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As an infant, Running Brook is kidnapped by the Comanche; as a teenager, she is rescued by gentle Quakers and introduced to Christian beliefs; as a young adult, she searches for love and her true heritage.

Discreetly disguised as a boy, Brook travels to Texas with a tantalizing young army captain and his Indian guide. There she finds her father who welcomes her with open arms. But Brook's stepmother and Ram, her handsome stepbrother, resent her. When she accidently discovers Ram's underhanded schemes, she knows that her life is in danger. Isolated on the ranch, is there anywhere she can go for help? Would she dare to turn to Captain Jeremy Grant for help? She had finally found her real family, but had she lost her heritage? This story weaves together adventure, faith, and love in a captivating story.

ยฉ2015 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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Historical Romance with Strong Female Lead

Running Brook was kidnapped as an infant and raised by the Comanche until she was 16. Rescued and taken in by a Quaker couple, she's taught about God and learns to speak English. Two years later, the gentle Quaker man tracks down two families that lost infant girls who might be Running Brook. He enlists Captain Jeremy Grant and his friend Dusty to take Running Brook to Fort Worth to reunite with her family.

When the book begins, Running Brook is disguised as a boy and travels with the men to Fort Worth. Along the way, she and Dusty become easy friends, the Indian man reminding her of a childhood friend. She and Captain Grant clash during the trip, and her conflicting feelings for the hard man have her doubting his morals. When she arrives in Forth Worth, she meets a family who might be her own, but they carry secrets that put her in danger.

This was another great historical romance from Barbara Goss! She did a great job portraying the hardships faced by the Native Americans on reservations during that time period. Brook was a strong female lead, and held her own against the intrigue. I especially loved Maggie and Flora, both were motherly characters I could picture in real life. The writing is simple and straightforward, and contains a Christian message.

The narration was well done, Leon Nixon has a great voice and tone. He narrates evenly and not dramatically. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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Entertainment with a religion and history lesson

Would you listen to Stolen Heritage again? Why?

I enjoyed listening to this book but it isn't one I would listen to more than once. It is very simplified and not terribly realistic but it was a nice story and worth listening to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The grandmother added a little comedy.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she meets her real grandmother.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Stolen Heritage

Brook is a strong woman who is to be reunited with her family many years after being kid napped by the Comanche. As she is trying to fit in to her new way of life she experiences more heartache and intrigue, but also the possibility of love.

Barbara Goss is a wonderful storyteller and this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend it!

I thoroughly enjoyed Leon Nixon's performance. Well done!

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My favorite one, so far.

Loved it, all the possible ways it could have gone at any time. I could really feel for the women. Great job.

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Stolen Heritage

I enjoyed dear reading about Brooke any the General. How Brooke had been kidnapped when she was a baby. After 20 years she finds her father and grandma.

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Unexpected Story

I have listened to several books by Barbara Goss and found this one to be one of my favorites. This story started out unexpected and has some great twists and even humor. I thought the characters were well developed. I think the author does a great job with her christian writing and has some great messages in her books. Leon Nixon did a very good performance with this book and had fitting emotions for the various characters. This book is a clean listen and is complete. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely look for more books by this author and narrator.

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Great book

Loved it, if you haven't read it I think you should, no matter what happens in your life God will make them right

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Living in a world that is yours yet, unfamiliar

Imagine living in another culture your whole life and then being returned to your "native" culture only to realize that you really do not fit in either world. Running Brook is a woman who was stolen from her family by the Camanche when she was just one. She has no idea what it is like to live as a white woman and yet after she is rescued, she must now face the reality of her new life while trying to find her real family.

Captian Jeremy Grant thinks he knows who Running Brook's family is so he takes her home to see if she was the baby who was taken so many years ago. She finds her family only to discover that not everyone has a welcoming attitude. Jeremy does not want to care for Brook but quickly discovers that this young woman not only needs his protection but she has also captured his heart.

Another great book by Barabra Goss! Leon Nixon does a wonderful job of narrating this book. I hope he will do a few more of Barbs books.

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Witness

I am a huge fan of Barbara Goss' message-driven, faith-based western romances which are well-plotted and have fully-envisioned characters. I am also fond of narrator [AUDIO] Leon Nixon whose mellow drawl encompasses distinctive female as well as male voices. And this story has all these elements but . . . I guess, for me, it didn't quite overcome the "suspension of disbelief" required by any novel or movie or TV, etc., asking us to step inside its world for awhile.

For starters, our heroine is too old. Eighteen? you ask. Too old? Well, yes. Consider Romeo and Juliet--15 and 14. With an anticipated lifespan of 30 something, puberty becomes adulthood. By the 19th century lifespans had lengthened and 16-18 were considered reasonable ages for western/European brides but in the wilderness a mature Indian maiden would have been wed with a child or two already.

And then we have Running Brook's fears and lack of accomplishments. Reared Comanche, even with a sadistic bully for a father (and I would question that the tribal elders would have permitted this treatment) she would have known every facet of maintaining a household from scraping hides to cooking and probably would have been fairly adept with knife and perhaps even bow and arrow. While she might have aversions to snakes or other dangerous wildlife, she would not be a trembling bundle of nerves in the wild--having grown up in nature and knowing no other way of life.

Fortunately, once one gets beyond this background and into the story proper these questions become of little concern and all the elements of a Lone Ranger episode come into play with appropriately evil bad guys, horses, cattle, Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry--all tucked into the background of the romance. Shift focus just slightly and one could pull a full movie out of the plot. As it is, your imagination will fill in a lot of the details as the tale races along and you enjoy the telling.

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Good book. Great reader.

I had such a bad audio book. It would skip like a record and would jump all around. I tried re downloading and on to a different device and it was still the same.

The book itself was a good story. The narrator was really good.