The latest sizzling romantic comedy from the author of the best-selling Cypress Hollow novels. She's carried a torch for him for years. Now they're both feeling the heat. As the owner of the Cypress Hollow gas station and garage, Fiona Lynda is not one for pretty dresses or fussy make-up. In fact, most days she forgets to brush her hair. But she does have one guilty little secret - she's been in love with Abe Atwell for over 10 years. Problem is, Abe - the town's handsome harbormaster - barely knows she exists. But then Fiona petitions the council to demolish a deserted old lighthouse, just as Abe is equally determined to preserve the local landmark. But why does Fiona want to tear down the building that was once her childhood home? And why is Abe, whose father drowned in the lighthouse's shadow, so desperate to save it? Battle lines are drawn - just as the spark between them is finally ignited. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Edelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022767/bk_acx0_022767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists - not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO’s Big Love? We’ve seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith’s doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church. Gaining unprecedented access to these communities, journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya reveals a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs, dark secrets, and stories both heartbreaking and strange. Polygamy’s dark side - incest, forced marriages, and physical abuse - is laid bare. But Bhattacharya also finds warmth in the fundamentalist diaspora and even finds himself taking an ideological stand for polygamy’s legalization. More than just an exposé of Mormon polygamy, Secrets and Wives is the personal journey of a foreign atheist and liberal, a stranger in a strange land who grapples with hard questions about marriage, monogamy, and the very nature of faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjiv Bhattacharya. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010385/bk_adbl_010385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dear Listener, You met Alec Carrick in Night Fire. He returns full force - and believe me, this man’s got force - in Night Storm, the third novel of the Night Trilogy which I wrote in the Fall of 1988. The Paxtons are shipbuilders in Baltimore. Alec Carrick is an English nobleman who wants to buy them out. Genny Paxton isn’t at all what she seems. She dresses like “Eugene” and wants to build her own sailing ships without male interference. Alec, a man of great insight, knows exactly what lies beneath those britches. He gets Genny’s goat more times than she can count. This is a love story filled with wit, humor, and outrageous circumstance. It’s got more unexpected spins than a roulette wheel. Then there’s five-year-old Hallie, Alec’s daughter, a charmer who will take hold of your heart and never let go. Do enjoy Alec and Genny - and let me know which of the novels in the Night Trilogy you like best. -Catherine Coulter Don’t miss any of Catherine Coulter's Night Trilogy: Night Fire, Night Shadow, and Night Storm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003722/bk_brll_003722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women. Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture. For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread - you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat - an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell - one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Mathieson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002384/bk_rand_002384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.