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Forever Friends

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Perfect for fans of Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis, two mothers - one pregnant, one sending her child to college - form an unlikely friendship, finding love, hope, and a new start at life in this charming, laugh-out-loud listen. Single mom Renee Rhodes seems like a woman who has it all together - perfect house, perfect kid, perfect yard. But now that her daughter is away at college, she doesn't know what to do next. Without weekly PTA meetings and after-school chauffeur duty, Renee isn't sure who she is anymore. What she is sure of is that she probably shouldn't be crushing on her new boss, who couldn't possibly be interested in a middle-aged mom.... Sadie Landry is drowning in the stay-at-home mom life. With a toddler running wild, a husband who is growing more distant by the day, and a mother-in-law who has a comment on every-little-thing, Sadie is one mommy-and-me class away from losing it. When she learns that she is pregnant again, Sadie knows that something has to change for the sake of her family - and her sanity. After a birthday party bake-a-thon nearly turns into a three-alarm fire, Renee comes to her neighbor Sadie's rescue with comfort, competence, and a killer pie recipe. With their unlikely friendship and a newly hatched plan to open a bakery, can Sadie and Renee finally have the lives they've always dreamed of?

©2019 Sarah Mackenzie (P)2019 Forever

Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Mother's Day

3 ratings

Summary

In June of I985, while her teenage sons held their half sister down, Theresa Cross beat her I9-year-old daughter Sheila unconscious and then stuffed her into a 2' x 2' storage locker. After three days the knocking, kicking, and cries stopped. Theresa and her sons dumped the girl's body in the desolate High Sierras.... The summer before, Theresa had dug a bullet out of her daughter Suesan's chest with a paring knife. When Suesan failed to recover (without benefit of doctors or hospital), Theresa and her two sons drove the delirious girl to the mountains, doused her with gasoline, and set her on fire.... For nearly nine years, Theresa Cross Knorr got away with murder, until her youngest daughter, Terry Knorr Graves, finally found a cop who believed the incredible story of her two murdered sisters. That story is all here, the shocking life of a woman whose violence, jealousy, rage, and domination led to a brutally heinous crime of ruthless ferocity.

©1998 Dennis McDougal; Distributed in 2015 by Open Road Distribution (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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Death of a Kitchen Diva

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Welcome to Bar Harbor, Maine, one of New England's most idyllic coastal towns. But as new food writer Hayley Powell is about to find out, the occasional murder can take a bite out of seaside bliss.... Single mom Hayley Powell is barely keeping her leaking roof over her head when her boss at the Island Times gives her a new assignment - taking over the paper's food column. Hayley's not sure she has the chops - she's an office manager, not a writer, even if her friends clamor for her mouth-watering potluck dishes. But the extra income is tempting, and Hayley's chatty first column is suddenly on everyone's menu - with one exception. When rival food writer Karen Appelbaum is found face-down dead in a bowl of Hayley's creamy clam chowder, all signs point to Hayley. To clear her name, she'll have to enlist some help, including her BFFs, a perpetually pregnant lobster woman, and a glamorous real estate agent. As she whips up a list of suspects, Hayley discovers a juicy secret about the victim - and finds herself in a dangerous mix with a cold-blooded killer.

©2012 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Fatherless Daughter Project

4 ratings

Summary

When Motherless Daughters was published 20 years ago, it unleashed a tsunami of healing awareness. When Denna Babul and Karin Luise couldn't find the equivalent book for fatherlessness, The Fatherless Daughter Project was born. The book will set fatherless women on the path to growth and fulfillment by helping them to understand how their losses have impacted their lives. A father is supposed to provide a sense of security and stability. Losing a father comes with particular costs that vary depending on the way he left and how old a girl was when she lost him. Drawing on interviews with over 5,000 women who became fatherless due to death, divorce, neglect, and outright abandonment, the authors have found that fatherless daughters tend to push their emotions underground. These issues in turn become distinct patterns in their relationships as adult women, and they often can't figure out why. Delivered with compassion and expertise, this book allows listeners support and understanding they never had when they first needed it and it encourages the conversation to continue.

©2016 Denna D. Babul and Karin Luise (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Death of a Chocoholic

1 rating

Summary

Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine's Day. Of course she also isn't planning on looking for a murderer… Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing Hayley wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from plus-sized, plus-mouthed chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, only Hayley suspects that Bessie's "heart attack" might actually be a candy-coated murder. Turns out Bessie had more enemies than a boxful of chocolates, each one a suspicious flavor. It's sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it's better than letting a killer find Hayley first… Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Re-Arranged: Never the Same

Summary

Although we all know that we will inevitably experience the loss of those we love, our reaction to death is usually one of shock, horror, devastating sorrow, and resistance. Re-Arranged: Never the Same: The Nature of Grief serves as a companion to help listeners through the grieving process.  This book offers a thorough inventory of the feelings and thoughts that arise for us all around grief; tools for navigating through a terrain of bereavement; ways to integrate grief into our lives as we move forward; and eventually to give ourselves permission to enjoy life again while simultaneously cultivating the possibility - and perhaps, the experience - of staying in an ongoing "current relationship" with the spirit of the departed.

©2016 Deva Joy Gouss (P)2021 Deva Joy Gouss

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Death of a Coupon Clipper

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Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor's Island Times, is...well, kind of broke. So when she's selected for that extreme coupon-clipping reality game show coming to town... ...she's thrilled, especially when her competition is nasty nurse Candace Culpepper. But when Haley stumbles across a face-down-in-the-snow Candace - scissors gleaming between her shoulders - she knows the next thing she'll be selected for will probably be a police line-up. Meanwhile, though Hayley's BFF Mona was only joking about "taking Candace out", Bruce Linney, the Island Times crime reporter, definitely isn't laughing. And what about the smarmy, cold-hearted host of the show, Drew Nickerson, who may have been having a steamy affair with the intentionally-iced nurse? Hayley needs to cut to the chase and find the killer. Everything may hinge on a stray coupon, but Hayley better keep her eyes on the real grand prize: staying out of permanent cold storage! Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Shadow of the Moon

1 rating

Summary

The author of The Far Pavilions returns us once again to the vast, intoxicating romance of India under the British Raj. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress come home to her beloved India. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her protector, who aches to possess her. Forged in the fires of a war that threatens to topple an empire, their tale is the saga of a desperate and unforgettable love that consumes all in its thrall. Filled with the mystery of moonlit palace gardens and the whisperings of passion and intrigue, M. M. Kaye evokes an era at once of its time, yet timeless.

©1956, 1957, 1979 M.M. Kaye (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: M. M. Kaye
Length: 34 hrs and 16 mins
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Death of a Bacon Heiress

1 rating

Summary

For food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, becoming a local culinary celebrity opens lots of doors. Unfortunately one leads straight to cold-blooded murder.... When Hayley is invited to do a cooking demo on one of daytime's most popular talk shows, it's a welcome distraction from her empty nest blues. And the newfound fame certainly has its perks - especially when Olivia Redmond, the posh bacon heiress of Redmond Meats, offers Hayley a writing gig with a juicy paycheck. But Hayley's good fortune fizzles fast. The heiress is found dead with her pet pot-bellied pig, Pork Chop, squealing bloody murder beside her body, and clogged arteries aren't to blame. It turns out Olivia's inherited a wealth of enemies over the years, and as Hayley trims the fat off a mounting list of suspects, it's clear that being rich and hot tempered can be a recipe for disaster. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

©2016 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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The Darkest Hour

Summary

A story from the anthology Masters of True Crime, which spans murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners.

©2012 R. Barri Flowers (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Amanda Lamb
Length: 43 mins
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Death of a Country Fried Redneck

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Local food and drink writer Haley Powell thinks she's done solving murders in scenic Bar Harbor, Maine. But when a taste of the South comes to New England, Haley's following another recipe for disaster… As a single mom, Hayley Powell already has a full plate - she's got deadlines to make and a teenage daughter with eyes for an aspiring singer-songwriter. But when country music superstar Wade Springer rolls into town, Hayley spies an irresistible side gig: Personal chef to her all-American idol. After he tries her home cooking, Wade's so impressed that he hires her on the spot - and invites her to dine with him alone.Hayley and Wade are hitting all the right notes…until a body turns up. Wade's tour bus was torched overnight and a roadie named Mickey Pritchett came out well-done. But the real cause of death isn't barbecue: Mickey was shot, his mouth stuffed with one of Hayley's trademark chicken legs. An ornery drunk, Mickey had already made plenty of enemies in town, but Wade's reputation is on the rocks. Hayley reckons it's up to her to settle this mess - a charbroiled mystery with all the fixin's.Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Masters of True Crime

Summary

Spanning murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today, this is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners. The contributors include Harold Schechter, Katherine Ramsland, Carol Anne Davis, Burl Barer, and other leading writers in this genre. In February 1975, nine-year-old Marcia Trimble left her house in Nashville to deliver Girl Scout cookies in the neighborhood. She never returned. After a massive but fruitless search, her body was discovered on Easter Sunday. Outrage and horror gripped the community of Nashville, but the murder investigation was frustrated at every turn. The case went cold for three decades until it was finally solved. In January 1997, Herbert Blitzstein was found murdered in the living room of his Las Vegas townhouse. A notorious mob insider, "Fat Herbie" had pursued loan sharking and other rackets for decades. Now, Blitzstein had been dispatched gangland style - by three bullets to the back of the head - in what appeared to be a classic contract killing. But the details of who killed him and why turned out to be much more complicated, and the real motives and circumstances remain murky to this day. These are just two examples of the riveting stories assembled in this unparalleled collection of some of the top true crime writers in the world. Each of the 17 contributors draws on his or her own strengths, backgrounds, interests, and research skills to describe, in a vivid narrative, not only the facts of each notorious case but also the terrible emotions and macabre circumstances surrounding the crimes.

©2012 R. Barri Flowers (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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The Glory of Green

Summary

With wedding plans well underway, Lois Barker plots to gracefully get rid of her groom's catfish collection - stuffed, ceramic, woven. Her husband-to-be, Chris, on the other hand, has decided to get rid of something else: his homestead, which he gives to a needy Mexican family at church. Life is full of possibilities, and the community of Green is tickled pink that their newspaper owner is settling down with one of their own. However, the beloved small-town journalist is about to be blown away - by tragedy and by the grace that enfolds her in her third year in Green, Louisiana.

©2010 Judy Christie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Downtown Green

Summary

When the short bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close, and the hospital becomes a clinic. Mayor Eva must decide whether to sell her historic store or close it. The Holey Moley Antique Mall seems less like a dream and more like a nightmare. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend - a town that is merely a shadow of itself. With the town going backward, Lois leans on her faith but is both intrigued and jealous when a fellow business owner comes up with a strategy to save Green. But can her plan rescue the town from the path it's on?

©2012 Judy Christie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Damn Love

Summary

Set in San Francisco and North Carolina, the linked stories in Damn Love introduce us to characters struggling with love in all its complicated forms, including a young doctor getting over a breakup with the help of a patient, a newly married gay man who reconnects with his estranged mother, a trio of physicists caught in a surprising love triangle, and a soldier who takes secrets with her to the Iraqi desert. Together, these stories report out from the fault lines of American life, uncertain territory where identity, risk, and desire co-mingle, and where reconciliation can be found in even the most flawed efforts to connect.

©2013 Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (P)2014 ListenUp Production, LLC

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Just Another Kid

1 rating

Summary

A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle - three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an institution; an excitable girl, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. But Torey's most daunting challenge turns out to be Leslie's mother, a stunning young doctor who soon discovers that she needs Torey's love and help just as much as the children. Just Another Kid is a beautiful illustration of nurturing concern, not only for a few emotionally disturbed children, but for one woman facing a personal battle.

©1988 Torey Hayden (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Torey Hayden
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
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Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore

Summary

This looks like a job for the fashion police! A hot-ticket charity fashion show is the perfect chance for Cookie Chanel, proud owner of It's Vintage Y'All, to show off her stylistic savvy for a good cause. But when a famous fashionista is fatally flattened, and the ghost of a former private investigator asks for Cookie's help, she has to scurry to sew up a solution. With clever clues from Wind Song, her psychic cat, and sassy suggestions from Charlotte, her ghost-in-residence, Cookie must unravel the sinister stitches of a deadly design - before she becomes the next fashion victim....

©2015 Rose Pressey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Rose Pressey
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

3 ratings

Summary

Most people know sugar is bad for them, but few people know the sugar impact of seven common foods - grains, roots, fruit, low-fat and no-fat diet and dairy foods, sugary sauces and condiments, alcohol and sugary drinks, and natural and artificial sweeteners - can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet will revolutionize how listeners think about (and eat) sugar. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss. It also helps reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 JJ Virgin (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: JJ Virgin
Length: 7 hrs
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The Last Resort

Summary

At the end of his tether, a writer travels to Key West with his wife. She's hoping to cheer him up, but he's hoping for something more fatal... Every schoolboy in America knows the work of Wilkie Walker. A pioneering naturalist, he won fame and fortune with his accessible nature books. But by the time he turns 70, his renown is nearly gone. Late at night, he sits up torturing himself with fears that his career was a waste, his talent is gone, and his body is shot through with cancer. His wife Jenny, 25 years younger than Wilkie, can tell only that he is out of sorts. She has no idea her husband is on the verge of giving up on life. When Jenny suggests spending the winter in Key West, Wilkie goes along with it. After all, if you need to plan a fatal "accident", Florida is a perfectly good place to do so. And when they touch down in the sunshine state, the Walkers find it's not too late to live life - or end it - however they damn well please.

©1998 Alison Lurie (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Alison Lurie
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Herbert Blitzstein and the Mickey Mouse Mafia

Summary

A story from the anthology Masters of True Crime, which spans murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners.

©2012 R. Barri Flowers (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Cathy Scott
Length: 38 mins
Available on Audible
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All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt

Summary

When a film crew wakes up a sleepy Georgia town, murder is in fashion.... Sugar Creek is all abuzz. A film is being shot on a historic plantation, and vintage clothing store owner Cookie Chanel is thrilled to provide authentic period outfits for its stars. When Cookie discovers the temperamental leading lady drowned in a pond, wearing a lovely vintage dress, she's suddenly on location for a real-life crime scene. And when a ghost says the dress belongs to her, the number of clues Cookie has to investigate rivals the size of her shoe collection. With the supernatural support of her psychic cat, Cookie must find a killer in the cast of suspects and avoid starring in her own final scene.... Don't miss Cookie Chanel's fashion tips.

©2015 Rose Pressey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Rose Pressey
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Death of a Cupcake Queen

2 ratings

Summary

As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Hayley Powell attends a lot of events - but this one will be murder. On the eve of her high school reunion, Hayley dreads seeing the trio of mean girls who used to torment her: Sabrina Merryweather, Nykki Temple, and former prom queen Ivy Foster. These days Ivy wears a different crown as the cupcake queen - and flaunting her success is just the icing on the cake. But maybe the prom queen should have been voted "most likely to die". At the reunion, Ivy is found murdered - cupcakes scattered around her. Is a killer out to teach the mean girls a lesson? As Hayley tries to get the scoop, she'll have to be careful...or someone may be writing this columnist's obituary next. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

©2015 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Goodness Gracious Green

Summary

Will Lois Barker put down roots in Green...or will small-town life be too tough? The charming and uncertain journalist is delighted with her decision to keep The Green News-Item and excited about the possibility of romance with her good-looking catfish farmer/coach neighbor - and the growth of her fresh faith and friendships. Her second year in Green has scarcely been rung in, though, before Lois is wrung out. The former owners of the paper want it back. The mayor's dog bites her on the face. A series of fires threaten Lois. And while her friends blossom, Lois feels wilted.

©2010 Judy Christie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Death of a Christmas Caterer

1 rating

Summary

Who better than food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell to book a caterer for the Island Times holiday party? But Hayley's quest for a cook turns into the pursuit of a killer who caters to no one. Office Christmas parties can sometimes mean career suicide - but they rarely lead to murder. Hayley thought Garth Rawlings would be the perfect caterer for this year's bash, but when the gourmet sees her budget, he goes galloping. Unfortunately his run is short-lived. Garth is found dead on the floor of his kitchen, with his delectable creations burning in the oven. Faced with a spread of suspects, Hayley is determined to discover who would want to take out the Christmas caterer, because - no matter what the season - justice must be served. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

©2014 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Lee Hollis
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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If You've Got It, Haunt It

2 ratings

Summary

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion - and a murder mystery to solve! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'all, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her - offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her. As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer - or will Cookie's life be the next one hanging by a thread?

©2014 Rose Pressey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Rose Pressey
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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Daughter of Ancients

1 rating

Summary

In Avonar, Gerick investigates the ancient king D'Arnath's own daughter, held captive by the Lords of Zhev'Na for a thousand years-or so she claims. Entangled in bonds of love, family, and secrecy, Gerick unravels the mysteries of ancient kings, ancient evil-and the dreadful truth of his own destiny.

©2005 Carol Berg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Carol Berg
Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
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Gone to Green

Summary

The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and blessings into her life. When Lois pulls into Green on New Year's Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people. She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2, she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with the most surprising people: troubled teenager Katy, good-looking catfish farmer Chris, wise and feisty Aunt Helen, and a female African American physician named Kevin. Whether fighting a greedy, deceitful politician or rescuing a dog she fears, Lois notices the headlines in her life have definitely improved. She learns how to provide small-town news in a big-hearted way and realizes that life is full of newsworthy moments. When she encounters racial prejudice and financial corruption, Lois also discovers more about the goodness of real people and the importance of being part of a community. While secretly preparing the paper for a sale, Lois begins to realize that God might indeed have a plan for her life and that perhaps the allure of city life and career ambition are not what she wants after all.

©2009 Judy Christie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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The Lighthouse Road

Summary

The story moves back and forth in time from the arrival of Thea from her isolated village in arctic Norway in search of a new life in the near wilderness of a small town and logging camp on the shore of Lake Superior to the travails of her orphaned son, Odd, some twenty years later. When Thea’s aunt and uncle do not meet her boat as planned, she’s initially left abandoned with no money or prospects and without speaking the language. Befriended by a local businessman and apothecary with secrets of his own, she obtains work as a cook in the nearby logging camp. While living through one of the coldest and threatening winters in memory, she is raped by an itinerant peddler and petty criminal. She delivers the baby in a blinding snowstorm the next fall, attended by her original benefactor and his daughter, who is also the town’s surgeon and midwife, but she soon dies of childbirth complications. The apothecary, Grimm, takes the infant into his household and the boy is raised more or less by the entire town, eventually growing up under Grimm’s influence to be a fisherman, smuggler for Grimm’s whiskey trade, and a boat builder. Still, he struggles to find himself and to reconcile the loss of his mother, and he becomes increasingly troubled by Grimm’s criminal enterprises and dirty secrets until an unlikely love affair puts everything on a collision course.

©2012 Peter Geye (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Peter Geye
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Rally 'Round Green

Summary

Green survived a tornado, but now the town faces a new storm - one that threatens the schools! As Green continues to recover from a horrendous tornado, newlyweds Lois and Chris just want to return to a normal life in their home on Route 2. But even more threats to Green loom on the horizon. The state of Louisiana announces plans to close Green's schools, which will put Chris out of work and end a longstanding tradition of community pride. Lois and Chris know the loss will crush the community and harm students forced to travel more than an hour to classes. Then there's that new highway that's creeping even closer.... But Green has another tradition: rallying around each other. Newspaper owner Lois, Mayor Eva, and college students unite to fight the bureaucrats, with some surprising - and unexpected results.

©2011 Judy Christie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Haunted Is Always in Fashion

Summary

"Rose Pressey's books are fun!" - Janet Evanovich It's time for this vintage fashion expert to put on her detective hat.... As the owner of It's Vintage, Y'All in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel has agreed to share her expertise with author Juliana McDaniel. But on her way to town, Juliana is shot dead, and that was all she wrote. Cookie picks up the thread of the story with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts. To unmask this killer, she'll have to lift the lid on family secrets and hidden motives - because she might wind up getting capped herself if she doesn't cloche this case.... Don't miss Cookie Chanel's fashion tips

©2016 Rose Pressey (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Ochs
Author: Rose Pressey
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul

1 rating

Summary

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are joined by Heather McNamara, senior editor of the series, in this unforgettable collection of inspiring and uplifting stories. Sure to become a favorite of readers who love Chicken Soup for its stories of overcoming life’s obstacles, challenges, heartbreaks, and pain, this book emphasizes triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. A timeless testament to the indomitable human spirit, this collection is sure to encourage, support, comfort, and, most of all, inspire all readers for years to come.

©2012 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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