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Rance Balcomb finds himself facing a shotgun marriage situation to a woman who doesn't speak a word of English. He practically ignores Elsa until he sees his new wife with her hair down, wearing the new clothes he'd purchased, and he realizes he's married a beautiful woman. He soon discovers he has a rival for her affections and decides it's time to make their marriage real. Her own father, as well as her former love interest, have other ideas.

©2017 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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Good cowboy romance

Barbara Goss touches on the subject of parental abuse by the father and shows clearly how the mother and the daughters feel and their reactions to this abuse.
The way this story has been written it is easy to imagine what it must have been like for Rance and Elsa to find themselves in a shotgun marriage situation where neither of them understood what the other was saying because they didn't speak the same language. They worked hard to overcome this barrier so that they could get to know each other and soon fell in love.
I loved the honesty and the working together and the gelling of the two main characters in this story and the support of friends and close family.
This audiobook version has a good narrator in Becky Boyd and I especially love her rendition of Elsa. She really comes across as being very innocent and quite cute..
I am very happy to recommend this story as a good, clear, cowboy romance and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
The audiobook version was provided free of charge by the author and the above is my honest and unbiased review.

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  • Marcine
  • Vienna, Ga United States
  • 08-19-17

Recommended for historical romance readers

Would you consider the audio edition of The Shotgun Proposal to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed the audio version very much

Have you listened to any of Becky Boyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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A story of overcoming a language barrier and cultural differences in an arranged marriage.<br/>With these obstacles and even a murder plot, will love be able to keep the couple together? This is a love story not to miss, especially when being read by Becky Boyd. She does an excellent job with the accents. This is a story of love, intrigue and faith.

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Another Sweet Romance - Barbara Never Dissappoints

Another sweet romance with wonderful characters and a terrific story that swept me up from page one. Becky Boyd does a great job narrating this book, as well. Her characterizations are exactly what my imagination expected... not always easy to do, and she nails it! Keep 'em coming!

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very sweet!

I really enjoyed this clean and sweet romance. Elsa and Rance were a great couple - they took the time to get to know each other and I really appreciated the way their relationship developed. The narration was also good. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author.

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The Shotgun Proposal

I really liked this book compared to her other books because the female character tries to make her marriage work even though both she and her husband never wanted to marry each other. She really tried, unlike her husband who just complained a lot instead of trying to learn her language. Even a few words would have worked until they can communicate with each other, but he didn't. I really didn't like him for this. People who marry their partner who is from a different culture take the time to learn from each other. She, the herione did all the work. He only learnt three words and that was it. But other then this it is a good book and I would recommend it.

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

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Good One

I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This started out as a not so good story until you realize that each of the women is a victim. I loved the twists and turns the author took and the integrity of both the H and h.The story was well developed and I loved the role that Wade and the housekeeper played. This was less than five hours but the narrator did a good job and made the story come alive. There are several stories in this series and they all weave together but each is a stand alone and can be read and know that the story is complete. Although it would be better to read all of the books in the series to get the full story. But you don't lose if you only read this one.

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A sweet romance

Rance is tricked into marrying Elsa, but when he sees the abusive situation she's in, he gladly goes through with it. Now there's just the slight problem of them not being able to communicate... Elsa doesn't speak English.

Barbara Goss has delivered another well written, clean romance.

Becky Boyd did a terrific job with the narration. I loved the accents!

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  • DK
  • 08-28-17

Another Great Story by Barbara Goss ⛪


This is a well-written piece by Barbara Goss.

Elsa is from Russia and doesn't speak very much English. One day Rance observes Elsa and her father without interest until Elsa is struck by her father. Rance marries Elsa on the spot [almost] with the intention of rescuing her from an abusive.

My major quibble with this story is that, although Rance is a perfect gentleman and provider, he expects Elsa to learn English. He is focused on this point more than anything and makes he makes no effort to learn some Russian phrases.***SPOILER***Until the very end. This made me think that this is the first hero, in the many Barbara Goss books that I have listened to that is a class A jerk.

Becky Boyd gives a strong, better-than-average performance.

*I received this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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loved it!!!

This was a fabulous listen. It shows that even under the strangest circumstances love can bloom and grow!

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Awesome Listen!!!

This book is one of my favorites by the author Barbara Goss. Becky Boyd did an amazing job with her characters accents in this story. I loved how one could hear the various characters speaking. This book is a clean listen with christian beliefs presented in a wholesome manner that is very appropriate for the times. I enjoyed this story of how an immigrant found love and learned to communicate in a new country. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily written this review. This book is part of a series and is a standalone listen with its own characters.