Sunshine in the Rain

  • by Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by Cathy Schrecongost
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Follow Susannah's life from the massacre of her family by Indians to her time in the asylum, to finally finding love and happiness to escaping even more trouble.
Part 1
Suffering from shock after Indians massacred her family before her eyes, Susannah is put into an insane asylum by a ruthless cousin. Susannah's life just seems to spiral downhill, from one tragedy to another! When will her life finally turn around? She finds a glimmer of hope in her friendship with Ben. Will he be her saving grace? Or would it be the handsome Dr. Carter Harding? She discovers herself and love on a rugged trip back to the scene of the tragedy. During the trip, her life is spared yet again. She knows God has spared her for a reason, twice. Now she needs to do something with that spared life.
Part 2
Cecilia, a woman jilted years earlier, threatens Susannah's happy marriage. She vows to get revenge and discovers the best way to do that is to drive Susannah back to the mental hospital. Cecilia seeks to destroy Susannah and her husband. Can she destroy the couple who are within the shield and armor of God?

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True Western Love

Heart wrenching storyline with a true sweet love, I found it sweet and charming with a touch of crazy. ( you'll understand when you read it 😉)
The narrative was a little to slow for me, had a lovely voice just maybe a little to mellow/emotionless in my option.
But than again, I'm sure that's how they may have spoken back in the day.
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- Maria

Western Romance Full of Action

Sweet Susannah is only 17 years when Indians ride onto her family's farm and slaughter her father, mother, and four younger siblings. Shocked and fearful, she hides in a cornfield for two days waiting for help. With all her family dead, Susannah is sent away to live with a cousin, but the trauma has affected her so much that she can't speak without crying, and her nightmares keep the family awake at night. Her cousin's heartless wife insists that Susannah be sent away to an insane asylum.

At the asylum, Susannah meets Ben Turner, a pleasant young man who befriends her and helps her learn the asylum's ways. She also meets Dr. Carter Harding, who is the first to see that she isn't insane, only shocked and fearful of what she witnessed. Carter is drawn to her sweetness, candor, and determination and begins to develop feelings for her. Carter works to get her released and placed in a welcoming home with his brother and sister-in-law. Unfortunately, also visiting his brother's home is a woman from his past who is determined to have Carter for herself, or revenge herself by hurting those he loves.

This western romance was originally published in two parts, but is seamless in this narration. The writing is simple and straightforward. There were so many twists and turns it kept me interested to see what happened to Susannah next! I'm not sure I would call this a clean romance. While there were no detailed descriptions, there was a lot of sex, referring to sex, references to rape, attempted rape, and using sex as a tool. It was a bit jarring to read that next to so many references to God and prayer.

The narrator's voice was pleasant but incredibly slow. I turned the speed up to 1.25x and it was closer to a normal speed. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Heath "Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2017
  • Publisher: Barbara A. Goss