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Saturday, August 12, 2017

#SaturdaySpotlight A Review of Mail Order Mishap by Samantha Fury

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Today's spotlight is a little different but I think you'll enjoy it.....

Samantha Fury's Review
Mail Order Mishap
Clean Romance with an Edgy story line
Barbara Goss  

Samantha Fury 
Audio Reviewer
I'll state that I could write a book when making a review but I like to keep things crisp and to the point. I hope you enjoy my review and that you will consider listening or reading Mail Order Mishap. I've been listening to audio books for over 18 years, and I enjoy a good listen. I also make most of Barbara's Covers and enjoy working with her. I hope you enjoy this review and will consider taking a listen to one of her novels.

Mail Order Mishap

History Lesson 
Let me start out my saying this book made me think about the Civil War. It never crossed my mind that after the war there was a shortage of men and that there were many women left widows, some of them with money in the bank others not.

A good way to start a novel
I enjoyed the way Barbara starts her novel, instead of a lot of boring backstory she uses
letters mailed back and forth to keep us up to date about what has been transpiring.

Spoiler Alert

A different kind of love Triangle
This is a bit of a spoiler but it won't take you long to figure it out. The story has a twist and a lot didn't like it because her supposed betrothed was Gay and looking for a marriage of convenience. Some will think this is a bit edgy and there are a few moments that you think the wrong thing is going to happen but it does not. I for one found this a reality novel, and that this could have very well happened.

A fast Listen. 
I loved this story it moved fast and though the narrator is not my favorite I didn't have any trouble following who was saying what. I listened to this on my phone and my echo dot and they synced back and forth. A fast good listen.

A Clean/Church Backdrop 
Though this book is not Christian to me it's very clean, and a good read.  It takes life as it is, and it's not always what we think it will be. Good things happen along with bad, it's all about what you handle yourself and the decisions you make that determines your outcome.

Garret and Charles the brothers 
I fell in love with Garret quickly. He's my type of rugged young man. He can carry a heavy trunk with ease. He's supportive of his brother because he cares for him and  he's handsome what more can you ask for in a cowboy. Oh yes and he has morals though he forgets them now and then but at the right moment he comes to his senses.

Happy Endings.
I do not like to read a book that ends wrong, I do love a happy ending. Life is not always what we want it to be so we sure need a good ending.

What I didn't like
I think every book has something we don't like, but the only thing is that she was rich and didn't cook or clean. I found that a little unrealistic, BUT I am not very familiar with this time period, but that said. I still give it a 5 star.

Book Link 
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Book Blurb
Amber Wakefield travels to Hunter’s Grove, Kansas to meet her intended and walks into a very unwelcoming atmosphere. Charles Turner, her intended, seems cool and aloof, and his brother Garrett—downright rude. She wants nothing more than to rush back to Virginia, until Edna Smith, her chaperone, falls ill, and she's forced to stay. She knows Charles harbors a secret, and she isn't sure whether Garrett is her friend or her enemy. When she finally discovers the truth, she wants nothing to do with either of them. One of the Turner brothers vows to win her love. But which one?

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Samantha Fury is the author of  the Street Justice Series.  
She's written many articles on book covers, for Indie Authors.
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Alicia Dean said...

Great post, what a wonderful format for a review. Entertaining and informative. Nice job! Sounds like an excellent read.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


It sounds like a very interesting book!

Monique DeVere said...

Nice spotlight! I love the way you formatted your review, Pam. I, too, love audio books. Such a great way to be able to keep "reading" while still getting on with stuff. :)

Joan Reeves said...

I liked the review format that Samantha used. Her review was honest and straightforward. Based on the review, I suspect the genre of the book isn't something she usually reads so I appreciated her even-handedness.

Well done, Samantha. Thanks for posting this, Pam.

Samantha Fury said...

Thanks girls we worked hard on this review and we have more coming. Thanks for checking in it's always good to get feedback!!!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Thank you Samantha, Alicia, Jacqueline, Monique, and Joan.

This was a hard book to write, I knew I would get some bad reviews because of a secondary character that I needed in order to make the storyline work. I never got into the details of his life.... he just was different, and there are these people among us, and always have been that are of this lifestyle. The book neither condemns or condones this character's lifestyle. He just existed to help the storyline.

We need to let God do the judging and follow what He said in the Bible. Five times altogether, according to the New King James version:

John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:17 "These things I command you, that you love one another.

I always write the way God leads and I appreciate all good reviews from those that don’t try to judge a book on what they think God wants us to do rather than on the storyline and the story itself.

Marcine Crozier said...

I've read the book and I enjoyed it. I'm 70+ years old and I've learned to leave judging to the "Man Upstairs". (lest I be judged) The plot was good, I liked all of the characters and of course with a proper ending. Your review was excellent. I envy that ability.

Alina K. Field said...

I really enjoyed this review, both content and format. Sounds like a good read (or, in this case, listen).

Samantha Fury said...

Thanks everyone we hope to have another review for you in the future!!!