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Mail Order Compromise Audiobook

Mail Order Compromise: Kansas Brides Series, Book 5

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Brock hides his wealth from Sarah as a guarantee that she'll love him for himself and not his money. Not only does she accept him as a simple bank teller, she prefers a simpler life. Trouble finds her while she is remodeling the old farmhouse, and the bank robbers return, thinking she's Elaina. Just when everyone thought the couple's love would last forever, she discovers shocking news about Brock that sets her packing and moving in with Elaina and Pete. Brock has to accomplish two things: get his wife back, and convert her to becoming a Christian.

©2017 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    Heath 05-26-17
    Heath 05-26-17 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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    "Clean Romance with a Christian Message"

    When Sarah gave up her train ticket to Kansas to her best friend Elaina, she didn't know that God had a better plan for her. After being shunned by the members of her church for her mother's mistakes and dealing with an awful situation at home, she doesn't trust in God at all. Sarah exchanges letters with Brock from Hunter's Grove Kansas, and decides to make the trip to meet him. All she wants is a comfortable home she can make her own and a man to take care of and love.

    When Brock starts writing to Sarah, he decides to hide his wealth and pretend to be a poor bank teller. He moves into an old farmhouse and only brings along one servant. He doesn't feel comfortable lying to Sarah but he wants to make sure she loves him for himself and not his money. He finds himself in love with Sarah before he knows it, but is shocked to find that she isn't a Christian. Before he can bring her to know God as he does, she's mistaken for Elaina and kidnapped by bank robbers.

    The Christian message in this book is about being unequally yoked, and of course trusting in God. Sarah's doubts and struggles with God's plan and the hypocrisy of church members are real, and they are struggles many modern Christians have faced. I found Brock and Edna's responses to her situation helpful.

    This is book 5 of the Kansas Brides series, and I'd recommend listening to book 4, "Mail Order Calamity" first. This book continues the bank robbery plot first introduced in book 4. Pete and Elaina, the main characters from the 4th book, are featured in this one, and there are some cute moments with their dogs that cracked me up. The other books can be read out of order with no spoilers.

    Reagan Boggs did a great job as usual! Her voice is calm and soothing and she doesn't overact the character's speaking voices. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    Zena 05-17-17
    Zena 05-17-17
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    "Five stars"

    This is a delightful story about two people who learn to love and trust each other regardless of the obstacles in their paths and how they bring the rule of compromise into their lives so that it enhances it.
    You will read about shock induced amnesia, some really evil villains, friends who are not afraid to be friends and how telling of the truth sets one free.
    A lovely pairing of author and narrator in Barbara Goss and Reagan Boggs. They really do bring this story to life.
    The audiobook version was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost and this is my unbiased review.

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    wanda crossett 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Story!"

    Love that Brock led Sarah to the Lord.You did a wonderful job Barb. And the narrator was great, she was so involved in the story. Thank you both for these Wonderful books.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Great One"

    Another good story. I loved the way it continued the story of the brides of Hunters Crossing. This is Sarah's story. She is the one who gave her ticket to her best friend who fell in love with Pete.Sarah and Brock have a rocky road to start but in the end, they find the happiness that is for them. This is a clean mail order bride story and is filled with several twists and turns. Loved the scene with the dog.

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    Jamel 05-24-17
    Jamel 05-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    Would you try another book from Barbara Goss and/or Reagan Boggs?

    No


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Disliked the story and the narration


    Did Reagan Boggs do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Did not care for the narrator


    Do you think Mail Order Compromise needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniella Williams Bakersfield, CA United States 05-23-17
    Daniella Williams Bakersfield, CA United States 05-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely Story"
    If you could sum up Mail Order Compromise in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful Christian romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mail Order Compromise?

    I loved the distinction between Christians and "church goers." At the heart of the story there is a beautiful lesson of the best things about being a good Christian, and how we can honor God, and how we should treat each other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the marriage lessons throughout the book. So often in a marriage we only want "my" way instead of "our" way. Compromise is important so both people can win and be closer to what we are intended to be. Sarah had a traumatic upbringing and because Brock was able to work with her, true love is able to grow.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by Brock's devotion to the Lord, and how he prays for guidance and compromises to keep Sarah in his life. He doesn't turn her away because of her bruised belief.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is stronger than the narrator at times, which can be a little distracting. But that quickly fades into the background. I love the story itself, and I'm even buying a copy for my mother. It's great to share this with her. I highly recommend this book, and the author Barbara Goss. This is a voluntary review of a copy gifted by the author.

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    Shrtip 05-17-17
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    "Learning to Compromise"

    This was a great story of God' s love for his children. Brody was looking for true love and
    Sarah who was treated bad growing up found God was with her all along. I was given a copy for an honest review. It was clean and great reading.

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    April H. Kansas 05-17-17
    April H. Kansas 05-17-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Mail Order Compromise"

    Mail Order Compromise
    : Barbara Goss

    This is another sweet clean western historical fiction romance. The characters are not very trusting, Brock thinks all women are gold-diggers and Sarah has little trust for men in general. Throw in situations to test their relationship and the listener keeps hanging on to see if love will win.




    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Reagan Boggs.



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

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    Dorothy Dooley 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    life lessons in this book, that no matter what your struggles in life are, you will always have someone that can help you. a different read or listen to

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    "A sweet and clean Christian romance"

    Brock and Sarah's story is really part two of Barbara Goss' earlier book in this series. The two books are interconnected with the same circumstances effecting both stories and, of course, some of the same characters. I would suggest listening to the earlier book first.

    While this story has a bit of romance and a bit of suspenseful action, the main emphasis is on Christian morals and values as it affects relationships and marriage. In fact, this aspect of the story overshadowed most everything else. Brock is a highly devout Church-going Christian who at several points seems to put more emphasis on the importance of his religion than the value of his wife. Not in a chauvinistic way, but converting her to his beliefs seems to hold more importance than almost anything else.

    I struggled with this book because it isn't the genre for me. That said, I guess it would work for right person. It is a sweet and clean romance.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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