Ivy Jeffries falls hopelessly in love with Jonas Armstrong, a man who has forced himself into a somewhat reclusive lifestyle owing to his sordid past....
On Leila's way to meet her intended as his mail order bride, Dan McCall, a federal agent, finds her lying on the side of the road unconscious....
Travis Grayson feels responsible for a serious injury to his long-time friend, Libby. Out of guilt, he proposes, much to her delight. Not long after, he meets Evaline Radcliffe....
Though Nora vies to steer clear of the family problems, a sinister plot pulls her in deeper than she'd ever imagined....
Two men vie for Amanda. One wanted the beautiful, fiery Amanda for his bride...the other for wealth and pleasure. Would her innocent trust be her undoing....
When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for....
Peggy Iverson fears working at the camp with Gavin McKenzie, but she agrees to it since he convinces her he is a new man. Gavin is counseled by Reverend Billy Croft, and learns some truths that change his life. He hates that Peggy fears him, and he sets out to show her he is reborn in Christ. One thing leads to another at camp, and he ends up asking Peggy if he can court her in order to convince Violet to forgive and forget, but he falls in love with Peggy in the process. Violet gives him an impossible ultimatum, instead. Which offer will he chose?
In this story we revisit what was a very troubled person's life, Gavin's, and see the changes he and his faith have made to not only his life, but to that of the people around him. He slowly conquers all the hardships thrown at him and finds a steady and beautiful life and love with Peggy.
This book is beautifully written with many touching scenes in it. Barbara Goss' talent is such that she takes you from hating what Gavin did in a previous story to liking or even loving the new man.
Tristan Wright is so talented with a really amazing voice and such fantastic control of it too. His use of it is so amazing that I really had to listen carefully to make sure that his female interpretations were not in fact done by another person.
What an amazing team he and Barbara Goss have turned out to be! A great story and a fantastic interpretation of it. Thank you.
The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.
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If this is the final of the Shadow Series, i'll look forward to the next Goss series. She never misses. Bad guy? Good guy? I won't tell, but this book proves that no one is beyond redemption. This book was very entertaining, and if it's the last in the series, then it ended with a grand slam. All of this came together nicely by Audible reader Tristan Wright's super job on narration.
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This book surprised me a bit as the main characters, Gavin and Peggy, were the antagonists in previous books. Gavin attacked Violet in a previous book, but has since sought counseling of the church pastor and asked God for forgiveness. We learn more of Peggy's back story in this book and learn that home life is tough and she wants nothing more than to have a relationship and marriage and to be a mother.
Peggy is a bit unsure about working with Gavin at the children's camp knowing what she knows about her past, but she puts her concerns aside for the sake of the children and gives Gavin a chance. Peggy and Gavin become friends, but before it becomes more serious, Gavin is convinced that he needs to confess his past to Peggy's mother as well as ask Violet for forgiveness for his past indiscretions. Forgiveness comes hard for some and it isn't until Gavin is wounded while protecting people in the town that full forgiveness is extended.
Excellent book showing the power or forgiveness.
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Gavin messed up and he is now living in the consequences of his mess. No one really wants to believe that he could change except for Peggy. She sees the change even though no one else does and his pastor.
Gavin must now not only win Peggy's love, but also must amend for his sin in order for his heart and life change to be believed by Peggy's family and friends. Will forgiveness be given and will Peggy stand by Gavin and his new life?
Barb tackles some very sensitive subjects in this book. The subject matter may be a bit intense for those who have had to learn how to forgive something that seems unforgivable. This books tackles all angles of this subject. Tristan Wright does a good narration job.
Note: This book was given to me for a voluntary honest review.
I loved listening to the book. Galvin gets a second chance and finds the love of his life. Galvin is willing to give up the camp that loves for Peggy
This is a redemption story, pure and simple. And if you read it as a standalone it will be an intriguing and compelling tale. But, honestly, you really want to read the prequels to enjoy the magnitude of redemption with which we are dealing and understand the depths of strain the interrelationships among the characters has caused. I have been so fortunate as to read the entire series in order and watch various characters mature through time, becoming familiar with the town and some of its leading families. One could sit in the next pew, nod graciously, and feel like one of the community by now. Ms Goss' trademark exploration of character as played out against the struggles to build towns in the west is again well displayed by the smooth narration of Tristan Wright [AUDIO].
Another fantastic historical romance by Barbara Goss!
With this being book 6 in The Shadow Series, we get to revisit many of the characters from the prior books. Don't let that scare you off though... Shadow of Second Chances certainly stands on its own.
I experienced a few minor hiccups in the audio, but other than that the narration was really good.
I must say this story did take me by surprise. Wasn't sure if I would ever really like Gavin after reading Mile`s and Violet's story.
But as per the books title you do find yourself giving Gavin a second chance, he does redeem himself and you really do want him to find happiness.
Great narrative by Tristan Wright.
Shadow of Second Chances by Barbara Goss was a great book. Peggy is afraid to work with Gavin at the Bible Camp due to what happened last year. She decides to work at the Bible Camp and they grow close. This was a great read by Barbara Goss.
A wonderful story that shows God's grace.Tgis was a heartwarming story and Gavin and Peggy' s life fell into place. I highly recommend this story. All of Barbara Gross 's books have been clean and well written. I was given a copy for an honest review .
I loved this one more then A shadow of hope. I believe this is the last in this series.
I liked Gavin in this story, he tries hard to get over his problem as well as being good to others even when they have negative thoughts towards him. This showes his true character. I felt sorry for him becuase he made a mistake that he tries to fix it but some one would not give him a second chance and gives him an ultimatum. He doesn't blame them, he blames himself.
I loved peggy in this book and I loved how she fought for Gavin and how she acted opposite to him. Where he is more forgiving and blames himself, she blames others for the way they feel about him. She stuck with him and tries to make him happy and he for her. I felt this is what true love is. You fight for each other in the worse times. I still don't like violet. I did not like her in a shadow of hope and I don't like her here!
Would recommend this book!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.