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Mail Order Mishap Audiobook

Mail Order Mishap: Kansas Brides, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Amber Wakefield travels to Hunter's Grove, Kansas to meet her intended and walks into a very unwelcoming atmosphere. Charles Turner, her intended, seems cool and aloof, and his brother Garrett - downright rude. She wants nothing more than to rush back to Virginia, until Edna Smith, her chaperone, falls ill, and she's forced to stay. She knows Charles harbors a secret, and she isn't sure whether Garrett is her hero or her enemy. When she finally discovers the truth, she wants nothing to do with either of them. One of the Turner brothers vows to win her love. But which one?

©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    Julie NJ United States 05-21-17
    Julie NJ United States 05-21-17

    Scifi, mystery, thrillers - all welcome here.

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    "Predictable yet Fun – Clean Romance Style"

    Summary: The American Civil War leaves behind a shortage of men in the South. Wanting a husband and children, Amber Wakefield travels to Hunter’s Grove, Kansas in answer to a mail order bride ad. There, she finds not everything is as it seems.

    Additional Comments:
    - Romance typically isn’t my genre, but I found this enjoyable.
    - It’s totally predictable from the cover right down to the conclusion, yet that does not detract from the fun factor.
    - Parts made me laugh out loud. That’s always a plus.
    - It’s short enough that it didn’t frustrate me. (A story like this where the two main characters dance around each other being miserable has the potential to get old real quick. But the length of this story was perfect to let the characters get flustered to a point then bring everything to a satisfying conclusion.)
    - Adult themes are handled tastefully. I’d consider this a “clean” book.

    Conclusion: A nice, light, inspirational romance story.
    *I received a free copy of the audiobook. This did not influence me in any way, and I chose to leave a review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    NanaTammy 03-21-17
    NanaTammy 03-21-17
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    "Fantastic"

    loved this story...I especially liked the narrator and how she managed to make all the characters come alive. The story was thrilling from beginning to end!!

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    Susane Kathie Hamilton 03-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderfully entertaining listening experience!!!!"
    Where does Mail Order Mishap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rate Mail Order Mishap in the top ten percent of the audiobooks I've listened to in this genre. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Especially Amber and Garrett. The story was very well written, and it was a good "clean" romance. That is what drew me to this book and this Author from the first.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Yes. I enjoyed this story and being a fan of western historical novels, I was drawn in to the idea of what it might be like to have been a "Mail Order" bride. Many things could go wrong, or right and this book has really increased my interest in the subject. It has me wanting to read more stories like this.


    What does Meghan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This author did a fantastic job of giving this story a different "twist" by the way she portrayed each character. There was a bit of mystery to fit right in with the normal "angst" that Amber was already feeling, meeting her husband to be. This story was written with a perfect mix of "feeling" and compassion for each of the characters, both the loveable and the "not as lovable" ones.


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

    The narrator was very good. She was exceptionally easy to understand and kept my interest throughout the book. She brought "life" to each character, and I found her easy to listen to as she read. I never lost interest.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very privileged to receive an ARC code for this book from the author. She did not ask me to review the book in return for the code, but I truly did enjoy this listening experience. This book was well written and as an avid reader / listener, I feel that I want to let others know how much I enjoyed my listening experience with Mail Order Mishap by Barb Goss. I highly recommend this author and this narrator to anyone who enjoys Sweet Clean Western books. Especially those dealing with the practice of mail order marriages in the Old West of our history. Thank You Barb Goss and Megan Kelly for a delightful experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 03-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Quick Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mail Order Mishap to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. Therefore I have no way to compare them.


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

    I liked the scene where Charles went to the bride and gave her the paper that his brother made him sign saying he would pay her back all of her money. This showed that although he was not a strongly moral man he did love his brother.


    What about Meghan Kelly’s performance did you like?

    It could have been a little better with the male characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to it in one setting. It was less than 4 hours long.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TNMead 05-26-17
    TNMead 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining Clean Romance"

    This was a new to me author, and I found the story very entertaining. Ms Goss dealt with a subject very common in today's society but not openly talked about in those times. The brothers being totally different in all ways was easy to choose who would make a better husband, even if they didn't agree ...at first!
    The author's faith is obvious in her writings and pens a wonderful romantic story.
    If you're looking for an entertaining book that is not offensive, look no further.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina C 04-12-17
    Tina C 04-12-17
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    "My first Barbara Goss audiobook
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    I loved it!! I listed to the whole book through
    this is my first book I have listen to of Barbara Goss, and can't wait to start another one of hers
    I receive a free copy from the writer, in return for a fair review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Rutgers 04-10-17 Member Since 2017

    Audiobook junkie here. It is to the point that I can't do housework, drive anywhere, walk anywhere without an audio book playing.

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    "Go West Young Woman"
    Any additional comments?

    The heroine was not my favorite person at the beginning of the book. What woman looks at a mail-order bride possibility and says that she doesn't want to cook, clean, or do any housekeeping? By the end of the book, I don't think Amber was ready to do housework, but the situations she had been through made her a stronger person and I respected her more for it.<br/>After arriving at the hometown of her intended Amber learned that the situation was not quite what she expected. She made the best of it, making friends of people in the town and finally learning the truth of the man she came west to marry. <br/>I did like that the characters had some morals and did't jump into bed at the first chance. <br/>

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Hoeft 03-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "the Lord is good"

    I could see what was coming, but it still had some unexpected pleasant surprises. A truely sweet and inspirational tale set in civil war aftermath. Moved to Kansas. wonderful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PamP. Wilmington, NC 03-22-17
    PamP. Wilmington, NC 03-22-17
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    "Dowry's can cause trouble."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I love Barbara Goss' books and they are family friendly.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Garret! He wouldn't let his brother take advantage of Amber.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Barbara Goss writes a compelling story with a life lesson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Aurora, CO 03-22-17
    Kindle Customer Aurora, CO 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, well read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mail Order Mishap to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Garrett was my favorite character because he was trying to do the right thing throughout the book. He wasn't selfish at all.


    What does Meghan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The different voices and how they speak --- that wouldn't have been the same.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions


    Any additional comments?

    The writing for the book is really good. It took me a bit to adjust to the way Meghan spoke for the men in the book, but once I mentally adjusted it was good. The book was good enough to listen to in just a few sittings -- and written well enough to capture my attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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