Song of the Prairie



Genre: Christian Historical Romance(American Frontier)


Series: Pioneer Promises #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


  • Series: Pioneer Promises (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Whitaker Distribution (August 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629111708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1629111704

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Song of the Prairie
by Vickie McDonough
Pioneer Promises #3

A Runaway New Mother…
Janie Dunn’s dreams of being an opera singer suddenly dim when, at her dying cousin’s request, she flees Boston with her cousin’s newborn son to protect him from his abusive father. She moves to Kansas to live with her brother, who poses as her husband to protect her identity, lest the baby’s father seek her out. But it’s hard living a lie, even more so the closer she grows to her neighbors on the prairie.

A Widower Missing His Children…
Aaron Harper lost his wife four years ago in a tragic accident. Without a mother to help raise and educate his two children, Aaron sent them to live with his brother and sister-in-law in Windmill, a few hours’ train ride from his family’s homestead, to attend the local school. Yet Aaron regrets seeing his son and daughter so rarely. He yearns to have them under his roof again, but without someone to educate them, it’s an impossible scenario.

A Past That Seems Irreparable…
Life takes a dire turn for Janie when her brother dies. The Harper family turns out to be the greatest blessing—particularly the handsome Aaron Harper, who keeps the farm running in her brother’s absence. But Janie knows his help is only temporary. Is a marriage of convenience to Aaron Harper the answer to both of their problems? And is Kansas far enough away from Boston that she is safe from the baby’s vengeful father? Or will he come after her and expose the secret she’s worked so hard to conceal?
ISBN: 978-1-62911-170-4; $12.99; Frontlist; Fiction/Christian/Romance; August 2014 Release



SONG OF THE PRAIRIE by Vickie McDonough is an interesting Christian Historical Romance.  The third and final installment in the “Pioneer Promises”, but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Whispers on the Prairie, (Book 1)” and “Call of the Prairie (Book 2)”. Although, I would highly suggest you read the other two in the series first. If not you will miss an awesome series in its entirety! From beginning to end!!

This was a highly anticipated finale to the “Pioneer Promises” and what an ending. Set in 1800 Kansas.  This story brought tears to my eyes as well as a whole range of emotions. As I followed Janie Dunn, Aaron Harper, and Baby Benjy on their journey to hope, healing, finding happiness and peace. Janie, is on a mission to protect her cousin’s newborn infant, Benjy, from his abusive father. Aaron is a widower, whose wife was killed in an accident.  He misses his children,who are at school.  Together, Aaron, Janie, and  the Harper family will do all they can to protect, Janie and Benjy, as they are now one of their own. Aaron and Janie have a strong attraction and are protectors.

Fast paced, and filled with emotions, passion, faith, forgiveness, and God’s unending love. Wonderful series! Well written with engaging, as well as strong characters. The storyline is powerful and compelling to say the least. A must read for any Historical readers, as well as anyone who enjoys an awesome read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Sweet

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More