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I am a children's librarian in a public school.  My mom started my love of historical romance when I was in the 8th grade. I was flunking reading. She gave me "Petals on the River" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and as they say, that is history.  I am dyslexic, married, kitty mama, Mimi to 6, sister to 1, and live in Colorado but my heart remains with family in Maryland. I love Reading, Genealogy, and Geocaching. I review a lot on Goodreads, NetGalley, Amazon, and Audible. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3709998-readingwench
Shadow of Deceit “Love this series. Barabara Goss does not disappoint. Her writing with sense of adventure and mystery is fantastic.”
Shadow of Deceit – Shadow Series, Book 2 “Love this series. Barabara Goss does not disappoint. Her writing with sense of adventure and mystery is fantastic.”
Wanted: Horse Breeder “What a great read. I loved the story and characters in this book. The way the story unfolded was good. In the end I thought, hmmm odd, and then was shocked. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series! I have read this and listened to it on Audio. Loved them both”
Wanted: A Trusting Heart “Another great book in the Silverpines series. Barbara Goss does a fantastic job with this one. The story was unexpected at times and it had me saying, "What No!" Then it had me shaking my head and wanting to kill the heroine.”
A Fresh Start for Christmas “I listened to this one on audio. I really like this narrator. I have listened to him before reading other stories and he is great. He brings subtle nuances to his voice and brings the characters and story to life. I don't think you can go wrong with J. Scott Bennett. The story is great. I love the idea of this story. I know you hear of orphans in stories, but she wasn't really, but she was. I loved the characters in this book. The names are fantastic I must admit. Like this family, I do something every year for Christmas as well. They gave me a few ideas that I will implement. I do look forward to the rest in the series.”
Ricochet Romance “A great book by Barbara Goss. I loved that it was two stories and how they were connected. One of Ms. Goss' talents are creating in depth characters. The stories were intertwined. You can never go wrong by reading and enjoying the adventures of Barbara Goss.”
Looking for Love “I listened to this one. I loved the continuation of this series! Is it too...bold to say Tom Jordan, the narrator...his voice...I just wanna... Ok, Well, the story was great. It was fantastic to see some characters from the first book. Great story and I am looking forward to listening to more.”
Mail Order Vixen “I want to give this book a stellar review. But I can not. A few times I wanted to kill Cole, or at least maim him. Abigail was no different. I wanted to smack her sometimes. Through those faults, I did like the characters. The story line progressed well. There were a few twists and turns that I liked.”
Shadow of Shame “Great start to the series. I loved the characters that I could relate to. The book is filled with morals and values that everyone can use. The story flowed nicely. It never stalled or was too much. The audio of this book was well done.”
The Secret Diary “I have not read or listened to any other books in this series. This was a lovely story. The twists I did not expect at all. It had me guessing. Great book, great author!”
Mail Order Calamity “You really can not go wrong with Barbara Goss. I am a big fan of series. The Kansas Bride series is one I know I will read again becasue it is so good. The characters, setting and plot are all really good. I like seeing characters from previous books in the series in her books. This book is a great read.”
Mail Order Compromise “Another great book in the Kansas Bride series. It was great to see Brock's story! The twists and turns were good. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.”
Mail Order Ruse “The twists and turns in this book were great! I never saw some of them coming, which made the book even more fantastic. I loved the characters as well. I though it was a well thought out and put together book. I look forward to reading more of this series.”
Shadow of Faith “I listened to this on audio. It was great to listen to this story. Interracial love in a historical western is something you do not read about a lot. I loved the writing about her hair getting done. It made me chuckle. I have had this conversation with a friend who is biracial about hair. I am so glad you touched on that. I loved the story and flow of this book. I am looking forward to reading or listening to the next in the series.”
Shadow of Love “I had an unexpected chance to try out a new author, Barabara Goss. This a Christian based book with moderate to heavy religious themes. I really liked the plot of this book. the characters were well developed. Even tho this is 5th in the series, I was not lost with secondary characters or their storyline. You can read this book alone. I am looking forward to reading others in the series, especially Julia's.”
A Bride for Nathan “Another great book by Barbara Goss! I love the premise of this series, it is fantastic. The story of Nathan and Allie is a great one. I loved the flow of this book and how the relationship develops with the couple. The way Ms. Goss writes, it brings the characters to life where you can relate to them. Even after reading this book, I think, hmmm. I wonder how they are doing now? Now that is a great book.”
Hope “Unusual story. Don't get me wrong. I loved it. Its not your typical trail story, which is fantastic! I though this book fantastic. The characters are well developed with real emotion and gumption ! You won't be sorry listening or even reading this book! Well Done Ms. Goss.”
Dan McCall’s Bride “I listened to this book. Great story and great performance. I am looking forward to more in this series! I loved the plot, characters and flow.”
Mail Order Mishap “I have never read anything like this before. What a twist! I thought it was great. I loved the characters and plot. Love the narrator”
The Trapper “This was a great book. I loved the intrigue of the book. The characters were fantastic and felt real. There were ups and downs, all I assure you are good! I was kept guessing. I even stopped and thought "wow, I didn't expect that at all"”
Temptation by Moonlight “Loved listening to this book. The characters were great. I loved the story line of this book. There were a few surprises that I didn't expect at all. Great all around.”
The Housekeeper’s Proposal “I loved the mystery in the book. I had no idea until the end of the book of who done it and why. I loved the relationship in this book between the two well developed characters.”
Delightfully Deluded “I loved the story in this book. You always hear about mail-order bride, they fall in love, the end. In this book it took a twist or two. i loved that. Looking forward to reading and/or listening to more of this series. Love the narrator”
A Bride for Wyatt “Fantastic book! The wonderful story flowed great. This book sets up for other books connected to this one. I HOPE I see more about the other characters. The author got me vested in this family. I can not wait to read more. Love the narrator J Scoott Bennett”
A Bride for Logan “What a great book. I loved the characters in this book. Each held a secret that they did not want to reveal. The twist and turn in this book kept me reading all the way thru this book. I could not stop reading. You can not go wrong with Barbara Goss, J Scott Bennett, or this Proxy Bride Series.”
A Bride for Adam “At first I read the synopsis of his book and thought, nope, I don't think I will like it. Why? Well because the hero is a seaman and loves his life on a ship. I is just not my thing. HOWEVER. I got the audio and listened to it. I loved it! Why did I doubt a Barbara Goss book?! I really loved it. It was unique and interesting. I loved the characters and the way the story progressed. A few twists and turns was great as well. I should have got this book as soon as I saw who the author was instead of giving my preconceived notions on what the the story would be like. You can never go wrong with J Scott Bennett! Highly recommended”
The Final Vow “I love how Barbara Goss brings you stories of characters that are unexpected and stories that are completely unique. This is another great book!”
The Marshall’s Mission “This book was fantastic. I loved the story in this book. It played out well, flowed nicely, and was realistic. The characters were great. Narrator J Scott Bennett is amazing!”
Looking for Love “I listened to this one. I loved the continuation of this series! Is it too...bold to say Tom Jordan, the narrator...his voice...I just wanna... Ok, Well, the story was great. It was fantastic to see some characters from the first book. Great story and I am looking forward to listening to more.”
The Kissing Bridge: Cassie’s Story “There are some twists and turns in this book that I did not expect at all. Barbara Goss has a tendency to do this, which is fantastic. You think you know what is going on, but boom, she throws something in that just makes you go "WHAT?!"”
Dangerous Illusions “Great book. This sets the tone for the rest of the series. It was a great book with twists and turns. Loves it”
Captured Heart “I listened to this book on audio. I loved the book but not the audio. In the audio, the voice of the main character annoyed me. She made her childish and immature which was not what the author wanted. The book is a great read! The plot and characters were great. This is an earlier book of the authors. You can see how she has grown in just a few years!”
Drawn from Darkness “Great book. The progression of this book is good. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed.”
The Romantic Ruse “I listened to this one on audio. I thought it started out iffy because of the narrator, but then it was fine. The story was great! I loved the twists, turns and unexpected events happening in this book. I Loved this book. This is one of those books I will read again in a year or so again.”
Silent Love “Interesting story in this book. I loved the characters, how the story line flowed and how lets just say, how things went.”
Forbidden Legacy “I loved this book. I love the story line and the strong characters. I like the spunk and determination that these characters have. Of course it is a Barbara Goss book, so expect some twists and turns that you never see coming. Loved Leon Nixon as narrator.”
Stolen Heritage “This book was well written by the author. I enjoyed the story a lot and had not read/listened to something quite like this. It followed nicely and the characters were relateable. I listened to this book and I loved the narrator.”
Shadow of Shame – The Shadow Series, Book 1 “Great start to the series. I loved the characters that I could relate to. The book is filled with morals and values that everyone can use. The story flowed nicely. It never stalled or was too much. The audio of this book was well done.”
Lawfully Rescued: A Bounty Hunter Lawkeeper Romance (The Lawkeepers) “1st in a series. What a set up. Within minutes of starting to read this book, I was filled with emotion. Sadness, anger, shock, interested, and thoughtful are a few that come to mind. The story unfolded nicely and unexpectedly. There were many twists and turns in this fantastic book that had me wanting more. I read this book in one sitting because the thought of putting it down….well, that thought never crossed my mind. The Epilogue. Most times an author just writes about the main characters. Ms. Goss elaborated on some of the people who she introduced you to besides the main characters.This is a great asset for setting up the next book in the series. If the rest of the books in this series are even remotely as good as this one was, I will be buying them all.”
Lawfully Rescued “1st in a series. What a set up. Within minutes of starting to read this book, I was filled with emotion. Sadness, anger, shock, interested, and thoughtful are a few that come to mind. The story unfolded nicely and unexpectedly. There were many twists and turns in this fantastic book that had me wanting more. I read this book in one sitting because the thought of putting it down....well, that thought never crossed my mind. The Epilogue. Most times an author just writes about the main characters. Ms. Goss elaborated on some of the people who she introduced you to besides the main characters.This is a great asset for setting up the next book in the series. If the rest of the books in this series are even remotely as good as this one was, I will be buying them all.”
A Bride for Travis “I really loved this story line. It was unpredictable and entertaining. The characters were great and relatable. This was a great addition to the Proxy Bride series.”
The Reckless Proposal “I listened to the audio book version of this book. It was the first time I had ever listened to a book that had both a female and a male voice actors. They are known as "The Duo". I found that having both of them reading the different parts brought this book more to life than if one person done it. The accents were off for the woman who read, and sometimes way off, however, I really enjoyed listening to this book! The story was great! I look forward to reading more in the series! The book ended to me, with a cliffhanger. I was listening and then....audible thanks you ... WHAT? Come on!”
Hearts in Hot Springs “I loved the suspense, adventure, and mystery in this book. These characters are great and there were twists and turns I was not expecting. The narration was great and brought the story to life.”
Sparks in Spearfish “This book made me mad at times. I wish I could have punched him in the head. That being said. this book is excellent. The writing is great and the characters well developed with characteristics that people can relate to. You can tell it is in a series. There is a hint of mention of sisters and the like, but it does not spoil.”
A Lady Loves Much “I have forever believed that things happen for a reason, you meet people when you are suppose to meet them, those you meet-you have something to learn from them. This is very true in the book. I thought this book was fantastic. The ending to this series was great. The characters are well developed and easily relatable. I listened to this one on audio. The narrator is fantastic. Love him.”
What the Heart Holds “I listened to this one on audio. I had never read/listened to Kari Trumbo before, but it won't be the last. This story was great. The heroine has a lot more patience than I ever have had. Listening to this story, I am curious as to what happened in book 1. This book will give you spoilers as to book 1.”
Katie: The Cattleman’s Daughters “Loved the characters in this book. Great story to start off the series. I am looking forward to the rest.”
Disarming Amy “Listened to this one on audio. It was a good book. I couldn't get into it for some reason”
The Guilty Proposal “Loved this one. I have no idea how Barbara Goss keeps bringing new and exciting stories. She is a talented writer and gifted storyteller. The characters in this book were fantastic. I loved how everything flowed and the development of the characters.”
Along a Tangled Path “This book was another in this fantastic series. The characters are great and the the writing is great. You won't be disappointed in the book. J Scoot Bennett who narrates this book...you just cannot go wrong with him. He is amazing.”
Brave New Century “I loved all 4 books. The last was sad at parts, but that is to be expected since the time and place where it takes place. This was a great to listen to. The narrator, Rebecca Winder, did a great job for all these books.”