Amber Wakefield travels to Hunter's Grove, Kansas to meet her intended and walks into a very unwelcoming atmosphere. Charles Turner, her intended, seems cool and aloof, and his brother Garrett - downright rude. She wants nothing more than to rush back to Virginia, until Edna Smith, her chaperone, falls ill, and she's forced to stay. She knows Charles harbors a secret, and she isn't sure whether Garrett is her hero or her enemy. When she finally discovers the truth, she wants nothing to do with either of them. One of the Turner brothers vows to win her love. But which one?
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I would rate Mail Order Mishap in the top ten percent of the audiobooks I've listened to in this genre. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Especially Amber and Garrett. The story was very well written, and it was a good "clean" romance. That is what drew me to this book and this Author from the first.
Yes. I enjoyed this story and being a fan of western historical novels, I was drawn in to the idea of what it might be like to have been a "Mail Order" bride. Many things could go wrong, or right and this book has really increased my interest in the subject. It has me wanting to read more stories like this.
This author did a fantastic job of giving this story a different "twist" by the way she portrayed each character. There was a bit of mystery to fit right in with the normal "angst" that Amber was already feeling, meeting her husband to be. This story was written with a perfect mix of "feeling" and compassion for each of the characters, both the loveable and the "not as lovable" ones.
The narrator was very good. She was exceptionally easy to understand and kept my interest throughout the book. She brought "life" to each character, and I found her easy to listen to as she read. I never lost interest.
I was very privileged to receive an ARC code for this book from the author. She did not ask me to review the book in return for the code, but I truly did enjoy this listening experience. This book was well written and as an avid reader / listener, I feel that I want to let others know how much I enjoyed my listening experience with Mail Order Mishap by Barb Goss. I highly recommend this author and this narrator to anyone who enjoys Sweet Clean Western books. Especially those dealing with the practice of mail order marriages in the Old West of our history. Thank You Barb Goss and Megan Kelly for a delightful experience.
I did not read the print version. Therefore I have no way to compare them.
I liked the scene where Charles went to the bride and gave her the paper that his brother made him sign saying he would pay her back all of her money. This showed that although he was not a strongly moral man he did love his brother.
It could have been a little better with the male characters.
I did listen to it in one setting. It was less than 4 hours long.
I got this ARC via audiobook boom
I could see what was coming, but it still had some unexpected pleasant surprises. A truely sweet and inspirational tale set in civil war aftermath. Moved to Kansas. wonderful
I have loved every book by Barb I have ever read or listened to and this one was no different. Amber travels to Kansas to marry Charles but things do not go as expected! He doesn't seem really interested in her and his brother Garrett is rather obnoxious at first. A big surprise changes things....
Amber, the female lead answers an Ad, moves to Kansas, and is in for a surprise.
She meets Charles her husband to be and his brother, Garrett.
Things are not as they seem in Kansas, and Amber has a difficult decision to make.
There are a few twists that lead to an overall, interesting read.
This book did not female like a Christian Read.
Meghan Kelly did well with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Mail Order Mishap is a sweet, clean Christian romance novel. The story was a little heavy on the religion aspect for my taste but it didn't detract from the story at all. The narrator was pretty good with varying her voice for all of the characters and the author did a good job giving each character their own personality. For a story that is a little on the short side this one had a lot going on. I enjoyed it and recommend it. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Meghan Kelly was very good. She did a wonderful job playing each character along with giving the "narrator" it's own personality. I normally do not enjoy female book performers, but I enjoyed Meghan's work.
This first book of the Kansas Brides series is a good start. It caused me to go through many emotions while reading it: joy, anger, outrage, sadness, hope, and I even found myself cheering as the characters worked through their difficulties and accomplishments. I did not think I would like the hero at first but saw the honest way Barb wrote him and soon found myself cheering for him!
This book has many wonderful Christian themes and Barb does a good job of writing about living that kind of life in the world. Barb has, however, written a controversial character in this book that reflects the reality of life that we live in today without glorifying the situation. It was a very brave thing for Barb to do and I commend her for trying to just touch this subject. It could, however, be a bit uncomfortable for some readers.
This audible was given to me for an honest review.
I loved it!! I listed to the whole book through
this is my first book I have listen to of Barbara Goss, and can't wait to start another one of hers
I receive a free copy from the writer, in return for a fair review
The heroine was not my favorite person at the beginning of the book. What woman looks at a mail-order bride possibility and says that she doesn't want to cook, clean, or do any housekeeping? By the end of the book, I don't think Amber was ready to do housework, but the situations she had been through made her a stronger person and I respected her more for it.
After arriving at the hometown of her intended Amber learned that the situation was not quite what she expected. She made the best of it, making friends of people in the town and finally learning the truth of the man she came west to marry.
I did like that the characters had some morals and did't jump into bed at the first chance.
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