Shadow of Faith

Book 7 of the Shadow Series
Narrated by: Leon Nixon
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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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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Shadows of Color

I've enjoyed a number of 'mail order bride' and western-themed romance novels lately and have found them to be surprisingly well-textured and nuanced with issues beyond the shortage of men in the war ravaged states and the lack of women on the expanding frontier. Equally unexpected is the variety of serious topics explored in these romance novels. Author Barbara Goss here provides a non-biased, open-eyed look at the color bar and the casual discrimination practiced as a matter of course and law in the late 19th century, mainly as background to a love story. Leon Nixon's deft narration smoothly enriches the text and captures vocal nuances (although not quite the hint of Cajun for Lucas) very nicely. Many of the characters in this tale have appeared in other books in the series, but this stands alone with no difficulty. A marvelous addition to the set!

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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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Good clean western series, as all of the series by the author are, to enjoy. The narration by Leon added to the story and enjoyment.given audio for my voluntary review

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I loved this series!

I have listened to this series and I thought Barbara Goss did a fantastic job. I loved that Zoe as featured in this book. I thought Leon Nixon did a very good job narrating this story.

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lI loved the book. The narrator did a great job. I highly recommend this book.

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Christian romance

This is a fine story if you like clean Christian romance. I always enjoy Barbara Goss's books and appreciate being given a chance to listen to and review this book for free.
Although Christian romance isn't my thing, I am still able to appreciate the story and the narrator who made it enjoyable to listen to.

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Sweet historical romance

This is book 7 in the Shadow series and is a great wrap. You do not have to read prior books in the series but it is more enjoyable so that you get the background on the characters. Zoe and Alf are childhood friends. On her 18th birthday, Alf professes his love for Zoe and the pair discuss their future. Alf is heading off to college but, since Zoe is biracial, she cannot attend the same school. Now the only way for Zoe to attend college is to go away with he biological father...whom she did not grow up with. This opportunity allows Zoe to get to know her biological father, as well as learn how to navigate adulthood in a prejudiced world. Meanwhile, Zoe’s heart is set on Alf but then she meets a nice young man at school...who will she choose? Alf misses Zoe but soon makes new friends, including the lovely Sarah. Is there an HEA for Zoe and Alf? The story really draws you in...to the point where you’re rooting for a certain guy...lol. Enjoyable story and series and great narration.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest 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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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.