35 year old Emily Mitchell has fled her job, apartment and ex-boyfriend in New York City for her father´s historic, abandoned home on the coast of Maine, needing a change in her life and determined to make it a B&B. She had never expected, though, that her relationship with its caretaker, Daniel, would turn her life on its head. Emily is still reeling from Daniel´s proposal. As all seems to finally fall into place in her life, she looks forward to an exciting engagement year ahead, from shopping for a venue and a wedding dress, to creating her invite list, to setting a date. But all does not goes as planned. The endless events of the engagement year add more stress than joy, putting pressure on their relationship as they are forced to make hard choices. Adjusting to life as parents doesn´t make it any easier, as Chantelle runs into problems at school and as a custody battle looms over them. As Christmas and New Year´s approach, the stress is only compounded. Meanwhile, as the B&B adds new guests and staff and as they find more priceless antiques, Emily discovers a shocking secret that just may bring her one step closer to finding her father. Will she and Daniel get married? Or will the stress of the engagement break them apart forever? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine Wise. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099130/bk_acx0_099130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who´s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she´s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can´t stop thinking about her. His regular moves won´t work here. He´s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible. But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he´s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008850/bk_tant_008850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture - soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. After 20 years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar. Through her fashion business, her friendship with Sergeant Farrat - the town´s only policeman, who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics - and a budding romance with Teddy, the local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers, she finds a measure of grudging acceptance. But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town, causing old resentments to surface, it becomes clear that Tilly´s mind is set on a darker design: exacting revenge on those who wronged her, in the most spectacular fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Griffiths. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002642/bk_peng_002642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave. Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon, for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him. When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets Molly, a young dancer who awakens in him a desire to start over and move on. But, when he begins having visions of a half-burned girl in a white dress, he starts to think he may be slipping even further over the edge. As the apparent hauntings become more intense, Heath begins to fear for his safety. With the help of his friend Josie, Heath discovers an unsettling secret that ties the mysterious girl to both their families. When two of their friends die unexpectedly, Josie and Heath realize that something, or someone, is after the children of those who wronged Catherine...and they are next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robbie Daymond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002569/bk_acx0_002569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this stunning series starter by USA Today best-selling author May McGoldrick, meet the new generation of Penningtons...five brothers and sisters of passion and privilege. Enter their aristocratic world…where each will fight injustice and find love. Hugh Pennington - Viscount Greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, hero of the Napoleonic wars - is a grieving widower with a death wish. When he receives an expected crate from the continent, he is shocked to find a nearly dead woman inside. Her identity is unknown, and the handful of American coins and the precious diamond sown into her dress only deepen the mystery. Grace Ware is an enemy to the English crown. Her father, an Irish military commander of Napoleon’s defeated army. Her mother, an exiled Scottish Jacobite. When Grace took shelter in a warehouse, running from her father’s murderers through the harbor alleyways of Antwerp, she never anticipated bad luck to deposit her at the home of an aristocrat in the Scottish Borders. Baronsford is the last place she could expect to find safety, and Grace feigns a loss of memory to buy herself time while she recovers. Hugh is taken by her beauty, passion, and courage to challenge his beliefs and open his mind. Grace finds in him a wounded man of honor, proud but compassionate. When their duel of wits quickly turns to passion and romance, Grace’s fears begin to dissolve...until danger follows her to the very doors of Baronsford. For, unknown to either of them, Grace has in her possession a secret that will wreak havoc within the British government. Friend and foe are indistinguishable as lethal forces converge to tear the two lovers apart or destroy them both. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003300/bk_aren_003300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the dawn of 1942, the dark days of Pearl Harbor still loom over Los Angeles. America is now at war, and posters warn home front Hollywoodites that loose lips sink ships. Wartime propaganda is the name of the game, and studios are expected to conjure stories that galvanize the public in favor of the war effort. Marcus Adler is an MGM screenwriter whose latest movie was stolen out from under his whiskey glass, and he´s determined it won´t happen again. He comes up with a surefire hit, but his chance to triumph is threatened by a vicious rumor: ´´Marcus Adler is a goddamned commie.´´ Gwendolyn Brick is the handiest gal with a needle this side of Edith Head. After losing her job at the Cocoanut Grove, she dreams of opening her own dress store. But banks don´t make loans to single girls. However, wartime in LA opens up an opportunity that will rake in the bucks. But will it be worth the trouble if it drags her back into the orbit of Bugsy Siegel? At the outbreak of war, the Hollywood Reporter´s circulation starts to shrink like a food rations coupon book. Its lead columnist, Kathryn Massey, realizes she can no longer ignore the obvious: her boss, Billy Wilkerson, is gambling away his fortune - and her future. Could their very survival depend on a place nobody´s heard of called Las Vegas? In the city of searchlights, suspicions can lurk behind every shadow. Searchlights and Shadows is the fourth in Martin Turnbull´s series of historical novels set during Hollywood´s golden age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Roger Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037276/bk_acx0_037276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This deeply researched book describes one of the great forgotten battles of the 20th century. At its height it involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers, while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators and, often, victims. It turned what had been a Japanese adventure in China into a general war between the two oldest and proudest civilizations of the Far East. Ultimately, it led to Pearl Harbor and to seven decades of tumultuous history in Asia. The Battle of Shanghai was a pivotal event that helped define and shape the modern world.In its sheer scale, the struggle for China’s largest city was a sinister forewarning of what was in store for the rest of mankind only a few years hence, in theaters around the world. It demonstrated how technology had given rise to new forms of warfare, or had made old forms even more lethal. Amphibious landings, tank assaults, aerial dogfights and most importantly, urban combat, all happened in Shanghai in 1937. It was a dress rehearsal for World War II - or perhaps more correctly it was the inaugural act in the war - the first major battle in the global conflict.Actors from a variety of nations were present in Shanghai during the three fateful autumn months when the battle raged. The rich cast included China´s ascetic Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his Japanese adversary, General Matsui Iwane, who wanted Asia to rise from disunity, but ultimately pushed the continent toward its deadliest conflict ever. Claire Chennault, later of ´´Flying Tiger” fame, was among the figures emerging in the course of the campaign, as was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In an ironic twist, Alexander von Falkenhausen, a stern German veteran of the Great War, abandoned his role as a mere advisor to the Chinese army and led it into battle against the Japanese invaders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Backman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017748/bk_adbl_017748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.