A Bride for Nathan

(4 customer reviews)


Can a marriage by proxy work when the couple has never met? 

Nathan, a widower, is critically injured in a Civil War battle and lies on his death bed. His best friend, Ben, promises to care for his daughter, Belle. 

Ben’s sister, Allison, is doomed to become a spinster, so she jumps at the chance to become a widow rather than a spinster when Ben suggests she marry Nathan. She must do it quickly, because the doctor said he wouldn’t last out the week. 

A problem arises after the marriage – Nathan doesn’t die, and the couple comes to the realization they need to end the marriage or try to live as a family to make the best of the situation for the child. 

Can Nathan live with Allie’s problem, and can Allie cope with Nathan’s disability? Will the platonic arrangement become permanent, or will the couple come to fall in love?

4 reviews for A Bride for Nathan

  1. Catrina P

    A soldier not likely to survive his wounds… A woman with social anxiety… a little girl who needs a parent… a proxy marriage seems like the perfect arrangement. Nathan’s daughter would have someone to care for her, and Allie would have a child to care for, without a husband, when Nathan succumbed to his injuries. But things don’t always work out as planned. Sometimes it’s even better.

    Barbara Goss is a wonderful storyteller. I am always touched by her work, and A Bride for Nathan is no exception.

    The narration by Leonor A. Woodworth is fantastic. She brings out the emotions perfectly.

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

  2. Patricia Reichardt

    Whenever Barbara Goss releases an audio, I can’t wait to listen. This one has taken my heart! Nathan is a soldier, wounded in the line of duty. Not expected to live, his best friend Ben suggests he marry his sister, Allie so that Nathan’s daughter will be well taken care of. Marriage by proxy, Allie becomes his wife, but ends up going to his home prior to his death. And with the help of good care, a fighting will and love, Nathan recovers! But now what will happen? I fell in love with this couple. Nathan is a broken man, a young widow and has had trouble with relationships. Allie is convinced that she should be a spinster, but truly loves her new stepdaughter and feels at home with Nathan. The two have issues well beyond their own relationship. Will their faith guide them to be together? It’s a lovely story, and it is a smart, loving and well written listen.

    Leonor A Woodworth brings this story to life. I love anything she narrates, always full of emotion and paced perfectly. I love her array of voices and she can portray characters in a way that I feel that I know them. She does a wonderful job with Nathan and Allie, and she is spot on with their daughter! Loved it!

  3. JoAnn Thompson

    A Wonderful Story! I enjoyed this mail-order bride romance set in the Civil War period. Barbara Goss is a wonderful storyteller, and I highly recommend listening to her stories. The narration by Leonor A. Woodworth is fantastic as she brings this story to life with her wonderful narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  4. Misty

    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.

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