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Zoe and Alf make each other promises before parting for separate colleges. Can they keep those promises?

Zoe is forced into a world she doesn’t understand, and a college far from home and her beloved family. Alf meets Sarah at school, but is forced to honor his promise to Zoe and keeps Sarah at bay, even though he’s attracted to her. Lucas Wright, the perfect gentleman, paves the way for Zoe at college, and while she feels something for Lucas, she holds the space in her heart for Alf.

Will Zoe and Alf end up together? Or will Sarah and Lucas come to mean more to them than either of them can resist?

©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2018 Barbara Goss

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Follow your heart

Barbara Goss does a fantastic job writting a story. I love this series and the characters. Zoe does a great job in following her heart. I highly recommend this story .The narrator did a great job in telling the story.

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Zoe’s Story

Such a touching and emotional story. The perfect final chapter in a fantastic series.

Zoe is all grown up and ready to head off to college, but things may not work out like she had hoped. Segregation is in full force and that impacts where Zoe can go.

Alf has always had feelings for Zoe, but things need to be put on hold, as he and Zoe are not allowed to go to the same college.

Things get complicated when they both make new friends while away from each other. They need to search their feelings and decide what is truly in their hearts.

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

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Zoe's Story

This is Zoe's story and what a beautiful one it has turned out to be!
Ever since I first read about her when she was a small child I wondered what would happen in her life and now I know.
Honestly, the more I read/listen to these tales, the more I feel that I am part of these families and each one is like getting a newsy letter bringing us up to date. This is the power of Barbara Goss' writing.
This particular story had me laughing at the antics and then sobbing like a baby too. The characters are very likeable and the happily ever after was totally desirable and most welcome.
I really liked Leon Nixon's narration. He has a great voice and knows how to use it. He and Barbara have talents that compliment each other.
I listened to a free audiobook supplied by the author and this is my voluntary and unbiased review.

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A wonderfully satisfying double romance.

Shadow of Faith was such an interesting book! Not only did it contain two intertwined romances but it deftly took on the subject of mixed race couples and prejudices in the 1800s....I was fascinated. I appreciate how Ms Goss is able to once again weave an interesting story around core Christian values, challenging the reader to think deeper about what they believe. This is a reason I enjoy and recommend her work.

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Zoe gets her story!

We first met Zoe as an infant earlier in the series and I was excited to hear how her story would turn out. Now she is grown and ready to go out into the world, except the world she is spreading her wings in is full of prejudice towards people of color. Samson is her biological father who has kept in her life just a little through the years and offers to take her to college and show her the ropes of life outside of Abilene. It was a little strange having Samson be a good guy in this book after his portrayal as a bad guy in the first book, but I guess people can change in 18 years,
While at college Zoe has to determine if she is really in love withAlf, her brother/friend/maybe fiance from back home or if maybe God has a different plan for both of them.
I thought this was the best book by Barbara Goss yet. The plot, characters and their conversations all flowed well together. It is always enjoyable to listen to clean romance with biblical principles.
Leon Nixon did a great job of narration with the pacing, characters and voices. He was easy to listen to and to get into the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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I loved it

Loved it!
I’m glad that Barbara took the subject of, Interracial marriage and the treatment of “colored” people, on! She sheds some powerful light on the topic! My favorite quote from this book: “...Skin color is just like the color of someone’s eyes to me.” Sarah said. “Brown or blue, the person is the same.”
I enjoyed the narration as well. He added a lot to the story even if he sounded a bit too modern at times.

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A wonderful Clean story

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."I really enjoyed this book,. I have read the first six and wondered how Zoe's life would be when she grew up. Zoe is now 18 and wants to go to college, but finds she cannot attend the same college as her friend Alf, because she is half negro. How she handles this and still maintains a loving spirit makes for a great story.

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Love comes even when you don't know who you are

Zoe has been raised in a world where she is different. Because of this, she makes plans for her life according to the people who have surrounded and loved her. But when she is introduced to the "other side' of her heritage, life gets confusing and complicated. Zoe has made promises that she thought she could keep, but now that she has experienced her full life, she is no longer sure.

Barb ends the Shadow Series with a courageous book about a young bi-racial woman living with her adoptive white family and learns what life and love were like in 19th century America. Leon does a wonderful job telling Zoe's story. I hope he will perform more of Barb's books.

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

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Promises Made..


This book centers around the female lead, Zoe and a promise that she made.

College life isn't so easy and she has a decisont to make.

This interesting and engaging read was filled with promises.

Leon Nixon did well with the narration.

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

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Great Read

Shadow of Faith by Barbara Gods was a great read. This is booo seven in The Shadow Series. Zoe and Alf promised each other that they will always love each other and will be together even though they are going to separate schools. That is until Alf meets Sarah and Zoe meets Lucas. This was a great read.

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  • 09-12-18

Coming of Age

Stories about growing up are always a joy. This beautifully told story of Zoe brings us to a time where when life is just beginning. Going off to college and leaving her heart with her best friend Alf, Zoe is swept up with new friends. When Lucas steps up and sweeps her off her feet, her confused heart has to talk to her confused mind! This is a true to life story of growing up, finding yourself and making difficult decisions. Barbara Goss has a flair for writing stories with a message, and with this one there are several. It's always hard to leave your first love behind, and in the times of racial separation, the story carries a hint of what Zoe would be facing as a grown woman. It's an innovative story of the time and a refreshing listen.

Leon Nixon does a wonderful job bringing this story to life. It's my first listen by him, and I found his pace well done and his voices easily discernible. I look forward to more from both Barbara Goss and Leon Nixon.