Shadow of Second Chances

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5 out of 5 stars
By Zena on 10-10-17

Conquering hardships

In this story we revisit what was a very troubled person's life, Gavin's, and see the changes he and his faith have made to not only his life, but to that of the people around him. He slowly conquers all the hardships thrown at him and finds a steady and beautiful life and love with Peggy.
This book is beautifully written with many touching scenes in it. Barbara Goss' talent is such that she takes you from hating what Gavin did in a previous story to liking or even loving the new man.
Tristan Wright is so talented with a really amazing voice and such fantastic control of it too. His use of it is so amazing that I really had to listen carefully to make sure that his female interpretations were not in fact done by another person.
What an amazing team he and Barbara Goss have turned out to be! A great story and a fantastic interpretation of it. Thank you.
The audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcine on 18-09-17

Recommended for historical romance readers

If this is the final of the Shadow Series, i'll look forward to the next Goss series. She never misses. Bad guy? Good guy? I won't tell, but this book proves that no one is beyond redemption. This book was very entertaining, and if it's the last in the series, then it ended with a grand slam. All of this came together nicely by Audible reader Tristan Wright's super job on narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara Rutgers on 07-11-17

Redemption is for everyone

This book surprised me a bit as the main characters, Gavin and Peggy, were the antagonists in previous books. Gavin attacked Violet in a previous book, but has since sought counseling of the church pastor and asked God for forgiveness. We learn more of Peggy's back story in this book and learn that home life is tough and she wants nothing more than to have a relationship and marriage and to be a mother.
Peggy is a bit unsure about working with Gavin at the children's camp knowing what she knows about her past, but she puts her concerns aside for the sake of the children and gives Gavin a chance. Peggy and Gavin become friends, but before it becomes more serious, Gavin is convinced that he needs to confess his past to Peggy's mother as well as ask Violet for forgiveness for his past indiscretions. Forgiveness comes hard for some and it isn't until Gavin is wounded while protecting people in the town that full forgiveness is extended.
Excellent book showing the power or forgiveness.
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4 out of 5 stars
By A.P.Reader on 04-11-17

Life is full of second chances and love

Gavin messed up and he is now living in the consequences of his mess. No one really wants to believe that he could change except for Peggy. She sees the change even though no one else does and his pastor.

Gavin must now not only win Peggy's love, but also must amend for his sin in order for his heart and life change to be believed by Peggy's family and friends. Will forgiveness be given and will Peggy stand by Gavin and his new life?

Barb tackles some very sensitive subjects in this book. The subject matter may be a bit intense for those who have had to learn how to forgive something that seems unforgivable. This books tackles all angles of this subject. Tristan Wright does a good narration job.

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 31-10-17

Second Chance

I loved listening to the book. Galvin gets a second chance and finds the love of his life. Galvin is willing to give up the camp that loves for Peggy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Betababe on 21-10-17


This is a redemption story, pure and simple. And if you read it as a standalone it will be an intriguing and compelling tale. But, honestly, you really want to read the prequels to enjoy the magnitude of redemption with which we are dealing and understand the depths of strain the interrelationships among the characters has caused. I have been so fortunate as to read the entire series in order and watch various characters mature through time, becoming familiar with the town and some of its leading families. One could sit in the next pew, nod graciously, and feel like one of the community by now. Ms Goss' trademark exploration of character as played out against the struggles to build towns in the west is again well displayed by the smooth narration of Tristan Wright [AUDIO].

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