Captured Heart

  • by Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by Jan Ross
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christian romance: Two men vie for Amanda. One wanted the beautiful, fiery Amanda for his bride...the other for wealth and pleasure. Would her innocent trust be her undoing? Which one will capture her heart?
Traveling to California on a wagon train, Amanda's family dies of cholera. She had prayed that they would live. Amanda is mad at God for letting them die. Eventually, she learns God did listen to her prayers, in a very extraordinary way. Amanda faces many perils on the trail including being captured by Indians and an evil adversary. Once Amanda realizes her true love, she can't find the words to tell him until it's a matter of life or death, or too late.

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A Trek on The Oregon Trail

Amanda and her family are traveling with a wagon train to California when her family is struck down by cholera. Left all alone, Amanda blames God for not answering her prayers. She joins another wagon party to continue to California, but the odd family puzzles her. The brash mother, dandy son, and ill daughter are an odd combination.

When the son, Charles, begins to pursue Amanda, she's tempted to accept him. But her friend Luke warns her not to trust Charles, and she starts to think that things are not all they seem. But before she can decide who to trust, she's kidnapped in the middle of the night.

I've always enjoyed stories about the Oregon Trail, I can't imagine the strength it took to pack up everything and take such a journey. Barbara Goss conveyed all the risks and challenges, and also told a compelling story with interesting characters. I waffled between admiring Amanda as a strong brave woman, to wanting to hug the poor motherless girl. Even though the story was told from Amanda's point of view, Luke was fleshed out so well I felt like I'd read chapters from his as well.

Jan Ross was a good narrator, with an easy pace and speaking voice. She performed different voices for each character. I received a copy of the audiobook and I'm voluntarily leaving a review. This was a clean standalone novel with a Christian message.

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- HeatherY

Lovely story

Sometimes a story comes to its end and the two most dreaded words are "The End". This is what I felt on hearing them but thankfully there are other stories still to be read by this imaginative and talented writer, Barbara Goss.
This book/audiobook tells of the love growing between Luke and Amanda, the test of her religious beliefs after losing her parents and siblings to cholera, the meeting of Luke's brothers and then being welcomed by the rest of his loving family after a small adventure on her wagon travels to Philadelphia and all this makes it an enjoyable and refreshing story.
I also enjoyed the narration by Jan Ross.
An audiobook version was provided by the author at no cost and this is my honest and unbiased review.
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- Zena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2017
  • Publisher: Barbara A. Goss