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Shadow of Faith

Book 7 of the Shadow Series
Narrated by: Leon Nixon
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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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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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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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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  • 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.