Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational Fiction, 2013From #1 NYT bestseller Karen Kingsbury comes a story of faith and a forever kind of love that will stay with you long after the last page.The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word.In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the family’s history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God’s promise of forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001338/bk_zond_001338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Harper Sloan´s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame, but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle? Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a 10-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he´s off the circuit and in the horse farming business - something he´s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it´s his late father´s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick´s childhood - his younger sister´s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him 10 years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick´s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen - and Maverick can´t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Jason Carpenter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007881/bk_sans_007881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this coming-of-age debut audiobook from Tyler James Smith, a 17-year-old boy has one week in the aftermath of a disastrous prank to prove to the authorities, and to himself, that he’s not a worthless jerk who belongs in jail. Moses and his cousin Charlie were best friends, wisecracking pranksters, unstoppable forces of teenage energy - until the night they became accidental arsonists and set in motion a chain of events that left Moses alone, guilt-stricken, and most likely trapped in his dead-end town. Then Moses gets a lucky break: the chance to volunteer as a camp counselor for a week and prove the incident at the bowling alley should be expunged from his record. And since a criminal record and enrollment at Duke are mutually exclusive, he’s determined to get through his community service and get on with his life. But tragedy seems to follow him wherever he goes, and this time, it might just stop him in his tracks. ´´When people say reading makes us more empathetic, they are talking about books like Unstoppable Moses by Tyler James Smith. A lyrical, hilarious, so-real-it-hurts debut that reminds us all just how much we have to lose, and why it’s important to never give up. I’m so happy this book is in the world.” (Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, Morris Honor-winning author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003504/bk_aren_003504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc. The collection will include The Mistletoe Bride, La Fille de Melisande, Red Letter Day, The Lending Library, The House on the Hill… Stories read by Simon Russell Beale and Sian Thomas and author´s notes and introductions read by Kate Mosse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mosse, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000609/bk_orio_000609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stranger´s smile. Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn´t see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she´s determined to give this brooding Highlander the help she couldn´t give her father. But there´s a secret lurking in the depths of his blue-gray eyes. And Temperance won´t rest until she uncovers it. A lover´s kiss. A killer for hire. It´s the last thing Cailean Grant ever thought he´d become, but being part of the Black Riders was his only way to survive. Now his guilt grows day by day, along with his desire for the beautiful, brave lass nursing him back to health. As Christmas, the season of miracles, draws near and the truth of his identity threatens to come out, Cailean must risk the only thing he has left to lose - his heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009154/bk_blak_009154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A freak storm blows more than snow and ice back into Andy´s life. Twenty years ago, he was devastated when the love of his life stood him up for the home-coming dance. He moved on, but no one has quite stolen his heart the way she did. When the area is stricken with a disastrous storm, Andy discovers a message on his social media account from his old flame, requesting his help. Can he rekindle the embers of twenty years ago, or will they remain just friends? Will he fall in love all over again and get a little more than he bargained for? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023407/bk_acx0_023407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At 21, she´s married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul´s niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby´s side. Angie thinks they´re coming to the rescue of Paul´s grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic 17-year-old who resists Angie´s attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja´s eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja´s flashbacks, Angie´s discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby´s strategic dissection of her parents´ state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies, Jayme Mattler, Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008209/bk_sans_008209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights´ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshot pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors, and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy - and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but for her very being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001068/bk_rand_001068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two brothers brave a whirlwind summer in this taut and luminous coming-of-age novel. A 12-year-old boy lives with his family in a small, poverty-stricken town in Vermont. His father works at a manufacturing plant, his mother is a homemaker, and his 15-year-old brother is about to enter high school. His family has gained enough financial stability to move out of the nearby trailer park, and as conflict rages abroad, his father’s job at a weapons manufacturing plant appears safe. But then his mother is diagnosed with cancer, and everything changes. As the family clings to the traditions of their hard-line Catholicism, he meets Taylor, a perceptive, beguiling girl from the trailer park, a girl who has been forced to grow up too fast. Taylor represents everything his life isn’t, and their fledgling connection develops as his mother’s health deteriorates. Set over the course of one propulsive summer, Soon the Light Will Be Perfect chronicles the journey of two brothers on the cusp of adulthood, a town battered by poverty and a family at a breaking point. In spare, fiercely honest prose, Dave Patterson captures what it feels like to be gloriously, violently alive at a moment of political, social, and familial instability. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy McKean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008572/bk_harp_008572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.