Image of Call Of The Prairie (Pioneer Promises Series # 2)


Image of Call Of The Prairie (Pioneer Promises Series # 2)

By removing her appealing hero from his loving, faith-filled and funny extended family, this sophomore slump is missing much of the easy charm that distinguished the first installment of the likable Pioneer Promises series. McDonough excels in vivid characterization, but this heroine lacks the essential spark.

Plagued by asthma — and overprotective parents — her entire life, Sophie Davenport jumps at the opportunity to leave St. Louis and be a companion to her ailing Aunt Maude in a small Kansas frontier town. Sophie arrives to find Maude in her last days, struggling to feed and keep a roof over the heads of five rambunctious children who board with her during the school year. When Maude dies, Sophie stays for the sake of the children and to prove to her parents that she’s capable of living independently. The only one who can undo her plan is local banker Josh Harper, who admires Sophie’s pluck but is duty-bound to foreclose on Maude’s mortgaged home. (WHITAKER HOUSE, Jan., 272 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Carolyn Martin