Unwanted betrothals, assassination attempts, and a battle for the crown converge in Danielle L. Jensen's Dark Skies, a new series starter set in the universe of the YA fantasy Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel". A runaway with a hidden past.... Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger; she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. A commander in disgrace.... Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdomâs only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath - and his heart - to the test. A kingdom under siege.... With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most - but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned - all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.Â A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen.
Â©2020 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
From best-selling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel". Their battles ended in victory.... Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, sheâs convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever.Â His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark - and in doing so, risks starting a war.Â But the war has only just begun.... Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that heâs fought for.Â Torn between her growing allegiance to the 37th legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves - or put them all in their graves.Â Listeners may listen to either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first! Suggested series listening order order: Dark Skies or Dark Shores Dark Shores or Dark Skies Gilded SerpentÂ A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen
Â©2021 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
Number one best-selling novel Last Words is where reality meets fiction and the lines in between are blurred by forbidden love. Amelia - 1942: The inside of my closet held the last bit of my freedom before I was torn from my home and shoved onto a dark train. Our destination was even darker. "Women and children to the right. Men to the left," they shouted at us. Everything was taken from me, leaving only the smoke-filled air, piercing screams, and soul-burning cries. I was slowly starved and weakened to the bone, but there was a man - a Nazi - who brought me extra food. He called himself a prisoner too, but he scared me, and I wondered if he was the enemy I should fear the most. Emma - current day: My grandmother hid her past in an old diary under her bed. The tattered, brown leather book sat there for years until she asked me to find it and read her unspoken words. Now, her stories and secrets are consuming every moment of my life. She's dying...and asking for a man no one in our family has ever heard of. I never imagined a handwritten book could change my entire life, but it has. It opened my eyes to a new beginning, and I learned that love is not the unsaid word my grandmother has refused to speak. It's an action - it's longevity, taboo, and sometimes forbidden. Do we fight for what's wrong, or do we spend our lives searching for what's right? Last words were never spoken because love doesn't stop until a heart is no longer beating. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Shari J. Ryan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The instant New York Times best seller The alternate-history first-contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Truth is a human right. It's fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn't spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the internet, the paparazzi, and the government - and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father's leaks are a hoax and wants nothing to do with him - until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human - and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's PressÂ "Axiomâs End is one of the most unique science fiction novels in years. Itâs a heartfelt story of alien first contact, but, luckily, unlike so many 'big idea' sci-fi books, itâs utterly unpretentious." (SYFY.com)
Â©2020 Lindsay Ellis (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Every Breath: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! Get swept up in an epic romance from the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Notebook, a heartbreaking love story spanning decades and continents - from North Carolina to Zimbabwe. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable....but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive? Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
Â©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Hachette Audio
"Listeners will be transported to the small Southern town of Wicklow by the drawls and laid-back pacing of the narrators.... This is a beautiful story of family, love, and forgiveness." (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner) Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm.Â Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird CafÃ©.Â It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the cafÃ© and settle her grandmotherâs estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her fatherâs side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody canât stop talking about.Â As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.
Â©2019 Heather Webber (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of 17 princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most - a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever. The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby - it's his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she's more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good - but can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind's greatest enemy?
Â©2018 Alexandra Christo (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this haunting debut novel. Helen Lambert has lived several lives - a young piano virtuoso in 1890s Paris, an actress in 1930s Hollywood, a rock star in 1970s Los Angeles - only she doesn't know it. Until she meets a strange man who claims he's watched over her for centuries, bound to her from the beginning.Â At first, Helen doesn't believe him. Her life is as normal as any other modern career woman's. Then she begins having vivid dreams about ill-fated love and lives cut short.Â Caught in a curse, Helen will be forced to relive the same tragic events that ruined her previous lives. But with each rebirth, she's developed uncanny powers. And as the most powerful version of herself, Helen must find a way to break the curse before her time runs out. A Witch in Time is a bewitching tale of passion, reincarnation, and magic perfect for fans of A Secret History of Witches and Outlander.Â Praise for A Witch in Time: "A sweeping story of magical, star-crossed love, as glamorous as it is romantic. Prepare to be dazzled." (Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger) "Incredibly engrossing and decadent in all the best ways, A Witch in Time is a sumptuous story of love and loss that's perfect for fans of historical fiction with a touch of fantasy." (Hypable) "AÂ narrative rich in historical detail, brightened by flashes of humor, and filled with colorful characters and fascinating settings. A most rewarding read!"Â (Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches) For more from Constance Sayers, check out The Ladies of the Secret Circus.Â
Â©2020 Constance Sayers (P)2020 Redhook
From the number-one international best-selling author: a woman wakes up on a Central Park bench with no memory of how she got there in this âunpredictable and moving psychological thriller that keeps you holding your breathâ (MÃ©tro) Alice, a fierce and respected Parisian cop, wakes up on a Central Park bench with no memory of the night before, handcuffed to a complete stranger - a musician named Gabriel. Disoriented, dazed, and with someone elseâs blood on her shirt, Alice works furiously to reconnect the dots. She remembers clubbing with her friends the night before on the Champs-ÃlysÃ©es. Gabriel claims he was playing a gig in Dublin. Was she drugged? Kidnapped? Why is the gun in her jacket pocket missing a bullet? And whose blood is on her clothes?Â Over the next 24 hours, Alice and Gabriel race across New York in search of answers, stumbling upon a startling set of clues that point to a terrible adversary from the past. Alice must finally confront her memories of hunting the serial killer who took everything from her - a man she thought was dead, until now.Â From France's number-one best-selling author, Central Park is a taut and suspenseful thriller that will keep readers riveted until its final shocking twist.
Â©2014, 2021 Guillaume Musso; Sam Taylor - translation (P)2021 Hachette Audio
"Listeners will be transported into the eerie world of this atmospheric modern fairy tale...The narrators also perfectly convey the ominous sense of doom as the sisters discover their motherâs hidden, unfinished script, White Fox, and start to unravel twisted secrets and dangerous truths about her life." (Booklist) After their world-famous actor mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Manon and ThaÃ¯s left their remote Mediterranean island home â sent away by their pharma-tech tycoon father. Opposites in every way, the sisters drifted apart in their grief. Yet their mother's unfinished story still haunts them both, and they can't put to rest the possibility that she is still alive. Lured home a decade later, Manon and ThaÃ¯s discover their motherâs legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into the island's surreal society, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother â and themselves.Â An Imprint Book âEerie and sly, White Fox is a trap waiting to be sprung. I was completely enthralled.â (Rory Power, New York Times best-selling author of Wilder Girls)
Â©2020 Sara Faring (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
USA Today best-selling author Heather Webber's South of the Buttonwood Tree is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Blue Bishop has a knack for finding lost things. While growing up in charming small-town Buttonwood, Alabama, sheâs happened across lost wallets, jewelry, pets, her wandering neighbor, and sometimes, trouble. No one is more surprised than Blue, however, when she comes across an abandoned newborn baby in the woods, just south of a very special buttonwood tree. Sarah Grace Landreneau Fulton is at a crossroads. She has always tried so hard to do the right thing, but her own mother would disown her if she ever learned half of Sarah Graceâs secrets. The unexpected discovery of the newborn baby girl will alter Blueâs and Sarah Graceâs lives forever. Both women must fight for what they truly want in life and for who they love. In doing so, they uncover long-held secrets that reveal exactly who they really are - and what theyâre willing to sacrifice in the name of family. A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books
Â©2020 Heather Webber (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Everything has led up to this moment in Lizzie Glick's life. All of her curiosity, concern, and dreams have pointed to this time when she must make some very big decisions. Will she join the Church? Will she continue teaching? Will she marry Stephen? Questions and indecision as well as answers and certainty enter Lizzie's life in Big Decisions, the third and final novel in this series written by an Amish author and based on true-life experiences. Her sisters, Emma and Mandy, seem so certain that Joshua and John are their perfect matches. Does Lizzie really want to get married anyway? Does Stephen? Lizzie loves Stephen, but sometimes they disagree about everything, from their future to how to spend their Saturday afternoons. What happens if they get married? Can Lizzie find a way to respect Stephen's opinions without giving up too much? Lizzie thinks she's ready to join the Amish Church. But she has so many questions. Can she really find happiness within her community?
Â©2011 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
After nearly losing Wendy, Peter returns her to her family but fears she may not be safe from Hook. Torn between protecting Wendy and leading the lost boys, he must decide to fulfill his duty or follow his heart.Â Wendy pans, and awakes in her bedroom, clothes stained in blood, with no memories of Peter or Neverland. Wendy struggles to return to her normal life, for shadows plague her during the day, and where shadows roam - monsters follow.Â With Hook closing in on the lost boys' hideout, Peter faces a betrayer from within the ranks of Neverwood. The final battle is on the horizon, and the secret to victory lies with the shadows, but only one can hear their voice: the Lost Girl.
Â©2017 Chanda Hahn (P)2018 ListenUp Audiobooks
Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites listeners into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult audiobook. New York City, 1910. Invisible until sheâs needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladiesâ maid to the cityâs upper echelons. When she takes up a position with the Benchley family, dismissed by the cityâs elite as ânew moneyâ, Jane realizes that while she may not have financial privilege, she has a power they do not - she understands the rules of high society. The Benchleys cause further outrage when their daughter Charlotte becomes engaged to notorious playboy Norrie, the son of the eminent Newsome family. But when Norrie is found murdered at a party, Jane discovers she is uniquely positioned - sheâs a woman no one sees, but who witnesses everything; who possesses no social power, but that of fierce intellect - and therefore has the tools to solve his murder. There are many with grudges to bear: from the family Norrie was supposed to marry into, to the survivors of a tragic accident in a mine owned by the Newsomes, to the rising anarchists who are sick of those born into wealth getting away with anything they want. Jane also knows that in both high society and the cityâs underbelly, morals can become cheap in the wrong hands: scandal and violence simmer just beneath the surface - and can break out at any time. âA Death of No Importance has such rich historic detail that you feel as if youâve been transported to early 20th century New York. Mariah Fredericks is the best at creating compulsively addictive, fresh, twisty reads.â (Meg Cabot)
Â©2018 Mariah Fredericks (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
Wendy doesn't remember anything about Neverland or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They're not just haunting, they're hunting. A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she's hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?
Â©2016 Chanda Hahn (P)2017 ListenUp Audiobooks
A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from one of young-adult literature's boldest new talents. January 29, 2035. That's the day the comet is scheduled to hit - the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise's drug-addicted mother is going, they'll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter - a generation ship scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she'll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?
Â©2016 Corinne Duyvis (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks is the atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character Jane Prescott. Â In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladiesâ maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter, Louise, is to marry William Tyler at their uncle and auntâs mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New Yorkâs notorious Italian Mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife, Alva, has settled into domestic life.Â Â As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household and plan Louiseâs upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler childrenâs nanny, Sofia - a young Italian American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery - and rushes in to find Sofia murdered and the carefully locked window flung open.Â Â Â The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan, who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy, secretive household. Was Sofiaâs murder fallout from the social tensions rife in New York, or could it be a much more personal crime?
Â©2019 Mariah Fredericks (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
New love and even more questions enter Lizzie Glick's life in When Strawberries Bloom, the second novel in this series written by an Amish writer and based on true-life experiences. Lizzie's dream of teaching school has finally come true. She loves the brand-new school building, the sound of the children singing, and the independence she has in the classroom. Even the occasionally unruly boys can't ruin the excitement she feels each morning when she starts the school day. But at home things are in turmoil again. What do Dat's sudden health problems mean for the future of their farm? And what about Lizzie's future? Emma and Mandy are so certain that Joshua and John are their perfect matches, but Lizzie doesn't know what to think about Stephen and how he might fit into her life. What will Lizzie decide? Will she continue to teach school? Or will she give up that dream so her wish for marriage and a family can come true? Stephen says he loves her, but Lizzie isn't sure he really understands her. Can she hope to find anyone within her Amish community who loves her bright mind, her ever-active imagination, her competitive spirit, and her stormy humor?
Â©2010 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Not all shadows are monsters. And some were never meant to die.Â Wendy is on a quest for vengeance after Hook kidnapped the lost boys and destroyed their school. Stuck as a shadow, Peterâs body is weakening because each time he dies and regenerates may be his last. Meanwhile, Wendy is running out of time to track down Hook, save the boys, and rescue Peter before heâs lost as a shadow forever.Â But a surprising clue leads to the mysterious island where it all began. Neverland. Right when they believe the nightmare is over, they find the game is just beginning.
Â©2018 Chanda Hahn (P)2019 ListenUp Audiobooks
The next charming novel from USA Today best-selling author Heather Webber! Sadie Way Scott has been avoiding her family and hometown of Sugarberry Cove, Alabama since she survived a near-drowning in the lake just outside her motherâs B&B. Eight years later, Sadie is the host of a much-loved show about southern cooking and family, but despite her success, she wonders why she was saved. What is she supposed to do?Â Sadieâs sister, Leala Clare, is still haunted by the guilt she feels over the night her sister almost drowned. Now, at a crossroads in her marriage, Leala has everything she ever thought she wanted - so why is she so unhappy?Â When their mother suffers a minor heart attack just before Sugarberry Coveâs famous water lantern festival, the two sisters come home to run the inn while she recovers. Itâs the last place either of them wants to be, but with a little help from the innâs quirky guests, the sisters may come to terms with their strained relationships, accept the past, and rediscover a little lake magic.Â The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small-town Southern charm by USA Today best-selling author Heather Webber.Â A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books
Â©2021 Heather Webber (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
After realizing her coworkers at L'Ombre, a high-profile restaurant in NYC, will never appreciate or respect her, Charlie Garrett allows her ex-boyfriend, Avery Michaels, to convince her to work for him as executive pastry chef at his new Seattle hotspot, Thrill. She'll have her own kitchen, her own staff - everything she ever wanted professionally. When she arrives at Thrill, however, she realizes that Avery wanted more than a pastry chef for his restaurant - he wanted a costar for the reality show they're filming about the restaurant and its staff. Charlie is uncomfortable with the idea at first, but she soon realizes that this is her chance to show the world what women in the kitchen are capable of. She sets some ground rules with the film crew, signs a non-disclosure agreement, and promptly meets the man of her dreams, Kai, off-camera. The show, and her demanding work schedule as head of the pastry kitchen, makes it nearly impossible for Charlie and Kai to spend time together. Drama on and off the set soon take a toll on Charlie's well-being, forcing her to choose if life in front of the camera is worth sacrificing life behind the scenes. Sugar is a contemporary romance, set in the high-pressure commercial kitchens of New York and Seattle. A funny and clever story of how a female chef learns to thrive in the ruthless world of premier restaurants.
Â©2017 Kimberly Stuart (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
A romance novel by an Amish writer, based on true experiences! It isn't that Lizzie doesn't want to stay Amish. It's just that there is so much to figure out. Like why can't she let her hair a little looser on top? And why can't she wear shoes with a little bit more of a heel? And will she ever really just know for a fact who she is going to marry, like her next-older sister, Emma, does? And how does it happen that her just-younger sister, Mandy, is going on a date before Lizzie ever has a real one? So does it matter at all if she eats one more whoopie pie? Amos seems to like her a lot when she pounds out the ping-pong games. He even asks her to be his partner in doubles. But then he asks Ruthie if he can take her home! It has been this way Lizzie's whole life. She has too hot a temper. She hates housework and dislikes babies. She loves driving fast horses but is petrified of going away from home for a week to work as a maud (maid). Now that Lizzie is running around, will she scare off the Amish boys with her hijinks manners? She has certainly attracted the attention of the egg-truck driver. A scary thrill runs through her every time the worldly man comes to pick up an order, each time extending his stay a little longer. How long will she keep this a secret from Emma - and from Mamm and Datt? What will become of Lizzie? Is she too spirited, too innocent, and almost too uninhibited for a young Amish woman?
Â©2010 Linda Byler (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Death of an American Beauty is the third in Mariah Fredericks' compelling series, set in Gilded Age New York, featuring Jane Prescott. Jane Prescott is taking a break from her duties as lady's maid for a week, and plans to begin it with attending the hottest and most scandalous show in town: The opening of an art exhibition, showcasing the cubists, that is shocking New York City. 1913 is also the 50th anniversary of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation speech, and the city's great and good are determined to celebrate in style. Dolly Rutherford, heiress to the glamorous Rutherford's department store empire, has gathered her coterie of society ladies to put on a play - with Jane's employer Louise Tyler in the starring role as Lincoln himself. Jane is torn between helping the ladies with their costumes and enjoying her holiday. But fate decides she will do neither, when a woman is found murdered outside Jane's childhood home - a refuge for women run by her uncle. Deeply troubled as her uncle falls under suspicion and haunted by memories of a woman she once knew, Jane - with the help of old friends and new acquaintances, reporter Michael Behan and music hall pianist Leo Hirschfeld - is determined to discover who is who is making death into their own twisted art form. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books
Â©2020 Mariah Fredericks (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each story exploring the lives of teen protagonists raised in catastrophe's wake - whether set in the years soon after the change, or in decades far in the future. New York Times best-selling authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding anthology. Introduction 2012 by Terri WindlingâThe Segmentâ copyright 2012 by Genevieve ValentineâAfter the Cureâ copyright 2012 by Carrie RyanâValedictorianâ copyright 2012 by N. K. JemisinâVisiting Nelsonâ copyright 2012 by Katherine LangrishâAll I Know of Freedomâ copyright 2012 by Carol EmshwillerâThe Other Elderâ copyright 2012 by Beth RevisâThe Great Game at the End of the Worldâ copyright 2012 by Matthew KresselâReunionâ copyright 2012 by Susan Beth PfefferâBlood Driveâ copyright 2012 by Jeffrey FordâReality Girlâ copyright 2012 by Richard Bowes.
Â©2012 âHow Thâirth Wint Rong by Hapless Joey @ homeskool.guvâ copyright 2012 by Gregory MaguireâRust with Wingsâ copyright 2012 by Steven GouldâFaint Heartâ copyright 2012 by Sarah Rees BrennanâThe Easthoundâ copyright 2012 by Nalo HopkinsonâGrayâ copyright 2012 by Jane YolenâBeforeâ copyright 2012 by Carolyn DunnâFake Plastic Treesâ copyright 2012 by CaitlÃn R. KiernanâYou Wonât Feel a Thingâ copyright 2012 by Garth NixâThe Markerâ copyright 2012 by Cecil CastellucciAfterword 2012 by Terri Windling (P)2015 Audible Inc.
With a foreword by Cynthia Ozick, this semiautobiographical novel of a Jewish girl forced away from home in the face of Nazi persecution is an extraordinary tale of fortitude and survival. On a December night in 1938, a 10-year-old girl named Lore is put on the Kinder transport, a train carrying hundreds of Jewish children out of Austria to safety from Hitler's increasingly alarming oppression. Temporarily housed at the Dover Court Camp on England's east coast, Lore will find herself living in other people's houses for the next seven years: the Orthodox Levines, the Hoopers, the working-class Grimsleys, and the wealthy Miss Douglas and Mrs. Dillon. Charged with the task of asking "the English people" to get her parents out of Austria, Lore discovers in herself an impassioned writer. In letters to potential sponsors, she details the horrors happening back at home; in those to her parents, she notes the mannerisms and reactions of the new families around her as she valiantly tries to master their language. And the closer the world comes to a new war, the more resolute Lore becomes to survive. As powerful now as when it was first released 50 years ago, Other People's Houses is a poignant tale about the creation of a new life in the face of hopelessness and fear - a hallmark of the postwar immigration experience.
Â©1958, 1961, 1964, 1994 Lore Groszmann Segal, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A gripping pause-resister for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Perfect Nanny, Michelle Sacks's You Were Made for This provocatively explores the darkest sides of marriage, motherhood, and friendship.Â Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam, and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they've built.Â Â When Merry's childhood friend Frank visits their Swedish paradise, she immediately becomes part of the family. She bonds with Conor. And with Sam. She befriends the neighbors, and even finds herself embracing the domesticity she's always seemed to scorn.Â Â All their lives, Frank and Merry have been more like sisters than best friends. And that's why Frank soon sees the things others might miss. Treacherous things, which are almost impossible to believe when looking at this perfect family. But Frank, of all people, knows that the truth is rarely what you want the world to see.
Â©2018 Michelle Sacks (P)2018 Hachette Audio
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Saving Quinton comes a story about giving in to love - body and soul.... Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces - but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the dayâ¦but he's not ready yet. Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way - a reminder of life's dark side - and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken pastâ¦and into Nova's heart?
Â©2014 Jessica Sorensen (P)2014 Hachette Audio
After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds - her neighborâs kitchen curtains, a manâs necktie, a dogâs bed - which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, âWhat kind of a God would allow such tragedy?â As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart. Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?
Â©2012 Carolyn Suzanne Pizzuti (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
From the # 1 New York Times best-selling author of Breaking Nova comes a gripping story about what it takes to save the one you loveâ¦ Nova Reed can't forget him - Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help himâ¦before it's too late. Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year - but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhereâ¦
Â©2014 Jessica Sorensen (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. A quilt, a secret message, a dog, and a possible treasure make for an unforgettable Christmas! Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt. What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?
Â©2012 Jennifer AlLee (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The number one New York Times best-selling author. Nova Reed can't forget him -- Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realise she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late. Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year, but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about someone like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . . Discover the latest intense, passionate and page-turning novel from number one New York Times best-selling sensation Jessica Sorensen.
Â©2014 Jessica Sorensen (P)2014 Hachette Audio
A gripping story of grace, faith, and triumph for a woman whose world shattered hours after her husband's suicide. Becky Powell faced the unthinkable on May 16, 2013. Her husband, Mark, called and said, "I've done something terrible." Within hours, she learned that he had taken his own life and, over a period of several years, millions of dollars from friends and colleagues. Everything she believed to be true, the very fiber of her marriage, was called into question. Within a week, rather than planning carpool runs and volunteer fundraisers, she owed almost 100 creditors millions of dollars and had her own team of 10 lawyers. She was also the subject of open FBI, SEC, and DOJ investigations - and faced potential criminal charges. And, although she instantly denounced every cent of Mark's $15M in life insurance and promised to repay every penny taken, her lawyers knew that, in reality, she faced years of court battles and lawsuits, and possible jail time. Yet from that first horrific moment, God was there. He showed up in his word, in Becky's friends, in her lawyers, and in the generosity of those around her. He worked miracles. CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and others covered the first moment, but what about the last? What about the story in which God gives your next breath because you can't find it on your own? What about the story of a mom and three kids trying to make sense of their pasts, present and future while living under a microscope? Awful Beautiful Life is Becky's journey through the two years surrounding Mark's death and how she overcame. It came down to a loving God who surrounded her, a present and dedicated family, and friends who made her life, offered her sanctuary, and showed up for her and her kids in tangible ways. This is a story of remarkable grit, strength, and what the Body of Christ in action looks like. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2019 Becky Powell, Katherine Reay (P)2019 Faith Words
Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she's getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next...until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside. Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn't want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he's done, what he's lost. He's sworn to never allow happiness into his life...but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he's too damaged to get close to her, yet she's the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?
Â©2013 Jessica Sorensen (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty, and alone in a desert wasteland, she's picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank, and Pretty Boy - outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns. But as they journey across the wild together, Kid learns that her newfound crew may not be the heroes she was hoping for. And in a world that's lost its humanity, everyone has a bit of monster within them....
Â©2016 K. S. Merbeth (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Three girls, two guys, five secret journals The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries. When our parents were growing up they were encouraged to make mistakes. That's how they learned. But us? Our mistakes go viral. There is no delete button on the Internet. What kind of future do we have if we can't escape our embarrassing pasts? I must come off as quite the hypocrite; complaining about our overexposed lives in a book of secret journals I have leaked. But these pages hold proof of how this pressure affects the "best" of us - so until the heat's turned down, keep listening.
Â©2014 Lisi Harrison (P)2014 Hachette Audio
In this "bone-chillingly cool crime debut" (Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train), a young biologist studying the remote Swedish wetlands stumbles upon a body - and finds that if the marsh's secrets can't stay buried, neither can hers.... In the remote Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods. Biologist Nathalie came in order to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold - just like the ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after. And as the police investigate, the bodies start to surface.... Is the mire calling out for sacrifices, as the superstitious locals claim? Or is it an all-too-human evil? Richly atmospheric and haunting to the last moment, Susanne Jansson's stunning debut is a gripping tale of the power of nature to shape our reality, the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the world, and the terrible consequences they may have. This international sensation will captivate fans of the celebrated suspense fiction of Jane Harper or Tana French.
Â©2018 Susanne Jansson (P)2018 Hachette Audio