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Summary

Running away from the past leads back to it, eventually.

Fiona jumps on a train heading west to escape her traumatic past. Through an exchange with a woman on the train she ends up in Hays explaining to Sam Jordan why his mail order bride isn't going to arrive. She is invited to stay with his family where a plot develops in her mind: if she marries her name will change and the law wouldn't find her. Which man should she try to marry, Sam or his minister brother Martin? Events occur that select the man for her. What if he discovers her past? Or, what if she discovers his?

©2017 Barbara Goss (P)2017 Barbara Goss

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Clean romance with a mystery

I liked this book. It has romance, suspense and mystery. This one is slightly different compared to the authors other book. I loved the mystery and how Sam tried to free Fiona by solving the murder. The narrator is also good, I could distinguish between the characters without being told who was saying what.
I would recommend this book to those who love clean romance.

I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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  • A.P.Reader
  • 21-11-17

Great book!

Fiona is running away from a terrible situation where she does the unthinkable. Her only option is to go west and to get lost in a new city and new life. She changes her life and now needs to change her name to fully escape.

Sam is a man who wants to love and be loved so he orders a mail order bride only to be told by another woman that his bride will not be coming. His family sees that this pretty messenger needs a safe place to start a new life, but does he know about all of her past?

Fiona and Sam both have secrets and pasts that will ultimately catch up to them. Will those secrets ruin both lives and the budding love that is starting to form? Will they learn to trust in each other and stand together or walk away?

Barb does another great job in her storytelling! Tom Jordan's narration brings Barb's story to life! I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to the next book!


Note: This book was given to me for a voluntary, honest review.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 13-11-17

Great Read

Looking for Love by Barbara Goss was a great read. Fiona is trying to escape her past when she jumps on a train heading west. She winds up meeting Sam through a woman she met on the train. I enjoyed reading Sam and Fiona's story. I love Barbara Goss' writing and can't wait to read more.

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  • mandy
  • 13-11-17

Great!

I loved this book! Sweet romance with a bit of suspense and drama. Wonderful narration! Very enjoyable book!


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

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  • Book junkie
  • 09-11-17

Christian Historical Fiction

This was a cute short novel of Christian fiction by Barbara Goss. Her characters are always well drawn out . I like that the author give us background into each character. We have Fiona who is running from the law. Sam and Martin Jordan who she meets in Hayes on her train ride west. Sam is expecting another woman to be his mail order bride. There were quite a few twists and turns in this one. I enjoyed Tom Jordan's narration of the book also.
Recommend for those that like clean romance and historical christian fiction.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 09-11-17

Love this series!

Listening to a book, sometimes it is easy to get distracted, rewind and listen again. This book was is so easy to listen to and the story so entertaining, you don't miss a thing first time around. Barbara Goss has given the mail order bride genre a slight twist with the misdeliveries, and Fiona Sullivan is definitely misdelivered. After fleeing her home in Boston, she boards a train, befriending a woman who is supposed to be meeting Sam,her groom to be. This never happens, and the groom's information is given to Fiona. Never intending to stay, Fiona stops in Hayes and is going to let the Sam know that he will not be getting married. So the story begins. This family Fiona meets, with Addie, Sam's mom and Martin, Sam's brother are warm and inviting. Sam, not so much, so the question comes down to, will Sam and Fiona fall in love? Will Fiona's past get in her way of happiness? Will Sam's? Love the way this story plays out, with all it's loving banter, jealous lovers, and murder mystery.

Keeping those earbuds in is the smooth, baritone voice of Tom Jordan. Relatively new to the scene for me, Tom is able to easily distinguish between characters and create a world you fall into. His voice is pure romance.

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  • Zena
  • 18-10-17

I love this series

It just goes to show that when you do something its best to take responsibility for it rather than running away from the consequences which are sure to haunt you.
Fiona chose to run and until she faced what she had done and taken ownership of her actions, she couldn't find peace of mind.
I loved the acknowledgment of love by both Fiona and her husband. It was so touching.
I will admit to being a true fan of Barbara Goss' writing. She is so talented and keeps you glued to the very end of each of her stories.
Tom Jordan has once again narrated the story and done a great job of it.
I am really enjoying this particular series and look forward to listening to some more of them.
An audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.

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  • Cyn
  • 30-04-18

Sweet clean delightful romance

What a terrifying situation Fiona finds herself in one that is a true nightmare. She only has one choice she can make that is to run and make a new life for herself and hope no one finds out what she has done. Along the way she meets a woman who is off to meet the man she has agreed to marry only one thing she isn’t meeting him but another who she truly is in love with. Talk about taking the money and run wow some woman will do anything to get what they want. Really I liked her as Fiona does, but she can’t help but feel sorry for the man left waiting for her and decides she will make a stop along the way to let him know that his bride isn’t coming. This is where the story gets very interesting as the plot thickens and emotions get in the way leaving one woman in need of a name change and one man who wants to have a family and love but is looking for it in all the wrong places. Emotions run high when Sam’s family gets into the mix making plans of their own leaving Fiona wondering which man she should choice or should she do some more running.

Mr. Jordan is a very talented narrator that I have come to love his work from the true emotions he gives his characters to his deep sexy male voice and his sweet females that are sassy, sweet and just darling. His performance is outstanding as he brings out the emotion each character is feeling. He paints a wonderful image in your mind as each scene plays you have no trouble picturing them as they unfold. If any breaks were taken I could not tell, there are no background noises, no volume change. There is one place where he does repeat a few words, I am guessing this is where he took a break, beside that if any other breaks were taken I could not tell. It is a very clean and clear audio that the narrator brings to life pulling on your heartstrings with such emotions I felt the pain and sorrow of each character as well as anger, excitement. His performance as always is outstanding.

There are a few twists and turns that I found to be thrilling, my heart broke for Fiona as she went from what she should do to what she wanted to do. The author gives great family values to this outstanding story listen that pulls you in. Sam is a wonderful man he wants one thing but his family wants another. He is going to have quite an awaking when his eyes truly comes open. The story takes another twist that leave Fiona on one road and Sam on the hunt for some answers. You just got to love the minister who puts a big twist in the works. Two men which should she choose, will one heart or both be broken and which one will win the love of Fiona or will they both lose. What about the trouble back home will it find her. I will say this the ending it outstanding there were times my heart was in my throat wondering how it would play out, but it does leave you with a big happy tear in your eye. I just loved this story it is so touching and delightful. Another win for this author with this delightful clean sweet read. For a short few hours it is so worth your time.

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  • Sara Rutgers
  • 17-01-18

A misdelivery or fate?

This is the 2nd book in the Mail Order Misdelivery series, both books I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Fiona left town in a hurry after being attacked by her employer. She took the train west with no destination in mind and ended up meeting someone else's intended husband at the train station. She didn't take the missing mail-order bride's name, but wished she had when she learned there might be murder charges stemming from the incident with her former employer. Fiona quickly realizes that there is more than one way to take a new name and decides to marry Sam. Add to the plot a salon girl who wishes she still had a relationship with Sam, Sam's brother who thinks that marriage should be for love, an over-zealous mother-in-law and murder charges and you have a book that moves quickly and has lots of twists and turns.

The narrator did a fabulous job in all ways, including timing and characters. I always appreciate the characters penned by this author as they are honest in their daily struggles and also don't jump into bed together at the first sign of a relationship.

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

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  • Betababe
  • 12-01-18

A fine flight of fancy!

There is an expected "formula" for a good romance which is compounded with the Mail Order Bride conventions which author Barbara Goss manages to keep interesting by providing various twists. In this one we have a bit of Upstairs/Downstairs plus a murder mysery to solve, likeable protaganists and proper villains, plus adventure and romance. Ably narrated [AUDIO!] by Tom Jordan we race back and forth across the country from Boston to Hayes, Kansas, to rescue the heroine. A fine flight of fancy!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-11-17

Looking for Love

I enjoyed hearing Sam's and Fiona. Fiona leaves the Littles because she thinks that she killed someone.