• Conner's Contrary Bride

  • Matchmaker's Mix-Up, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Conner's Contrary Bride

By: Barbara Goss
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
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Publisher's summary

Dr. Connor Beauregard Van Gates the IV and Elsie Crenshaw use a successful matchmaker to bring them together by using questionnaires to sort out their likes and dislikes. However, a catastrophe occurs, and things get very mixed up.

The couple has so many oppositions that Connor is caught rolling his eyes often. What has he done?

Will it take a band of heartless bank robbers and a lecherous step-father to finally bring them together?

©2020 Barbara Goss (P)2020 Barbara Goss

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Perfect Match!

In this story we have an easy going, caring man, a Doctor by the name of Conner who lost his wife during childbirth and who now needs companionship.
And then we have Elsie who is very contrary in nature and who can also be quite fiery. She is running away from her step-father's amorous intentions.
Both apply to the Matchmaker and due to a mischievous cat are mismatched - or are they?
I was totally entertained by the goings on between Connor and his new bride.
There were so many issues and disagreements which they had to work out so that they could live together. I guess that is what happen if one marries quickly without knowing anything about one's spouse.
This story has many home truths woven into it. It is also well written, easy to read and it is my pleasure to recommend it.
J. Scott Bennett as narrator was perfect.
My review above is voluntary and unbiased written after listening to the audiobook.

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I Love Lucy Goes West

I have long enjoyed the wonderful imagination of Barbara Goss as she increases the population of the West with brides and grooms. In this case, the Matchmaker's carefully chosen selections become cat fodder and the granddaughter's attempts to put the files back in order create chaos of their own. He lives in the middle of cattle country and she doesn't eat beef; he's a city doctor and she wants to live in the country; he's a Christian and she's a non-believer. Almost any subject which has two choices sees the two of them on the opposite side of the question. How on Earth did the Matchmaker put them together? But this tale does not consist primarily of domestic quarrels. We have an evil stepfather and a gang of bank robbers dropped into the mix to make things exciting. All the cross-purposes seemed like a first class "I Love Lucy" episode as I laughed my way through the entire story, listening to J. Scott Bennett enacting the various characters in the audio version.

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Totally mixed up!

Barbara Goss always has a release just when I need to refresh my ears. Every book is always a good story with a wonderful message and this one is no exception. Conner's Contrary Bride is the result of the matchmaker's mix up! When all the forms are mixed up the cat, the matchmaker's niece does her best to reorganize. When Conner and Elsie find themselves matched together, they are ready to take the plunge. But now they are finding out just how different they really are. Will they be able to figure out a way to be together? Will the matchmaker's mistake work out in the end? I love this town, the characters and the story! Elsie has a troubled past, Conner has an unbearable loss and together these two learn hope, faith, love and compromise can build the best relationships. I love the premise of this series, showing that things may not always be as they seem and life's unusual turns may be for the best! Love, love, love it!

J Scott Bennett brings it all to life. He is such a fantastic storyteller. He creates the perfect voice for each character and finds the nuances to make each one so realistic. I love his performances and always watch for his releases.

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A great story

I enjoyed this story. The author did a great job of creating characters that were very likable. Connor & Elsie had secrets & obstacles to overcome. I also liked the narrator. Great job.

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Christian Historical Romance

I went back and forth between my ebook and my audiobook versions. I loved both, but I preferred the audiobook! The story Barb wrote was wonderful and full of surprises! And, I loved Scott's narration! His voice is definitely better than my head voice and had just the right sound for a Western! These two make the perfect book creating combination! I think I'm really going to enjoy this series!

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Great beginning to a series

I love J Scott Bennett. He brings life to this unusual and delightful story by Barbara Goss. I loved this story. The way the characters meet is great! This story is well written and sets up this series wonderfully.

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Agree to disagree

What happens when the matchmaker's cat, decides to mess up all your paperwork. Agatha has spent a lot of time putting the perfect matches together and within minutes her cat destroyed it. Now her niece must make sense of it all. She hopes all goes well. The first match story is about Connor and Elsie and from the beginning, you can see that they are not a perfect match, and nobody can understand why they were matched together. There are funny times and serious discussions, but with the good Lord watching over them, will they become a perfect match. Enjoyable and great narration.

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amazing

very captivating and enjoyable to read. will definitely recommend to friends and fellow readers. a new favorite of mine.

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4 1/2 stars

Very nicely written book, has a little of everything doctoring, orphans, outlaws, semi gun fights, couple that is absolutely opposites in every way. Looking to put Lord in times of trials, helping to show a sinner who the Lord is and what He can do for her life. I really appreciate and loved how the author incorporated having Faith and knowing the Lord.

Because this book does have references to rape and “consemating the marriage “. I really can’t recommend this to advanced preteen friends. Older teens would be fine but preteen I think it’s a bit much.

I listened to this book the gentlemen did a good job reading it to us.

You won’t feel like you’ve wasted your time with this one

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Barbara Goss delivers again

What a fun book to listen to! Conner and Elsie are puzzled at how different they are having gone through a matchmaker, filling out the form with all of their wishes for a match. So entertaining to watch all they go through as they strive to make their marriage work. The journey is sometimes sad, but mostly amusing.

J. Scott Bennett is not my favorite narrator, but the stories he narrates by Barbara Goss make up for any deficit in the narration.

I requested this audio book from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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