This urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity's future is the central challenge of our time. If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years - enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk. With the advent of nuclear weapons, humanity entered a new age, where we face existential catastrophes - those from which we could never come back. Since then, these dangers have only multiplied, from climate change to engineered pathogens and artificial intelligence. If we do not act fast to reach a place of safety, it will soon be too late. Drawing on over a decade of research, The Precipice explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It puts them in the context of the greater story of humanity: showing how ending these risks is among the most pressing moral issues of our time. And it points the way forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity. An Oxford philosopher committed to putting ideas into action, Toby Ord has advised the US National Intelligence Council, the UK Prime Minister's Office, and the World Bank on the biggest questions facing humanity. In The Precipice, he offers a startling reassessment of human history, the future we are failing to protect, and the steps we must take to ensure that our generation is not the last.
©2020 Toby Ord (P)2020 Recorded Books
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Mallory Pike has always wanted to be a member of the Baby-Sitters Club - they're so much fun to be around, and she's practically a baby-sitter already. Now the club members have invited Mallory to a meeting. This might be her big chance! But the BSC isn't making it easy - they make Mal feel like a baby on a job, and make her take an impossible written test. Mallory's beginning to think she doesn't want to be a part of the BSC...or maybe she and her new friend Jessi should start a club of their own. It's time to show those baby-sitters what a couple of new girls can do!
©1988 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep. Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help - Priscilla Johnson - and begs her to come home with them as her son's nanny. Priscilla's presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca's perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.
©2018 Rumaan Alam (P)2018 HarperAudio
A number-one best seller in several categories with over 14,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads. From the number-one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Colleen Hoover comes "A stand-alone romantic thriller that is tragic, creepy, and brilliant!" (Mel Reader Reviews) Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of best-selling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. Sexy. Twisted. Consuming. Due to graphic scenes and mature content, this book is recommended for listeners 18+.
©2018 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand new bundles of baby joy has changedand now, so has the worlds best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions babies dont come with
but totally should. In audio, and only on Audible, for the first time ever, What to Expect in the First Year is brought to life by the engaging, comforting narration of author Heidi Murkoff. Accompanied by a full cast of audio talent, Heidi enlivens the empathetic, reality-based advice, practical tips, and reassuring support that makes First Year the definitive, must-have baby bible. Best of all, shes there for you anywhere, anytimetalking you (and cheering you on) through those long nights and sometimes longer days, through crying jags, gas, and blowout diapers, nap strikes, breastfeeding struggles, stuffy noses, teething, and so much more. Follow along month-by-month as this completely updated third edition of What to Expect follows your babys amazing first year of growth and developmentallowing you to take this exciting but potentially overwhelming first year one (baby) step at a time. Its all here, with all your questions answered and all your worries put to bed (along with all those worries about safe baby sleep)everything you need to know about the care (and feeding) of your infant. Crib and car seat and home safety, feeding options (from all breast to all pumped to all formula, to the combo), when to start solids (and how), sleep strategies that work, why skin-to-skin is in for moms and dads, how to play with and stimulate your little one from newborn to almost-toddler (hint: its easier than youd think). Heard about baby-led weaning, baby-wearing, baby massage, and baby signs? Youll hear about them here. Also included: a complete guide to breastfeeding (how to get started and keep it going, even if youre going back to work), a brand new chapter on buying for baby, helping you navigate through todays dizzying selection of nursery items and baby gear, and all-green parenting. The latest recommendations on screen time for babies (and parents), vaccines, vitamins, preventing allergies (surprisebring on the peanuts for your little peanut!) and so much more. Easy-to-access information on when to call the pediatrician, what to do in an emergency or when babys sick, and how to keep baby safe and healthy. With topics organized more intuitively than everand with advice from Heidi just a quick search away whenever you need it this is a must-have guide for new parents. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, an accompanying PDF of charts and diagrams will be available in your Audible Desktop Library along with the audio.
©1989, 1996, 2003, 2010, 2014 What to Expect, LLC. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate. 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. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, 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?
©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Are you held back in your life due to shyness or social anxiety? In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz will guide you along the path towards greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. You will master dozens of clinically proven techniques that will help you: - Stop worrying about what others will think of you.- Free yourself from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and self-criticism. - Identify your strengths and increase your self-esteem so you can feel proud of who you are. - Overcome your fear of rejection so you can meet people, date, and excel in your career. - Start conversations and meet new people without social anxiety or fear. - Create fulfilling friendships and romantic relationships.
©2013 Aziz Gazipura (P)2014 Aziz Gazipura
In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the district attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought and hated for 13 years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.
©2006 Hieronymus, Inc. All Rights Reserved (P)2006 Hachette Audio. All Rights Reserved
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.
©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Hachette Audio
From the author of The Things We Cannot Say, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break. Kelly Rimmer skillfully takes us deep inside a world where love must make choices that logic cannot. Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and insight. ( (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author of The Bookshop at Waters End) Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter....She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addicts best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible. (Luanne Rice, New York Times best-selling author) The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sisters voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar - and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, shes not just strung out - shes pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, shell lose custody of her baby - maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable. As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. Shes in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annies drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesnt want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?
©2018 Lantana Management Pty Ltd (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Mallory discovers that the terrible twins she baby-sits on a regular basis are not really bad - they just want to be treated as individuals.
©1989 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
"Families and Other Enemies" I still dont remember, but I know what happened now. I had a baby, and that changes everything. Kellen Adams has fought battles, saved lives and earned the respect of her colleagues and the love of her friends. But now can she triumph against the greatest challenge of her life - her family? "Families and Other Enemies" is a new Kellen Adams short story by New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd, filled with her trademark mystery and humor. "Hard to Kill" When Captain Kellen Adams receives a job offer that sounds too good to be true, she finds herself balanced between fascination and fear. All she has to do is break a code and find a long-lost fortune
or die trying. New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd kicks off her Cape Charade suspense series with "Hard to Kill", a short story of treasure, treachery
and murder. "Hidden Truths" His new bride, Kellen, hovers between life and death. A convicted serial killer threatens their child. Max Di Luca goes on the hunt.... What would you do to protect your family?
©2019 Christina Dodd (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
An inspiring book for listeners of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson Lisa Lisson's life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy. Just a few hours later, everything changed. One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four. Part leadership guide, part memoir of loss, and part personal empowerment primer on how to achieve your goals no matter what the universe throws at you, Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man's world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude.
©2017 Lisa Lisson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
From the New York Times best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne comes a brand-new novel for fans of Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs. RaeAnne Thayne tells the story of an emotional homecoming that brings hope and healing to three generations of women. The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isnt so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. Its just for a few months - thats what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful 15-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that its never too late - or too early - to heal family wounds and find forgiveness. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
©2020 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
[Thayne] engages the readers heart and emotions, inspiring hope and the belief that miracles are possible. (Debbie Macomber) New York Times best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne returns to Haven Point to bring listeners another heartwarming and inspiring story of Christmas romance - this time for Luke and Elizabeth Hamilton, a couple greatly in need of holiday healing and the magic of Christmas! Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas.... Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldnt quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids...until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life. And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassies laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger, and the feel of her husbands hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that theyd moved on without her. That shed missed too much. That perhaps she wasnt the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them. But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning? Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, and Susan Wiggs! Dont miss the rest of the Haven Point series! Snow Angel Cove Redemption Bay Evergreen Springs Riverbend Road Snowfall on Haven Point Serenity Harbor Sugar Pine Trail The Cottages on Silver Beach Season of Wonder Coming Home for Christmas
©2019 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A razor-sharp novel of suspense about the lies families tell - and those we choose to believe - by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Jane Doe. Lauren Abrams wants nothing to do with her damaged mother, whose spurious testimony sent Laurens father to prison for murder years ago. After a serial killers confession to the crime restored justice, Lauren chose to live with her father and grandmother. Now an adult, Lauren has come home to the Sacramento family estate for good, her mothers lies be damned... Its been decades since Donna made her cheating husband pay, but she hasnt forgotten the past. She knows her estranged daughter has made a terrible mistake by returning to the estate. Theres more to the story of the welcoming old homestead - and her childhood - than Lauren knows. As Lauren settles in, she is haunted by the questions of what really happened with her father, what her mother might be hiding, and what secrets the family ranch holds. Its getting so dark, Lauren may not be able to see the truth to save her life.
©2021 by Victoria Helen Stone. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
There's no place like Haven Point for the holidays, where the snow conspires to bring two wary hearts together for a Christmas to remember. It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor - to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit-and-run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother. Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want - each other - their Christmas wishes might come true after all.
©2016 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
One secret, one nightmare, one lie. You guess which is which. 1. I have the scar of a gunshot on my forehead. 2. I have willfully misrepresented my identity to the US military. 3. Im the new mother of a seven-year-old girl. Kellen Adams suffers from a yearlong gap in her memory. A bullet to the brain will cause that. But shes discovering the truth, and what she learns changes her life, her confidence, her very self. She finds herself in the wilderness, on the run, unprepared, her enemies unknown - and she is carrying a priceless burden she must protect at all costs. The consequences of failure would break her. And Kellen Adams does not break. What doesnt kill her
had better start running.
©2019 Christina Dodd (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
I have three deadly problems: Ive seriously offended a maniacal killer. I just had a bullet removed from my brain. My new daughter is growing up too fast - and shes in the line of fire. Living on an obscure, technology-free island off California means safety from the murderer who hunts Kellen Adams and her new family...or does it? Family time becomes terror-time, and at last, alone, Kellen faces a killer playing a cruel game. Only one can survive, and Kellen knows who must win...and who must die.
©2019 Christina Dodd (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
What could possibly make a proper gentleman come completely undone? What if Elizabeth Bennet accepted the proposal of another before she met Mr. Darcy again? In Abigail Reynolds' bold and playful retelling of the Austen classic, a devastated Mr. Darcy must decide how far he is willing to go to win the woman he loves. Consumed by jealousy, he knows that winning her will throw them both into scandal and disgrace, but losing her is unbearable. Mr. Darcy is going to have to fight for his love, and his life. . .
©2011 Abigail Reynolds (P)2013 Abigail Reynolds
From the New York Times best-selling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century - two deep in the past, one in the present - to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. May 2013 Her finances are in dire straits, and best-selling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimers-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced member of parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe.... April 1915 Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetters marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, preoccupied with business...and something else on which she cant quite put a finger. Shes hoping a trip to London in Lusitanias lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect - but she cant ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander and take charge of her own life.... Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, thats her story. Tessa has never left the US, and her English accent is a hasty fake. Shes really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But shes had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, theyll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling theres something about this job that isnt as it seems.... As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives...and history itself.
©2018 Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Harley House Books, LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Luke Rivers is a man of his word. He agrees to marry Kate Logan when she foolishly proposes to him - after one glass of champagne too many - at her former fiancé's wedding reception. And Luke, stubborn rancher that he is, refuses to renege on his promise. Kate was devastated when the man she'd always loved married another woman, a newcomer to their Oregon town. But now, not only does Luke refuse to break their engagement, he insists that Kate doesn't love Clay - she actually loves him!
©1990 Debbie Macomber (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Its a long way from New York to Idaho
but could they have found a home at last? Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it werent for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant - and married - by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans - and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners - she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up...until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible. Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isnt easy; 13-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, deputy sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani cant blame her. Ruben is everything shes secretly wanted - and everything she cant bear to risk loving...and losing. As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Danis daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year....
©2018 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness...again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge, black Great Dane who changes everything. Sophie falls in love immediately and begins to imitate the "inside of the dog", which, fortunately, is a calm place. The shrieking stops. Everybody begins to breathe again. Until Paul Inverness, the dog's grumpy, socially isolated owner, moves to the mountains, and it all begins again. Much to Angie's humiliation, when they're thrown out of Aunt Vi's house, Angie's mom moves the family to the mountains after Paul and his dog. There, despite a 50-year difference in their ages, Angie and Paul form a deep friendship - the only close friendship either has known. Angie is able to talk to him about growing up gay, and Paul trusts Angie with his greatest secret, his one dream. When the opportunity arrives, Angie decides to risk everything to help Paul's dream come true, even their friendship and her one chance at a real home - the only thing she's dreamed of since her father was killed. A place she can never be thrown out of. A place where she can feel she belongs. By the best-selling author of Don't Let Me Go, When I Found You, and Walk Me Home, Where We Belong is a poignant, heartfelt, and uplifting story about finding your place in the world no matter how impossible it seems.
©2013 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2015 Audible Inc.
In the town of Silver Bells, theres always a feeling of Christmas in the air.... Let love - and RaeAnne Thayne - melt your heart this holiday season! This New Year will bring widowed Nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friends recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesnt need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but shell have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnies prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster. Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely arent one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her...up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows theyre leaving town after Christmas. He just didnt expect theyd be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head...one filled with warmth, love, and a new beginning for them both. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, and Susan Wiggs!
©2020 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Return to Haven Point, where New York Times best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne proves there's no sweeter place to fall in love.... Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey; it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss - and her overprotective brother's best friend - sexy chief of police Cade Emmett. The only problem is getting Cade to view her as more than just a little sister. Cade's hands-off approach with Wyn isn't from lack of attraction. But his complicated past has forced him to conceal his desire. When Wyn is harmed in the line of duty, Cade realizes the depth of his feelings, but can he let his guard down long enough to embrace the love he secretly craves?
©2016 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Mallory couldn't imagine not being in a big family like hers. There's always someone to do things with, and she likes to help take care of her younger brothers and sisters. But now Mallory's working on an important writing project, and she needs peace and quiet. So why won't everyone leave her alone? Nicky needs help tying his shoes, Claire wants a sandwich, someone has to break up the triplets' fight, and Mallory feels like a full-time baby-sitter. And there's only one thing to do: This baby-sitter is going on strike!
©1991 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
When a child goes missing, two mothers lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel from the best-selling author of The Marriage Lie. Its every parents worst nightmare: the call that comes in the middle of the night. When Kat Jenkins awakens to the police on her doorstep, her greatest fear is realized. Her nine-year-old son, Ethan, is missing - vanished from the cabin where hed been on an overnight class trip. Shocked and distraught, Kat rushes to the campground, but shes too late; the authorities have returned from their search empty-handed after losing Ethans trail in the mountain forest. Another mother from the school, Stef Huntington, seems like she has it all: money, prominence in the community, a popular son, and a loving husband. She hardly knows Kat, except for the vicious gossip that swirls around Kats traumatic past. But as the police investigation unfolds, Ethans disappearance has earth-shattering consequences for Stef, as her path crosses with Kat. As the two mothers race against the clock, their desperate search for answers reveals how the greatest dangers lie behind the everyday smiles of those they trust the most.
©2018 Kimberle S. Belle Books, LLC (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Being a "total spaz" in gym is bad enough, but now Mallory's worst nightmare has come true. Gym class has gone co-ed! Pre-teen girls are sure to relate to this latest book in the phenomenally popular Baby-Sitters Club series.
©1992 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win. Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella inevitably leaves in her wake. After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. In this fast-paced world, Violet thrives, and her ambitions grow - but everything is jeopardized when Stella, envious of Violet's new life, uses her connections, beauty, and charisma to get hired at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce - and taking all the credit. Stella might be the one with the rich family and the right friends, but Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, each reveals just how far she'll go to get what she wants - even if it means destroying the other person along the way. Written with propulsive intensity, Necessary People explores the dangerous fault lines of female friendships and plumbs the limits of ambition, loyalty, and love.
©2019 Anna Pitoniak (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Years after betraying her, hes back in Haven Point
.and ready to learn the truth. Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost tore them all apart. So shes shocked when Elliot arrives at her familys inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent him a cottage, but thats where it ends - no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become. Coming back home to Haven Point was the last thing best-selling writer Elliot Bailey thought hed ever do. But the book hes writing now is his most personal one yet and its drawn him back to the woman he cant get out of his mind. Seeing Megan again is harder than he expected and it brings up feelings hed thought were long buried. Could this be his chance to win over his first love?
©2018 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
"I don't think I can live with what I've done
." In an effort to cure an ailing relative, Dr. Kat Odgers makes a revolutionary new drug - and powerful new enemies. She has no idea what her latest concoction is capable of, but Jake Isaacs knows. And Jake must get to Kat before someone else does. Her safety is his mission, but the assignment gets complicated when a strong mutual attraction threatens to throw him off course. Centered in the crosshairs of corrupt adversaries, Jake and Kat must suppress their growing passions and focus on survival. But when Kat's formula falls into the wrong hands, they may face full knowledge of the drug's catastrophic effects.
©2014 Kimberly Van Meter (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The eerie, disturbing story of one of our perennial fascinations - witchcraft in colonial America - wrapped up in a lyrical novel of psychological suspense. "Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods." In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along. In the House in the Dark of the Woods is a novel of psychological horror and suspense told in Laird Hunt's characteristically lyrical prose style. It is the story of a bewitching, a betrayal, a master huntress and her quarry. It is a story of anger, of evil, of hatred and of redemption. It is the story of a haunting, a story that makes up the bedrock of American mythology, but told in a vivid way you will never forget.
©2018 Laird Hung (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Girl Last Seen: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! * Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart. An intense psychological thriller for listeners of I Am Watching You, The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls. Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw's whereabouts or any relevant information, please contact.... I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, the right look, the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow. Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn't been another girl. And now there is. *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.
©2020 Grand Central Publishing (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing
Life is sweet for Allie McMurphy, proud owner of Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop on Mackinac Island - until murder and deception leave a bitter taste.... Mulch ado about murder... With summer in bloom and tourists afoot, Allie is out walking her pup, Mal, when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. For the successful confectionaire it's only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest. When her stint on a cooking reality show swirls up a trail of foul play, Allie will have to outwit a cunning killer if she wants to continue living la dolce vida....
©2014 Nancy J. Parra (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Mallory and Claudia are helping Stacey unpack from her move back to Stoneybrook when they find an antique trunk in the McGill's attic. Stacey doesn't want the dusty thing, so she gives the trunk to Mallory...who finds an old diary at the bottom of it. The diary belonged to Sophie, a girl who lived in Stacey's house in the 1890s. As Mallory reads deep into Sophie's diary, she discovers a mystery on their hands to solve, because Stacey's house isn't big enough for her, her mom...and a family of ghosts!
©1989 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart. Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw's whereabouts or any relevant information, please contact... I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow. Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn't been another girl. And now there is.
©2017 Ioulia Zaitchik (P)2017 Hachette Audio
I have three confessions to make: 1. I've got the scar of a gunshot on my forehead. 2. I don't remember an entire year of my life. 3. My name is Kellen Adams...and that's half a lie. Girl running...from a year she can't remember, from a husband she prays is dead, from homelessness and fear. Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman's dead and mutilated body, she's soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder...then another. Now every guest and employee is a suspect. Every friendly face a mask. Every kind word a lie. Kellen's driven to defend her job, her friends, and the place she's come to call home. Yet she wonders - with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past - could the killer be staring her in the face?
©2018 Christina Dodd (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
In the town of Haven Point, love can be just a wish - and one magical kiss - away.... Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he's arrogant, entitled, and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal of adopting an orphaned little girl. And as her kindness and patience work wonders with Milo, she realizes there's more to sexy, wary Bo than she'd ever realized. Bo never imagined he'd be tasked with caring for a sibling he didn't know existed. Then again, he never pictured himself impulsively kissing vibrant, compassionate Katrina in the moonlight. Now he's ready to make her dream of family come true...and hoping there's room in it for him, too.
©2017 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
A lakeside summer, a new beginning.... Samantha Fremont has been struggling with the weight of her mothers expectations for years. But now that her mother has passed away, its time for Sam to be bold and finally establish the fashion design business shes always dreamed of. And the perfect opportunity has fallen into her lap. Her friends getting married and has asked Sam to create her wedding dress...if only she can avoid the brides infuriating brother, whos temporarily the boy next door. Ian Summerhill knows a sabbatical in Haven Point is exactly what he and his children need to recover from their mothers death. His romantic relationship with his ex-wife may have ended years ago, but caring for her throughout her illness broke his heart. All he wants is to watch his little sister walk down the aisle and to see his kids smile again. And somehow his lovely new neighbor is instrumental in both. But as their uneasy truce blossoms into a genuine friendship and more, Ian has obligations in England he cant ignore - and a secret that threatens the fragile trust he and Sam have built. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, and Susan Wiggs!
©2020 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
Welcome to the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop - where life is sweet, revenge is sweeter, and murder is here to to stay.... You can't fudge an alibi.... Allie McMurphy is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that's been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm - and world-famous fudge shop - the place is one of Mackinac Island's most beloved landmarks. Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet. But Allie didn't expect to find an actual corpse inside hers, especially one Joe Jessup, who had a long-running feud with her dear departed grandfather. Which makes Allie the number-one suspect. Can she sniff out the culprit before another victim checks in?
©2013 Nancy J. Parra (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
When expat blogger and mother of four Eva Melusine Thieme first harbors the idea of ringing out her three years in Africa on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, it sounds easy. In fact, it has all the trappings of a dream vacation: no cooking, no fighting kids, and an army of porters to lug everything up the mountain. What can go wrong? Tag along as Eva takes you on her journey up the slopes of Kilimanjaro together with her teenage son and a group of hilarious South African friends. From planning the trip to shopping for supplies to trudging uphill wishing with all her heart for an ice cold sip of water untainted by chlorination tablets, you will follow her step by step on her quest to scale the world's highest free-standing mountain. But the list of challenges is long: sub-zero temperatures, blistered feet, long drop toilets (of which, you may learn, the drops are not nearly as long as they had once been, if you get the drift), and the ever-threatening altitude sickness no one can quite escape from. Eva's climb turns into the most difficult test she has ever faced, and ultimately she must make a fateful decision on that mountain. Thieme's debut travel memoir is equally poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Part guide book, part travel memoir, and part history lesson, her story will keep you hooked - whether you're a seasoned hiker nodding your head in recognition, an aspiring Kilimanjaro trekker searching for tips, or an armchair traveler reveling in adventure stories from the comfort of your home.
©2014 Eva Melusine Thieme (P)2018 Tantor
Book 3 in the Russel Middlebrook Series, Winner of the Lambda Book Award! It's a horror-movie extravaganza in this, the second sequel to Brent Hartinger's Geography Club. Two complete books in one recount the stories of best friends Russel and Min who sign up to be extras on the set of a zombie film and learn that there's nothing scarier than high school romance. In the first audiobook, Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Russel must choose between his long-distance boyfriend and a close-to-home ex named Kevin who wants to get back together. In the second audiobook, Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Min struggles to accept her cheerleader girlfriend's decision to stay in the closet. But beware! Russel and Min's separate stories affect each other in surprising ways, and you'll have to listen to both audiobooks together to find out the whole story.
©2007 Brent Hartinger (P)2013 Audible Inc.
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! There's some bad news in the Pike family: Mallory's dad has just lost his job. And since money is going to be tight until Mr. Pike finds a new job, all eight of the Pike kids decide to help out. Nicky gets a paper route, Vanessa tries selling her poetry, and Mallory takes a baby-sitting job in Kristy's ritzy neighborhood. But being around the Delaneys only makes Mallory feel poor. They have a cat that cost $400 and tennis courts in their backyard! Poor Mallory - she needs the Baby-sitters now more than ever!
©1990 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win.
Stella and Violet are best friends and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella inevitably leaves in her wake.
After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. In this fast-paced world, Violet thrives and her ambitions grow - but everything is jeopardised when Stella, envious of Violet's new life, uses her connections, beauty and charisma to get hired at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce - and taking all the credit.
Stella might be the one with the rich family and the right friends, but Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, each reveals just how far she'll go to get what she wants - even if it means destroying the other person along the way.
©2019 Anna Pitoniak (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Could a lifetime of memories...be a lifetime of lies? All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendys achievements, she didnt even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice. Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. Theres been a murder - and Wendy believes shell be wrongfully accused. While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills shes refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendys left behind lead to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who, with every revelation, becomes more and more a stranger? Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar - or worse?
©2019 Emelie Richards (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the summer holiday - until murder gives her something else to chew on.... Red, White, and Boom It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats - and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming-chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson, or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must sift through the suspects until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a star-spangled celebration. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Nancy J. Parra (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Mallory comes down with mono and her parents make her quit the Baby-Sitters Club.
©1993 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
From the best-selling author of What Was Mine - a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England, and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations. In 1908, 16-year-old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age sweetheart, Thom. But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world. Forced by circumstance to give up the baby for adoption, Bridey finds work as a maid for the Hollingworth family at a lavish, sprawling estate. It's the dawn of a new century: Innovative technologies are emerging, women's roles are changing, and Bridey is emboldened by the promise of a fresh start. She cares for the Hollingworth children as if they were her own, until a mysterious death changes Bridey and the household forever. For decades, the terrible secrets of Bridey's past continue to haunt the family. In the present day, the youngest Hollingworth makes a connection that finally brings these dark ghost stories into the light. Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance, and dark secrets, Helen Klein Ross' The Latecomers spans a century of America life and reminds us all we can never truly leave the past behind. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Helen Klein Ross (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper - a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic - the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.
©2016 Matthew Quick (P)2016 Hachette Audio
On the eve of a huge breakout success, a poor but brilliant young game developer is pulled out of her world and time itself by a cowboy desperately searching for the daughter he lost 200 years ago. Cady McCall is ready to be rich and famous. She has sacrificed everything, putting her work ahead of family and friends. Now, with breakout success and huge, insane wealth so close she can taste it, her life is blown apart by Deputy Marshal John "Titanic" Smith, the man who rescues her from two muggers only to carry her off into history. Lost on the seas of time, Smith is desperate to get home to his family in 1876, and now Cady is lost along with him, facing danger and finding love in Victorian London, ancient Rome, and the near-future America of President for Life Donald Trump.
©2016 John Birmingham (P)2017 Tantor
Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd delivers an all-new thriller, featuring a bold and brash female protagonist. Wrong job.... Eighteen-year-old Evelyn Jones lands a job in small-town Alaska, working for a man in his isolated mountain home. But her bright hopes for the future are shattered when Donald White disappears, leaving her to face charges of theft, embezzlement - and a brutal double murder. Her protestations of innocence count for nothing. Convicted, she faces life in prison...until fate sends her on the run. Wrong name.... Evie's escape leaves her scarred and in hiding, isolated from her family, working under an alias at a wilderness camp. Bent on justice, intent on recovering her life, she searches for the killer who slaughters without remorse. Wrong alibi.... At last, the day comes. Donald White has returned. Evelyn emerges from hiding; the fugitive becomes the hunter. But in her mind, she hears the whisper of other forces at work. Now Evelyn must untangle the threads of evidence before shes once again found with blood on her hands: the blood of her own family.... Dodd's twisty suspense will have listeners up late and keeping the lights on at night.
©2020 Christina Dodd (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
From #1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens comes a complex romance about finding your purpose, living your dreams, and loving your soul mate. Valerie would never do anything to hurt her sister, but when the man of Valeries dreams turns out to be her sisters new boyfriend, remaining loyal to her family becomes increasingly difficult. Valerie knows nothing can ever happen between her and Jake, but that doesnt prevent her from growing hopelessly fond of him. By keeping her distance, Valerie is mostly successful in pushing her feelings for Jake aside, but when she struggles to land a job after culinary school, its Jake who offers her the opportunity of a lifetime working with a world-renowned chef...and also, working with Jake. Valeries heart twists with indecision. Does she take the job of a lifetime cooking and sailing around on a yacht, but torture herself in an isolated situation with a man who is perfectly made for her yet absolutely off limits? Or does she reject the offer that could get her so much closer to making her dreams come true?
©2020 S.C. Stephens. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis' second Julie Hayes mystery, the Manhattan fortune-teller is plunged into a mystery that hinges on a stolen Da Vinci masterwork. It starts innocently enough. Julie Hayes and her husband have just returned to Manhattan from a month in Paris. Julie looks forward to spending quality time with Jeff, whose career as a journalist takes him away from home for months on end. Now if they could just find the perfect work of art to hang over their mantel. Julie's quest takes her to a trendy SoHo gallery where she meets an itinerant artist named Ralph Abel. Julie instantly falls in love with one of his paintings, Scarlet Night, and is stunned to discover that it can be hers - for a mere $100. But then the artist disappears and it becomes apparent that somebody else wants the painting... and will do whatever it takes to possess it. Scarlet Night is the second novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis' Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes A Death in the Life, Lullaby of Murder, and The Habit of Fear, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night.
©1980 Dorothy Salisbury Davis (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them. While on a mandatory senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera and three classmates from their group with no way to call for help. But they're not as alone as they thought....
©2016 Natalie D. Richards (P)2017 Tantor
An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy, and unforgettable romance this holiday season! Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get - even Jamie's. Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever....
©2017 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
His new bride, Kellen, hovers between life and death. A convicted serial killer threatens their child. Max Di Luca goes on the hunt.... What would you do to protect your family?
©2019 Christina Dodd (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A Passionate Reunion Romance is Under Fire in This Tale of Treachery by Kimberly Van Meter When Nathan Isaacs walks suddenly back into Jaci Williams's life, she wonders if she ever knew her ex at all. Because it turns out he was a government-trained killer...and the only thing standing between her and death. Nathan gave everything to his country - his life, his family, even the one chance he had for happiness with the woman he loved. Then the agency he worked for betrays him, and they're targeting Jaci, too. Now their only chance of survival lies in finding out why someone wants them dead.
©2013 Kimberly Sheetz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis introduces one of her most winning heroines, Julie Hayes, a former actress turned fortune-teller who abruptly learns there is murder in her future. Twenty-five-year-old Julie Hayes is feeling overshadowed by her globe-trotting journalist husband and looking for some excitement and direction in life. On what amounts to a dare, she sets herself up as "Friend Julie", a storefront fortune-teller in Manhattan's seedy Theater District. Now Julie finds herself concerned with the lives of the neighborhood eccentrics, old friends from the Actors Forum, and street characters such as Goldie the pimp, a wealthy gangster, and a young prostitute who wants Julie to help her escape The Life. But a man is found murdered in the girl's room - a man Julie can identify for the police. Thrust into the investigation of the man's death, Julie discovers a new direction for her life, but her tarot cards reveal a future she might not live to see. A Death in the Life is the first novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis' Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes Scarlet Night, Lullaby of Murder, and The Habit of Fear, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night.
©1976 Dorothy Salisbury Davis (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Two women, two directions: one dark, extraordinary day. Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana. Quick of mind, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and, on one day in the summer of 1930, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration. Meet Calla Destry, a determined young woman desperate to escape the violence of her town and to find the lover who has promised her a new life. On this day the countryside of Jim Crow-era Indiana is no place for either. It is a world populated by frenzied demagogues and crazed revelers, by marauding vigilantes and grim fish suppers, by possessed bloodhounds and, finally, by the Ku Klux Klan itself. Reminiscent of the works of Louise Erdrich, Edward P. Jones, and Marilynne Robinson, The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.
©2017 Laird Hunt (P)2017 Hachette Audio
I still don't remember, but I know what happened now. I had a baby, and that changes everything. Kellen Adams has fought battles, saved lives, and earned the respect of her colleagues and the love of her friends. But now can she triumph against the greatest challenge of her life - her family? "Families and Other Enemies" is a new Kellen Adams short story by New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd, filled with her trademark mystery and humor.
©2019 Christina Dodd (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Since childhood Nila Carter has been made to spend every weekend at the family cabin. In her teenage years she believes it to be a prison; as an adult it becomes her sanctuary and means to survive. When a mysterious outbreak occurs in India, Nila's brother, Bobby, a virologist with the CDC, places the family on a precautionary alert to be ready to bug out. Unlike anything he's ever seen, the rabies-like virus is not just deadly; it causes extreme violent behavior in those infected. Following her brother's advice, Nila begins to stockpile. After months of preparing, just as it seems the virus is over, everything implodes, and Bobby tells his family to leave the city. With her family, Nila heads to the mountains and to her father's isolated land. There she is eventually joined by friends and strangers, all hoping to safely stay clear of the virus that grips the world. The plan is to wait until the virus burns out. While there, the group forms a tight bond, feeling secure that they will beat the extinction event and in due course return home. As time moves on, Nila quickly learns there are things they cannot run from, and a virus is one of them. Despite how prepared they are, how secure the land, each day brings a new threat and a painful reality that not only is returning home a pipe dream, but the likelihood of all of them surviving is increasingly growing slim.
©2016 Jacqueline Druga (P)2016 Podium Publishing
With the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs, RaeAnne Thayne brings listeners an uplifting, brand-new story told with her trademark charm and heart. She knows whats best for everyone but herself.... With a past like hers, Jessica Clayton feels safer in a life spent on the road. Shes made a career out of helping others downsize - because shes learned the hard way that the less stuff, the better, a policy she applies equally to her relationships. But a new client is taking Jess back to Cape Sanctuary, a town she once called home
and that her little sister, Rachel, still does. The years apart havent made a dent in the guilt Jess still carries after a handgun took the lives of both their parents and changed everything between them. While Jess couldnt wait to put the miles between her and Cape Sanctuary, Rachel put down roots, content for the world - and her sister - to think she has a picture-perfect life. But with the demands of her youngest childs disability, Rachels marriage has begun to fray at the seams. She needs her sister now more than ever, yet shes learned from painful experience that Jessica doesnt do family, and she shouldnt count on her now. Against her judgment, Jess finds herself becoming attached - to her sister and her family, even to her clients interfering son, Nate - and its time to put everything on the line. Does she continue running from her painful past, or stay put and make room for the love and joy that come along with it?
©2021 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Mallory loves horses. She loves reading about them. She loves writing about them. And most of all, she loves daydreaming about them.
©1992 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
With a POP! and a puff of smoke, the Willows' lawn mower calls it quits. A new mower will cost their parents a lot of money, money Derek had hoped to borrow for a train ticket to visit a friend. Luckily Derek and his brother and sisters find a rusty push mower tucked away in the shed. It doesn't look like much, but it turns out that it's been soaking up magic for years. And it's hungry for grass! Can Derek earn his ticket? Maybe...if he, Abner, Tate, and Celia can keep the magic mower under control! Lynne Jonell follows up her Junior Library Guild selection, Hamster Magic, with a second story of the Willow family's rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.
©2012 Lynne Jonell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Elinor Abbott was only 14 years old when she and her father left England for America. Six years later, with war at their doorstep, she is forced to return to her land of birth and a life amongst the aristocracy she abhors. A return to England also means facing the man who brutally attacked her as an adolescent. Viscount Easton came to the United States at the behest of His Majesty's Army for his last assignment. He was sent home early due to an injury and must face his new destiny as the heir to an earldom. An unexpected encounter with the unrefined beauty links Easton and Elinor together in society, and he must decide whether to save Elinor's reputation or hold on to bachelorhood. Can Elinor navigate the perils of coming out in aristocratic England and still retain her sense of identity? Can Easton help her overcome her aversion to men, or will her past keep her from facing her future?
©2014 Elizabeth Johns (P)2015 Elizabeth Johns
Lord Vernon and Lady Beatrice Chalcroft had been betrothed since childhood. However, unlike most arranged marriages, Vernon had loved Beatrice since the first time he saw her. The season they should have been married found the relationship severed by jealousy and pride. Lady Beatrice was sent away from home to reform her spiteful behavior, and finds herself reduced from a duke's daughter to a life of service in Scotland trying to learn the ways of the less privileged. Lord Vernon, hurt and determined to forgo love, decides to move on with an unemotional marriage of convenience. Will the two find their way back together again? Or will Vernon choose another bride first? Will Beatrice be able to humble herself and reform her hurtful, spoiled ways?
©2014 Elizabeth Johns (P)2015 Elizabeth Johns
When Captain Kellen Adams receives a job offer that sounds too good to be true, she finds herself balanced between fascination and fear. All she has to do is break a code and find a long-lost fortune...or die trying. New York Times best-selling author Christina Dodd kicks off her Cape Charade suspense series with "Hard to Kill", a short story of treasure, treachery...and murder.
©2018 Christina Dodd (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The reviews are in! Magical Mix-Ups is a high-quality, standout early chapter book series. Tate Willow is pretty and nice, and most people think shes smart. But Tate doesnt feel smart
until she falls into an old well in the backyard and her mind starts working double-time. She sails through her homework and can read a book in minutes. But keeping Tate in line is becoming a full-time job for her brothers and sister. Shes strangely attracted to water of all sorts - streams, sprinklers, waterfalls. Can they get her wild water magic under control? Lynne Jonell follows up her Minnesota Book Award finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Title, and Junior Library Guild selection, Hamster Magic, with a fourth story of the Willow familys rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.
©2014 Lynne Jonell (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Redemption for the homecoming queen When Quinn Southerland returns home to see his dying foster mom and finds her hospice nurse is Tess Claybourne, hes surprised - and not in a good way! He still hasnt forgiven the former high school queen bee for how she treated him back in the day. But recently widowed Tess has done a lot of growing up since then. Living through devastating loss has taught her valuable lessons about life - and herself. And as the two reconnect, Quinn starts to wonder if he could be wrong about Tess. But with everything in his past, is there room in his damaged heart for forgiveness...or love?
©2009 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The final novel in Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis' Julie Hayes mystery series takes the amateur sleuth from the mean streets of Manhattan to Ireland in search of the father she never knew. Julie Hayes is finally making it as a reporter - with a column at the New York Dailyunder her own byline - when her husband, Jeff, tells her he has fallen in love with another woman and wants a divorce. Blinded by anger and hurt, she flees their Chelsea apartment. Before the night is over, she will be lying bound and gagged on the floor of a trailer, the victim of a sexual assault by two masked men. Now a tabloid headline herself, Julie tries to help the police search for her assailants. But she is not the same woman anymore. She decides it's time to uncover her mysterious past. Her birth certificate lists her father as Thomas Francis Mooney. Born in Ireland, whereabouts unknown. But danger stalks Julie across the Atlantic, where she is caught up in seething IRA tensions and sees strange connections between her past and present. Now she has an even more urgent goal: to get out of Ireland alive. The Habit of Fear is the fourth novel in Dorothy Salisbury Davis' Julie Hayes mystery series, which also includes A Death in the Life, Scarlet Night, and Lullaby of Murder, as well as the stories "The Puppet" and "Justina" in the collection In the Still of the Night.
©1987 Dorothy Salisbury Davis (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The latest Sofie Metropolis mystery... Christmas, a kidnapping, Jake Porter, and a stray reindeer - oh my! Sofies mother tells her it is the season for miracles, but Sofies convinced its more of a season for whackos and flashing Santas. After nearly losing a battle with the local strange vampire a month ago, she regrets ever having bitched about boring cheating spouse cases and process serving. Shes ready for a quiet spell doing nothing but finding peoples lost pets. But Sofies life will probably never be boring again. After all, kidnapping is never boring. Especially when its Sophie whos being kidnapped.
©2012 Lori and Tony Karayianni (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Mallory lands a job as part-time assistant to her favorite children's author and discovers some troubling things about the author's past.
©1994 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A heartfelt and powerful debut novel for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and John David Anderson, Thats What Friends Do is a book for anyone learning how to have the hard conversations about feelings, boundaries, and what it means to be a true friend. Samantha Goldstein and David Fisher have been friends ever since they met on their towns Little League baseball team. But when a new kid named Luke starts hanging out with them, what was a comfortable pair becomes an awkward trio. Lukes comments make Sammie feel uncomfortable - but all David sees is how easily Luke flirts with Sammie, and so David decides to finally make a move on the friend hes always had a crush on. Soon things go all wrong and too far, and Sammie and David are both left feeling hurt, confused, and unsure of themselves, without anyone to talk to about what happened. As rumors start flying around the school, David must try to make things right (if he can), and Sammie must learn to speak up about whats been done to her.
©2020 Cathleen Barnhart (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A Sofie Metropolis Paranormal Mystery - Sofie Metropolis is back and in the deep end of the coffee pot when she's retained by the neighborhood vampire to prove he isnt responsible for a recent string of grisly murders, and her mother talks her into looking for a missing woman neither of them knows, but Thalia has adopted in absentia nonetheless. And if her plate isnt full enough, things heat up on the romantic front when bounty hunter Jake Porter and yummy Greek baker Dino both decide to vie for her undivided attention. Whats a good Greek girl with a gun to do?
©2010 Lori and Tony Karayianni (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Inspired by Greek mythology, this spellbinding fantasy invites listeners to seek connections, to forge their own paths, and to explore the power of storytelling in our interwoven histories. In which a story is spun. And unspun. Clothilde has lived her whole life in the shadows with her (sometimes) thieving and (always) ailing father. But when he fails to meet her one morning, sending her instead a mysterious ticket of half-paffage, Clo finds herself journeying across the sea to reunite with him. The ticket, however, leaves her on a sunless island inhabited only by creaking fishermen, a rumpled old woman, a piggish cat, and a moon-cheeked boy named Cary. Clo is quickly locked away and made to spend her days in unnerving chores with the island's extraordinary fish, while the old woman sits nearby weaving an endless gray tapestry. Frustrated and aching with the loss of her father, Clo must unravel the mysteries of the island and all that's hidden in the vast tapestry's threads - secrets both exquisite and terrible. And she must decide how much of herself to give up in order to save those she thought she'd lost forever.
©2020 Christiane M. Andrews (P)2020 Little, Brown Young Readers
In a breakthrough book for the series, Mallory says good-bye to Stoneybrook and hello to the Riverbend School. The boarding school in the Berkshires introduces Mallory to a new group of friends - and a not-so-friendly roommate.
©1999 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Chicken? Abner is not a chicken, no matter what his brother Derek says. But when it comes to giving a speech in front of the whole town, Abner is...well...he's more than a little nervous. Then his sister Tate has an idea - bravery lessons. And the first one? Eat a roasted grasshopper. But Abner forgot something important. There's magic in the ground under his family's house and grasshoppers hatch from eggs laid in the ground. So what, exactly, would happen if a kid ate a grasshopper that had been soaking up magic all year long? BOING! Lynne Jonell follows up her Minnesota Book Award finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Master List choice, and Junior Library Guild selection Hamster Magic with a third story of the Willow family's rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.
©2013 Lynne Jonell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.