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Mail Order Compromise Audiobook

Mail Order Compromise: Kansas Brides Series, Book 5

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Brock hides his wealth from Sarah as a guarantee that she'll love him for himself and not his money. Not only does she accept him as a simple bank teller, she prefers a simpler life. Trouble finds her while she is remodeling the old farmhouse, and the bank robbers return, thinking she's Elaina. Just when everyone thought the couple's love would last forever, she discovers shocking news about Brock that sets her packing and moving in with Elaina and Pete. Brock has to accomplish two things: get his wife back, and convert her to becoming a Christian.

©2017 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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    A D. 27/05/2017
    A D. 27/05/2017
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    "A sweet and clean Christian romance"

    Brock and Sarah's story is really part two of Barbara Goss' earlier book in this series. The two books are interconnected with the same circumstances effecting both stories and, of course, some of the same characters. I would suggest listening to the earlier book first.

    While this story has a bit of romance and a bit of suspenseful action, the main emphasis is on Christian morals and values as it affects relationships and marriage. In fact, this aspect of the story overshadowed most everything else. Brock is a highly devout Church-going Christian who at several points seems to put more emphasis on the importance of his religion than the value of his wife. Not in a chauvinistic way, but converting her to his beliefs seems to hold more importance than almost anything else.

    I struggled with this book because it isn't the genre for me. That said, I guess it would work for right person. It is a sweet and clean romance.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ra Vendredi
    31/05/17
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    "Cute story!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    If you forgot all the bad, would you still choose the good?

    This was a clean and (non-preachy!) Christian book, with a wholesome story of faith, strength and forgiveness.

    Although I wanted to hit Brock and sometimes Sarah on the head with a saucepan for being so obtuse at times, I really liked how the story turned out and how they overcame their difficulties. Love is faithfulness, giving, and... compromise! I just wish people wouldn't jump to conclusions like it happened in the story, but it also happens in real life.

    As for Reagan Boss's narration, it was pleasant and fitting, I really enjoyed the soothing quality of her voice. I removed a star because - though I'm not sure whether this is a narration or an editing issue - I felt some sentences ran into others. At times a new scene/chapter started without any pause as an indication, so it irked me a little that some characters appeared to teleport or appear out of nowhere!

    I asked the author for a free copy of the story in exchange for a review, and I was happily surprised! Barbara Gross writes stories that are usually shorter than others, but that's because she doesn't spend time on nonsense. It's very nice to start and finish a book in the same day, even though I miss the characters a little when it ends.

    Definitely recommend!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • HeatherY
    San Diego
    26/05/17
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    "Clean Romance with a Christian Message"

    When Sarah gave up her train ticket to Kansas to her best friend Elaina, she didn't know that God had a better plan for her. After being shunned by the members of her church for her mother's mistakes and dealing with an awful situation at home, she doesn't trust in God at all. Sarah exchanges letters with Brock from Hunter's Grove Kansas, and decides to make the trip to meet him. All she wants is a comfortable home she can make her own and a man to take care of and love.

    When Brock starts writing to Sarah, he decides to hide his wealth and pretend to be a poor bank teller. He moves into an old farmhouse and only brings along one servant. He doesn't feel comfortable lying to Sarah but he wants to make sure she loves him for himself and not his money. He finds himself in love with Sarah before he knows it, but is shocked to find that she isn't a Christian. Before he can bring her to know God as he does, she's mistaken for Elaina and kidnapped by bank robbers.

    The Christian message in this book is about being unequally yoked, and of course trusting in God. Sarah's doubts and struggles with God's plan and the hypocrisy of church members are real, and they are struggles many modern Christians have faced. I found Brock and Edna's responses to her situation helpful.

    This is book 5 of the Kansas Brides series, and I'd recommend listening to book 4, "Mail Order Calamity" first. This book continues the bank robbery plot first introduced in book 4. Pete and Elaina, the main characters from the 4th book, are featured in this one, and there are some cute moments with their dogs that cracked me up. The other books can be read out of order with no spoilers.

    Reagan Boggs did a great job as usual! Her voice is calm and soothing and she doesn't overact the character's speaking voices. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zena
    17/05/17
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    "Five stars"

    This is a delightful story about two people who learn to love and trust each other regardless of the obstacles in their paths and how they bring the rule of compromise into their lives so that it enhances it.
    You will read about shock induced amnesia, some really evil villains, friends who are not afraid to be friends and how telling of the truth sets one free.
    A lovely pairing of author and narrator in Barbara Goss and Reagan Boggs. They really do bring this story to life.
    The audiobook version was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost and this is my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    16/05/17
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    "Wonderful Story!"

    Love that Brock led Sarah to the Lord.You did a wonderful job Barb. And the narrator was great, she was so involved in the story. Thank you both for these Wonderful books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Romance junkie
    12/07/17
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    "Christian Romance"

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
    A sweet Christian mail order ride. Sarah is a mail order bride who comes from a terrible home life. She is sweet and honest. Brock is rich, an elder at the church, Christian and wanting to be married. He hides his wealth from Sarah and to tell the truth I didn't like that he was hiding this from her and was a bit judgmental of her. He all and all was a good man, but did not come across always as being as Christian as I would have hoped. But he did redeem himself with a talk with an older woman.
    The story was a sweet romance with a nice dose of Christianity. An enjoyable story.
    The narrator was perfect in every way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Lafitte
    25/06/17
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    "Barbara Goss does it again!"
    If you could sum up Mail Order Compromise in three words, what would they be?

    Love wins again!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brock *the "hero" tries to hide his wealth from his mail order bride by buying a run down house. Sarah the "bride", likes the small, old house better than the large and impressive mansion he actually lives in. Mistaken identity, bank robbers, amnesia...this book has it all!


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

    I don't believe I have.


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

    When Sarah finally reralizes and professes her faith.


    Any additional comments?

    Another winner from Barbara...part of a series but does very well as a stand alone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betababe
    21/06/17
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    "Memories"

    This is the second "Kansas Brides" and third of Ms. Goss' novellas I have enjoyed. All her titles appear to be Western Christian romances and all three have involved Mail Order Brides, which introduces extra layers of intrigue into the mix. This one focuses more heavily on Christian Testimony than have the others and the questions of faith are more central to the plot which also involves bank robberies and deception as well as the "basic" romance. NO I'm not going to tell you more--no spoilers!

    I had the pleasure of listening [AUDIO] to excellent narration which kept me as deeply involved as an old-time radio play. Although the end of the previous book sets the stage for this one, if you've read NONE of the other tales, you will not be lacking in any of the critical details of background so feel comfortable starting here.

    DISCLAIMER: “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.” Well, actually, having enjoyed the other titles I ASKED for this copy when I saw it on the reviewer list! I try to take care of myself =o]

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    14/06/17
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    "Clean Historical Romance"
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    Mail Order Compromise is Book 5 in the Kansas Brides Series and can be listened to as a standalone. This was a sweet romance that I really enjoyed. Just when Brock thinks that he has found a woman that loves him for himself and not his money, Sarah reveals that she is not a Christian - a deal breaker. She had a miserable childhood and feels forsaken by God, so she no longer acknowledges him. Through a series of dramatic twists and turns, their love and future together will be tested.

    This is my fourth audiobook by Barbara Goss and I have loved them all! The narrator was engaging and a pleasure to listen to. I like that there is an important message to her stories. I would recommend Mail Order Compromise.

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PattyH
    Iowa
    13/06/17
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    "mail-order compromise book 5"

    this is a very sweet mail order bride Romance. it's filled with action and very well written I highly recommend this book for any mail order bride fan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ratman2455
    Browning, IL
    13/06/17
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    "Great story"

    LOVE this author & narrator!!! A lot of the problems people face in these stories stem from a lack of communication, but that mirrors real life. Reagan's narration seems to fit the story & bring it alive. I also like that Sarah is mad at God. One of the many reasons non believers have given me for not believing. If there is a God, he doesn't care about me. This gives Brock & others a chance to share the Gospel without being preachy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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