Her mother passed away when Jillian was only six - leaving just Jillian, her father, and the farm. The farm folks make up a funny kind of family, however, including her horse, Reindeer, her best friend, Jason, and her arch nemesis, Sydney. Things start to get more complicated than usual one morning when the questions begin to pile up. Who is the mysterious new boy on the farm? What secrets are lurking in his luggage? And, speaking of luggage, why has Aunt Connie arrived with so much of it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.M. Parrish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000405/bk_tate_000405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kelly Raney ends her relationship with her abusive boyfriend the day she leaves him bleeding on the bedroom floor after an exceptionally violent fight. She grabs their toddler son, Keegan, and the two flee town with a few dollars and the clothes on their backs. Her car breaks down outside the small village of Black Water Creek. She reluctantly stays with the local auto mechanic, Ed Sheridan, and his wife until she can get back on her feet. She lands a job, moves into an isolated cottage by the river, and dreams of a fresh start and stable life for her son. Just when it seems like Kelly is getting her life together, visions of torture, rape, and murder, taking place in her own quaint cottage, plague her nights and haunt her days. To make matters worse, she suspects her ex has tracked her down, looking for revenge and threatening to destroy her new life. This book is intended to be listened to by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains some indecent language, descriptions of graphic violence, and sexual situations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Cavanaugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020622/bk_acx0_020622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jimmy Doyle has a good job and great prospects, but he has never known what it feels like to have a family. But as things around him begin to change, he wonders if he could be blessed to find love. But having never known what it feels like to belong, will he recognize true friendship and affection when it is offered him? Maddy Bryant lost her parents when she was only eight years old. She has been pushed from pillar to post ever since but finally found a stable position in the Kendall´s Cambridge town house as a maid. But her place becomes untenable when a new cook and butler are appointed. Too proud to ask her friends for help, she tries to take matters into her own hands. An unexpected find on a train changes everything, but is destiny merely taking matters into her own hands? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111522/bk_acx0_111522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her mother abandoned her, her father disowned her, and her husband left her. Can Brooklyn be convinced that it is possible to forgive the greatest of betrayals? Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, unloving father by eloping to Reno at the age of 17. But when she was pregnant with their first child, her husband abandoned her as well. Not welcome back home in Thunder Creek, Brooklyn stayed in Reno and raised her daughter, Alycia, on her own, doing her best to make sure Alycia never knew the heartache and rejection Brooklyn herself had known. When her estranged husband, Chad Hallston dies, he leaves the family home in Thunder Creek to his daughter. Believing it is the best way to give her daughter a stable home, Brooklyn does what she thought she would never do. She goes home to the orchard and wine country of Southwest Idaho. There, she encounters Chad´s best friend, Derek Johnson, a part-time sheriff´s deputy who also owns an organic produce farm next door. Derek was never a fan of former bad girl Brooklyn Myers, but he made a promise to his dying friend that he would be the father to Alycia that Chad had never been. Although Derek and Brooklyn get off to a bumpy start, he and Alycia quickly form a bond. And soon Derek realizes that he wants Brooklyn to trust him too...even knowing that her trust won´t come easily. And then he realizes he wants even more than her trust. He wants to win her love. While Brooklyn may be tempted to give her heart to Derek, risking her daughter´s happiness is another story. Will Brooklyn hold on to her self-reliance for dear life, or will she come to understand that the greatest gift she can give her daughter is showing her how to love and trust others? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000672/bk_tnwd_000672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A heartwarming, hilarious Christmas story with a Southern twist. Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year´s Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who´s been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn´t a virgin. But then comes an unexpected development: a genuine, real-life baby left in the manger, with only a brief note. And somehow, in the kerfuffle that follows, Ivy finds her life is about to change . . . The holidays are a bittersweet time for Ivy-filled with memories of her beloved late husband and reminders that life doesn´t always offer the happily-ever-afters her readers expect. So when Ivy ends up with custody of the baby, she can only chalk it up to a Christmas miracle. She doesn´t know if it will be forever, but with help from family, she´ll make little Zuzu´s first Christmas a good one. The nativity´s Joseph, aka Gabe Ledbetter, has a pediatrics background that´s coming in mighty handy. In turn, Ivy is helping Gabe find his place in the quirky community. If that place turns out to be somewhere near Ivy, well, maybe this particular Christmas story will turn out to be merry and bright after all . . . Praise for Sally Kilpatrick´s Previous Novels ´´Do yourself a favor and grab this book and hide away with its laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud moments all mixed up in one place.´´ -Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author ´´Don´t miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn´t put it down.´´ -Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author on Better Get to Livin´ ´´A pleasantly engaging take on Romeo and Juliet.´´ -Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek