´I´m not working on a factory floor or digging for victory, but in my own small way, I do what I can for those I love.´ It´s 1943, and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House - especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late. When Doreen barely survives a traumatic disaster whilst on leave in London, she returns home to Peggy and Cliffehaven in the hope that the love and comfort she will find there can help her recover. However, Eddie continues to be an unsettling reminder of her past - and Doreen´s life is about to change dramatically. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002304/bk_rhuk_002304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight, and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change…. Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance forever and shy Jess, the beautician, who’s desperate to fit into a size 10 wedding dress for her big day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001684/bk_isis_001684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the middle of the afternoon on a busy downtown Toronto street a man is shot in the head behind the wheel of his SUV. The killer drives away before the light changes. It could be road rage, or it could be a random act of violence. It could be, but it isn’t. What it is, is opportunity. For everyone involved. The witness, Roxanne Keyes, a real estate agent trying desperately to lease out space in unwanted office space, recognizes the killer - a man who had once looked to rent with her. She figures with this kind of leverage he’ll be a lot more interested now. Except he’s Boris Suliemanov, a Russian mobster in the strip club business, who’s now busy taking out competitors and expanding into drugs and grand theft auto. Then there’s Vince Fournier, a cool guy with a mysterious past who might be able to help Roxanne deal with Boris if he gets what he wants. He rents space in her building for his internet porn company, but he’s looking for a little more from her. And finally, the homicide squad cops can see their own opportunities in the brazen, daytime murder. In the tradition of Elmore Leonard and Christopher Brookmyre, Dirty Sweet is a fast-paced crime story following each character to a surprising end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003939/bk_adbl_003939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At age 20, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot. She knows Descartes and Kant. She knows academia and Oxford. She knows that the people who love you leave you. She knows how to be alone. But when Molly leaves England´s gray skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn - she didn´t know a summer could be so hot, she didn´t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn´t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football. When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback Romeo Prince leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair, and perfect physique, Molly soon realizes that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Parker-Naples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027839/bk_adbl_027839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited 60 acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it´s time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother, Ellen, grew up - and where she died tragically when Cassie was three. From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother´s memory left behind. As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother´s death, Cassie begins to discover the desperate measures of which the human heart is capable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren, Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004383/bk_harp_004383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in number-one New York Times best-selling author Jude Deveraux’s full-length romantic novel based on her short story of the same name. In the hugely popular, New York Times best seller A Holiday of Love, Jude Deveraux wrote a novella about two kids playing matchmakers - Eli and Chelsea, best friends who were determined to find true love for Eli’s bighearted mother. But what happens when these ambitious children grow up? What exactly made Eli’s mother, Miranda, fall in love with Frank all those years ago? And how does that affect their future together? Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father’s hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life, and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn´t be anything more, but she went nonetheless - and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery, with a family that needed to be rescued. Now, just like when they were children, they must join together to straighten out a very big problem. The question is what happens after the mystery is solved; they are very different people - so can they stay together? Combining love and passion with sweet, unexpected twists, and shedding new light on Miranda and Frank’s relationship, Change of Heart is an unforgettable addition to Deveraux’s classic best-selling novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006872/bk_sans_006872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the verge of a blissful retirement, Gene Curtin suddenly faces an unexpected diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. While he greatly appreciates the love and support of his wife, Hope, and college-aged son, Jim, he can´t seem to shake the mounting shame and despair that threaten to engulf him. After a timely encounter with his mysterious new neighbor, however, strange mini-challenges start cropping up in Gene´s life that provoke his dormant sense of adventure. As he strives to navigate these hurdles, Gene begins to discover health and science secrets that may dramatically transform his future if he can change his daily habits. Providing seven foundational tips for overcoming health obstacles, Sweet Healing takes you on an inspiring whole health journey that frees you to enjoy every day of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Freehawk Polani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066273/bk_acx0_066273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three best friends met every Tuesday for 26 years. And then they stopped. From the author of the best-selling Sweeney Sisters series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia´s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn´t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For 26 years they have met on Tuesdays at four o´clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that´s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030973/bk_adbl_030973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Barbara Delinsky: A woman has a secret that may save the life of her best friend´s husband - or destroy him. Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole´s family´s island house, but they have since grown apart. A successful travel writer, Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, lives in Philadelphia with her surgeon husband, Julian. When Nicole returns to the island house in order to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental and practical reasons. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole would like her help interviewing locals for her book. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don´t know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake? Filled with real, gut-wrenching emotion as well as a strong romantic storyline, Sweet Salt Air is a new offering from a beloved storyteller guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001619/bk_aren_001619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is Mayes´ passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa´s ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole´s lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frances Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000228/bk_bant_000228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.