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Abigail Livingston arrives in Hunter's Grove to marry Scotty McCabe and discovers he was shot and killed just days before her arrival. Determined to find the murderer, she finds herself butting heads with the impossible constable, Cole Johnson.

Cole Johnson, livery owner, finds himself as acting constable after Constable McCabe is shot. When McCabe's mail order bride arrives, he finds her bold and overbearing. He vows to avoid her at all costs.

Yet, despite their instant dislike for each other, they work together to find the killer, and discover, while investigating, they might actually like each other.

©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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Great second edtion to this series!

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Cole lost his first wife and son a few years ago. This has made him stronger, yet he guards his heart. The Constable has been killed and the town is now looking to Cole to fill the spot and find the murderer.

Abigail has traveled to Hunter's Grove to marry its Constable only to find that he has been murdered. She is a sassy, headstrong woman and the opposite of Cole's first wife. Abigal is bound and determined to find her fiance's killer with or without Cole's help. Cole just wants her to go away.

Cole and Abigail find that by joining forces, even if it becomes one of the greatest challenges in their lives is better than trying to find the killer on their own. Can these two who long to be loved set aside their personal struggles and find strength in one another?

Mail Order Vixen was a great second book for the Kansas Brides Series. Though I did not like Reagan Boggs as much as Meghan who narrated the first book, the story was wonderful and even fun. Barb is a great story teller and I am looking forward to book three!

This audible was given to me for an honest review.

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Good Story

Would you listen to Mail Order Vixen again? Why?

No, there are too many other books I want to listen to. This one was very good though and anyone who listens to it will enjoy it. It is a clean Christian romance western.

What did you like best about this story?

That Cole was willing to listen and accept help even though it was from a woman. also that Cole was willing to say I'm sorry and try to explain when it looked as if he did wrong

Which character – as performed by Reagan Boggs – was your favorite?

I liked all of them.

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

I did.

Any additional comments?

I got this ARC via audiobook boom. The narration was very good.

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Vixen or shrew? Loved the heroine!

Another great read from Barb Goss! I enjoy the integrity and strength of character her heroines display even in the face of tough times.
Abigail arrives in town, expecting to meet her future husband, instead she learns that he was shoot and killed in town just prior to her arrival. She handles herself with dignity and integrity as she makes decisions about her future and works to find the murderer of the man she fell in love with through his letters. She works with the newly-sworn-in Sheriff, Cole, to investigate the murder. Cole is not sure that he wants to associate too closely with a woman who speaks her mind so often. He considers Abigaril a bit shrewish and sharp-tongued, especially when compared to his first wife who was docile, soft and steady. Except maybe the characteristics he has been looking for in a second wife aren't as important as he thought.

Highly recommended!

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

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Barbara did it again

Love this series, you feel like you are there watching everything that is going on

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Second in a TERRIFIC series

Abigail travels to meet her intended Scotty, only to find out he was shot and killed shortly before her arrival. Outspoken Abby meets the acting constable Cole. The path to love takes a few twists and turns....definitely worth a listen! I have loved every Barb Goss book I have ever read or listened to. Give this one a try, you won't be dissapointed.

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Another great book

Another great book by Barbara, loved the twist and turns in the plot. Bringing the characters to life,

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A sweet romance with a mystery.

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I preferred the first book compared to this because the characters in Mail Order Mishap I felt had more depth then the characters in this book.

The main character Abigail did the most stupid things in this time period. If the story was based in the last 50 years then I could understand the things she did. But to do it then and then ask if they (the men in the saloon) knew who killed the sheriff in front of everybody else and she expected an answer. Yes she did, that's the impression I got. She expected someone to admit to seeing something!

I found her to be really annoying at times, especially at the things she did. You would expect her to learn her lesson from the mistake she did. No!

Saying that I still liked the book and if you can ignore/by pass the things she does then it's a good book. I would still recommend the book to those who love sweet romance with a mystery.


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

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The power of prayer

the sound was a little tinny, but could have been anything. wonderful western tale of loss, mystery and a great follow-up to the first story. sweet characters, sweet tale..

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  • PamP.
  • Wilmington, NC
  • 03-22-17

Is she really a Vixen?

What did you love best about Mail Order Vixen?

The reference to scripture. The way the main Characters fell in love.

What other book might you compare Mail Order Vixen to and why?

Any of Barbara Goss' books.

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

I love her voice. She made the characters come alive.

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

There were places that made me smile.

Any additional comments?

As always, Great book Barbara Goss.

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I'm Hooked !

In this story we have the two main characters, Abigail and Cole who are at each other's throats to start with but this soon changes when they begin to work together to solve the mystery of Abigail's fiancé's death. And someone is taking pot-shots at Abigail. Who could this be?
Barbara Goss has again written an easy to read, murder mystery, love story which grabs one's attention and holds it to the very end of the story.
We also meet up with some of the characters from her previous book in supporting roles.
Reagan Boggs is the perfect voice for the narration of these stories and she has helped compliment the written words and bring them to life.
I can happily recommend this series as easy to read, interesting and gripping.
The audiobook version was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost and this is my unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful