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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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Another great book!

Barbra Goss Is one of my favorite Office and when you add Jay Scott Bennett then you have a perfect audio listen.. That is exactly what you get with Connors contrary bride. Leave it to Barbara Goss to have such an original plot and the genre that is fraught with rents, lather and repeat stories. I find her stories are very unique and well written They grab you at the beginning and let you go long after reading it, because the story will stay in your mind at least it does mine. I highly recommend this book if you love historical romances with a mail order bride twist this book it’s a great book to get. I cannot say enough about how great this story and all of her stories are. I’m excited About this one and feel it is my favorite, because it is new. When the next one comes out I will feel that way about that one LOL! A great book, a great buy not to mention it has a great narrator.

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A mixup turns into a matchup

Barb Goss did an outstanding job writing the first book in this series and J. Scott Bennett did a great job narrating. The storyline for this first in a series was amazing, gave me some good laughs and it helped set the tone for the books that follow. When you put a matchmaker with lots of paperwork on matched couples, a flighty cat and a granddaughter left to try and put things back in the proper order after her grandmother becomes ill, you end up with organized chaos. Dr. Connor V. of Hays City has applied to the matchmaker for a future bride he fills in all of his likes, dislikes, expectations etc. of hat he is looking for in a wife. Elsie C. of Gobblers Knob also applies to the same matchmaker for a husband filling in the same particulars. Elsie arrives in Hays City, they are married and the most interesting marriage has begun. Soon both Connor and Elsie realize they have many differences, that they really aren’t a great match for each other. But, with a lot of patience and getting to know each other better only time will tell if they are a perfect match.

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Loved it!

Loved the build up of the relationship. Love, or even like, was not instant but it did happen. Two totally opposite people formed one happy family.

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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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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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Very entertaining historical romance!

I listened to the audio version of this book. The narration by J. Scott Bennett was perfect for this type of book and extremely well done. I love these stories by Barbara Goss. They are not what I usually read, but they are such an escape from anything from this time that they really take me away for awhile. I loved the way this one started out. The matchmaker's matched cards got mixed up and when her granddaughter tries to help, things aren't quite right--which Elsie and Connor soon discover. One is religious, the other isn't. Connor wants help with his medical practice, but Elsie passes out at the sight of blood. The differences are many, and so more important than others. As they spend more time together, neither is sure of loving the other. Will they overcome their differences and follow the fork in the road to love? I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book. All thoughts are my own.

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elsie is a selfish bully

For someone who was desperate for help and came from nothing (poor), she was selfish and expected much from Connor. She forced her wants on Connor, which I feel was wrong of her and I lost all respect for her. She bullied and badgered Connor into things she wanted. The relationship was one sided with Connor giving in to her demands non stop. That's a dictatorship not partnership. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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Conner's contrary Bride

This is a great book. Its funny and entertaining. It grabs your attention from the beginning. Barbara Goss wrote another book that will go into my favorites. Connor wants a wife he fills out a questionnaire and things gets all messed up. They are totally opposite. A definite five star book. Scott Bennett is the perfect narriater for these books. I was given a copy of this book. But that had no influence on my review.

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Mail - Order Bride

Connor and Elsie have some serious challenges to overcome before they are happy together. This story does contain some references to assault which might be a trigger for some.

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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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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-22-20

So enjoyed

I loved listening to J Scott Bennett he is a great narrator This book, kept me so interested. I laughed, what can start off as a mistake can lead to great things. All because of a cat.. This is a western romance that will make you feel good . Love