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Rose has loved Quinn since she first set eyes on him at age 15. A tragedy causes him to spiral out of control and use saloon women and drinking to forget. She knows she can save him by tricking him into marrying her.

Misfortune leaves Quinn grieving. He turns away from family, friends, and good, clean Christian living. Rose's trick works, but there would be consequences to pay because Quinn refuses to consummate the marriage.

ยฉ2016 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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This kept me listening!

Shadow of Regret is a sweet, clean Christian historical romance. This story was really good. I finished it in one day. The story starts with Quinn suffering a tragic loss that sets his world off kilter and basically kills his faith. It seems as if nothing will set him back on the right track until Rose comes along. She is so in love with him and is determined to help him find his way again. Faith does play an important part in this book, but it's done in a way that doesn't feel like it is shoved down your throat.
This was a short, but very good story. I kept making the dogs walk farther, so that I could listen longer (no dogs were harmed in the making of this review). I was totally invested in the story and the characters. The tension that built between the two was sweet and sometimes funny. The narration by Tom Jordan was awesome. This was my first audio book narrated by him. In my opinion, he ranks right up there with Sebastian York. A good time all the way around!

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Fallen Angels

The Shadow series is set in post-Civil War Abilene, Kansas, after the cattle drives have been banned from turning the town into a 3-ring and dangerous circus. Now settlers are moving in with families, bringing civilization and religion. Two of these families and their friends are initially highlighted, the daughters of one family, the sons of the other, as the girls reach young-womanhood and the boys become men. The daily struggles of pumping water for drinking, cooking and cleaning; hitching horses to wagons or currying, saddling, riding them; appropriate attire and behavior--all these details are attended to scrupulously as interesting backgrounds and plots emerge.

I have had the privilege to read/hear [AUDIO] each of these well-narrated stories in order and certainly each enhances the depth of the next, but if one picks up any of them the tale will remain rich and rewarding with strong, faith-based values imparted as the foibles of mankind cripple or aid the courtship which is the point but not always the focus of each.

Book 3 gives us a glimpse of the seamier side of life in the wild west and doesn't shrink from the realities of how far a man or woman can fall before seeking redemption. But the key IS the redemption, with a plot worthy of a Lone Ranger episode and characters whom you care about.

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Such a Wonderful Story About Love & Moving Forward

Shadow of Regret was so good. It was bittersweet at first and very endearing. I loved Martha but also Rose. Rose has always revolved around Quinn and I felt they were perfect together. But I did miss Martha. I enjoy the quality of Barbara Goss's books. She writes very well and her stories have meaning. They're clean and the characters are well-rounded. An excellent listen although I missed book two in the series. I was familiar with most characters but I would listen to the whole series in order.

Tom Jordan's narration was so so good. He had the best voice inflections and was the perfect reader for this series. He made this an enjoyable listen.

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

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Great Book

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Shadow of Regret by Barbara Goss was another great book. I loved Rose and Quinn both as characters and lovers. Rose is the only person who can save Quinn after his life spirals out of control. I can't wait to read more by Barbara Goss.

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Sweet and Clean

Barbara Goss is a talented author whom writes christian historical romances. I enjoyed this story Rose and Quinn. The main message in this book to me was God's forever presence even when we are angry with Him. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. Regarding the narration, Tom Jordan did a great job conveying emotions and seemed appropriate for the time period.

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Amazing story

In this story we have a young lady, Rose, who knows exactly what or rather who she wants in her life. Barbara Goss will entertain you with a delightful tale as you find out what Rose gets up to to fulfill her dreams.
Quinn has been targeted by Rose as husband material and she has the patience to wait for him.
I loved her sharp minded plans that she puts into effect to get what she wants out of life.
Both main characters are strong in their own ways and there is a good supporting cast.
As usual Tom Jordan delivers an extremely pleasing narration, one that enhances the story.
Great teamwork, amazing story and a superb telling of it. I am very happy to recommend it as a quick and most enjoyable read/listen.
The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.

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Sweet Story of Second Chances

This is book 3 in the Shadow series, and follows the story of Quinn Iverson and Rose Jeffries. Rose is the youngest of Minister Jeffries' daughters, and she's been in love with the older Quinn since the moment he stopped a bully from picking on her when she was 15 years old. Once Quinn met and married Martha, she allows her love to fade. After Martha passes in childbirth, her love returns in full force and she longs to comfort Quinn in his time of tragedy.

Quinn blames himself for Martha's death, and turns to alcohol and women to drown his sorrows. When a saloon woman takes advantage of him, Rose is there for him. But Quinn is determined that Rose is too good for him, so Rose is forced to hatch a plan to trick him into marrying her.

This was a sweet clean read that you'll want to finish in one sitting. The characters from the other books made an appearance but this could be read as a standalone. It was a nice little reunion to see everyone again. I especially liked spunky little Rose, she was no wilting violet! She was brave and went after what she wanted, it was refreshing to read. There's a message woven throughout the book about how God answers prayers, and accepting the loss of loved ones.

Tom Jordan has narrated all three Shadow books so far, and I appreciate his consistently well done narration. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Marcine
  • Vienna, Ga United States
  • 07-31-17

Recommended for historical romance readers

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This is a clean western historical romance which I enjoyed reading very much. <br/>An easy read with great characters, and it will hold your attention. <br/>Adding to that, Tom Jordan lends his scrumptious voice for the audio book.

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Shadow Series Offers Redemption

I recently stumbled upon the work of Barb Goss. She writes Inspirational Historical Romance and Westerns. After listening to Tom Jordan, I started my road to these books and WOW I am in love. The Shadow Series has my heart. It gives me hope, makes me laugh and cry and swoon. The way she tells the stories has me all over the place because I can relate. We've all been in a place of sin and shame, but the great part is there is redemption. Just tossing this out there for people who enjoy romance, but may want to take a different view. I did and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for the transparency and realness.

Give these books a listen and fall in love with the characters, Tom's perfect voice and let God's words speak LIFE!

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Smooth sailing at this point

Barbara has obviously found her footing and sails smoothly onward through the sea of characters she's set up with the two previous books, while introducing a few new ones. This formula works well, as you don't have to keep track of multiple people's intricate lives (although the time setting for these books means a simpler existence).

I plowed through the book in short order driving for work, and found myself engrossed in the story, with clear imagery throughout, particularly in the beginning as the story sets itself up. As in other books, one event sets into motion life changing behavior and beliefs for the lead role.

I feel like some of these people are family, it's easy to get emotionally involved. Being a parent with some life experience makes moments and scenes more tender. Tom Jordan does such a seemingly effortless job delivering the goods. I know the story would be good on its own, but having him reading makes it better. I was saddened to hear this was his last work with Barbara for the series.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.