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Shadow of Shame Audiobook

Shadow of Shame: The Shadow Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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. Ivy is elated when he finally lets his guard down and kisses her. She thinks they are now moving forward into a relationship, until he tells her it meant nothing to him. How could a kiss like they shared mean nothing to him, when it meant the world to her? Then she discovers he is pulling away for a reason, to protect her. Is the love they share enough to withstand his past and the child he is protecting?

©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    Bookin' Around Town Arizona 06-08-17
    Bookin' Around Town Arizona 06-08-17 Member Since 2017

    Audio Reviewer under Audio Flow. I enjoy delving into the imagination of writers and hearing it read aloud by seasoned and new audio actors.

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    "Sweet Romance"

    This was my first Christian Historical Romance. Yes all of those lol. And honestly, I enjoyed it. It was good to take a break from my normal listening genre and try something new. So glad I did.

    Barb writes a story that has several layers. It is listed as Christian becauae of the references to God, forgiveness and the church. It is just enough not to be overbearing for those who may not be of the faith. The story also deals with race, and acceptance and a few "never saw that coming" moments.

    This is a love story and I enjoyed how the characters were developed and how Jonas's and Ivy's relatiinship grew overtime.

    Tom Jordan performs this book and as it being his debut did a wonderful job. Great tone, differences in characters were evident, and he has great pacing. I felt the emotions he provided and gave me a deeper understanding of what they were facing. Well done and looking forward to more of his work!

    ~The Audio Flow

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Rehm Medford, OR 06-25-17
    Cindy Rehm Medford, OR 06-25-17

    Mississippi gal

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    "An action packed Christian love story"

    Set in Texas at the turn of the century this compelling love story draws you in to discover the God of forgiveness and redemption. Goss is a master of character development and the reader falls in love with the young lovers and the rescued child that is the center of the action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 06-22-17
    Teresa 06-22-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "One of THE Best Inspirational Romance Westerns"

    Shadow of Shame was such a fantastic listen. I'm so glad it's book one in the series. The story was a good solid one with characters I cared about and one not so much. I loved Ivy and Jonas and the other supporting characters were great as well. The little one Zoe was precious. And then there was Boyd the baddie.

    Barbara Goss did an excellent job writing this story. It was perfection. I look forward to more in this series. Definitely recommended.

    Tom Jordan was the perfect narrator for this story. His tone was even and he had great voice inflections. His character voices were the best. They were just right, not overdone or underdone. Perfectly done. I'll listen to him again.

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wanda crossett 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed this book!"

    I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good book. Barb is a wonderful writer And Tom is Avery good narrator. I totally recommend this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 06-16-17
    Maria 06-16-17
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    "4 1/2 Stars"

    I think this may be one of my favourites so far by Barbara Goss, beautifully written and absolutely fantastic narrative by Tom Jordon.
    Sweet, clean love story that everyone can enjoy

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ReadingWench Colorado 06-12-17
    ReadingWench Colorado 06-12-17
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    "Great start to the series"

    Great start to the series. I loved the characters that I could relate to. The book is filled with morals and values that everyone can use. The story flowed nicely. It never stalled or was too much. The audio reader of this book did very well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    HeatherY 06-09-17
    HeatherY 06-09-17 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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    "Heartwarming Story of Personal Forgiveness"

    At eighteen, Jonas Armstrong commits the biggest mistake of his life. His secret shame haunts him and he locks himself away from society. For five years he throws himself into church and philanthropic work. Although he finally feels like he's received God's forgiveness, he's unable to fully forgive himself.

    Ivy Jeffries is the new minister's daughter, and she's drawn to Jonas from the moment she meets him. Unaware of his past she tries to get closer to him, but Jonas keeps her at arm's length. When she finally discovers his secret, Jonas wonders if she'll ever be able to accept him even as a friend.

    Each of the author's books have their own Christian message. This one is personal forgiveness. Jonas hasn't allowed himself to move on from his mistakes in the past. The message wasn't heavy handed, and was woven into the story perfectly.

    I liked all the characters in this one! Ivy is a strong personality and goes after what she wants, but she's still sweet and not bullheaded. Jonas may have slipped up in the past, but when he's needed he steps up to the plate in a big way. Zoey is an absolutely adorable little girl, and she lights up the page whenever she appears.

    Tom Jordan was a great narrator, I was surprised to see this was his first audiobook on Audible. It was professionally done with perfect pace and timing. He didn't dramatically overact, and his character's voices were distinct and recognizable.

    I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A.P.Reader 06-08-17
    A.P.Reader 06-08-17
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    "Great Start to a new series!"

    Jonas is a man who's past is still defining his present life even though he has been forgiven and has turned his life around. He does not feel worthy of receiving love and so when the new preacher's daughter shows interest in him, Jonas must fight his attraction for her in order to keep her from the shame that he still feels.

    Ivy only sees the man that Jonas is, not who he was and desires to show him how valuable he is as a man and as a friend. Her friendship feelings quickly turn to love and even when Ivy is confronted with the consequences of Jonas' past, she accepts them and is bound and determined to show him who he is through her eyes.

    Can Jonas come to see that he is worthy Ivy's love and can Ivy help Jonas accept that he is no longer the stupid teen that he once was, but a man who has learned and grown from his past?

    This is one of my favorite books of Barb's. Once again, Barb writes a beautiful story of faith and love in this first of several books. I look forward to more of the Shadow series. Tom Jordan is a new narrator for me and I am glad to have found him. He brings the story to life and lets the listener get lost in the story! I am looking forward to more books by Tom!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susane Kathie Hamilton 06-08-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Shadow of Shame is a FABULOUS story filled with Romance, Exciting edge of your seat Adventure and Wonderful Christian Values!!!"

    This ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Book was such a joy to listen to!! After listening to this book I am just filled with emotion and marveling at this author's ability to create such a heartwarming story. I enjoyed the characters and their individual struggles and emotions as the story captured my imagination. Tom Jordan did a wonderful job in narrating this book. His timing and the way he brought each character to life made listening to this book an exciting adventure. Once again Barbara Goss has written a clean Christian romance that I just couldn't put down. She makes everything and everyone in this book give the listener the feeling that you are right there experiencing everything as it takes place! I truly loved this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming Western Romance that will tug at your heart from beginning to end.

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    Zena 06-06-17
    Zena 06-06-17
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    "I loved this book"

    I loved every bit of this lovely story, the beginning, the middle and the end, the strengths of the main characters, the little minx of a daughter, the tight-knit family lives and yes, even the sorting out of the villain.
    Barbara Goss' writing style is simple and extremely effective. She knows how to get your attention and keep it.
    Her choice of Tom Jordan to narrate this book was spot on and he has done a remarkable job with it.
    I am very happy to recommend this book/audiobook and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
    The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • J. W. Edson
    6/3/17
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this touching love story."
    Where does Shadow of Shame rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved them all, but related to Jonas the most.


    What does Tom Jordan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tom really brings the characters to life. He added a lot of drama and depth to the story.


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

    Very much so. Laughed out load, cried on the inside.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next in the series!

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