Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. 'New Dresses' is the story of two sisters whose mother and grandmother have made them new dresses. One sister, Rose, is a model child in her mother's eyes - pretty, tidy and clean. The other, Helen, is always in trouble. Her mother wonders how on earth Helen will manage to keep her new dress clean and neat. When Helen accidently tears her new frock, disaster threatens...but Helen herself, her grandmother and the charismatic Dr. Malcolm have other - albeit different - ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001106/bk_redd_001106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wanda Petronski is different from all the other girls in Room 13. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress to school, and every day she tells about her hundred dresses at home. Her classmates joke about her imaginary clothes - until they learn the wonderful secret of the dresses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001859/bk_reco_001859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veata did not expect any special surprises for her eighth birthday, especially the surprise of being sold into slavery. "An Outstanding read." (San Francisco Review of Books)"Fast-paced and exciting. Highly recommended." (Readersfavorite.com) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Carlock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124907/bk_acx0_124907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wry, hilarious, and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three young women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love - all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas. They're all happy for Kristi, but they do have the ups and downs of their own lives to cope with. Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and wildly unhappy. Mary is in love with a man who may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother. And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates. With blind dates and ski vacations, boozy lunches and family holidays, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002723/bk_rand_002723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever feel like everyone but you has their life under control? Isabella, Mary ,and Lauren feel like everyone they know has a plan, a good job, and a nice boyfriend. Isabella, on the other hand, thinks she might hate her own boyfriend; Mary is working so hard she's hoping to get hit by a car just so she can have some time off work; and Lauren is dating a man who can't spell her first name. All three of them have been friends since college, and now--more than ever--they need each other as they struggle through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-doing years when everyone else is getting married and they're just getting drunk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001967/bk_rhuk_001967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five dramas by Katie Hims exploring the symbolism and significance of the wedding dress. In True Love, Maggie's dress is so beautiful she can't bear to take it off. In The Rescue, Lauren resorts to drastic measures to stop her sister getting married. In The Scarecrow, Carla suddenly finds herself the object of attention for all the village men. In Janey's Big Day, Janey is unprepared for quite how involved her mother is in her wedding plans. And in The Perfect Dress, Nell loves the stories behind the wedding dresses she sells, until Julia tells her story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007068/bk_bbcw_007068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Try on a little magic with this lighthearted fantasy adventure! For fans of Liesl Shurtliff, Jessica Day George, E. D. Baker, and Gail Carson Levine. Inside an enchanted castle, there's a closet - a closet with 100 dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When she tries on Dress Number 11, something unbelievable happens. She transforms into the castle's Head Scrubber! It turns out that each dress can disguise her as someone else. And Darling is about to have an adventure that calls for a disguise or two, or 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002163/bk_lili_002163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here come the brides… A romantic evening of wine and roses ends in an apparent murder suicide, but the gruesome slaying wasn’t a crime of passion. Missing Persons Detective London McKenna links the killings to a fifteen-year-old kidnapping and uncovers a sinister conspiracy to murder those who would reveal the horrifying truth. Runaway girls are being kidnapped and trafficked as child brides. London races to save the young girls, but her investigation traps her inside a twisted world of perverted religion, bloody revenge, and the nightmares of her own captivity. With time running out and the captors desperate for their next bride, London must risk her own life to save the children and prevent the heinous weddings from becoming a mass funeral... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Schroeder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113096/bk_acx0_113096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Princesses of Chadwick Castle Adventure is an eight-title audiobook series about two princess sisters, Elle, age 12, and Belle, 10. Cooped up in their 19th-century castle most days, they grow restless. In their curiosity, one night they uncover a mystery. Why has their mother, the queen, hidden these mysterious guests from them? Finding the truth behind the secrets they stumbled upon is not so easy. Their curiosity leads them to strange answers when they explore a hidden passage behind the fireplace. Beaded Dresses Mystery is the second audiobook in the Princesses of Chadwick Castle Adventure mystery series. This children's story is narrated from a first-person point of view and is similar to a princess diary-type book. In the princesses' adventure, they are also introduced to the world of ballet. The spin-off series (coming soon) will deal more with ballerinas and ballet stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharon Buk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035268/bk_acx0_035268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.