WHISPERS ON THE PRAIRIE
McDonough spins a pleasant and engaging pioneer family drama in her series starter. The Harper brothers fairly leap off the pages with their faith and humor, and readers will sigh happily when one brother finally captures the bride he secretly pines for. Who’s next?
After her abusive guardian is killed on the journey west, Sarah Marshall is stranded at a remote Kansas stagecoach station, living with the charitable Harpers and their three upstanding sons. Now penniless, Sarah must discern whether it’s God’s plan for her to return to her haughty fiancé in Chicago, enter into a marriage of convenience with widowed father Aaron Harper or follow her heart, which stubbornly leads to Aaron’s youngest brother, Ethan. (WHITAKER HOUSE, Jul., 272 pp., $12.99)