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Originals

144 ratings

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Start the new year with the number one New York Times best seller that examines how people can champion new ideas - and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B. “Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” (Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point) “Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In) With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.

©2016 Adam Grant (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Milk and Honey

73 ratings

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Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The audiobook is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes listeners through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

©2015 Rupi Kaur (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Dubliners

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Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The stories comprise a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination, and the idea of paralysis where Joyce felt Irish nationalism stagnated cultural progression, placing Dublin at the heart of this regressive movement. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. James Joyce (1882-1941)

Public Domain (P)2021 Calm Radio

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Shattered Sky

5 ratings

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Erin Hunter’s number-one best-selling Warriors series continues with the third audiobook in the Vision of Shadows arc! ShadowClan has fallen. A group of rogues now rules the pine forest, and their cruel leader, Darktail, will not stop until he has conquered the rest of the Clans. Alderheart is more certain than ever their only hope is to find the lost SkyClan and fulfill StarClan’s prophecy - before Darktail’s vicious reign puts an end to the warrior Clans forever. Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, this fifth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for listeners new to the Warriors world - while for dedicated fans, it’s a long-awaited return to the era of Bramblestar’s ThunderClan, after the events of Omen of the Stars.

©2018 Working Partners Limited (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Self-Compassion

163 ratings

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From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life. The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion - and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure. Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. The feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are also highly stable, kicking in precisely when self-esteem falls down. This book powerfully demonstrates why it's so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you'd give to a good friend. This groundbreaking work will show you how to let go of debilitating self-criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff - the world's foremost expert on self-compassion - explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective. Engaging, highly listenable, and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

©2011 Kristin Neff, PhD (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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How to Have Impossible Conversations

59 ratings

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"This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversations. One by one, I recognize the same mistakes in me. The world would be a better place if everyone read this book." (Richard Dawkins, author of Science in the Soul and Outgrowing God) In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall - or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative - dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse. Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger. In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation - whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. This book is the manual everyone needs to foster a climate of civility, connection, and empathy.

©2019 Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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The Wallflower Wager

32 ratings

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They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society - and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing - and attractive - new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog.... Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon, he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.

©2019 Tessa Dare (P)2019 HarperAudio

Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Predictable Revenue

17 ratings

Summary

Grow Revenyue by 300% Or More and Make it Predictable Discover the outbound sales process that, in just a few years, helped add $100 million in recurring revenue to Salesforce.com, almost doubling their enterprise growth... with zero cold calls. This is not another book about how to cold call or close deals. This is an entirely new kind of sales bible for CEOs, entrepreneurs and sales VPs to help you build a sales machine. What does it take for your sales team to generate as many highly-qualified new leads as you want, create predictable revenue, and meet your financial goals without your constant focus and attention? LEARN INSIDE How an outbound sales process ("Cold Calling 2.0"), that without cold calls or a marketing budget, can generate a 9% response rate and millions of dollars from cold prospects. The Seven Fatal Sales Mistakes CEOs and Sales VPs (even experienced ones) make time and time again. How outbound sales and selling can be friendly, helpful and enjoyable. How to develop self-managing sales teams, turning your employees into mini-CEOs.And more...

©2011 Aaron Ross (P)2013 Aaron Ross

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Marrying Winterborne

23 ratings

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A ruthless tycoon Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better.... A sheltered beauty Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys' determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen's gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys' enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable...the reward a lifetime of incomparable bliss.

©2016 Lisa Kleypas (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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The Body in the Bookseller's

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A deadly secret. An evil plot. And a race against time to save England from disaster. Performed by acclaimed narrators Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. London, 1899: When a mysterious packet is stolen from a diplomatic courier, Sherlock and Lucy are called upon to recover it before its ominous contents fall into the wrong hands. Their best hopes for success lie with a pretty young bookstore attendant and her father, the kindly, old bookstore owner.  As they work to recover the stolen packet, the Baker Street gang uncovers a dark, tangled web of intrigue and an evil plot that could very well bring all of England to its knees. When a notorious criminal is found dead in the bookstore basement, and the bookseller is arrested for the crime, the danger becomes very real and very personal.  Can Holmes and Lucy find the perilous packet, catch the murderous mastermind, and foil the fiendish plot? Or will the case of the bookseller prove to be the Baker Street team’s final chapter? A fun and thrilling take on a classic Sherlock who-done-it, with memorable new characters, unexpected twists and turns, and international intrigue, The Body in the Bookseller's stays faithful to the spirit of the beloved original series, while showing the true value of family and friendship.

©2020 Charles Veley (P)2020 Charles Veley

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Empire Rising

2 ratings

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Xiang Li Cheng, the President of the People's Republic of China, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that the limited supply of oil available to China is threatening to derail his country's economic growth and prosperity. But to secure access to those resources, he must contend with powerful U.S. Navy and the Pacific Fleet. After a decades-long largely secret military buildup, Cheng sets his plan in motion by suddenly invading Taiwan and drawing the Pacific Fleet in to its defense. With a faster, larger fleet with more capable long range missiles, China is able to surprise and quickly overwhelm the American fast attack fleet, all but wiping out the U.S. forces on deployment. Then China turns to its real objective - invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main Islands of Japan. While the Atlantic Fleet surges westward to defend its allies and respond to the destruction of their counterparts, it falls to an unlikely alliance of three people to stop this incursion and prevent World War III. National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor has critical information, but she's trapped in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, C.O. of the submarine USS Georgia must somehow infiltrate the Chinese submarine blockade; and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison must lead a strike team into the most hostile of territories with only hours to implement the most daring plan ever.

©2015 Rick Campbell (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
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Kidnapped at the Tower

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A strange disappearance. A desperate plan. And a fight to bring a small boy home to safety.... Narrated by the acclaimed Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. London, 1899: On a brisk fall day, a six-year-old boy and his nanny vanish without a trace during a trip to the London Tower. When the boy’s father, Lord Rollings, is summoned to the Tower to receive ransom instructions, he immediately puts Sherlock and Lucy on the case.  The clues are scant and the tension is high - every moment that passes could bring the boy closer to danger. When a second, separate ransom demand is made, the case becomes even more convoluted, and the Baker Street team must take quick and cunning action in order to find and stop the real kidnapper. The stakes escalate when one of the Baker Street team’s own is put in mortal peril, and it becomes clear that whoever took the Rollings child will stop at nothing to keep him from being found. Can Holmes and his team rescue the boy and uncover the truth? Or will the kidnapper’s desperate plot succeed?     A fast-paced and witty Sherlock Holmes story with a labyrinth of compelling twists and turns and a surprise ending that will keep listeners guessing. Narrated by Watson and Lucy James, Kidnapped at the Tower stays faithful to the spirit of the beloved original series, while offering a fresh new mystery for old and new fans alike.

©2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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An English Bride in Scotland

34 ratings

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She never expected to marry.... Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun, when her mother suddenly arrived at the abbey to take her home...so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed. He never expected to fall in love.... From the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy, sweet bride...and the fact that she's blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he'll move the Highlands themselves to save her. For though Annabel's not the bride he planned for, she's the only woman he desires....

©2013 Lynsay Sands (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Lynsay Sands
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Five Pink Ladies

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A notorious work of art. A devious plan. And a dangerous mastermind who will stop at nothing to see it through.... Narrated by the acclaimed Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. London, 1899: A struggling young Persian artist sends Flynn, one of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars, out to buy provisions for a fabulous celebratory dinner. Flynn is happy to oblige. But when he brings the requested groceries to the artist’s wife, her joy quickly turns to suspicion and fear. Then Flynn returns to the artist’s studio, only to find that disaster has struck. Meanwhile, the National Portrait Gallery enlists the help of Sherlock Homes to investigate the mysterious theft of The Pink Lady, a famous portrait worth a grand sum of money. As Holmes sets out to recover the precious painting, he uncovers a dark web of deceit far more complex than he imagined.  When London art collectors begin meeting untimely ends, the Baker Street team must act quickly to find the painting, protect their artist friend, and take down a murderous mastermind. Success will take ingenuity, daring, and a stroke of sheer luck. Are they up to the task? Or will the case of the Five Pink Ladies fade to black? A fast-paced and thrilling Sherlock Holmes adventure with a labyrinth of intriguing twists and turns, Five Pink Ladies has all the wit and charm of the beloved original series, while offering fresh new mysteries for old and new fans alike.

©2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

13 ratings

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Since being named "London's Lord to Land" by a popular ladies' magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps - only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he's ever met! The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father's recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother's birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks. But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish…like falling madly, passionately in love.

©2010 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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The Duchess Deal

43 ratings

Summary

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules.... Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do. His terms are simple: They will be husband and wife by night only. No lights, no kissing. No questions about his battle scars. Last, and most importantly...once she's pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: They will have dinner together every evening. With conversation. And unlimited teasing. Last, and most importantly...once she's seen the man beneath the scars, he can't stop her from falling in love.

©2017 Eve Ortega (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Tessa Dare
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Devil's Daughter

24 ratings

Summary

A 2020 Audie winner - romance Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: He’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel.  West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent - the most devilishly wicked rake in England.  Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?  Only the devil’s daughter knows....

©2018 Lisa Kleypas (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Other Side of Midnight

5 ratings

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From the acclaimed author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare comes another spellbinding ghost story set in 1920s England. London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a final message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead - at least not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie's uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth - and whoever seeks to expose it.

©2015 Simone Seguin (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem

7 ratings

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An intrepid female reporter matches wits with a serious, sexy detective in an award-winning author's fun and flirty historical rom-com, perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore, Julia Quinn, and Tessa Dare! England, 1865: Newspaper columnist Lady Katherine Bascomb finds herself the subject of speculation when her latest article leads to an arrest in the murders plaguing London. The English believe women ought not to write about such vulgar things as crime, and a particularly attractive detective inspector is incensed that she's interfered with his investigation. To escape her sudden notoriety, Katherine heads to the country - only to witness a murder upon her arrival.  Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham is appalled when Lady Katherine entangles herself in one of his cases - again. Her sensationalist reporting already nearly got him kicked off the police force, and he'll be damned if he permits her to meddle a second time. Yet, her questions are awfully insightful, and he can't deny his attraction to both her beauty and brains. As the clues point to a dangerous criminal, the two soon realize their best option is working together. But with their focus on the killer lurking in the shadows, neither is prepared for the other risk the case poses - to their hearts.

©2020 Manda Collins (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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The Duke Who Didn't

2 ratings

Summary

Miss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night.   Except now he’s back. Jeremy Wentworth, the Duke of Lansing, has returned to the tiny village he once visited with the hope of wooing Chloe. In his defense, it took him years of attempting to be serious to realize that the endeavor was incompatible with his personality.  All he has to do is convince Chloe to make room for a mischievous trickster in her life, then disclose that in all the years they’ve known each other, he’s failed to mention his real name, his title…and the minor fact that he owns her entire village.  Only one thing can go wrong: everything.

©2020 Courtney Milan (P)2020 Courtney Milan

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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The Woman Before Wallis

28 ratings

Summary

“Brimming with scandal and an equal amount of heart...a sweeping yet intimate look at the lives of some of history’s most notorious figures from Vanderbilts to the Prince of Wales.... A must-read.” (Chanel Cleeton, New York Times best-selling author of When We Left Cuba and Next Year in Havana) “Bryn Turnbull takes a story we think we know and turns it on its head, with captivating results.... A beautifully written, meticulously researched and altogether memorable debut.” (Jennifer Robson, USA Today best-selling author of The Gown) For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson.  In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness after a whirlwind romance, she’s immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. For Thelma, the daughter of an American diplomat, her new life as a member of the British aristocracy is like a fairy tale - even more so when her husband introduces her to Edward, prince of Wales.  In a twist of fate, her marriage to Duke leads her to fall headlong into a love affair with Edward. But happiness is fleeting, and their love is threatened when Thelma’s sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, becomes embroiled in a scandal with far-reaching implications. As Thelma sails to New York to support Gloria, she leaves Edward in the hands of her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that will follow.  Bryn Turnbull takes listeners from the raucous glamour of the Paris Ritz and the French Riviera to the quiet, private corners of St. James’ Palace in this sweeping story of love, loyalty, and betrayal. 

©2020 Bryn Turnbull (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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Silence for the Dead

5 ratings

Summary

Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow.… In 1919 Kitty Weekes - pretty, resourceful, and on the run - falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House - its plaster is crumbling; its plumbing makes eerie noises; and strange, cold breaths of air waft through the empty rooms. It's known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it? Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman…or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.

©2014 Simone St. James (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Devil in Spring

23 ratings

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New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious - yet irresistible - rakes. An eccentric wallflower Most debutantes dream of finding husbands. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain. A perilous plot After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy - and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven.

©2017 Lisa Kleypas (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Sarah M. Eden British Isles Collection

2 ratings

Summary

The SARAH M. EDEN BRITISH ISLES COLLECTION contains two brand new historical romance novellas A FRIEND INDEED and A HAPPY BEGINNING, as well as four hand-picked readers' and reviewers' favorites of Sarah's popular Timeless Romance Anthology novellas. Listeners will love this selection of six historical romance novellas set in the British Isles.

©2015 Mirror Press, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Hello Stranger

1 rating

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New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her. A woman who defies her time Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man - why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair - until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every rule As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known.

©2018 Lisa Kleypas (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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The Governess Game

29 ratings

Summary

He’s been a bad, bad rake - and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried - and failed - to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart....without risking her own. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education - in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling....and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

©2018 Eve Ortega (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Tessa Dare
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Chasing Cassandra

11 ratings

Summary

Everything has a price.... Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything - or anyone - is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife - and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love - the one thing he can’t give. Everything except her.... Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win. When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants - or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride: Never underestimate a Ravenel. The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun.... Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Lisa Kleypas (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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His Wicked Reputation

3 ratings

Summary

She was a sensible woman, he was a man who could drive a woman senseless with desire... Gareth Fitzallen is celebrated for four things: his handsome face, his notable charm, his aristocratic connections, and an ability to give the kind of pleasure that has women begging for more. Normally he bestows his talents on experienced, worldly women. But when he heads to Langdon's End to restore a property he inherited - and to investigate a massive art theft - he lays plans to seduce a most unlikely lady. Eva Russell lives a spinster's life of precarious finances and limited dreams while clinging to her family's old gentry status. She supports herself by copying paintings while she plots to marry her lovely sister to a well-established man. Everyone warns her of Gareth's reputation, advising her to lock her sister away. Only it is not her sister Gareth desires. One look and she knows he is trouble. One kiss, however, proves she is no match for this master of seduction.

©2015 Madeline Hunter (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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The Dauntless Miss Wingrave

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A brave young gentlewoman dares to defy an infuriatingly arrogant earl. Brave and beautiful Miss Emily Wingrave knows that it will not be easy to help her older widowed sister deal with the trustee of her late husband’s estate.The trustee is none other than the willful, arrogant Earl of Meriden, and she is determined to stop him from meddling with her sister’s struggling family. But as Emily engages the provocative Earl in a battle of wits and wills, she learns just how well armed he is: His surprising charm and seductive techniques will make her worry that she might very well be the one who surrenders.

©1989 Lynne Scott-Drennan (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Amanda Scott
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Once Upon a Winter's Eve

1 rating

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(Originally published November 2011) Some wallflowers bloom at night... Violet is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. The gentlemen aren’t beating down her door. Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet’s feet. He’s wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue. Only Violet understands him. And she knows he’s not what he seems. She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers - and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable...Love.

©2016 Eve Ortega (P)2020 Eve Ortega

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Tessa Dare
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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Beauty and the Beast

2 ratings

Summary

On the eve of her wedding to the heir of Saiturn Manor, the stunningly beautiful Gytha is shocked to learn that her betrothed, a man she barely knew, is dead. Now she must marry the new heir, Thayer Saiturn, a battle-hardened knight, known as the Red Devil. With a face scarred in battle and a heart broken in love, Thayer has no interest in marriage. But not even the Red Devil can break the promise his foster-father made years ago, and he soon finds himself married to a woman whose exquisite beauty and sweet innocence intrigue him. But can his new bride look beyond his scars to find the hidden passion and undying love locked deep inside him?

©1992 Hannah Howell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Nature of the Beast

2 ratings

Summary

In this captivating new collection from Hannah Howell, Adrienne Basso, and Eve Silver, three women meet the irresistible vampires who are their destiny - and discover a passion satisfied only by complete surrender… "Dark Hero" by Hannah Howell. Unlike most of his clan, Berawald MacNachton chooses to live in comfortable seclusion, far from the enemies who hunt his kind - until Evanna Massey and her young brother intrude upon his solitude… "Bride of the Beast" by Adrienne Basso. When Haydn of Gwynedd first met Bethan of Lampeter, she was a brave and fearless young girl, risking her life to save his. Now Bethan has grown into a striking, courageous woman who needs Haydn's help to defeat her tyrannical stepfather. Haydn's dark gift compels him to offer marriage in name only, but he cannot deny the passion that sears them both… "Kiss of the Vampire" by Eve Silver. Devoted to her work at King's College Hospital, Sarah Lowell is shocked to discover that someone - or something - is killing the weakest patients, draining them of their blood. Killian Thayne, an enigmatic surgeon, offers Sarah his protection, but his sensual, commanding presence presents another kind of danger…

©2008 Kensington Publishing Corp. "Dark Hero" 2008 Hannah Howell "Bride of the Beast" 2008 Adrienne Basso "Kiss of the Vampire" 2008 Eve Silver (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Must Love Breeches

6 ratings

Summary

She's finally met the man of her dreams - too bad he lives in a different century! A devoted history buff finds the re-enactment of a pre-Victorian ball in London a bit boring...until a mysterious artifact sweeps her back in time to the real event, and into the arms of a compelling British lord. Isabelle Rochon can't believe it when she finds herself in the reality of 1830's London high society. She's thrilled to witness events and people she's studied. But she may also have to survive without modern tools or career - unless she can find a way to return to her time. And then there's Viscount Lord Montagu, a man whose embrace curls her toes, but who has a dangerous agenda of his own. Lord Phineas Montagu is on a mission to avenge his sister, and he'll stop at nothing, including convincing an alluring stranger to pose as his respectable fiancé. He's happy to repay her by helping her search for her stolen calling card case that brought her back in time. But he doesn't bargain for the lady being his intellectual match - or for the irresistible attraction that flames between them. They're both certain they know what they want, but as passion flares, Phineas must keep both himself and Isabella safe from unseen opponents, and she must choose when and where her heart belongs. Can they ever be together for good? Don't miss the time travel romance USA Today called "a delicious twist on historical drama and romance."

©2014 Angela Trigg (P)2016 Angela Trigg

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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Must Love Kilts: A Time Travel Romance

4 ratings

Summary

Can be listened to as a standalone. The Jacobite Rebellion - not the best time to get drunk, hook up with a guy, and lose your sister. A drunken bet.... When computer game designer Traci Campbell gets too close and personal with a bottle of Glenfiddich while vacationing in Scotland, she whisks her kilt-obsessed sister back to 1689 to prove hot guys in kilts are a myth. Hello, hundred bucks! But all bets are off when she meets Iain, the charming playboy in a to-die-for kilt. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong name.... Iain MacCowan regularly falls in love at the drop of his kilt. The mysterious red-haired lass with the odd accent is no different. But when his new love is discovered to be a Campbell, the most distrusted name in the Highlands, his dalliance endangers his clan's rebellion against King William. It's all hijinks in the Highlands until your sister disappears.... Traci thinks men are only good for one thing - thank you, Iain! - but when she awakens once again in Ye Olde Scotland and her sister is gone, she must depend on the last person she wants to spend more time with. He wants to win a heart, she wants to keep hers, but can these two realize they're meant for each other before the Jacobite rebellion pulls them apart?

©2016 Angela Trigg (P)2016 Angela Trigg

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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The Coded Blue Envelope

Summary

A secret code. A ruthless gang of thugs. And an old adversary with a deadly new vendetta. Narrated by the acclaimed Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells.  Milan, 1899. A desperate musical colleague smuggles an envelope to Zoe, Lucy's mother, begging her to deliver it to Sherlock Holmes. When her colleague is killed, Zoe must act quickly to avoid the same fate. She flees to London, only to find she’s been followed by Black Hand thugs determined to retrieve the envelope’s contents - a code that Holmes must decipher. With Lucy's help, two of the thugs are arrested but set free with the help of a prominent barrister and patron of the London Orchestra. When Zoe, Holmes, and the Baker Street team dig deeper to find who is behind the barrister’s shady dealings, an old foe resurfaces - with a score to settle.   Refusing to live in fear, Zoe determines to face the enemy. Against Holmes’ objections, she poses as an orchestral candidate, hoping to gain information on the barrister and his felonious benefactor. Meanwhile, Sherlock attempts to break the code and thwart his foe’s plan - a feat made all the more difficult with the thugs hot on his heels and anticipating his every move.  The enemy is preparing a fatal strike against Holmes, and he’s headed straight for a showdown with the Black Hand thugs. Will the Baker Street team be sharp enough to beat back the thugs, bring a dastardly evildoer to justice, and keep Zoe safe? Or will all their efforts fall flat? A fun and fast-paced take on a classic Sherlock who-done-it, complete with thrilling twists, hairpin turns, and an ending that will keep listeners guessing till the end. The Coded Blue Envelope stays faithful to the spirit of the original series but offers new characters and a fresh take on the beloved classics.

©2020 Charles Veley, Anna Elliott (P)2020 Charles Veley, Anna Elliott

Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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Christmas on the Nile

Summary

Two ruthless organizations. Two continents. One spectacular season two finale.  Performed by acclaimed narrators Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. Sherlock and Lucy must defeat two ruthless organizations on two continents in this season two finale of the Sherlock and Lucy series. Their clever archenemy, the evil Lord Sonneborne, will fight them to the bitter end. But the Baker Street team is equally determined. Their own lives, and the life of Lucy's mother, are at stake, in a struggle to change the future of the British Empire. Who will prevail? A fun and fast-paced take on a classic Sherlock who-done-it, complete with thrilling twists, hairpin turns, and an ending that will keep listeners guessing to the very last word. Christmas on the Nile stays faithful to the spirit of the original series, but offers new characters and a fresh take on the beloved classics.

©2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Must Love More Kilts: A Time Travel Romance

4 ratings

Summary

What if your husband turns out to be the man sent to kill your ancestor? A choice to make Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she'd be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she's to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted. A heart to heal Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again, he impulsively handfasts her. Yet before he can finish spinning fancies of their domestic bliss, she flees on the night of their wedding, leaving him even more convinced that he can't trust his instincts where his heart is involved. A family legend that will tear them apart Fiona wants to shake her fist at fate - she finally meets the man of her dreams but can't have him because of the family legend? Not cool, fate, not cool. Duncan believes he's just terrible at picking women and destined to be alone. But as the heat of their attraction flares, how far can they tempt fate for love?

©2017 Angela Trigg (P)2017 Angela Trigg

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Sudden Traveler

Summary

“Sarah Hall is one of those rare writers whose short fiction has the same luminosity as her novels. But the short form allows her more room to probe and roam, to experiment with form, to sink her fingers into the earth.” (The Observer, London) Featuring her signature themes of identity, eroticism, and existential quest, the stories in Sarah Hall’s third collection travel far afield in location and ambition - from Turkish forest and coastline to the rain-drenched villages of Cumbria. The characters in Sudden Traveler walk, drive, dream, and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journeys through life, death, and love. Science fiction meets folktale and philosophy meets mortality. A woman with a new generation of pacemaker chooses to shut it down in the Lakeland, the site of her strongest memories. A man repatriated in the near east hears the name of an old love called and must unpack history’s dark suitcase. From the new world - waves of female anger and resistance, a mythical creature evolves. And in the woods on the border between warring countries, an old well facilitates a dictator’s downfall, before he gains power. A master of short fiction, Sarah Hall opens channels in the human mind and spirit and takes us to the very edge of our possible selves.

©2019 Sarah Hall (P)2019 HarperAudio

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Sarah Hall
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Four Weddings and a Sixpence

3 ratings

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Beloved authors Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane deliver the stories of four friends from Madame Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls who find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings… "Something Old"Julia Quinn’s prologue introduces her heroine Beatrice Heywood and the premise for Four Weddings and a Sixpence. "Something New"In Stefanie Sloane's unforgettable story, an ever-vigilant guardian decrees that Anne Brabourne must marry by her twenty-first birthday. But love finds her in the most unexpected of ways. "Something Borrowed"Elizabeth Boyle tells the tale of Cordelia Padley, who has invented a betrothed to keep her family from pestering her to wed. Now she'll need to borrow one to convince them she's found her true love. "Something Blue"In Laura Lee Guhrke's story, unlucky Lady Elinor Daventry has her sixpence stolen from her and must convince the rake who pilfered the coin to return it in time for her own wedding. "... and a Sixpence in Her Shoe" Julia Quinn finishes with the story of Beatrice Heywood, who never believed that the sixpence was anything but a tarnished old coin—until it led all of her friends to true love. But her faith in the coin is tested when it keeps sending her to the wrong man!

©2016 “Something Old” 2017 by Julie Cotler Pottinger; “Something New” 2017 by Stefanie Sloane; “Something Borrowed” 2017 by Elizabeth Boyle; “Something Blue” 2017 Laura Lee Guhrke; “. . . and a Sixpence in Her Shoe” 2017 by Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Solitary Witness

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Performed by acclaimed narrators Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. A brazen murder. A lone witness. And a callous killer who will stop at nothing to silence her forever.... London, 1899: Lady Constance has seen too much, and now, her life is in danger. The beautiful, aristocratic newlywed is the sole witness in a murder case, and without her testimony, a killer will walk free. Her husband is distraught, thinking any harm might come to his young bride, whose affection is the only thing that has given his wayward life purpose. A ray of hope appears when the London Queen’s counsel hires Sherlock and Lucy to protect Lady Constance. The Baker Street Team spirits her away to safety, and all appears to be well. That is, until a shocking turn of events makes it clear that danger is imminent for all of them, and there is no safe place to hide. The team must work ‘round the clock to find and catch an old enemy before his deeds turn deadly once again. Will Lady Luck smile on them? Or, will Lady Constance pay the ultimate price for knowing too much? A thrilling and fast-paced take on a classic Sherlock whodunit, complete with hairpin turns and an unexpected twist even seasoned Sherlock and Lucy fans won’t see coming. The Solitary Witness stays faithful to the spirit of the original series but offers new characters and a fresh take on the beloved classics.

©2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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The Curse of Cleopatra's Needle

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A mysterious murder. Ancient intrigue. And a cold-blooded killer determined to evade capture - narrated by the acclaimed Simon Prebble and Mary Jane Wells. London, 1898. A vibrant young heiress has gone missing, and it’s up to Sherlock and Lucy to find her. Meanwhile, threatening letters from Egyptian revolutionaries begin turning up at newspaper offices, captivating Sherlock’s interest and sparking public fear and outrage. Then, the missing young woman is found dead in front of London’s most famous Egyptian monument. Are the dangerous radicals, maybe, making good on their threats? But when suspicion falls on the dead woman’s husband, the Baker Street team find themselves grappling for the truth. As they dig deeper into the mystery, they uncover a dastardly and deadly plot that puts them all in danger. And when one of their own falls prey to an evil deception, they must act quickly to prevent disaster. Can the Baker Street team catch the wily killer and save their imperiled friend? Or will all of their best efforts turn to ruin? A fun and innovative take on a classic Sherlock who-done-it, with memorable new characters, thrilling twists and turns, and a touch of ancient intrigue. The Curse of Cleopatra’s Needle stays faithful to the spirit of the beloved original series, while showing the true value of family and friendship.

©2020 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2021 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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The Duke That I Marry

Summary

Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses”.... Is it wrong for a woman to want more? Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all. When is a marriage of convenience inconvenient? Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love”. Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now, he must do what he must to save them both. Could it be that in running from danger, they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love?

©2018 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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If Ever I Should Love You

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as "the Spinster Heiresses".... He's inherited a title, but not a penny to speak of, so the Earl of Rochdale knows he must find a wife - preferably one tolerably pretty and good-tempered but definitely wealthy, and who will exchange her fortune for his family name. His choice: Leonie Charnock, one of the season's "Spinster Heiresses". Years before, the earl had saved the dark-eyed beauty's reputation, and she is still breathtakingly lovely, leading Rochdale to hope that their marriage will be more than in name only. However, Leonie doesn't want to be anyone's wife. Nearly destroyed by the secrets in her past, Leonie agrees to their union with one condition: There will be a wedding but no bedding. But it's a condition the new Countess Rochdale isn't sure even she can keep....

©2017 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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A Match Made in Bed

Summary

Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses”.... Miss Cassandra Holwell is too tall, too bookish, and too smart - but she does have money and a father who wants a grand title for her. Cassandra hasn’t felt a desire to marry until she meets the sinfully handsome Duke of Camberly, who captures her imagination...until Soren York, Earl of Dewsberry and her family’s sworn enemy, steps in the way. The Holwells ruined Soren’s family, and he’s lived on the knife’s edge trying to resurrect their fortunes...until he considers marrying the Holwell heiress. Not only would her dowry give him the funds he needs, he has secretly had an eye on the independent-minded bluestocking since they both first realized the differences between men and women. She likes to read; he has no patience for books. She knows little of sex; he is a man of the world and willing to school her. Her family destroyed his; his offer of marriage may be her only salvation. Now Cassandra and Soren must learn to love each other for who they are, not what they are - and the lessons are becoming an exercise in absolute pleasure.

©2018 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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The Fairest of Them All

1 rating

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In New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing...but which Whitridge twin is the right groom? The penniless orphan of a disreputable earl, Lady Charlene Blanchard thrives on the adventure of picking the pockets of unsavory gentlemen to survive. But due to her extraordinary beauty and prized bloodlines, she is hand chosen as a potential bride for the duke of Baynton, who is on the hunt for a suitable wife to provide heirs. All Char has to do is act the part she was born to play and charm a duke she's never laid eyes on into proposing. Except the duke turns out to be the tall, dark, and sexy stranger who just caught her red-handed as a thief! Or is he? Jack Whitridge is the duke's twin who had "gone missing" over 10 years ago. Now back in England, he knows that the supposed lady who has his brother's love is hardly duchess material - except he needs her to save his adopted country from war. He is willing to bargain with her heart - until he finds himself falling for Char....

©2016 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Love in Case of Emergency

Summary

"Fans of Sarah Dunn, Elisabeth Egan, and Isabel Gillies will relate to the multifaceted lives of Krien’s characters, brilliantly rendered in her vivid voice." (Booklist) Writing with the wry realism of Sally Rooney, one of Germany’ most promising literary talents demonstrates her incisive understanding of the complexities of relationships and the depths of the human heart in this witty and compulsively listenable novel about five very different women whose lives intersect. What happens when women fulfill their roles as wives, mothers, friends, lovers, sisters, and daughters? What comes next? Award-winning author Daniela Krien explores these questions in this powerful novel of friendship, love, loss, and everything in between. Krien explores the hopes, ambitions, challenges, and disappointments that shape modern women’s lives, offering intimate insights on motherhood and childlessness, bereavement, infidelity, and divorce. At the heart of the novel are five very different women who find themselves hurtling towards a new way of living without knowing quite how they got there. A fresh take on women’s lives, Love in Case of Emergency is a punchy yet sensitive novel that takes the notion of aspiring to find happiness and connection to new and exhilarating heights. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch.

©2021 Daniela Krien (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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The Groom Says Yes

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell continues her dazzling series, The Brides of Wishmore. He had a noose around his neck and a price on his head.... Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she'd secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society - until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, earl of Ballin, trained physician, soldier of fortune, and convicted felon. A prim and proper miss was the last thing he needed…. Mac is determined to clear his name, but first he has to find the man whose testimony sentenced him to a hangman's noose. Of course, Robert Davidson is missing and protecting Mac is Davidson's daughter, the most entrancing, frustrating, beguiling, stubborn woman Mac has ever met. And it doesn't help that he has already tasted her kisses. Or that he has found in her a passion for life and adventure to rival his own. Mac has turned Sabrina's world inside out - but what will happen when he leaves? Or will the groom say yes?

©2014 Cathy Maxwell, Inc. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Must Love Chainmail

5 ratings

Summary

RITA Award Winner, Paranormal Romance, 2016 Trapped in the wrong time, she needs a knight in shining armor, but this damsel in distress might be the real savior.  With a day planner attached to her hip, the last thing Katy Tolson wants is a romance that threatens her well-ordered life. She's set to marry the safe - but bland - guy, but something's not quite...right. A careless wish thrusts her through time into medieval Wales and into the arms of a knight in somewhat shining armor.  Sir Robert Beucol, half-Norman and half-Welsh, lives with the shame of his father's treason and vows to reclaim his family's holdings and thereby his honor. To prove himself to his king, he must be more Norman than a full-blooded Norman. What better way to show loyalty than to fight his mother's people? He has no desire to be sidetracked by the mysterious wench with pink toenails, peculiar habits, and passion smoldering behind her cool, collected exterior.  The Welsh uprising fits perfectly into Robert's plans. Katy's on the other hand? That's a no. As they embark on a perilous journey through the heart of Wales, each passionate encounter pulls them closer together, but farther from their goals. When everything they value is at stake, can they save each other and their love? 

©2015 Angela Trigg (P)2016 Angela Trigg

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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The Bride Says No

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore. What happens when a bride says no? He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, handsome, a little bit dangerous, and, of course, one of the most sought-after bachelors in London. He is also about to be publically jilted by some chit of a girl! Blake Stephens' pride isn't about to let him be humiliated, so he charges after his bride to the wilds of Scotland, determined to bring her to the altar. What happens when the heart says yes? He is promised to one woman, but discovers his soul stirred by…the chit's sister! Lady Aileen Davidson's reputation was ruined ages ago, which is why she's buried herself in the country, but her fiery spirit and bold beauty threaten to bring Blake to his knees, making him wonder if he has proposed to the wrong lass. And now he must make a choice: marry for honor…or marry for love?

©2014 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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The Bride Says Maybe

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore. What happens when a bride says maybe? She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love…but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can't make her love him…can he? What happens when the groom insists? Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool. He knows that Tara is trouble. Yet he's determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty. There's no doubt that Tara is a challenge, and Breccan loves nothing more. For he's vowed to thoroughly seduce Tara...and make her his in more than name alone.

©2014 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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All Regency Collection

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Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency Collection. Listeners will love this collection of six regency romance novellas. In The Wedding Gift: A Pride and Prejudice Story, an enchanting novella by Anna Elliott, the story opens two weeks before Elizabeth Bennet's wedding to Mr. Darcy. He has given her the perfect wedding gift, and now she must come up with one for him. But what do you give a man who has everything? Elizabeth soon discovers that the gift of love is more important than any one thing. Dream of a Glorious Season, a sweet novella by Sarah M. Eden, we meet Elizabeth Gillerford who envies her sister only one thing - that she's been intended for Julian Broadwood since they were children. The trouble is that Elizabeth is hopelessly in love with Julian too. When Julian discovers that Elizabeth has been denied a Season because her older sister is yet unwed, he undertakes his own stealthy measures to introduce her to society, only to find himself falling in love with her himself. In The Mender, a captivating story by Carla Kelly, Thankful Winnings takes a sea voyage with her cousin on the Ann Alexander, in a last adventure before she settles down to marry one of her beaus. Unexpectedly they come upon the aftermath of a fierce ship battle, and Thankful is commissioned to help in the place of an injured surgeon on one of the Royal Navy ships. Adam Farnsworth, surgeon, has been at sea for years. Tired of war, but devoted to his post, it takes a resourceful lady such as Thankful to give him the hope of love and help heal his own wounds, the ones that show and the ones that don't. In Begin Again, a charming novella by Josi S. Kilpack, Regina Weathers gives up on marrying for love the day that Ross Martin walks out of her life. Now, fifteen years later, Ross shows up at a ball and thinks he can woo Regina. But she is set on her lonely path and stitched-up heart, no matter the excuse Ross gives for his years of silence and neglect. In Annette Lyon's endearing story, The Affair at Wildemoore, Mrs. Ellen Stanhope escorts her three daughters to a ball. As her oldest flirts with a beau, Ellen is reminded of her courtship and early years of marriage with Anthony, before tragedy struck with the death of their infant son. The marriage has faded and dulled. Not until she sees Anthony dancing with a woman he courted years before does Ellen realize how much she misses him, still loves him, and yearns for him to yet feel the same way for her. In the delightful novella, The Duke's Brother, by Heather B. Moore, Mr. Gregory Clark is having an awful day, and it only gets worse when he's ran over by...a woman.

©2016 Mirror Press, LLC. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The Third Heiress

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With over 7 million copies of her books in print and a name that consistently appears on the New York Times, USA Today and other national bestseller lists, Brenda Joyce's novels are imbued with rich sensuality, haunting suspense and characters whose worlds become your own. Now, Brenda Joyce delivers a richly crafted contemporary novel set in the exclusive world of the British aristocracy, where secrets remain hidden at all costs, and where one woman dares to discover a lost legacy of passion…and murder. The Third Heiress. The tragic death of her fiance in a harrowing car accident plunges Jill Gallagher into a dark mystery. His final words to her: "I love you…Kate," force her to realize she neither truly knew this dashing British photographer, nor understood his true motives for being here in America. When she brings his body back to his English family, she enters a world of hostility, suspicion, and closely guarded secrets. Then she finds a century-old photograph of an American heiress named Kate Gallagher who looks remarkably like herself-and who disappeared nearly a century ago. What legacy of scandal has she unearthed? Who is so desperate to stop her? And can she trust the handsome, enigmatic stranger who may be her greatest ally…or a dangerous foe? At once otherworldly and vividly real, The Third Heiress is Brenda Joyce at her passionate and suspenseful best.

©1999 Brenda Joyce (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Author: Brenda Joyce
Length: 16 hrs
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A Little Thing Called Love

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Grandmother, grandmother, who shall it be Who shall it be who will marry me? Duke, earl, a powerful marquess? When my heart is given to Fyclan Morris.... In New York Times best-selling author Cathy Maxwell's new novella, beautiful Jennifer Tarleton has no lack of noble suitors, but the only man who captures her attention is the one her father will never let her marry: Fyclan Morris. He's a brash adventurer, witty, courageous...and Irish! Even worse, her father blames her for their reversal of fortune. And it's a fortune - or, rather, his grandmother the fortune-teller - who foretold that Fyclan would meet "the one", a love prophesied in the stars. He vows nothing will stand in the way of making Jennifer his bride, but is the price too high? Or is a thing called love worth every challenge?

©2015 Catherine Maxwell, Inc. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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