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Drawn from Darkness Audiobook

Drawn from Darkness: Hearts of Hays, Book 4

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Hays, Kansas, 1897. Nellie, a devout Christian, meets Nicholas, a devout womanizer, and sparks fly when their two worlds collide. Nicholas, the rich son of a hotel's owner, can't control his attraction to Nellie, one of the hotel maids. Nicholas pursues, and Nellie retreats. Her own pristine reputation is endangered as a result of Nicholas' undisciplined actions. Nicholas finally pretends to join her world by requesting Bible lessons from her. This ruse may change his life forever. Yet danger surrounds them in the form of a jealous stepbrother.

©2015 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    Samantha 05-15-17
    Samantha 05-15-17

    This is an account I have with my husband. Some reviews are his some are mine.

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    "Clean Mystery Romance"
    What did you love best about Drawn from Darkness?

    My husband and I share the same account and this is one of my Reads. I liked that it was historical and clean and the cover drew me into the story. I like a happy ending and the mystery inside the novel, kept me wanting to hear what happened next.


    What other book might you compare Drawn from Darkness to and why?

    Sorry no idea about this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    These are hard to do without giving away the story so stop reading if you don't want a spoiler. I liked the way he got saved and come to know the Lord by reading with her and studying the Bible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    God's divine healing Romance and love the way He intended


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first book by Barbara Goss but I'm going to listen to some more soon. I love clean novels but those that are filled with Romance are my favorite. This was a great listen and I'm so happy that there are authors out there that put clean works out for us to listen too. Thanks Mrs. Goss

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    Zena 05-10-17
    Zena 05-10-17
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    "Told from the heart"

    The more I read or listen to this series, the more I'm loving the stories. Each one is different in its telling, the common factors are the town, the religious element and the love building between two people.
    Yet, to me it seems as if each is told from the heart and this is what I love.
    In this particular one we have Nellie and Nicholas falling in love, Nicholas' very jealous and crazy step brother, loving parents and step parents and very supportive friends.
    Then we have trust and a bit of a lack of communication between the two main characters and their rebuilding of their trust in this relationship.
    Shawn Zuzek has a vey interesting voice and uses it well in his narration of this tale giving us a great combination of story and the telling of it.
    I am quite happy to recommend this book and the audio version of it. It was really quite enjoyable.
    The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my unbiased review.

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    wanda crossett 05-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly loved this book."
    What did you love best about Drawn from Darkness?

    All of the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drawn from Darkness?

    It was totally a wonderful job. How Nickleus was willing to change his life to know Jesus.


    What about Shawn Zuzek’s performance did you like?

    He did a wonderful job.


    If you could rename Drawn from Darkness, what would you call it?

    This name suited this book , because Nickleus came out of the darkness to the light of the word.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally Great!

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    Dorothy Dooley 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    this book brought back memories of when I was learning about my Lord and Savior. Loved that is had verse's that might lead someone to see God's love. I think this book is definitely a must read. thank you Barbara for another Great book.

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    A.P.Reader 05-20-17
    A.P.Reader 05-20-17
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    "Love can change the direction of a life."

    What do you do when you think your life is full of fun and excitement but in reality, is spiraling out of control but you don't realize it until a woman comes and shows you a better way of life? The old life is tempting to keep, and the new way is difficult but is more fulfilling. What do you choose?

    Drawn from Darkness is the story of Nicholas and Nellie and their mutual quest to find what is really important in life. Nellie has the answers that Nicholas has been searching for his whole life and he could be the one she has been searching for. Together they battle temptation, past life pains and an outside force that could take it all away. Join this unconventional couple learns how to love and trust and see how opposites do attract in both are willing to respect and honor the other.

    Barbara Goss has another great story for the Hearts of Hay! I enjoyed it very much!


    This book was given for an honest review.

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    Layla 05-19-17
    Layla 05-19-17
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    "I would recommend reading this book!"
    Any additional comments?

    Out of all Barbara Goss books that I have read/listened to this, for me has to be her best one. Usually we get both the male and females POV. Which we do in this book as well, but in her other books we hear more from the females POV then the males. In this book, the reverse happens and I really liked. It made me understand and like him (Nicholas) a lot more. It also helped that the narrator is male and really good. He did the females really well and gave the book something different. This book also made me smile especially when Nicholas did something wrong without meaning too. I felt really sorry for him at times because he kept trying. I am glad he did not give up. I found Nellie to be too perfect to begin with but as the story progresses we see that she is human and that she has her own fears and makes mistakes too. The only thing I didn't believe in is when Nicholas goes to the salon towards the end (it's not what you think) and he gets results. I found that hard to believe.
    Would recommend to those who love clean romance.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator

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    Heath 05-16-17
    Heath 05-16-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "The Maid and the Manager"

    Drawn from Darkness is another great entry into the Christian romance genre! Nellie is a hardworking young woman, eager to be independent and make her loving foster family proud. She begins work as a maid at the local hotel with the owner's son Nicholas as her manager. Nellie is a devout Christian and doesn't believe that a man and woman should be unequally yoked, but is dismayed to find she's attracted to Nicholas.

    Nicholas has been a womanizer for years, drinking and carousing at the local saloon. While he does believe in God, he hasn't tried to live a clean life, and doesn't have the respect of the townspeople or even his own father. When he meets Nellie, he has a glimpse of a different way of life. After she refuses his advances, he determines to turn over a new leaf to become closer to her. He only needs to convince her that he's sincere.

    I really liked both Nellie and Nicholas. Barbara Goss depicts Christian characters well by giving them realistic flaws. Despite Nicholas' past, he's an endearing character and it's easy to see why he and Nellie are attracted to each other. Their friendship is built over time and isn't rushed, it feels sincere.

    Where most romance novels would have the main characters keep facts from each other to drum up drama, Nellie and Nicholas always trust each other and discuss their feelings right away. They never let their misunderstandings ferment. It's a good model for a good marriage.

    I can't remember listening to another romance novel narrated by a male voice actor, but I really enjoyed it. It seemed to make Nicholas more real, and the narrator was able to give Nellie a feminine voice and feel. His pace and tone were perfect. I think I'm sold on the male romance reader! I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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