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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, and she immediately steals his heart. He finds himself in a predicament: he's betrothed to one woman out of duty, and head over heels in love with another.

To make matters worse, Evaline eventually discovers his duplicity. Evaline has a problem of her own, and she enlists her father's help in solving it. Her father's solution is to arrange for her to be kidnapped.

©2017 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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Delightful clean read with meaning and honor

What a touching heartbreaking story of one man who did an act of kindness only to lead to guilt and a proposal he really didn’t want to do. This is a clean read about love, honor and putting others before yourself that leads to heartbreak, loneliness and love only to have to walk away from it. The ending is a HEA but as the story builds you have to wonder if it will end with everyone getting what they want. It is anyone’s guess how many will end up with a broken heart. Sometimes what we think we want we find we really do not. Will these people come to understand their true feelings before they wreck so many lives?

Ms. Woodworth’s really brought this story to live for me as she pulled me in using emotion filled with sorrow, anger, hurt and pain along with excitement, danger and thrills. I had no trouble picturing the events as they unfold. Her character voices are wonderful as she held me spellbound from Travis and his guilt to his friend and his broken heart along with Evaline and how it all comes together. There are no volume changes, no background noise or any repeating of words. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. Her male voices were just as good as her female voices, you have no trouble knowing who is talking and just what they are feeling. Her character voices are just great as well as her normal voice is very pleasant and easy to listen to. The narrator really pulls you into the story giving you emotions that really reach your heart. You can feel the uneasiness of the characters as they work through the emotions of guilty, lose, and hope, facing the outcome and the heart break of what needs to be done. Ms. Woodworth’s has no trouble pulling off this very emotional listen that captivates you and holds your attention.

I really liked the characters, the story, the twists and the outcome. Each has their own dreams, hopes and fears. The plot has a nice buildup from the friendship to what is expected as well as the love of so many. One man torn from doing the right thing and doing what he wants. One women who thinks she wants something but as time goes by she isn’t sure and another women willing to step back and let her heart break to give the other what she thinks is right. It truly is a shame that in today’s world we do not live by the same practices of honor and doing the right thing. We spend too much time thinking about what we want and less about the other person. We could all learn a wonderful lesson from the words in this story. I liked how Travis’s best friend laid down the law but when it came down to it he went that extra mile to help out. I can’t wait to listen to his story, I really hope he finds his true love. The supporting characters add so much to the story line. I enjoyed the humor and at times laughed or times I really felt the pain or sorrow. From the author to the narrator this was a win, win listen for me.

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It all began with the guilt

As I think back to listening to this book, my thoughts are mixed.

The story opened and I formed an opinion of how the plot would go, except it didn't go that way...at all. The conclusion of the book made sense to the story and wrapped everything up nicely, but I still have a lingering question wondering what would have happened if the plot had twisted in a few of the ways that my mind thought it would.

Travis drove Libby home one evening and an unfortunate accident on the ride home caused Libby injury to her legs, making the doctor wonder if she would walk again. Travis feels guilty and does everything he can to help Libby, including selling cattle to pay for a doctor and even offering to marry her. Then Travis meet a woman in town that he is attracted to and the plot thickens.

One thing I do like about books by Barbara Goss is the characters. They have character and integrity without being boring, uptight or stuffy.

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

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Would recommend.

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

Out of Barbara Goss books that I have read/listened to, this has to be for me the best of her works.
I liked and believed in her characters. I felt a connection with them and kept wondering how on earth they were going to get out of the mess they were in. There are twist and turns that keep you listening until you get to the end.

Would highly recommend!

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Love conquers all!

A sweet story about marrying for love verses marrying for honor! Another great series by Barbara Goss! I love the narration on this book. Although the English accents don't sound authentic, each woman's voice is distinct enough to tell them apart without their names relayed every time they speak!
There are several parts where I giggled and even laughed outright! Why is Ned attracted to the smell of Ellen if it reminds him of his Grandmother? I've enjoyed this whole series but the audio version really adds to the story in my opinion!

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  • Marcine
  • Vienna, Ga United States
  • 05-04-17

Great beginning for a new Series

If you could sum up The Guilty Proposal in three words, what would they be?

Very good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Guilty Proposal?

The accident

Any additional comments?

A very entertaining Christian romance with twists that keep you reading. It has a good plot with interesting characters that won't disappoint.
The audio version is exceptional.

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A Country Love Triangle..

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This story centers around, the main characters, Travis, Libby, and Evaline (Evie).

There is just about everything in this book from, secret love, betrothals, crazy plans, and kidnapping.

The story line is filled with twists, turns, and a huge dilemma for the male lead, Travis.

I have a kindle and audible copy of the book.


Leonor A Woodworth did well with the narration.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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Really enjoyable sweet story, beautifully written. Great narrative by Leonor, she made it very easy to listen and enjoy.

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What to do when you get into a mess?

Travis Grayson feels responsible for an accident that was not his fault. Out of that feeling, he gets himself into a fix and does not know how to get out of it. Evaline finds herself in a fix of her own. She recruits her father to help her out which then turns into a bigger mess.
How does this couple who find each other despite their messes they find themselves in grow their blooming relationship?

This book is full of twist and turns and the reader will find themselves wondering just how it will all work out. This is a good listen and a strong beginning of a new series. Leonor Woodworth does an excellent job telling the story and using her talent with the many voices of this story. Looking forward to book two!

This book was given to me for an honest review.

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Looking forward to book 2!

The first in a series, The Guilty Proposal is a sweet, western romance. This is my first Barbara Goss book, and really enjoyed the story. Leonor A Woodworth, a favorite narrator of mine, performs this feature of Travis, a single man who has gotten himself in an unfortunate circumstance. As a result of an accident that he feels responsible for, he proposes to his friend Libby. Just as this is happening, who should walk in? The love of his life. Now being betrothed to a woman whom he doesn't love and wanting a woman he can't have leaves Travis in a terrible situation. There is a cast of supporting characters that make this adventure he has gotten himself into fun to listen to. Between arranged marriages, kidnappings, roving doctors and best friends in love with your fiance, this book is sure to keep you entertained and wanting more.

Leonor A Woodworth provides a wonderfully warm performance. She is one of my favorite narrators and find her faith based narrations to be the perfect remedy for my busy mind.

--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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The Guilty Proposal


The Guilty Proposal
: Barbara Goss

I had a good idea where the plot was headed. A good book makes you feel for the characters. I despised several of them in this historical mid-western fiction. Looking forward to the next installment in the series.




The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Leonor A Woodworth gave a fine performance.


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

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