gifts.

Shifting gears. I'm reading a book about the first wagon train to travel west to Oregon. According to the book, the Russians and Britians both wanted to claim the territory and sent spies to stop the wagon train. We all know what happened. The first wagon train arrived and hundreds more followed over the next forty years. I think I enjoy the stories of those rugged days and hearty pioneers because it shows that people can do whatever is necessary to achieve their goals--even if that means walking from Missouri to Oregon and eating beans for six months. 

I have two ebooks with wagon train settings that I want to tell you about today.

Vickie McDonough

The War Between the States may have ended, but prejudice is still strong among the families journeying together on a wagon train headed down the Santa Fe Trail.

Julia Scott is traveling to New Mexico with her father and younger brother. Her pa fought for the North in the war where her two older brothers lost their lives. Pa is looking for a fresh start in a new place, but Julia just wants him to be happy again.

Taylor Marshall, a Southerner who fought for the Confederates, is on his way to Colorado to raise horses. He’s attracted to Julia, but her father adamantly forbids them to talk to one another.

Circumstances continually throw Julia and Taylor together, and their attraction grows. Will a forbidden romance bloom? Or will they go their separate ways when the trail splits?

Available on Amazon / Free KU

Vickie McDonough

A woman fleeing her past runs straight into her future.

Laney Dawson is desperate to leave Council Grove, KS. Her abusive father is getting out of prison in a week, and she refuses to allow him to hurt her again. With few options available for a young woman, she poses as Lane, a teen boy, and hires on with a family traveling the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. Laney regrets lying to the kindhearted Buckley family, especially Ethan, the oldest of the five siblings. As her feelings for Ethan grow, she knows she needs to tell him the truth, but will he leave her at the next town when he learns she's a woman?

Available on Amazon / Free on KU

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