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Bridge to Haven

28 ratings

Summary

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua - Abra' s closest friend - watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what' s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home. In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.

©2014 Francine Rivers (P)2014 Recorded Books

Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
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The Map of Heaven

2 ratings

Summary

When Dr Eben Alexander wrote about his own startling near-death experience in Proof of Heaven, he was contacted by countless people from all walks of life. His story had touched them personally and they in turn had their own miraculous experiences of the afterlife to share with Eben.

In The Map of Heaven, Eben recounts the astonishing stories he has heard on his travels, from near-death experiences and encounters with angelic beings to inspiring messages from departed loved ones. Each account helps us to understand just how vast the universe really is.

Drawing on these accounts and lessons from religious leaders, philosophers and scientific investigations into the role of consciousness, Eben explores our true place in the universe and what exactly exists beyond death.

©2014 Eben Alexander (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Oneness vs. the 1%

14 ratings

Summary

Widespread poverty and malnutrition, an alarming refugee crisis, social unrest, and economic polarization have become our lived reality as the top one percent of the world’s seven-billion-plus population pushes the planet - and all its people - to the social and ecological brink. In Oneness vs. the 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the billionaires club of Gates, Buffet, and Zuckerberg, as well as other modern empires whose blindness to the rights of people and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress have wrought havoc across the world. Their single-minded pursuit of profit has undemocratically enforced uniformity and monocultures, division and separation, monopolies and external control - over finance, food, energy, information, health care, and even relationships. Basing her analysis on explosive, little-known facts, Shiva exposes the one percent’s model of philanthrocapitalism, which is about deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity, and impose totalitarian ideas based on one science, one agriculture, and one history. She calls for the “resurgence of real knowledge, real intelligence, real wealth, real work, real well-being”, so that people can reclaim their right to: live free. Think free. Breathe free. Eat free. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Vandana Shiva (P)2020 Chelsea Green Publishing

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Rainbow Valley

Summary

After a trip to London, Anne Blythe learns that a new minister, John Meredith, has arrived in Glen St. Mary. Soon, Anne's six children become friends with the four Meredith children who, having recently lost their mother, have a reputation for running wild. The children all meet and play in a hollow called Rainbow Valley, where they begin to concoct plans for protecting their orphaned friend Mary and finding a wife for the widowed minister.  The seventh of nine books in the Anne Shirley series, Rainbow Valley was published in 1919 and was the fifth book to feature the beloved protagonist from Anne of Green Gables.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Summary

Award-winning author Patricia Polacco based this story on her own childhood and the heroic teacher who helped her overcome her learning disability. Even though she is a wonderful artist who makes beautiful pictures with her crayons, Trisha can’t figure out how to read. The other kids make fun of her, calling her terrible names like “Dummy.” Then one day, a new teacher arrives. Mr. Falker doesn’t think Trisha is dumb at all. He knows he can help her read.

©1998 Babushka Inc. (P)2005 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 17 mins
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The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

1 rating

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Western North Carolina, 1787. To escape a threatening stepfather and an unwanted marriage, Tamsen Littlejohn enlists the aid of Jesse Bird, a frontiersman she barely knows, to spirit her away from Morganton, North Carolina, west beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trouble pursues, as the two men intent on seeing her recovered prove relentless in their hunt. Trouble awaits in the form of a divided frontier community. Across the mountains the State of Franklin has been declared, yet many settlers remain loyal to North Carolina. Chaos reigns, thwarting Tamsen and Jesse's hastily cobbled plan to keep her safe. With her pursuers ever nearing, the region in turmoil, and neighbors grown suspicious of her presence, Tamsen's safety is soon put in greater jeopardy. Gaining the freedom she longs for will mean running yet again, to the most unlikely refuge imaginable - the Cherokees, a people balanced on the knife edge of war. But the biggest complication may prove to be Tamsen's growing bond with her knight in greasy buckskins, Jesse Bird. Falling in love was never part of the plan.

©2014 Lori Benton (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lori Benton
Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
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Deadly Intentions

5 ratings

Summary

Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim's husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.  Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn's theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife's life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn's team - and what their end game is - before it's too late. In this nail-biting thriller, award-winning author Lisa Harris will have you believing that there's no such thing as random.

©2019 Lisa Harris (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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Redeeming Love

66 ratings

Summary

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a best-selling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

©1997 Francine Rivers (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
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Crimson Phoenix

Summary

“The novel seizes you on page one and never lets go...this riveting book will stay with you long after you finish it. And to top it all off, he’s created one of the most singular and compelling heroines to come along in years.” (Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author)  “Snaps with action from the very first page.” (Marc Cameron, New York Times best-selling author of Stone Cross and of Tom Clancy’s Code of Honor)  From John Gilstrap, the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Jonathan Grave novels, comes Crimson Phoenix - first in the new Victoria Emerson Thriller series. With America brought to the brink of destruction, one woman becomes the last hope of a nation and its people.... Victoria Emerson is a congressional member of the US House of Representatives for the state of West Virginia. Her aspirations have always been to help her community and to avoid the ambitious power plays of her peers in Washington, DC. Then Major Joseph McCrea appears on her doorstep and uses the code phrase Crimson Phoenix, meaning this is not a drill. The United States is on the verge of nuclear war. Victoria must accompany McCrea to a secure bunker. She cannot bring her family.  A single mother, Victoria refuses to abandon her three teenage sons. Denied entry to the bunker, they nonetheless survive the nuclear onslaught that devastates the country. The land is nearly uninhabitable. Electronics have been rendered useless. Food is scarce. Millions of scared and ailing people await aid from a government that is unable to regroup, much less organize a rescue from the chaos.  Victoria devotes herself to reestablishing order - only to encounter the harsh realities required of a leader dealing with desperate people.... “A gripping page-turner.” (Taylor Stevens, New York Times best-selling author)  “An explosive story that keeps your mind churning and pulse racing.... Don't miss this powerful new series from a master thriller writer.” (Jamie Freveletti, international best-selling and award-winning author)

©2021 John Gilstrap (P)2021 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Lone Witness

4 ratings

Summary

Prosecutor Sophie Dawson's first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.'s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down. Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don't know who they can trust. Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what's right - but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?

©2018 Rachel Dylan (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Rachel Dylan
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Twenty

Summary

"Along with naming me Marguerite after her favorite daisy, Mama gave me three things: Red hair that hasn't faded. A love of nature. And a belief that somewhere between heaven and earth there is magic."  At age 55, Meg's life is too filled with loss for her to remember what magic feels like. All she has left is a yard brimming with plants that are wilting in the scorching Iowa summer - and a bone-deep feeling that she's through with living.  Meg has something else too: a bottle of mysterious pills, given to her years ago by an empathetic doctor. He promised that they would offer her dying mother a quick, painless end in exactly 20 days. Though her mother never needed them, Meg does. But a strange thing happens after Meg swallows the little green pearls.... Now that she's decided to leave this world, Meg is rediscovering the joy in it. She sheds everything she no longer needs - possessions, regrets, guilt - and reconnects with those she cares for. Finally confronting the depth of her grief, she's learning that love runs deeper still. But is it too late to choose to stay?

©2020 Debra Landwehr Engle (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Backlash

1 rating

Summary

CIA analyst Layla Karam is thrust into a dangerous DEA field operation against a cartel that puts a target on her back. Though Layla never wanted to be a field agent, Langley had other ideas. After one of her team members is murdered because of fallout from the op, Layla is left scrambling to find safety.   At the same time, the CIA opens up an internal investigation against her. Out of options, Layla turns to ex-boyfriend and private investigator Hunter McCoy for help finding out who might want to ruin her career.   Layla and Hunter soon discover a mole inside the DEA has sold out the team's identity to the cartel. She must clear her name with the Agency and protect herself and her teammates from cartel retaliation. With threats on all sides, Layla must put her trust in Hunter - the man who broke her heart - and hope they both come out of it alive.

©2020 Rachel Dylan (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Rachel Dylan
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Beneath the Surface

3 ratings

Summary

Leigh Weston thought she'd left a troubled past behind when she moved back home to Carrington, North Carolina. But when dive team investigator Ryan Parker finds a body in the lake near her home, she fears the past hasn't stayed where it belongs. After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer - one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs listeners by the throat and doesn't let go until the heart-pounding end.

©2018 Lynn H. Blackburn (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Mandie and the Cherokee Legend

1 rating

Summary

Eleven-year-old Mandie Shaw is nervous about her trip to visit her Cherokee relatives. The journey through a North Carolina mountain forest is full of dangers like stalking panthers, and she wonders if her dead father’s kinspeople will even like her once she arrives. But the trip to the Indian reservation is only the beginning of Mandie’s many adventures. When Mandie and her friends get lost in a secret cave, they discover a pile of gold left behind by a legendary Cherokee chief. Is it really cursed, as legend insists? Faced with kidnappers, thieves, and the Carolina wilderness, Mandie uses the strength she finds in her faith in God to choose the proper path - for both herself and the Cherokee people. A warm-hearted sequel to Mandie and the Secret Tunnel, Mandie and the Cherokee Legend provides all the thrills listeners of this series have come to expect, colorfully voiced by Kate Forbes’s sparkling narration.

©1983 Lois Gladys Leppard (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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A Gift of Bones

1 rating

Summary

Christmas comes to Zinnia, Mississippi - Sarah Booth Delaney must solve a case as the holiday approaches, in this new cozy mystery from Carolyn Haines.  Christmas is just around the corner, and Sarah Booth and Tinkie are preparing for a festive holiday season. After a turbulent season of solving cases, they're ready for some holiday cheer. Sarah Booth and Sheriff Coleman Peters have finally gotten together, and this is the first holiday they're celebrating as a couple. Sarah Booth busies herself with decking the halls and daydreaming about romantic Christmas nights with Coleman.  Then her friend Cece Dee Falcon shows up needing Sarah Booth's help - right now. She shows Sarah Booth a box that was delivered by courier and left at Cece's front porch. It contains a lock of hair, a photograph of a pretty young woman, very pregnant, and a note demanding ransom for the return of the teen. Cece reveals that this is her cousin's daughter, Eve Falcon, and that she'd lost touch with this part of her family years ago. Eve and Cece had been close, until the family had a terrible falling out, and banished Cece from their lives. The countdown begins as the kidnapper pushes for payment - or else, he threatens, Eve will meet her maker. It's up to Sarah Booth and her friends to find the girl before something terrible happens on what should be the merriest day of the year.  Carolyn Haines's trademark humor and lovable characters are back, in a heartwarming Christmas story that will enchant and delight listeners looking for a suspenseful mystery wrapped in joyful holiday merriment.

©2018 Carolyn Haines (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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One Final Breath

2 ratings

Summary

When investigator Gabriel Chavez had his cover blown by an aggressive reporter, the silver lining was being able to rejoin the dive team. The downside? Dive team captain Anissa Bell - a woman who both fascinates and frustrates him.  Anissa grew up as a missionary kid on the Micronesian island of Yap and always planned to return after college. But she remained stateside, determined to solve the case that haunts her - the murder of her best friend and the disappearance of a three-year-old child. When Anissa's fractured past collides with Gabe's investigation into the tragic shooting death of a teenage boy in Lake Porter, they'll have to put their complicated history with each other aside in order to uncover the identity of a killer. What they'll discover is that revenge has no statute of limitations.  Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn closes out her nail-biting Dive Team Investigations series with a story that will have you wondering how long you can hold your breath.

©2019 Lynn H. Blackburn (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Mirror Mirror

1 rating

Summary

The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm - and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia - decadent children of a wicked pope -- no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care -- so to speak - of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but salvation can be found in the dark forest as well. A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White - and has a truth and beauty all its own.

©2003 Gregory Maguire (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Meant to Be Mine

Summary

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school - irresistible. When their paths cross again after college - still irresistible. This time, though, Ty feels exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be anybody's husband. As a professional bull rider, he lives on the road and can't bring himself to settle down. Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the face of the one woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had. How much will Ty sacrifice to make Celia's dreams come true, to win her trust, and to prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

©2014 Rebecca Wade (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Becky Wade
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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City of Lies

1 rating

Summary

An exciting new series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles - from the beloved national best-selling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Every woman plays a part - but some are more dangerous than others. Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He's lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own. She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species - an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she's playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who's biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.

©2017 Victoria Thompson (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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City of Secrets

Summary

An exciting new audiobook in the series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles - from the beloved national best-selling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.  Con artist Elizabeth Miles has determined society is the biggest con of all. So far, Elizabeth's only real social success has been with Priscilla Knight. Priscilla is a dedicated suffragist who was recently widowed for the second time in her young life. Her beloved first husband, DeForrest Jenks, died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters and a comfortable fortune.  Soon after his death, her pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her. Before she knew it, he had engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Less than nine months later, Endicott is also dead in a somewhat less tragic and even more suspicious accident.  Priscilla confides to Elizabeth that she had understood Endicott was wealthy in his own right, and she had brought a sizable fortune to the marriage as well. Now, her banker is telling her she has hardly any money left and that her house has been mortgaged. The banker has hinted at a scandal that could damage the family's reputation and her daughters' future prospects.  Fearing destructive gossip, Priscilla doesn't know whom to trust. Elizabeth discovers some unsavory evidence that seems to point to the possibility that Endicott's death may have been connected to blackmail. To save her new friend's future, Elizabeth must use her special set of skills to find the truth.

©2018 Victoria Thompson (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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A Secret to Die For

3 ratings

Summary

Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea she has a secret - one worth killing for. But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, she quickly realizes the computer security specialist wasn't simply suffering from paranoia.  Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed 18 people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan - and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information for which they are willing to kill.  With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, Lisa Harris takes listeners deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.

©2018 Lisa Harris (P)2018 Recorded Books, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs
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The Last Sin Eater

9 ratings

Summary

Garnering three RITAs and a Christy Award, Francine Rivers is acclaimed for classics like Atonement Child. Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, this Gold Medallion-winner tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.

©1998 Francine Rivers (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Devil's Bones

1 rating

Summary

The latest novel in the series that Kirkus Reviews characterizes as “Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” featuring sassy Southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney. As Sarah Booth sees it, Easter weekend is a time to celebrate life in all its many forms. So when the newly-pregnant Tinkie invites her and Cece on a girls’ trip to Lucedale, Mississippi to celebrate that spring has official sprung, Sarah Booth can’t resist. Plans include facials, food, and a trip to the incredible Garden of Bones - a miniature Holy Land with recreations of all parts of the Middle East - for their Sunrise Easter Services led by biblical scholar, gardener, and creator of the Gardens Daniel Reynolds. Unfortunately for Sarah Booth and the gang, someone doesn’t seem appreciate this season of new life. Easter morning has just dawned when the trio find themselves at the Mount of Olives - with a dead body at their feet. Reynolds identifies the dead man as local lawyer Perry Slay, who was well known for his sly and underhanded dealings. Perry had rubbed plenty of people the wrong way, and now it looks like someone has rubbed him out.... Because being a PI apparently means never being on vacation, Sarah Booth and her friends must now find a way to resurrect the truth from a list of suspects as long as the River Jordan, reveal the devil in disguise, and - if they’re lucky - find a moment to enjoy a few chocolate bunnies before more bodies pile up like pillars of salt.

©2020 Carolyn Haines (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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The Hermit Thrush Sings

Summary

Before the great Disaster, the country of Maynor was known as the "state of Maine." People were free to travel, and there were no birmbas (dangerous mutant animals) to fear. Now the people are walled inside their villages and forbidden to leave without armed guards. Because of her webbed hand, the young orphan Leora is an outcast in Village Three. Even though her hand enables her to draw the visions that haunt her, she fears it will land her in the Institute with the other "defectives." When she accidentally learns that the mutants are friendly, Leora ventures into the forbidden Outside. As she begins her journey of discovery, she joins a group of young rebels and uses her visions to help them. Despite its disturbing visions of a brutal society, Susan Butler's first novel sings a sweet song of hope. Much like The Moorchild, this fantasy presents gentle lessons about prejudice and the hatred and fear it engenders. Kate Forbes' narrative voice keeps listeners rapt to the very end.

©1999 Susan Butler (P)1999 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Susan Butler
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Honor's Pledge

Summary

Abigail Martin feels at home in her rough western town. After she visits Montgomery Farrell at his nearby ranch, however, she is intrigued by his civilized manner and well-appointed house. Montgomery is attracted to Abigail, too, and begins courting her. But a deathbed promise will soon separate them. Can Montgomery be strong enough to bear the burden of his honor? And can Abigail understand the importance of his pledge? When the two finally reunite, it is with a greater appreciation of the faith and strength they have gained through God's guidance.

©1998 Kristin Heitzman (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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The Librarian of Boone's Hollow

Summary

A traveling librarian ventures into the mining towns of Kentucky on horseback and learns to trust the One who truly pens her story in this powerful novel from the best-selling author of A Silken Thread. During the Great Depression, city-dweller Addie Cowherd dreams of becoming a novelist and offering listeners the escape that books had given her during her tragic childhood. When her father loses his job, she is forced to take the only employment she can find delivering books on horseback to poor coal-mining families in the hills of Kentucky.    But turning a new page will be nearly impossible in Boone's Hollow, where residents are steeped in superstitions and deeply suspicious of outsiders. Even local Emmett Tharp feels the sting of rejection after returning to the tiny mountain hamlet as the first in his family to graduate college. And as the crippled economy leaves many men jobless, he fears his degree wont be worth much in a place where most men either work the coal mine or run moonshine.    As Addie also struggles to find her place, shell unearth the truth about a decades-old rivalry. But when someone sets out to sabotage the towns library program, will the culprit chase Addie away or straight into the arms of the only person who can help her put a broken community back together?

©2020 Kim Vogel Sawyer (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

4 ratings

Summary

When 11-year-old Mandie Shaw’s father dies, her life reaches a low point. Unwanted by a mother who has never loved her, the only things she looks forward to are visits from the man she calls “Uncle Ned” - a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. Longing for a home where she will be truly loved, Mandie seeks out family she has never met. After a perilous journey, she finds herself in the middle of luxury she can scarcely believe - and a mystery that will take all her brains and courage to solve. With turn-of-the-century North Carolina as her backdrop, Lois Leppard explores issues of race, religion, and family in this novel of a young girl’s search to unravel the mystery of her identity. Kate Forbes’ narration brilliantly brings life to the colorful characters and many twists Mandie encounters in this first book of a best-selling inspirational series.

©1983 Lois Gladys Leppard (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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To Love and Cherish

Summary

Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner Tracie Peterson and best-selling author Judith Miller win listeners’ hearts with compelling historical tales of love and faith. Here, lady’s maid Melinda Colson is forced to leave Bridal Veil Island before her beau, Evan, has had a chance to propose. Back at her employers’ home, Melinda finds solace only in Evan’s letters. But when news arrives that a terrible storm has struck the island, she knows she must find a way back to her love.

©2012 Tracie Peterson (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Bone to Be Wild

Summary

Sarah Booth Delaney is heartbroken: Her fiancé, Graf Milieu, has decided to move to Hollywood permanently, leaving their relationship in shambles. Sarah Booth has a perfect distraction, however, in the form of the Black and Orange Halloween ball her best friends are throwing in New Orleans. Sarah Booth plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and the lives of his bandmates. Sarah Booth knows that a new case is just what she needs to take her mind off her failed relationship with Graf, and she's ready to help Scott investigate. And then the message turns from threat to reality when the bartender from Scott's club is gunned down in a drive-by. Enlisting Sheriff Coleman Peters and the rest of her friends from Zinnia, Mississippi, Sarah Booth is caught in a race against the clock as she tries to stop a killer from striking again.

©2015 Carolyn Haines (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Wonderland Creek

7 ratings

Summary

Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

©2011 Lynn Austin (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lynn Austin
Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Deadly Proof

2 ratings

Summary

Riveting new series offers legal suspense with a romantic twist. In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer. Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything - even murder - to keep the case from going to trial.

©2017 Rachel Dylan (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Rachel Dylan
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Heart in the Right Place

Summary

Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office - assured it would only be for a few days.

©2007 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Wishbones

1 rating

Summary

Recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, Carolyn Haines enjoys a reputation as “queen of the cozies” (Providence Journal-Bulletin). When P.I. Sarah Booth makes a bid for film stardom, she may land a chance to shoot on location in Costa Rica—or she may find herself in a whole heap of trouble.

©2008 Carolyn Haines (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Ham Bones

Summary

Brisk as a mint julep on a hot summer afternoon, Carolyn Haines' best-selling mysteries, starring sassy Southern belle turned P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney, hook fans and have been honored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. When a big New York theater production comes to Zinnia, Mississippi, murder takes center stage - and Sarah, it turns out, is the star suspect.

©2007 Carolyn Haines (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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My Stubborn Heart

2 ratings

Summary

A shining new light in contemporary Christian romance, Becky Wade crafts characters listeners connect with spiritually and emotionally. In My Stubborn Heart, Kate Donovan accompanies her grandmother to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore their family home. There she meets renovator Matt Jarreau, who awakens something in her even as he struggles with his own dwindling faith.

©2012 Becky Wade (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Becky Wade
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Unknown Threat

1 rating

Summary

US Secret Service Special Agent Luke Powell is lucky to be alive. Three of his fellow agents have died in unusual circumstances in the past 10 weeks. Luke is devastated by the loss of his friends and colleagues, and his inability to locate the killer feels like a personal failure. He and his team are experts at shielding others, but now the protectors are in need of protection.    FBI Special Agent Faith Malone is driven to succeed and confident in her ability to solve every case she's assigned. She's been put in charge of the investigation into the unprecedented attacks, and with Luke's life in danger, the stakes have never been higher. But it's hard to know how to fight back when you don't know who the enemy is.    Luke has teamed up with Faith before, but he's not convinced she's up for the job, and she's not convinced he's telling her everything he knows. As more agents are targeted, Luke and Faith will have to learn to trust each other and work together to bring a killer to justice and prevent any more names from joining their fallen brothers and sisters on the Secret Service Wall of Honor.

©2021 Lynn Blackburn (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Breach of Trust

2 ratings

Summary

Corporate litigator Mia Shaw suffers the shock of her life when she finds her colleague and friend brutally murdered. Grief-stricken and furious, Mia vows that she will do anything to seek justice and make the killer pay.  The man accused of the murder is a friend of security tech guru Noah Ramirez, but the evidence just doesn't add up. To save his former ATF partner, Noah needs to convince Mia that the real killer is still on the loose. Mia soon has more than the criminal prosecution to worry about, however.  She is tasked with taking over her friend's last case and learns he was hiding secrets about his client. She thinks she may have stumbled upon corporate espionage that has turned deadly, but she has no idea of the danger involved. Her only ally is Noah, despite their difference of opinion on the homicide case. Can he win Mia over to his side and protect her from ever-growing threats?

©2019 Rachel Dylan (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Rachel Dylan
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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The Coal Tattoo

Summary

Two sisters can’t stand to live together, but can’t bear to be apart. One worships the flashy world of Nashville, the other is a devout Pentecostal. One falls into the lap of any man, the other is afraid to even date. One gets pregnant in a flash, the other desperately wants to have a child. This is what’s at the heart of Silas House’s third novel, which tells the story of Easter and Anneth, tragically left parentless as children, who must raise themselves and each other in their small coal-mining town. Easter is deeply religious, keeps a good home, believes in tradition, and is intent on rearing her wild younger sister properly. Anneth is untamable, full of passion, determined to live hard and fast. It’s only a matter of time before their predilections split their paths and nearly undo their bond. How these two women learn to overcome their past, sacrifice deeply for each other, and live together again in the only place that matters is the story of The Coal Tattoo.

©2004 Silas House (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Silas House
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Guide Me Home

Summary

Romance and historical inspirational listeners love Kim Vogel Sawyer's gentle stories of hope, and this sweet Kentucky tale is certain to entertain and encourage. Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca Hardin is determined to help provide for her family, living a hardscrabble life in 1910 in the Southern Kentucky hills. Her brother, Andy, died when he became lost in a cave five years earlier, and Rebecca feels responsible for his death because she'd told him to "go, get lost". The best wages at Mammoth Cave are earned by the guides, who receive a salary plus tips from the guests. But only men are allowed to be guides, so Rebecca cuts her hair, dons some of Andy's clothes, and introduces herself as Reb to the estate manager. She's put under the tutelage of Tolly Branford, a longtime trusted employee. Both Tolly and fellow guide Devlin Bale discover Rebecca's secret. Tolly wants to help the Hardins. Devlin and Rebecca, who may be smitten with each other, spend days scouting the depths of the cave and learning its secrets. When the cave threatens to claim another Hardin family member, can Tolly and Devlin use their skills before it's too late?

©2016 Kim Vogel Sawyer (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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End Game

2 ratings

Summary

When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper whom Bailey refuses to believe is guilty. When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, including a link to a powerful defense contractor, they wonder if there's a deeper cover-up at play. Then Bailey is targeted, and it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets. With the stakes getting higher by the moment in a twisted conspiracy, there's a rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of all of them.

©2020 Rachel Dylan (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Rachel Dylan
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Sticks and Bones

Summary

In Carolyn Haines's next charming mystery, Southern belle turned PI Sarah Booth Delaney digs into a cold case when a film crew comes to town to research the death of a prominent family's son. Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year's Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter White Garden party at the newly renovated King Cotton Boutique Hotel. It's a dazzling success, until Frangelica "Sister" McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a best-selling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don't seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty. Sister's latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete story. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye - or is told in Sister's memoir - and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret.

©2017 Carolyn Haines (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Redeeming Love: The Companion Study

Summary

Venture deeper into the heart of the beloved best-selling novel Redeeming Love with this one-of-a-kind six-week study.   Through Redeeming Love, millions have experienced the captivating love story of Angel and Michael Hosea that illustrates God's power to redeem even the most lost among us. Redeeming Love: The Companion Study invites you to enter more fully into both the classic novel's eternal message and the biblical story that inspired its writing.     Each week's portions include:   A personal reflection by Francine Rivers about the writing of Redeeming Love and the power of God's word   Key scenes from Redeeming Love, selected to illustrate God's loving pursuit of you   Bible study lessons that creatively blend story and Scripture to glean fresh insights   Thoughtful reflection questions designed to inspire you to a deeper experience of God   Perfect for both individual reflection and group discussion, this study will draw you deeper into the life-transforming love celebrated in Redeeming Love.

©2009 Francine Rivers (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Sara's Song

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Fern Michaels is back with a beautiful, bittersweet tale of two lonely people who find heart-healing love, only to be torn from each other's arms. For everyone who loved Dear Emily, here is another poignant Fern Michaels novel to savor - a story of love, grief, passion, renewal - and incredible second chances. A brilliant career and loving friends weren't enough to heal Dr. Sara Killian's aching heart. For brief, magical moment, world famous rock star Dallas Lord was part of her life. Then he was suddenly and tragically taken away. But before he disappeared, Dallas gave Sara a priceless gift - a beautiful love song written just for her. It's a legacy that will take Sara places she'd never dreamed of - into intrigue, betrayal, and deadly danger. And when she meets Adam Lord, Dallas's older brother, she will find herself torn - between Adam, the most attractive and complicated man she'd ever known, and Dallas, the man her heart won't let her forget.

©1998 Fern Michaels (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Many Sparrows

2 ratings

Summary

With stirring storytelling evocative of Diana Gabaldon and Francine Rivers, this epic 18th-century novel transports listeners to the Ohio-Kentucky frontier and a monumental encounter over a stolen child. When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee Jeremiah Ring promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover his own sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob - renaming him Many Sparrows - keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen. Fearing the sacrifice required is beyond what he's willing to make, Clare devises her own plan to free her son - one that could lead to the disasters Jeremiah is trying to prevent. As feelings for Clare begin to stir his long-guarded heart, he must convince her that they will have to do the hardest thing of all if she hopes to see her son restored to her: be still, wait, and let God fight this battle for them.

©2017 Lori Benton (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lori Benton
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Dogwood

Summary

Told from multiple perspectives and laced with startling twists, Dogwood, by acclaimed author Chris Fabry, is an emotionally rich tale of suffering, sacrificial love, and redemption. A single visit to a West Virginia prison can't resolve the tragic pasts of convicted child-killer Will Hatfield and his former sweetheart Karin. While she struggles with haunting regrets, Will vows to wait for her, no matter how long it takes.

©2008 Chris Fabry (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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The Sea Keeper's Daughters

8 ratings

Summary

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney's estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

©2015 Wingate Media, LLC (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Wingate
Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Charmed Bones

2 ratings

Summary

Zinnia, Mississippi is rife with quirky characters, but the arrival of three sister witches - and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school - sets the small town on its ear. And bodies begin to accumulate as a result. Faith, Hope, and Charity Harrington are sexy and smart. They're setting up their boarding school in an old dairy - a piece of property with tremendous development potential. And they're standing in the way of "progress", according to some in the town. When young Corey Fontana goes missing, Delaney Detective Agency is hired to find the youth - who's well known as a local hooligan. His mother, Kitten Fontana, who is married to the king of land development, believes the witches have abducted her son and makes no bones about it. She's willing to pay hard cash to find her son, especially if she can implicate the witches in his disappearance. When Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner, Tinkie Richmond, find Corey, unharmed, it is only the beginning of a series of events that include midnight dances under a full moon, love potions, and murder. Are the sister witches criminals. or victims? Do they truly have magical powers, as they claim? Sarah Booth and Tinkie must find the answer before more people are harmed.

©2018 Carolyn Haines (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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A Garland of Bones

2 ratings

Summary

Spunky Southern Private Investigator Sarah Booth Delaney tackles a string of strange accidents while celebrating the holiday season in Carolyn Haines' cozy A Garland of Bones. Sarah Booth has traded in hosting this Christmas season for a road trip with her besties. Each little Delta town has a special Christmas activity, and Sarah Booth’s BFF and detective partner, Tinkie, has arranged to rent a limo for the gang and drive to Columbus, MS, to stay in a B&B. Visions of Christmas shopping, parade floats, and romantic rendezvous are already dancing in their heads. But Christmas cheer soon turns to Christmas fear when, at one event after another, people keep getting hurt. Christmas karaoke gets ugly when one singer’s microphone gives her an electric shock. A party during a historic home tour ends with a fall down the stairs for one of Columbus’ most disreputable “players”. And when the woman who hires Sarah Booth to find the villain behind the so-called accidents is nearly killed with an arrow during a holiday mumming, Sarah Booth knows something more sinister is at work. The Christmas bells are ringing hauntingly in Columbus this year, and Sarah Booth and Tinkie - with a little help from hunky Sheriff Coleman Peters, of course - are determined to catch the wrong-doers and ensure they receive nothing but coal in their stockings.

©2020 Carolyn Haines (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Them Bones

1 rating

Summary

If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage.... Now I seem to be a private eye.... I shouldn't have listened to that ghost.... Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest. No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over 30, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state - or to suggest a plan of action, like ransoming her friend's prize pooch to raise some cash. But soon Sarah Booth's walk on the criminal side leads her deeper into unladylike territory, and she's hired to solve a murder. Did gorgeous, landed Hamilton Garrett V really kill his mother 20 years ago? And if so, what is Sarah Booth doing falling for this possible murderer? When she asks one too many questions and a new corpse turns up, she is suddenly a suspect herself...and Sarah Booth finds that digging up the bones of the past could leave her rolling over in her grave.

©1999 Carolyn Haines (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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To Honor and Trust

Summary

To the delight of listeners everywhere, best-selling authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller have teamed up to craft compelling inspirational tales. Here, as governess Callie DeBoyer arrives at Bridal Veil Island with her employers, she faces a difficult decision. Her missionary parents are desperate to have her join them in Africa, but Callie wonders if her thoughts of leaving are because God is calling her - or because she wants to escape her painful personal life.

©2013 Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Bones to Pick

1 rating

Summary

Mississippi native Carolyn Haines writes spicy mysteries teeming with all the eccentricities of Southern society. Bones to Pick continues the adventures of sassy P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney. Quentin McGee, author of a sensational exposé, has been murdered, and her lover, Allison, is charged with the crime. Sarah is hired to find the real culprit, but the investigation won't be easy. Quentin had so many enemies, including her own family and all those rich, powerful people mentioned in her book. As scandal brews, the suspect list continues to grow, and Sarah fears that the killer isn't finished yet. Haines' Southern Belle mystery, together with a spirited narration, draws listeners into the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

©2006 Carolyn Haines (P)2006 Record Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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To Have and To Hold

Summary

Best-selling, award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller delight fans with their heartrending tales of love. When a fiery young woman named Audrey Cunningham moves with her father to Bridal Veil Island, it seems like the perfect place for her dad to be near God and remain sober. But bigwig investors want to drive out residents and build a resort. And Audrey’s heart is torn between a good-natured contractor and a single father with two adorable daughters.

©2011 Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Springwater Wedding

Summary

Once a frontier stagecoach stop, tiny Springwater has grown and changed and entered the 21st century. Cattle rustlers may still be stirring up trouble, but now they're high-tech operators in a modern world. Where stagecoaches once rolled along muddy roads, the Internet is now the newest highway in town. But heartbreak is still heartbreak, and love still love, and Springwater still boasts a rich legacy of joy, sorrow, and second chances - as two childhood sweethearts discover when they rekindle a long-ago passion in the place they will always call home. Maggie McCaffrey left her fast-paced corporate job to take a chance on a more rewarding - but riskier - business venture: turning the dilapidated Springwater Station into a bed-and-breakfast. But Maggie didn't count on running straight into J.T. Wainwright, the hometown boy who stole her heart many years before. A tough former New York City cop, J.T. survived a grave gunshot wound and returned to Springwater to find a better way of life. Now as deputy town marshal, he's facing off with modern-day cattle thieves who are plaguing local ranchers. Stronger than ever, J.T. seems ready for anything -- except, of course, Maggie. With her trademark sensuality and her flair for wit, Linda Lael Miller brings Springwater to life - this time, at the dawn of a new era.

©2000 Linda Lael Miller (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Sea Change

2 ratings

Summary

Karen White' s New York Times best-selling novels keep audiences up well into the night with their compelling plots and engaging characters. Sea Change is a riveting tale of second chances, forgiveness, and leaps of faith. Plagued by feelings of loneliness and not belonging, 35-year-old Ava Whalen is as shocked as anyone when she falls for child psychologist Matthew Frazier, elopes with him, and settles down on St. Simons Island, Georgia. But her newfound happiness is threatened when her past proves difficult to escape.

©2012 Harley House Books, LLC (P)2012 Recorded Books

Author: Karen White
Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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River to Redemption

Summary

Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, 12 years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now 19, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She's determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an uphill battle.  Based partly on a true story, Ann H. Gabhart's latest historical novel is a tour de force. The vividly rendered town of Springfield and its citizens immerse listeners in a story of courage, betrayal, and honor that will stick with them long after the final moment.

©2018 Ann H. Gabhart (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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City of Scoundrels

Summary

An exciting new book in the series featuring Elizabeth Miles, con woman turned Lady, from the beloved national best-selling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiance, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out. Corporal Tom Preston is part owner of Preston Shoes, a company that is making footwear for the army, so he has a rather large estate. He needs a new will, however, because he has just been secretly married to a woman whom his family would never approve. He wants to make sure she and their unborn child are provided for if he does not return.  When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that the new will has gone missing after Tom's bride revealed her identity to his family. Unless the new will is found and validated, the original will, which leaves everything to Tom's brother, will prevail and the wife and child will get nothing. If Tom's new bride survives, that is. Some terrible threats have been leveled against her, and Elizabeth and Gideon must figure out a way, legal or not quite, to secure Tom's fortune for his wife and child while saving her life in the process.

©2019 Victoria Thompson (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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City of Schemes

Summary

Elizabeth Miles is preparing for her wedding to Gideon when a menacing shadow from her past threatens to destroy the new life she's built for herself in the latest Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today best-selling author Victoria Thompson. The Great War is over, and Elizabeth and Gideon are busy planning their wedding. Gideon is happily welcoming home old friends who have been discharged from the army. One of them, Archie Carstens, the son and heir of a wealthy Knickerbocker family, served as a captain in the army and now seems less happy to be home than Gideon had expected. While Archie was in France, he met and fell in love with a beautiful French woman named Noelle. He would have gladly proposed, but he was already engaged to a girl he had known all his life back in America. When Archie receives a letter supposedly from Noelle begging for money to help her get to America and flee terrible conditions in France, Elizabeth is suspicious. There's no way to verify the letter is actually from Noelle, and she and Gideon worry that a conman or woman might be trying to take advantage of Archie in his vulnerable state. But that's not all Elizabeth has to worry about. Vicious thug Oscar Thornton has gotten wind of her wedding announcement and realizes the woman who conned him is still alive and well. Gideon and Elizabeth have to figure out a way to help their friend while making sure their worst enemy doesn't destroy their future....

©2020 Victoria Thompson (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Daddy-Long-Legs

Summary

Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Every day she helps scrub and dress the younger children - all 97 of them. Soon she will graduate from high school and be on her own. Where will she go, and how will she support herself? When an anonymous wealthy donor decides to send her to college, Jerusha can hardly believe her good fortune. All she must do in return is send him a letter once a month. With all the excitement of college life - classes, parties, new friends, and a special gentleman - Jerusha can hardly stop writing! Jean Webster’s entertaining tale of a high-spirited orphan girl coming-of-age in the early 1900s has been made into a play, several movies, and a musical comedy. Kate Forbes’ fresh portrayal of Jerusha will win the hearts of a new generation of readers.

Public Domain (P)2000 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Jean Webster
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Furmidable Foes

3 ratings

Summary

Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen is on the hunt for a killer with a deadly green thumb when a day in the garden turns fatal in this exciting new mystery from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.   Spring arrives in northern Virginia, and as the ground thaws and the peonies begin to bloom a bright magenta, the women of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church prepare for a Homecoming celebration like no other. In honor of the day, Harry, Susan Tucker, and their friends decide to remodel the gardens of the church based on the plants that would have grown in the time St. Luke’s was built, and plan to visit the historically accurate gardens of Montpelier to find inspiration in Dolley Madison’s climbing roses.  But the gardens have been visited by catastrophe - a patch near the back is torn up in the night, completely destroyed. Is this the work of a random vandal? Or was someone looking for something growing in that garden?  When Jeannie Cordle drops dead at a charity auction, poisoned by a fatal weed slipped into her drink, Harry’s worst suspicions are confirmed: a killer lurks in their midst, one with a keen understanding of poisonous plants. Although she can’t yet prove it, Harry believes the murder is related to the 18th-century skeleton discovered last year in the church graveyard, wearing an expensive necklace of diamonds and pearls. The identity of the skeleton remains unidentified, but the necklace is undoubtedly worth killing for.  With help from her feline sidekicks, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, as well as Tee Tucker the corgi and sweet puppy Pirate, Harry sets out to find the weed in St. Luke’s garden - and stop a killer before they can strike again.

©2020 American Artists, Inc. (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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On Agate Hill

Summary

Award-winning, best-selling author Lee Smith is among the most authentic voices of the South and has been hailed as one of America's most accomplished authors. In this rich and bittersweet tale, she follows the shifting fortunes of a young North Carolina girl whose life is shattered by the Civil War. Orphaned when her father falls in battle, Molly Petree is taken in by Uncle Junius on his Agate Hill plantation. But the terminally ill Junius is manipulated into marriage by his housekeeper, Selena, who inherits Agate Hill upon his death. Neglected and abused under Selena's watch, Molly escapes to a better life with help from her father's closest battlefield companion, Simon Black. But as she grows into a refined, educated woman, Molly remains haunted by tragedy. Told from the perspectives of several of its colorful characters, On Agate Hill is the literary equivalent of an heirloom quilt, and one of Smith's finest achievements.

©2006 Lee Smith (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Author: Lee Smith
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Booty Bones

Summary

Sarah Booth Delaney's fiancé, Graf Milieu, has become depressed while recovering from a severe leg injury, but Sarah Booth knows just how to help him heal. She' s arranged a romantic getaway for the two of them at a lovely beach cottage on Dauphin Island off the Gulf Coast. On the first day of their island adventure, they take a historical tour led by Angela Trotter, a young woman well-versed in local lore, including rumors of pirate treasure hidden somewhere on the island. In fact, Angela confides to Sarah Booth and Graf that her father, a sailor and treasure hunter, was murdered just when he thought he was closing in on the treasure. Angela's convinced that the wrong man was imprisoned for her father' s murder, and she manages to persuade Sarah Booth to take the case. And Sarah Booth soon realizes that there's much more going on than meets the eye. With untold amounts of treasure offering plenty of motive for murder and a fiancé falling deeper into depression, Sarah Booth's peaceful island vacation is quickly spinning out of control. In Booty Bones, Carolyn Haines will once again delight listeners with her trademark blend of clever plotting, witty prose, and Southern charm.

©2014 Carolyn Haines (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Probable Claws

Summary

Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor Sneaky Pie Brown return with this 27th book in their best-selling Mrs. Murphy series, in which mysteries of past and present Albemarle County, Virgina, continue to converge.  "Harry" Haristeen and her friends and animal companions pursue the threads of a mystery dating back to Virginia's post-Revolutionary past, introduced in A Hiss Before Dying, while their 18th century predecessors continue to struggle with the challenges of the fledgling country. Harry's new friendship with Marvella Lawson, doyenne of the Richmond art establishment, will lead her back to her own artistic and academic interests, providing both personal pleasure and creative fulfillment - and new clues to current crimes!

©2018 American Artists, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Game of Bones

2 ratings

Summary

The next charming mystery from Carolyn Haines featuring spunky southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney.  Dr. Frank Hafner is an archaeologist working on excavating a new-found Native American temple site in the Mississippi Delta. He's also too handsome for his own good, and a bit of a flirt. Oddly enough, it's the first quality that gets him in trouble when he discovers the ritualistic murder of one of his archaeological crew. When Coleman Peters, Sheriff and Sarah Booth's boyfriend, takes Dr. Hafner in for questioning in the murder, the accused doctor hires Sarah Booth to clear his name. Soon, Sarah Booth has uncovered a number of possible suspects, but she can't narrow them down fast enough to stem the continuing violence that seems to trace back to Dr. Hafner's dig.  When Peter Deerstalker, a member of the Tunica tribe, mentions a curse, it doesn't seem so far-fetched - especially when a young graduate student on the site claims someone on the site is searching for something much more precious than ancient pottery....  Something spooky is going on in the Mississippi Delta, and though Sarah Booth isn't sure who to trust, or what to believe, she knows she won't rest until she's dug up the truth.

©2019 Carolyn Haines (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

Summary

Virginia native Lee Smith has won two O. Henry Awards, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and the Robert Penn Warren Prize for her engaging works. A collection of 14 tales - both new stories and previously published favorites - Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger is sure to delight listeners with its warm humor and unforgettable characters.

©2010 Lee Smith (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Author: Lee Smith
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Buried Bones

Summary

Award-winning author Carolyn Haines visits sleuth Sarah Booth Delaney and the Mississippi Delta in Buried Bones, the second novel in this popular series. Local legend Lawrence Ambrose knows the secrets of everyone in town, and he isn’t above spilling the beans in a tell-all biography. But when his biographer turns up dead and the manuscript goes missing, it’s up to Sarah to dig up the truth.

©2000 Carolyn Haines (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Lifted Up By Angels

1 rating

Summary

Leah is not happy about being stuck in the hospital for the holidays while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five. Until she meets her hospital roommate, Rebekah, and her big family. Cynical 16-year-old Leah has never known people like this before. From Rebekah’s handsome brother, Ethan, who can barely look Leah in the eye, to her kind older sister, Charity, the Amish family captivates Leah with its simple, loving ways. When Leah receives frightening information about her condition, her new friends show her that miracles can happen. And that sometimes angels appear in the most unexpected places.

©1997 Lurlene McDaniel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Bones on the Bayou

Summary

Christmas is six days away - and Sarah Booth Delaney has her hands full! To honor a group of international investors, Shaw, Mississippi, resurrects the old custom of drifting miniature, lighted Christmas floats down Silver Bayou. The Italian delegation from Venice may bring much-needed new jobs and commercial opportunities to this small, struggling Delta town. Among the investors is notorious womanizer, Enzo Aceto. Handsome, witty, and eager for new conquests, Enzo meets his match in Tinkie Bellcase Richmond. She, too, is an accomplished flirt, and a partner in Delaney Detective Agency. Enzo disappears. Rumors of murder are buzzing. Suspicion falls on Tinkie's husband, Oscar, whose jealousy created a scene at a social event. A body spotted bobbing behind the last Christmas float makes the joyous holiday celebration take on a much darker tone. Tinkie and Oscar flee Sunflower County. Sarah Booth must determine what happened to Enzo, or her partner's and Oscar's holiday will end in multiple felony charges. From paid shoppers to canine and feline assistant sleuths, Bones on the Bayou brings the Zinnia gang together to solve the mystery - and save Christmas.

©2014 Carolyn Haines (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Jingle Bones

Summary

Jingle Bones, an e-original Christmas story featuring Mississippi PI Sarah Booth Delaney, offers all the Southern charm and zany adventure Carolyn Haines' fans have come to expect - and more. Sarah Booth just wants the perfect Christmas holiday. Even with the dissolution of her engagement, she refuses to lose her Christmas spirit. But when Theodora Prince - an ex classmate and current pastor's wife - comes calling with a year-old case and cash upfront, Sarah Booth must find the truth about the boys who ruined last year's Christmas pageant in time to stop them from doing it again.

©2015 Carolyn Haines (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Smarty Bones

Summary

Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi, to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, a perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful but unnamed and unclaimed body. Olive claims she can not only identify the corpse, she can also prove the woman’s scandalous role in the nation’s history. Olive takes it a step too far, though, when she starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal. Dander up, Zinnia’s society ladies know only one way to handle Olive: They call on the private investigative services of Sarah Booth Delaney. But Olive’s real agenda is clear as Mississippi mud, and when Sarah Booth discovers a present-day dead body, she knows there’s more than just family pride and Southern heritage at stake. If she can’t find the murderer and fast, it might just be Sarah Booth's life on the line next. Carolyn Haines pulls out all the stops in Smarty Bones, the next charming, sassy, Southern-fried Sarah Booth Delaney mystery.

©2013 Carolyn Haines (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Room for Hope

5 ratings

Summary

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins. When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out - and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with "Aunt Neva". Neva's heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren's month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband's betrayal and love them the way God does?

©2016 Kim Vogel Sawyer (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Until Angels Close My Eyes

1 rating

Summary

Be sure to listen to this summer's highly anticipated companion to Angels Watching Over Me and Lifted Up by Angels: Until Angels Close My Eyes. When Neil, Leah's warm and loving step-father, reveals that his cancer is no longer in remission, Leah finds comfort in a visit to Amish country to see her true love, Ethan. When Ethan chooses to leave his life on the farm, he moves in with Leah and her family. But once Ethan arrives, they realize that his Amish values are quite different from those of Leah's complex "English" world. Will their love help, or hurt, Leah as she faces the complex hurdles that await her?

©1998 Lurlene McDaniel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Shorty Bones

Summary

From award-winning author Carolyn Haines comes a charming story starring feisty Southern belle and private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney.  Sarah Booth just wants to help her fiancé recover from a leg wound in peace.... Until, that is, an ex-porn star declares that she's being stalked, and Sarah Booth suddenly finds herself in the midst of a wild case with no idea what to believe or whom to trust.

©2014 Carolyn Haines (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Bones and Arrows

Summary

The costume Valentine's party is the hot ticket in the Mississippi Delta. But Tinkie's title of Queen Bee of Delta Society becomes jeopardized when her Valentine's guests are all robbed. There's nothing for it but that Tinkie and Sarah Booth Delaney find out what happened to the very handsome Cupid (who failed to appear at the party) and where the short, hairy, Pan-like Cupid (who crashed the party) came from. Certainly not Central Casting. As Sarah Booth and Tinkie begin to unravel the secrets of the God of Love, they find themselves in danger and with a lot more at stake than some stolen goods.

©2017 Carolyn Haines (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Pawing Through the Past

Summary

In this warm-hearted puzzler, "Mary Minor Harry" Haristeen is preparing for her 20th high school reunion when trouble comes to the seemingly sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia. It all begins when classmates receive anonymous letters with a simple message: "You'll never get old." Some take the note as a compliment, others think it's a harmless practical joke. But when the class womanizer turns up dead, the message suddenly has a far more sinister meaning. Can Mrs. Murphy, Harry's sleuthing cat, sniff out the killer? Listeners will delight as Mrs. Murphy, with assistance from her four-legged companions Pewter the cat and Tee Tucker the Welsh corgi, scratch through the clues. Kate Forbes' charming narration captures the unique spirit of each character, whether human, feline, or canine.

©2000 Rita Mae Brown (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Bone Appetit

Summary

The author of more than a dozen novels, Carolyn Haines is the recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Depressed after losing her unborn child, PI Sarah Booth Delaney distracts herself by checking out a beauty pageant with her friend and partner, Tinkie. This works fine—until the pageant’s top contender is poisoned. The prime murder suspect asks Sarah and Tinkie to investigate, and they agree—but their decision has grave consequences.

©2010 Carolyn Haines (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Missing

2 ratings

Summary

Nikki Boyd isn't usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she's ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend, Tyler Grant - and another dead body - Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business - including Nikki. Christy Award-winning and best-selling author Lisa Harris puts listeners right into the action in this fast-paced thriller that will have them listening long into the night.

©2016 Lisa Harris (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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A Love Undone

1 rating

Summary

A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way? At 19 years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next 10 years, Jolene throws herself into family life - and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine-year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him - that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him...until he met Jolene. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance - or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

©2014 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Bonefire of the Vanities

Summary

In this 12th entry in the award-winning series, Carolyn Haines' intrepid PI Sarah Booth comes up against porn-star-turned-psychic Sherry Cameron, who runs a medium business from a haunted estate on the edge of town. After growing suspicious that Sherry might be exploiting her emotionally vulnerable - and extremely wealthy - clients, Sarah disguises herself as a maid and sneaks onto Sherry's estate. But what she discovers there is deadlier than she could have imagined.

©2012 Carolyn Haines (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Tail of the Tip-Off

Summary

When the dead body of building contractor H.H. Donaldson is found in the parking lot during a basketball game, felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with Tucker the Corgi, know just what will happen next. Harry Haristeen can't help but try to solve the puzzle. Who could be the killer? Is it a mistress, an archrival, or Donaldson's ailing wife? Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and her gang to lead Harry right to the missing piece.

©2003 American Artists, Inc. (P)2003 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Rock-a-Bye Bones

Summary

Sarah Booth Delaney knows the perfect way to begin recovering from both the recent attack on Scott Hampton's blues club and her broken heart. She's going to host a Thanksgiving feast for all of her friends at her ancestral home in Zinnia, Mississippi. But one bitterly cold night, with the holiday just around the corner, Sarah Booth awakens to the insistent ring of her doorbell. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket sitting on her front porch - and a pool of blood slowly seeping out from the basket. Before she can respond, an engine guns, and a dark vehicle takes off. After the police and a doctor ensure the baby is otherwise safe and healthy, Sarah Booth calls Tinkie Richmond, her partner at the Delaney Detective Agency. They know they need to do everything they can to find the baby's mother...even if they are starting to fall in love with the baby themselves. But as they track the baby's mother, Sarah Booth soon begins to suspect the woman might have been in danger; in fact she might have been running for her life. And following in the woman's footsteps, Sarah Booth might find her own life on the line next.

©2016 Carolyn Haines (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Angel of Forest Hill

1 rating

Summary

This original Amish Christmas novella from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall promises to warm the hearts of her many fans with its Old Order Amish ways, touching romance, realistic faith experiences, and holiday-season family drama. When Rose Kurtz first arrived in Joel Dienner's home four years ago, the Amish widower had been completely grief-stricken by the shocking loss of his wife during childbirth. At the recommendation of the bishop, Joel's father, Rose is asked to become his bride and take care of his two small children and newborn baby, nestled in the tiny Amish community of Forest Hill in the eastern Appalachian Mountains, far from Rose's home. After four years in as just housemates, Rose is wondering if Joel finally has opened his heart again - but she fears it isn't with her. She loves the children she has been raising with a mother's love, and she may care for Joel more deeply than he cares for her. But maybe, with a Christmas miracle, Joel could see his "angel" as she really is.

©2016 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Bones of a Feather

Summary

Winner of both the Harper Lee Award and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, Carolyn Haines has thrilled countless readers with her Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries. Here, Sarah investigates when two wealthy heiresses claim a four-million-dollar family necklace was stolen. All the evidence points to insurance fraud, but when Sarah starts poking into the family’s dark secrets, one of the heiresses disappears.

©2011 Carolyn Haines (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Wish You Were Here

Summary

Curiosity just might be the death of Mrs. Murphy - and her human companion, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. Small towns are like families: Everyone lives very close together. . .and everyone keeps secrets. Crozet, Virginia, is a typical small town - until its secrets explode into murder. Crozet's thirty-something post-mistress, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, has a tiger cat (Mrs. Murphy) and a Welsh Corgi (Tucker), a pending divorce, and a bad habit of reading postcards not addressed to her. When Crozet's citizens start turning up murdered, Harry remembers that each received a card with a tombstone on the front and the message "Wish you were here" on the back. Intent on protecting their human friend, Mrs. Murphy and Tucker begin to scent out clues. Meanwhile, Harry is conducting her own investigation, unaware her pets are one step ahead of her. If only Mrs. Murphy could alert her somehow, Harry could uncover the culprit before the murder occurs - and before Harry finds herself on the killer's mailing list.

©1990 American Artists, Inc. (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs
Available on Audible
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Catch as Cat Can

Summary

Never have two species co-created a work of such suspense and humorous catitude as the wildly popular mystery series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. This time out, that agile-witted tiger puss Mrs. Murphy makes the round of parties where Virginia's Very Best People mingle with some of the worst. Together, she and her human must unravel a veritable cat's cradle of ambition, greed, and murder at the center of which waits a killer with the most tangled of motives.

©2002 Rita Mae Brown (P)2002 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Memories of Summer

Summary

In 1955, 13-year-old Lyric, her older sister Summer, and their widowed father pack the car. Poor yet hopeful, they move from the hills of Virginia to Flint, Michigan, where "Poppy" plans to find factory work. Once they are in Michigan, Lyric and Summer love the excitement of the city. Lyric makes friends at her new school, but Summer feels like an outcast. Soon, the close bond between the two sisters begins to dissolve. Lyric always knew that Summer was a bit odd, but now Summer withdraws more and more into a fantasy world. Filled with love and pain, Memories of Summer is Lyric’s story of her sister’s descent into mental illness. Newbery Award-winning Ruth White is noted for her ability to capture the conflicts and emotions that affect many young adults. Narrator Kate Forbes’ gentle voice captures both the sisters and their changing world. For more by Ruth White, look for Weeping Willow, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

©2000 Ruth White (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Ruth White
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder on the Prowl

Summary

Filled with frisky pets and fine suspense, the Mrs. Murphy mysteries are instant New York Times best sellers. Fans love the sleuthing team of spunky postmistress "Harry" Harristeen and Mrs. Murphy, her savvy tiger stripe cat. When a phony obituary for the headmaster of St. Elizabeth's School appears in the local newspaper, the people of Crozet, Virginia are surprised, but not too concerned. For a small town, Crozet has more than its share of mischief. But when a second fake obituary is followed by a murder, local police are baffled. Now Mrs. Murphy knows she must help Harry discover the killer. With twists and turns aplenty, and enough colorful characters to fill a dozen whodunits, Murder on the Prowl will satisfy all mystery lovers. Narrator Kate Forbes provides the perfect voices for Harry, Mrs. Murphy, and their two- and four-footed friends.

©1998 American Artists, Inc. (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Angels Watching Over Me

1 rating

Summary

It is just two weeks before Christmas, and 16-year-old Leah Lewis-Hall is stuck in a hospital room. Leah is lonely and worried, but she doesn’t want to trouble her honeymooning mother. When her new roommate Rebekah needs a friend, Leah forgets her own problems as she comforts the scared little Amish girl. Leah doesn’t understand the Amish customs and beliefs, but she still looks forward to Rebekah’s teenaged sister and brother’s visits. Romantic sparks fly between Leah and brother Ethan. Then a mysterious “night nurse” whom only Leah and Rebekah can see appears to console the girls. Leah will need the support of all her friends when the doctor finally makes his diagnosis. Lurlene McDaniel’s best-selling inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations captivate her many young adult fans. With narrator Kate Forbes highlighting the poignancy and romance of Leah’s story, the result is a truly memorable and uplifting listening experience.

©1996 Lurlene McDaniel (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Cat on the Scent

Summary

Rita Mae Brown returns to bring feline mystery to a new level. Crozet, Virginia, is a pretty sleepy place, but during a Civil War reenactment, murder occurs, and postmistress and amateur sleuth Harry Harristeen and her three pets are soon on the prowl looking for the killer. Brown and her cat have written a delightful murder mystery that is purr-fect for cat lovers and mystery lovers alike.

©1999 American Artists, Inc. (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Pay Dirt

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and her cat, Sneaky Pie, have captivated fans around the world with their Mrs. Murphy mysteries. In this fourth entry, the residents of Crozet, Virginia, find their summer slumbers interrupted by a pair of newcomers. When one of the visitors is found dead and $2 million goes missing from the Crozet National Bank, it falls to Mrs. Murphy and her four-legged pals to save the day.

©1995 American Artists, Inc (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Tall Tail

Summary

In this fast-paced mystery by Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor, Sneaky Pie Brown, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her animal friends seek to solve a whodunit rooted in 18th-century Virginia - uncovering a shocking secret that refuses to stay buried. At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia - nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains - might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara's death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot. As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery's statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry's present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia's slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse's killer. Now it's up to Harry and her furry detectives - Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker - to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce.

©2016 American Artists, Inc. (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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If the Creek Don't Rise

1 rating

Summary

A strikingly sincere portrait of a town and its buried secrets from an outstanding new voice in southern fiction. In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for 15 days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

©2017 Leah Weiss (P)2017 Recorded Books

Author: Leah Weiss
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Santa Clawed

Summary

Emmy Award winner Rita Mae Brown and her felicitous feline Sneaky Pie craft the 17th entry in the mega-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series. When murder befouls the idyllic winter wonderland of Crozet, Virginia, amateur sleuth Harry Haristeen takes up the investigation. Also on the scent are Harry's intrepid, four-legged friends - who never met a mystery they couldn't solve.

©2008 American Artists,Inc. (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Hallowed Bones

1 rating

Summary

Best-selling novelist Carolyn Haines is a rising star in Southern literature. Her wickedly funny "Bones" mystery series captures the unique, colorful charm of Mississippi Delta country. Doreen Mallory claims to have the gift of healing. So why did her own child die mysteriously? Out to prove Doreen's innocence, sleuthing southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney unearths an explosive, long-buried secret.

©2004 Carolyn Haines (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Cat of the Century

1 rating

Summary

Harry Haristeen, Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker return for this cozy tale from the ,New York Times best-selling tandem of Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. When Harry’s beloved Aunt Tally approaches her 100th birthday, her alma mater schedules a birthday celebration that doubles as a fundraiser. But then a member of the alumnae association disappears. Her car is on campus, yet she’s nowhere to be seen—and Tucker has sniffed out traces of human blood.

©2010 American Artists, Inc. (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Vanishing Point

2 ratings

Summary

Detective Garrett Addison and FBI Agent Jordan Lambert team up to find a serial killer before he strikes again, but what if everything that was believed to be true about the Angel Abductor is false? During Garrett Addison's first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, his team is called out to a murder scene of a young girl. She's the third victim in a string of disappearances with one thing in common - a Polaroid photo of each victim left behind at the crime scene. The FBI is pulled into the case to help, and Garrett finds himself working with Special Agent Jordan Lambert, the woman he once loved. When yet another girl dies - number six - Garrett blames himself and believes he doesn't have what it takes to be an agent. What he'll discover is that, while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him - or Jordan. Best-selling and award-winning author Lisa Harris unveils an unforgettable story of a case that has haunted the public and law enforcement for more than a decade. Fans of the Nikki Boyd Files will thrill to finally discover what actually happened to Nikki's sister, Sarah. New listeners will become instant fans after devouring this chilling tale.

©2017 Lisa Harris (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Looking Back

Summary

Belva Plain's many New York Times best-selling novels, including Promises, are beloved by her fans for their ability to convey bittersweet tales of the heart. Looking Back follows the intertwined lives of three bright young women. Cecile is a beautiful child of privilege; Amanda is ambitious but poor; Norma is the academic star, yet the least self-assured. They are inseparable at college. And when the three classmates graduate and move into careers and marriage, they remain close. But, secretly, one of them will begin a relationship that undermines their trust and alters the course of each life it touches. As Looking Back explores the limits of friendship and loyalty, it moves from youthful optimism to the more complex realities of adulthood. This poignant novel is classic Belva Plain, and narrator Kate Forbes' performance captures each emotional scene.

©2001 Bar-Nan Creations, Inc. (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Belva Plain
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Rest in Pieces

Summary

In this second entry from The New York Times best-selling series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, the citizens of Crozet, Virginia, reap a gruesome harvest - of human body parts. Ever since her husband’s affair, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen has taken a sabbatical from men. The 30-ish divorcée is content to tend her farm and gain a bird’s-eye view of the neighbors from her perch as small-town postmistress. Yet when a hunky city slicker comes to town with no clue about farming, she’s happy to show him the ropes. When pieces of a dismembered body crop up around Crozet, however, the wary townsfolk reckon the handsome stranger is the culprit. But as Harry and her sleuthing pets - Mrs. Murphy the cat and Tee Tucker the dog - sniff out the clues, they have other notions. While the unique trio follows a curious trail, Kate Forbes’ charming narration captures the spirit of each colorful character - whether human, feline, or canine.

©1992 American Artists, Inc. (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Litter of the Law

Summary

Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry's nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield's macabre scarecrow - an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows. This accountant's gruesome death is only the first of many disturbing events in this normally pastoral corner of the world. While Harry tends her beloved grapes and sunflowers, a killer edges closer - as does Harry's protective menagerie of animals.

©2013 American Artists, Inc. (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Almost Home

Summary

With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants - and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.  An estranged young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war - they're all hoping Dolly's house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own.  When tragedy strikes, Dolly's only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.  Award-winning and best-selling author Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into a cast of unforgettable characters in this complex and compassionate story of hurt and healing.

©2019 Valerie F. Luesse (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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Sneaky Pie for President

Summary

With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the tradition of her heroine, Sojourner Truth, she takes her case to the masses. Journeying from the lair of the red-shouldered hawk to the nest of the tufted titmouse, from a pasture full of curmudgeonly cows to the stately halls of Monticello, the tenacious tiger cat even secures the chattering support of Thomas Jefferson’s mice. Mice backing a cat for president? Yes, we can! Now, if Sneaky can get the animal community to band together for the common good, why not the humans? After all, who better to get the economy purring again than an honest tabby with authentic political stripes? Human candidates have had their chance in Washington, with dubious results of late: Nowhere does it say in the Constitution that the president cannot be a cat.

©2012 American Artists, Inc. (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Murder at Monticello

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Rita Mae Brown partners with her feline coauthor Sneaky Pie to give listeners a rollicking mystery in Murder at Monticello. The citizens of quiet Crozet, Virginia, are about to have their small town turned upside down by a shocking discovery. After an archaeological dig reveals a skeleton under Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, forgotten passions and bitter controversies are re-ignited. When a modern day killer adds another body to the already tangled web of deceit, suddenly there are two murders to solve - and Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen goes hunting for the truth. Her friends Mrs.Murphy the tiger cat and Tee Tucker the corgi are on the hunt too - for a killer who's out to keep Harry quiet.

©1994 American Artists, Inc. (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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A Parchment of Leaves

Summary

Critically acclaimed author Silas House’s A Parchment of Leaves was named Kentucky Novel of the Year and won a special achievement award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1917 rural Kentucky, Saul Sullivan marries a beautiful Cherokee woman named Vine. They weather the storm of prejudice, but when Saul temporarily moves away to work a better job, his younger brother makes advances on Vine that are not welcome and ultimately lead to tragedy.

©2002 Silas House (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Silas House
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Crossed Bones

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Summary

This entry in Carolyn Haines' best-selling "Bones" series finds Sarah Booth Delaney, a southern belle with a penchant for amateur sleuthing, back on the case. When black pianist Ivory Keys is murdered, Zinnia, Mississippi, divides along racial lines. The prime suspect is Scott Hampton, Key's protege, who is rich and white. Sarah is hired to prove Scott's innocence, but to do so, she'll have to navigate some treacherous waters.

©2003 Carolyn Haines (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Murder She Meowed

Summary

What do steeplechase, playing cards, and daggers have in common? They all play vital roles in the intricately woven plot of Sneaky Pie and her human cohort Rita Mae Brown in this delightful mystery. While Mary "Harry" Haristeen and her cat Mrs. Murphy attend the annual steeplechase at Montpelier, Mrs. Murphy discovers something amiss. During the celebration following the race, one of the jockeys is found dead in the barn, a dagger through his heart and the queen of clubs impaled by the dagger. Hot on the killer's trail, Mrs. Murphy is joined by a wistful band of barn mice when the killer strikes again. But can she make her human partner understand before yet another life is lost? Acclaimed across the globe, this mystery series is a perennial fan favorite.

©1996 American Artists, Inc. (P)2002 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Whisker of Evil

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown continue their beloved Mrs. Murphy series in Whisker of Evil. Mystery fans cannot get enough of these cozy whodunits featuring the case-cracking duo of intrepid postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her brilliant, sleuthing cat, Mrs. Murphy. Even as she prepares for the opening of the new post office, Harry can't help investigating when local horse breeder Barry Monteith is found murdered. She'll need all the help she can get from Mrs. Murphy to solve this puzzling crime.

©2004 Rita Mae Brown (P)2004 Recorded Books, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Big Cat Nap

Summary

The continuing success of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series is given its proper due with the publication of this 20th-anniversary tale. When a local mechanic gets his odometer turned back—for good—Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen steps in to investigate. There’s more to the crime than meets the eye, though, and sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with faithful corgi Tee Tucker, do their level best to keep Harry out of harm’s way.

©2012 Rita Mae Brown / Sneaky Pie Brown (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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Puss 'n Cahoots

Summary

The famous Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, is the perfect opportunity for remarried newlyweds Harry and Fair Haristeen to finally go on their long-delayed (second) honeymoon: a chance to combine business and pleasure, as well as to drop in on some old friends. Mrs. Murphy (a tabby cat), Tucker (a Corgi), and Pewter (a fat gray kitty), are all along for the trip as well, and when their hosts are robbed the very first day they arrive, Mrs. Murphy pounces right on solving the mystery. Soon, however, they are all sidetracked by even bigger crimes: a $200,000 mare owned by a young film star is stolen in broad daylight, and worst of all, a groom is found murdered. Clearly, winning at Shelbyville is secondary; first prize is survival.

©2007 Rita Mae Brown (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Whiskers in the Dark

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Summary

The discovery of a body in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains dredges up mysteries that have lingered from Revolutionary Virginia through the Civil War and beyond in a supernaturally thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor, Sneaky Pie Brown.  A trial is underway in Albemarle County, where Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her trusty crew of two- and four-legged friends hope to catch a killer - who may not be the person accused of the crime. Since an old friend's body was discovered by the hunting club's faithful beagles, it has been up to Harry - with her crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, plus Tee Tucker the corgi - to sniff out a trail of clues.  Meanwhile, bloodshed dating back generations continues to haunt the current grounds of the National Beagle Club of America. Are past claims of ghost sightings still to be ignored? And what do these paranormal apparitions have to do with the very modern drama unfolding in court and the all-too-real threats confronting Harry and her companions at every turn?

©2019 American Artists, Inc. (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Splintered Bones

Summary

She may be a Mississippi belle, but Sarah Booth Delaney is no pampered daddy’s girl. Unwed and over thirty, Sarah has her own set of problems - like coping with regular hauntings by her great-great-grandmother’s nanny, a busybody of a ghost who’s set on marrying her off to the first suitor who comes calling. But when an old friend is in trouble, Sarah Booth doesn’t hesitate to get involved. Eulalee McBride has confessed to murdering her husband...and she wants Sarah to dig up the dirt on the violent scalawag to prove he got what he deserved. Sarah Booth suspects that her friend is lying through her pearly whites...but why? There’s certainly no lack of suspects in Zinnia, Mississippi, including Bud Lynch, a horse trainer who arouses killer lust in the town’s women. As Sarah Booth begins to put together the pieces of the case, a killer is preparing to strike again. And this time it could send one late-blooming southern sleuth into an early grave.

©2002 Carolyn Haines (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Tail Gait

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown continue their fan-favorite Mrs. Murphy cozies with Tail Gait. Here spring comes to Crozet, Virginia, with a bang when a professor is gunned down in broad daylight. Now it's up to kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with crime-solving corgi Tee Tucker, to sniff out the killer.

©2015 American Artists, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Sour Puss

Summary

The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series is a favorite with cozy fans and cat lovers all over the world, and Sour Puss has all the red herrings and surprising plot twists fans adore. When world-renowned grape and fungus expert Professor Vincent Forland is decapitated in Crozet, Virginia, it looks like a political killing. Forland had recently lectured on how distilled fungus plays a critical role in chemical warfare. But then another headless body turns up, and the residents of Crozet wonder who will be next.

©2006 American Artists, Inc. (P)2006 Recorded Book, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Pinky Pye

Summary

Eleanor Estes is a Newbery Award winner and best-selling author of the world famous children's book Ginger Pye. Just like Ginger Pye, Pinky Pye is the touching story of a family's beloved pet. Pinky Pye is a smart and vibrant black cat. She can play games and even type on a typewriter! When the Pye family finds her, they know they can never let her go. This fun-filled story features a cheerful reading from acclaimed narrator Kate Forbes.

©1958 Eleanor Estes (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Claws and Effect

Summary

Best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown and her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown, are beloved for their Mrs. Murphy mysteries. Set in the quiet town of Crozet, Virginia, each delightful book finds Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and the incomparably clever feline, Mrs. Murphy, caught up in a puzzling whodunit. In the middle of a particularly dull winter, nobody pays much mind to rumors of bad blood among the staff of Crozet Hospital. That is, until a member of the hospital staff turns up dead. So much for the uneventful season! Harry can't resist doing some investigating of her own, but it's her sleuthing feline whose nose sniffs out the biggest clue. Co-written by the smartest cat to ever put paw to typewriter, Claws and Effect is a pure delight from beginning to end. With Kate Forbes narrating the voices of the human characters as well as the thoughts of the endearing animals, the audiobook is an extra special treat.

©2001 American Artists, Inc.

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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A Hiss Before Dying

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Summary

Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor, Sneaky Pie Brown, are back chasing a mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia - and all the traditions of the changing seasons are underway. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards; her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead; and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated - until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost - and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence.

©2017 American Artists, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Cat's Eyewitness

Summary

The New York Times best-selling Mrs. Murphy mysteries delight fans with an irresistible blend of suspense, engaging characters, and the entertaining high jinks of some quick-witted, four-legged friends. With more than two million copies in print, the series has made co-authors Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown the most popular human/feline writing team in the world. The sleepy little town of Crozet, Virginia, has seen its share of mischief and mayhem, but nothing like this. While visiting the Mt. Carmel monastery, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen witnesses a statue of the Virgin Mary cry tears of blood. Legend says this foretells crises, and soon a monk is found frozen to death near the statue. Before long the monk's body disappears, another Crozet citizen dies, and a shocking revelation to an ages-old mystery surfaces. Thankfully, Harry and her sleuthing animals are on the case, unofficially, of course.

©2005 American Artists, Inc. (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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The Blue Cloak

Summary

Fiction based on strange, but true, history  True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through a unique stories of historical romantic suspense. Collect them all and be inspired by the hope that always finds its way even in the darkest of times.  Based on real events beginning in 1797 - Rachel Taylor lives a rather mundane existence at the way station her family runs along the Wilderness Road in Tennessee. She attends her friend's wedding only to watch it dissolve in horror as the groom, Wiley Harpe, and his cousin become murderers on the run, who drag their families along. Declaring a "war on all humanity", the Harpes won't be stopped, and Ben Langford is on their trail to see if his own cousin was one of their latest victims. How many will die before peace can return to the frontier?

©2020 Shannon McNear (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Greedy Bones

Summary

Popular mystery author Carolyn Haines is the recipient of the prestigious Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the Harper Lee Award. In Greedy Bones, Sarah Booth Delaney returns to Dahlia House when a mysterious illness breaks out in her hometown. Sarah’s best friend Tinkie’s husband seems to be dying of the ailment, so Sarah must act fast to avoid a devastating loss.

©2009 Carolyn Haines (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Pursued

2 ratings

Summary

After a plane crash, Nikki Boyd and the Missing Persons Task Force race to find a key witness in a high profile case before she is permanently silenced. Nikki Boyd's flight into Nashville was routine - up until the crash landing at the airport. When the dust settles, Nikki discovers that the woman who had been seated next to her on the plane is missing - and no one will admit she was ever there. Erika Hamilton had been flying to Nashville with an air marshal as a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial. When she flees from the crash, is she running from trouble or straight into it? Before Nikki can even see her family, she and her team are pulled into a missing persons case where the motives are as unclear as the suspects. Best-selling and award-winning author Lisa Harris has planted danger around every turn in this can't-pause-it thrill ride that will leave listeners stunned.

©2017 Lisa Harris (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Honor's Price

Summary

The exciting continuation of the Rocky Mountain Legacy series focuses on trusting in the Lord. After a vicious fire brings injury and devastation to Monte Farrell's western home, he feels fearful and protective. The dreams he shares with his betrothed, Abbie Martin, are going up in smoke. When the fire proves to be intentional, and the sabotage against the property escalates, Monte desperately wrestles with his need for revenge and his sense of honor.

©1998 Kristin Heitzman (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Valley of Bones

Summary

The setting is Miami. Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives at the Trianon hotel to investigate a routine disturbance call and, to his shock and horror, watches as a wealthy oil man plunges ten stories and impales himself on a nearby fence. Soon Morales is joined by detective Jimmy Paz, famous throughout the city for solving, or at least providing a plausible solution to, the so-called Voodoo Murders that left Miami burning months earlier.Together Paz and Morales enter the hotel and discover in the dead man's room a most unusual suspect, an otherworldly woman by the name of Emmylou Dideroff. She emerges from a prayer-like state and says she wants to confess and asks for a pen and several notebooks.What Emmylou writes is nothing like what Paz expects. He enlists psychologist Lorna Wise in an effort to make sense of things that go beyond Emmylou's explanation of the murder: details of childhood abuse, of other crimes committed, of regular communion with saints and with the devil. Is she mentally disturbed? Does she really believe herself to be an instrument of God? And why is it that so many people, including Paz's biological father, are suddenly interested in the contents of these notebooks and in preventing them from becoming public?Emmylou's "confession" leads Jimmy Paz, Lorna Wise, and Tito Morales down a series of unexpected and dangerous turns that forces them each to confront questions about faith, love, and the possibility of the miraculous.

©2005 Michael Gruber (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Purrfect Murder

Summary

This 16th entry in the wildly popular Mrs. Murphy mystery series finds Harry Haristeen and the peaceable residents of Crozet, Virginia, busily preparing their gardens and homes for winter. When wealthy Carla Paulson begins plotting her extravagant new home, she ruffles more than a few feathers. Soon Carla is stabbed to death, and standing over her, with knife in hand, is one of Harry's good friends.

©2008 American Artists, Inc. (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Vendetta

1 rating

Summary

No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Person Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after 10 years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels that this case is getting personal and that she is not the hunter at all - but actually the one being hunted. With this explosive first book in the new Nikki Boyd Files, Lisa Harris takes listeners on a fast-paced pursuit of justice that will have them holding their breath until the heart-stopping finish.

©2015 Lisa Harris (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Kate Forbes
Author: Lisa Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible