• Hope

  • Prairie Roses Collection One, Book 3
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Jessica Caruso
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The utmost delight in life is the realization that we are loved....

As a mail order bride, Hope finds herself married to an outlaw. She is left stranded on the Oregon Trail at about the same time as Daniel’s wife dies of cholera. The wagon train master strongly urges them to join forces and marry.

They plan to have the marriage of convenience annulled in Oregon, but a life and death situation reunites them before that happens.

Will Hope settle for less than Daniel’s whole heart? Can he let go of his grief and take a second chance at love?

Book Three of the Prairie Roses Collection, Hope finds herself in a bind and is forced to become a mail order bride.

©2019 Barbara Goss (P)2019 Barbara Goss

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Happy Tears!!!

I loved this!! Hope was so sweet and I felt so much for her!! Daniel was pretty impressive too! I loved how he loved Hope, but without the misunderstandings this story wouldn't pull upon the heart quite as much!! I loved the plot and the pacing and the narrator did a fabulous job of bringing this alive!! Her spacing was prefect and her variety of tones and voices was awesome! I love listening to anything that Ms. Goss has written. Her words just entertain and the messages of hope and love really do feed the soul! I do hope to listen to more from both of these ah-mazing women!!!

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You have my whole heart

Hope is an mail order bride but she learns what she was told is not the truth .
Her husband is not who he says he is and she is not wanting to stay with him so she plans to get an annulment as soon as she gets to Oregon .
Daniel's wife passes away and he still needs to continue his journey to Oregon to see his father who is getting ready to pass even though he he is grieving the love of his life .
Hope 's husband is living a double life and his gangster friends pay him a visit but it's not a friendly visit and her husband is killed. Hope has a wagon with supplies and no one to help her so what does she do now .
The man head of the wagon train suggest the two get married and help each other, but Daniel is only willing to do it because he needs the help . It would be a strictly business arrangement and an annulment would happen as soon as they got to Oregon .
Daniel would provide for her, give her land , and build her a cottage .
That's the right thing to do because he never could love Hope the way he loved his deceased wife .
Daniel's father has his on plans .
I do not want to give away the sweet romance that has enough cowboy action to please anyone who likes westerns .
So go listen to the love story of Hope and Daniel today .

It has sweet romance , secrets , action / suspense , and a message about god .
This audio book is an audio book that the listener will not want to stop listening to .
It's an audio book that needs to be your audio book library .

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Hope

Such a beautifully written sweet story.

When Hope and Daniel are brought together by less than ideal situations, they decide to make the best of things and help each other out. When their marriage of convenience has the potential to become so much more, can they open their hearts to the possibility?

I highly recommend you check out Barbara Goss’ stories, you won’t be disappointed!

A lovely narration by Jessica Caruso. She really brought out the emotions of the story.

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

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Loved it!

Hope's insecurities and need for love almost cost her a knight in shining cowboy hat! Growing up in an orphanage leaves her with an overwhelming since of yearning for someone to truly love her with his whole heart. She lost her first love to the Civil War and then settled for someone looking to find adventure. Two strikes and she prays that this third venture holds true. This is a spectacular book that has it all...love, adventure, mystery, and an ending that wraps it all up...but yet you still want more!!

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Clean Hope!

I really enjoyed this easy to read, interesting story in the form of an audiobook and was able to listen to it in a few hours.
It is well written, flows nicely from scene to scene, has a pair of really nice main characters who bravely face the hardships that life dishes up and do something with their lives that impact on their relationship and improve it.
This is the type of story that could rekindle hope and trust in one's life and that could possibly help a lot of people.
I enjoyed the narration by Jessica Caruso which was easy to listen to and I found it a pleasure to listen to.
My voluntary review above is unbiased and written after listening to an ARC copy of the audiobook.

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Great book

Sometimes your life starts out bad, and it seems like it's not getting any better, but when you find true love you know that things worked out the way God had planned. Narration was great. I highly recommend this book. Barb done another awesome job.

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Hope for Hope and Daniel

Hope was an orphan looking for a new direction for her life. A mail-order bride situation seemed like a good solution, except her new husband was not anyone she would have picked out for herself. She tolerates him the best she can, but she quickly realizes that there was no love between them. When he is killed on the wagon train west, Hope has to decide if she wants to become a bride one more time and comes to terms with the fact that this might also be a marriage without love.

Hope might be one of my favorite characters by Barbara Goss. The way she thinks about her first husband and the way she avoids him is pretty much on target. By the end of the book, I truly wanted Hope to find happiness after all she had gone through in her life.

Jessica Caruso did an excellent job narrating. I forgot I was listening to an audiobook, I just got so much into the story.

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

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Excellent Story

Hope & Daniel what they were told was not true, now what to do, they needed to be married. Can love come from untruths. Beautiful series and good narration. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Sweet Pioneer Christian Romance

This story is set in the mid 1800's during the westward expansion and the main characters are leaving on the Oregon Trail. Hope is an orphan who lost her betrothed in battle so to leave the orphanage and start her life she becomes a mail order bride for a man heading out on the trail. Very short into the trip he ends up being killed and she finds herself being pushed into marriage with a man who just lost his wife due to cholera - to travel on the trail everyone has to be a part of a family. It becomes a struggle for her to even consider marriage again to a man so soon with her own trust issues and him still mourning his wife. They have to decide before they reach Fort Laramie. It shows some of the real hardships that people suffered on the trail and how different life was for people back then. It's a beautiful story with ups, downs and Christian faith woven throughout.

The narrator does a great job, she did struggle bit in my opinion with some of the male voices and one character's accent but it wasn't enough or so obvious that it bothered me. I still really enjoyed listening to her and will listen to other books she narrates.

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

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Wonderful story

Unusual story. Don't get me wrong. I loved it. Its not your typical trail story, which is fantastic! I though this book fantastic. The characters are well developed with real emotion and gumption ! You won't be sorry listening or even reading this book! Well Done Ms. Goss.

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  • Zena
  • 07-23-19

Clean Hope!

I really enjoyed this easy to read, interesting story in the form of an audiobook and was able to listen to it in a few hours.
It is well written, flows nicely from scene to scene, has a pair of really nice main characters who bravely face the hardships that life dishes up and do something with their lives that impact on their relationship and improve it.
This is the type of story that could rekindle hope and trust in one's life and that could possibly help a lot of people.
I enjoyed the narration by Jessica Caruso which was easy to listen to and I found it a pleasure to listen to.
My voluntary review above is unbiased and written after listening to an ARC copy of the audiobook.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 07-06-19

Refreshing listen!

Barbara Goss does it again! Hope is a story of exactly that! Hope! Hope becomes a mail order bride. She and her new outlaw groom become part of wagon train, but before consummating the marriage, he is killed. Newly widowed Daniel and Hope each need a spouse to stay on the train. Will their marriage continue once they reach Oregon? I love these stories. Goss keeps them fresh with a completely new story line each time. This one was emotional. While Hope had no love for her first husband, Daniel felt his soulmate's death right down to his soul. I could feel his conflict and grief. At the same time, I loved how things moved and their paths changed. It's a story of faith and hope, and growing love. I absolutely adored the epilogue! Another beautiful story to add to my collection.

Jessica Caruso is a new narrator to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed her narration. She has a good pacing and her voices are wonderful. She brings emotional tugs and light to the story and made it a very enjoyable listen.