• A Bride for Travis

  • The Proxy Brides, Book 10
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lydia Hathaway’s greatest wish is to become a mother, but not necessarily a wife. Molly, a little orphan, tugs at her heart, and Lydia knows this is the child she wants to adopt. Lydia is broken-hearted when the orphanage mandates that all prospective parents be married.

Travis Bentley had been conned by two mail-order brides, so he decides to stay single and concentrate on his ranch, so when his sister asks him to marry a woman in Denver by proxy so she can adopt a child, he readily agrees. What does he have to lose? He doesn’t even have to meet the woman. 

Things go well until he decides to marry Myra, and he travels to Denver to get Lydia to sign annulment papers. That’s when his life becomes a convoluted mess!

©2019 Barbara Goss (P)2019 Barbara Goss

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A Bride for Travis by Barbara Goss

This story is certainly one of the most amazing Christian stories I have ever heard. A very romantic, heartfelt and inspiring story with a moral lesson of forgiveness. If you want to read or hear a good Christian romance I would totally recommend A Bride for Travis.

The narration by Lili Dubuque is fairly okay but not at all dashing however still recommendable.

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Great Read

A Bride for Travis (The Proxy Brides Book 10) was another great read by Barbara Goss. Lydia has always wanted to be a mother but not a wife. She meets Molly who is an orphan that she decides she wants to adopt. Travis decides to stay single after being conned by to mail order brides. His sister asks him to marry a woman in Denver by proxy so that she can adopt a child. Things go bad when he decides to marry a mail order bride who turns up. He travels to Denver to have Lydia sign an annulment, but things don't go as planned. I loved reading this book and can't wait to read more by Barbara Goss.

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A Bride for Travis

A marriage by proxy was a wonderful story. It was a clean well written story and I loved how the story flowed and the characters in the story were great. Travis got his bride. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story. I was given a copy for an honest review.

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A Bride for Travis

Lydia wants to adopt a young girl, but is told she can’t without being married. Travis has come to the decision that he’ll never marry. A proxy marriage is set up between the two so that Lydia will be allowed to adopt, and Travis can just work his ranch without worrying about anyone else. When the two meet, is it possible there could be more than just a marriage on paper only?

I love losing myself in Barbara Goss’s stories. They are always so well written and full of emotion... I’m always left feeling content and happy.

I enjoyed Lili Dubuque’s performance. She did a great job of bringing out all of the emotions.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Temporary marriage

When Lydia's husband by proxy shows up and can't remember her or their daughter Lydia is forced to care for him. She never expected him to show up. After all she only marries him so she could adopt Molly. Their feelings change and she goes to his home where his memory is coming back. But there is a woman there claiming she is his mail order brides and tries to manipulate them. Through challenges and their love for one another Travis and Lydia will fight for their newfound live. I received a complimentary audio and this review is voluntary.

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Love ❤️ will find a way !

This is my first audible book by Barbara Goss .
Barbara writes a book with romance, excitement, drama , and so much more .
The characters have a strong faith in God . This is a plus to me . Like how she writes a sweet romance that keeps the listener wanting to finish the audible book in one day . I absolutely loved the sweet love story of Travis and Lydia . What makes the book extra special is the story talks about adoption. This made me smile . I highly recommend A Bride for Travis for those of you that like sweet romance . This is clean romance . 😊❤️
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Very talented and knows how to make the story come alive. Can switch from each character without missing a step . Great Job .
Five stars ⭐️

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Another great book by Barbara, you just never know what God has planned for you, sometimes love comes to you in an unexpected way. The narration was wonderful.

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A good book

This is a good book to listen to. It holds your attention from the beginning to the end. lili Dubuque did a good job narraiting this book
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A Bride for Travis

I have enjoyed this series. Lydia wanted to adopt Molly. Travis had given up on the idea of marriage after 2 bad attempts of sending for a mail order bride. But God had different plans for them. Lili Dubuque did a great job narrating this story.

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Lydia and Travis make a great story!

The plot here might be one of my favorites. Lydia needed a husband to be qualified to adopt a little girl. Travis agreed, never expecting to meet Lydia. Until a mail-order bride arrived for him a year late. He decided to travel to Denver to annul his marriage to Lydia so he can keep his commitment to Myra, the mail order bride. Except things happen that prevent the annulment and Travis has to figure out how to handle Myra.

Sweet romance, fun plot, interesting characters learning to love and forgive and a narrator that is easy to listen to make for an enjoyable listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-24-19

Soothing the soul

There is something about the way Barbara Goss writes that soothes my soul. I know when I pick up one of her books, I will find a calm, loving story and it will leave me with a warm feeling and good message. Lydia is a Bible School teacher wanting to adopt a child, but is unable to because she is not married. Travis is a man who has been scorned twice by mail order brides. By proxy, these two marry, and Lydia is able to adopt Molly. With no intention of every meeting, life goes on as normal. But when Travis now comes to town, everything is about to change! Will these two hit it off or dislike each other? These two are meant to be together, and I love the plot that surrounds their story. But, I do believe the standout character is Molly! She is adorable, playing with the kittens, settling down with Momma and Poppa and playing with her dolls. With Lili Dubuque's warm voice, she gives the story the elements of the times and wonderful voices for all the characters. Their story left me feeling happy and the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

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  • Robin Beattie
  • 06-11-22

A cold and illness changes everything

Family get a down on his luck man to agree to a proxy marriage EVENTS CHANGE DRAMATICALLY WHEN HE IS SHOT THROUGH A CHILD IN THE MIX GREAT STORY

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  • Janalyn
  • 08-12-20

This was such a great romance.

Leave it to Barbara Goss to Take a multi authored Siri’s To the next level. I should have known when I seen the Author was Miss goals that the book was going to be awesome. I love the proxy bride Siri‘s but I absolutely adore a bride for Travis Absolutely can’t wait for a bride for Wyatt. Miss Gause has a knack for writing lovable and this likable characters, but only until she want you to like them, then in spite of your better judgment you find yourself liking the evil person as well. God does teach forgiveness miss goals love to portrayed that in her books and I love that about her. As for the narrator I thought she did a good job, but I think she would do better in a different genre. I don’t like to say anything bad about anyone, but as I was given this book for an honest review I must give my honest opinion and that is my opinion. Love the book but thought the narrator would do a better job in a different genre. Also I have to say I was given this book from audio unleashed in exchange for an honest review and this is my honest review.

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  • Jan M
  • 03-21-19

Feel Good Listen!

Barbara Goss wrote an amazing story with A Bride for Travis. I loved the soothing feeling this book had with its well-meaning and endearing characters of Lydia, Molly, and Travis. I found this clean listen to be original and heartwarming. Historical romance of the last century could not be written any better. The author does great imagery of the American West, and the trials these people faced. A mail-order bride is such a foreign concept in today's age, yet those marriages lasted. I loved the twists the author wrote in this book as well. Lili Dubuque did an amazing job bringing the characters to life. She added the right emotions and had distinguishable voices for the characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Zena
  • 03-04-19

A Pleasing Story !

I recently looked up the word 'family' in a dictionary just because I wanted to see how it would be explained and it said something like this in one of the explanations, 'a group of people with two parents and their children'.
Well, that is exactly what this book is about. Barbara Goss has managed to capture the very essence of a family unit (and their family extensions) with all their problems and their solving of them.
Her characters, Travis, Lydia and Molly as well as their siblings, other family members and friends, all come together in support of each other just the way it should be.
I loved the emotions, thought patterns and actions of each character as well as their reasonings and ethical behavior.
Lili Dubuque, the narrator, has an unusual voice and was able to give us a good selection of male and female voices, each different from the others. She reads smoothly and entertainingly and it was a pleasure to listen to her interpretation.
Great teamwork from two very talented ladies!
I am happy to recommend the audiobook having just finished listening to it and my review is given voluntarily and is unbiased.

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  • Reggie
  • 03-02-19

finding true love over long distance

Lydia wants to adopt a little girl at the orphanage where she works. Unfortunately, the orphanage will only permit married couples to adopt. Lydia’s roommate provides a solution...marry rancher Travis Bentley by proxy...seeing that he doesn’t live in Denver. When Travis’s sister asks him to marry Lydia by proxy so that she can adopt a little girl, he agrees. After all, he’s been conned by two mail order brides so now he just wants to focus on his ranch. That arrangement works well until mail order bride #2, Myra, shows up...a year later. Travis is feeling guilty and decides to marry Myra, and the quickest way for him to dissolve his marriage to Lydia is to go in person. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan when Travis arrives in Denver. A great lesson in forgiveness and accepting that God’s plan for our lives may sometimes differ from ours.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.