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Captured Heart Audiobook

Captured Heart

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Christian romance: Two men vie for Amanda. One wanted the beautiful, fiery Amanda for his bride...the other for wealth and pleasure. Would her innocent trust be her undoing? Which one will capture her heart?

Traveling to California on a wagon train, Amanda's family dies of cholera. She had prayed that they would live. Amanda is mad at God for letting them die. Eventually, she learns God did listen to her prayers, in a very extraordinary way. Amanda faces many perils on the trail including being captured by Indians and an evil adversary. Once Amanda realizes her true love, she can't find the words to tell him until it's a matter of life or death, or too late.

©2015 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    HeatherY 07-15-17
    HeatherY 07-15-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "A Trek on The Oregon Trail"

    Amanda and her family are traveling with a wagon train to California when her family is struck down by cholera. Left all alone, Amanda blames God for not answering her prayers. She joins another wagon party to continue to California, but the odd family puzzles her. The brash mother, dandy son, and ill daughter are an odd combination.

    When the son, Charles, begins to pursue Amanda, she's tempted to accept him. But her friend Luke warns her not to trust Charles, and she starts to think that things are not all they seem. But before she can decide who to trust, she's kidnapped in the middle of the night.

    I've always enjoyed stories about the Oregon Trail, I can't imagine the strength it took to pack up everything and take such a journey. Barbara Goss conveyed all the risks and challenges, and also told a compelling story with interesting characters. I waffled between admiring Amanda as a strong brave woman, to wanting to hug the poor motherless girl. Even though the story was told from Amanda's point of view, Luke was fleshed out so well I felt like I'd read chapters from his as well.

    Jan Ross was a good narrator, with an easy pace and speaking voice. She performed different voices for each character. I received a copy of the audiobook and I'm voluntarily leaving a review. This was a clean standalone novel with a Christian message.

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    Zena 07-14-17
    Zena 07-14-17
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    "Lovely story"

    Sometimes a story comes to its end and the two most dreaded words are "The End". This is what I felt on hearing them but thankfully there are other stories still to be read by this imaginative and talented writer, Barbara Goss.
    This book/audiobook tells of the love growing between Luke and Amanda, the test of her religious beliefs after losing her parents and siblings to cholera, the meeting of Luke's brothers and then being welcomed by the rest of his loving family after a small adventure on her wagon travels to Philadelphia and all this makes it an enjoyable and refreshing story.
    I also enjoyed the narration by Jan Ross.
    An audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcine Vienna, Ga United States 06-28-17
    Marcine Vienna, Ga United States 06-28-17
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    "Recommended for historical romance readers"
    Would you listen to Captured Heart again? Why?

    Yes. I read it straight though because it was so good and I wanted to see how it ended. If I read it again, I'd slow down and enjoy the 'trip'.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fast pace of the narrative


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

    no. This if the first book I've listened to that was narrated by her


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I would read other books by this author and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 07-20-17
    Maria 07-20-17
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    "Another Great Story"

    OK, I know I keep saying this after every Barb Goss book but I think this one may be my favourite.
    Fantastic story and enjoyable narrative.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 07-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Western"

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This is a story of loss, losing your way, blaming God, forgiveness, finding your faith, and steadfast determination to be what God wants you to be all wrapped up in a trek toward California along the Oregon Trail. Examples of how God uses tragedy to win souls is shown throughout the book.There are several HEAs as well. The narration was very well done. The only voice I found unpleasant was Amanda's. She sounded like a ten -year-old girl rather than the h of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annabelle 07-18-17
    Annabelle 07-18-17 Member Since 2014

    Lover of books! Love to listen to a great audiobook.

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    "Great entertainment."
    If you could sum up Captured Heart in three words, what would they be?

    Real Tear Jerker


    What did you like best about this story?

    The emotions. Barbara Goss knows how to pull at your heart strings.


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

    This is the first time I've heard Jan Ross's performance so I have nothing to compare it to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did feel a lot during the book. I didn't cry but the feels were strong with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A.P.Reader 07-18-17
    A.P.Reader 07-18-17
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    "Learning to trust God again is not easy"


    Amada loses her whole family while on a wagon train to California. Her anger towards God causes her to walk away from faith and just go with her "gut" when it comes to men. She meets two. One who is handsome, charming and wants nothing more than giving her whatever she desires. The other is handsome, quiet and wants nothing more than to protect her and show her that God still does love her and wants her to return to her faith.

    Luke sees the pain and loneliness in beautiful Amanda. He witnessed the death of her family and her hardening heart towards God. He also sees how a man on the train sees the opportunity to take advantage of this beautiful, grieving woman. To what extremes does Luke need to go to not only protect Amanda but to also help her realize her feelings?

    Luke and Amanda have an action packed ride filled with Indians, snakes, "loose women", romantic rivals and a group of brothers who are trying to find their sister. But even with all of this is nothing compares to the difficulty of finding the words that will either make or break the future.

    I think this is one of my favorite books of Barbara's. The characters and the situations were great and the story was well written. This may be just my opinion, but I was not very thrilled with the way that Jan Ross performed Amanda. Again, this just may be my perspective.


    This audible was given to me for a voluntary, honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shrtip 07-09-17
    Shrtip 07-09-17
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    "A Perfect Match"

    This was a sad story but I loved how it turned out in the end. It was a clean read and very enjoyable. I was given a copy for an honest review. I highly recommend.

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    Dorothy Dooley 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    another great book by Barbara Goss, the narration was wonderful, Great Christian book that shows how when something tragic happens in your life God has a plan for you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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