Sarah’s Surrender by Vickie McDonough (review by Kristi)

Sarah's Surrender


About the book:  When Sarah Worley rejects Luke McNeil’s proposal to pursue property in the Oklahoma Territory land lottery in 1901, the ranch hand pulls up stakes and goes after her. But he’s the last person she wants to see. The land lottery gives Sarah the chance to realize her dream of independence and a home of her own. But with it comes challenges she never considered. When her dream becomes a nightmare, she must decide whether to stay on her land or give up and return to the life she left. Luke hopes that by winning a claim, he can give Sarah the home she’s always wanted. How can he prove his love and show the stubborn woman that he’s the right man for her?

Paperback, 320 pages     Expected publication: July 1, 2016 by Shiloh Run Press



My review:  I like books with strong female characters. I got just that in Sarah Worley. She is determined, strong, stubborn, independent, and can stick up for herself when she needs to. She also has a softness about her that keeps her from coming across as harsh and unlikable.

Luke. Well, Luke is, I imagine, every woman’s idea of the perfect man: attentive, caring, and willing to sacrifice his dreams for the woman he loves. I think he is also a man’s man as he is tough, rugged, and stands up for the people he cares about. I found myself liking Luke from the beginning and sympathizing with him throughout the book when things didn’t go the way he wanted them to.

The author did a great job with all of the descriptions. I felt like I was there and participating in the land lottery. I could almost feel the summer heat and taste the dirt when the wind blew. I felt as if I were a part of the bustling city scene. I enjoyed reading about the land lottery and the way the land went from just being land to a town practically overnight. This was a fun and educational read.

Sarah’s Surrender is the third book in the Land Rush Dreams series. It can easily be read as a standalone as there is enough backstory of the characters that the reader doesn’t feel lost. I have to warn you though that once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down! I highly recommend this book!!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.

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About the author:  Bestselling author, Vickie McDonough, grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over 30 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July, 2013. A Pioneer Christmas Collection was on the CBA Bestseller’s list for Jan. & Feb, 2014, and South Carolina Brides made the ECPA Bestseller’s list in March, 2014.

Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty eight-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling.

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