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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

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.

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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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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.

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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

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4 1/2 Stars

Well this was certainly I story I wasn't expecting in this series, LOL.
Really enjoyable and some very crafty characters to say the least in the book.
Great narrative by Meghan Kelly, I really do enjoy her male narrative very much.

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Twists and turns

This is very different from other books I've read and loved of Barbara's! The main character is supposed to marry a man who doesn't want her but her fortune! Much of this book is about the lies and deception he lives in but I would have loved to have seen him come to faith and redemption as the characters do so often in most of her books!

His lifestyle is controversial but very common place even from Biblical times! He is not portrayed as a believer but I would have not chosen him or his lifestyle for this book, but then, I'm not the author!

It was still a well written book. I would have either changed him a bit or had him saved and redeemed. Maybe there's still hope for him in book two?!


***UPDATE***
April 20, 2017

I listened to the audio book today. I had hesitated even though I had received a copy a while ago. One, I'm not partial to reading books more than once and Two, I don't think this is her best work. BUT, either I've changed or the book was updated since I read it as an ARC copy! I now give it FIVE stars! I think I got a lot more out of the book this time! I loved the narration and maybe that added to my enjoyment as well! I still have an issue with the intended groom, but the story makes more sense to me now! I felt more of an awareness of the actual grooms growth with God in my second reading that I didn't notice the first time around!! I would recommend this book, especially the audio version!!

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Clean Romance

Where does Mail Order Mishap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really like it there was a twist. But there is no way to rank them. I hope you enjoy my review and that you will consider listening or reading Mail Order Mishap. I've been listening to audio books for over 18 years, and I enjoy a good listen.

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

History Lesson
Let me start out my saying this book made me think about the Civil War. It never crossed my mind that after the war there was a shortage of men and that there were many women left widows, some of them with money in the bank others not.

Have you listened to any of Meghan Kelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I recall

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

A fast Listen.
I loved this story it moved fast and though the narrator is not my favorite I didn't have any trouble following who was saying what. I listened to this on my phone and my echo dot and they synced back and forth. A fast good listen.

Any additional comments?

A Clean/Church Backdrop
Though this book is not Christian to me it's very clean, and a good read. It takes life as it is, and it's not always what we think it will be. Good things happen along with bad, it's all about what you handle yourself and the decisions you make that determines your outcome.

Garret and Charles the brothers
I fell in love with Garret quickly. He's my type of rugged young man. He can carry a heavy trunk with ease. He's supportive of his brother because he cares for him and he's handsome what more can you ask for in a cowboy. Oh yes and he has morals though he forgets them now and then but at the right moment he comes to his senses. <br

Happy Endings.
I do not like to read a book that ends wrong, I do love a happy ending. Life is not always what we want it to be so we sure need a good ending.

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Love endures

This is a story of a mail order bride.The story is well written and the narrator does a great job in the voice characters. It's tells of Charles Turner who runs a hotel and has ordered a bride for her dairy. He wants to fix up the hotel.. I love how the story ended. Putting your trust in God always works. I was given a copy for an honest review and I loved it.

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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.

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My first Barbara Goss audiobook

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

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  • 09-10-17

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This is such a feel good story, old fashioned western romance. I loved how innocent and honest the characters are portrayed even the scoundrels have conciounses that show up in the end. The presenter was really good at portraying the different feelings and attitudes of everyone. I am sure that is not an easy thing to do. Especially having to do both genders I would think that is very taxing. I really enjoyed this production.

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