Lizzie Moran is desperate to help her best friend’s husband recover from grief-stricken despair after her friend passes away. But their love was unlike anything Lizzie has ever seen. A love she knows will never happen for her, considering the bad choices she’s made.Jack Clark is ready to take whatever measures necessary to yank his brother out of the abyss he’s fallen into after his wife’s death. And when he meets the lovely Lizzie who has the same goal, he is perfectly willing to put aside their differences, for the sake of his brother.Tensions escalate when Jack and Lizzie are forced to attend a reunion together - and the fact that Lizzie’s former fiancé, the man who dumped her the same day her parents died, will be there doesn’t help. But an unlikely matchmaker has a plan - and if it succeeds, Jack and Lizzie might just realize they are meant for each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136834/bk_acx0_136834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One very special work of art - a Chaim Soutine painting - will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer´s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport and send her to live with strangers in England. Six years later, the war finally over, a grief-stricken Rose attempts to build a life for herself. Alone in London, devastated, she cannot help but try to search out one piece of her childhood: the Chaim Soutine painting her mother had cherished. Many years later the painting finds its way to America. In modern-day Los Angeles, Lizzie Goldstein has returned home for her father´s funeral. Newly single and unsure of her path, she also carries a burden of guilt that cannot be displaced. Years ago, as a teenager, Lizzie threw a party at her father´s house with unexpected but far-reaching consequences. The Soutine painting that she loved and that had provided lasting comfort to her after her own mother had died was stolen and has never been recovered. This painting will bring Lizzie and Rose together and ignite an unexpected friendship, eventually revealing long-held secrets that hold painful truths. Spanning decades and unfolding in crystalline, atmospheric prose, The Fortunate Ones is a haunting story of longing, devastation, and forgiveness and a deep examination of the bonds and desires that map our private histories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005775/bk_harp_005775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.