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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
"End of the Trail" by Vickie McDonough is the sixth and last book in the 'Texas Trail series'. The novels revolve around the Morgan family that spent turbulent times in Texas spanning 50 years. In the final book one meets up with Brooks Morgan who in all reality was quite spoiled by his mother. Refusing to do the chores it takes to help run the ranch he leaves home and so his new life begins. Taking shelter from a storm he becomes friends with John Langston. Winning the deed to his ranch in a poker game John only asks of one thing, to take care of Keri. Now Brooks is in for a surprise because Keri is not what he thought she was. Though Brooks and Keri start out on the wrong foot they eventually turn to each other and to God.
I have to admit that I have not read any of the other books in this series so I am not familiar with what took place previously but I do feel that this book can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed the characters and liked to watch as Brooks finally grows up as he has to take on responsibilities. One of the main things I got out of the book is how we think when are children that we do the right things, but in the process ruin our life and learn our lessons through the hard knocks in life. I enjoyed the book but would have liked to have more insight into the Morgan family's struggles as that would have made the connection to Brooks stronger. If your forte is historical westerns then I feel you will enjoy this book.