Being a stable lass is probably one of the hardest jobs in the country, and yet for Gemma Hogg it is the most rewarding. She works in the beautiful Yorkshire market town of Middleham, and if her colleagues are occasionally challenging, then the horses are downright astonishing. Now, in Stable Lass, she takes us into the closed world of a top racing yard, from the elation of having several winners in one day to the almost indescribable grief of losing a horse. Like most stable lads and lasses, Gemma arrived in her yard as a teenager fresh out of racing college and had to cope with living away from home for the first time, as well as adapting to the brutal long hours, backbreaking work and often treacherous weather. She describes falling in love with Polo Venture, the first racehorse in her care, the pure exhilaration of riding him on Middleham Gallops for the first time and what happens when a horse takes against you, from the growling gelding Valiant Warrior to the potentially lethal Broadway Boy. She brings to life the characters around the yard, from straight-talking boss Micky Hammond to the jockeys starving themselves to make weight, the wealthy owners and the other stable lads and lasses who come from a range of different places and backgrounds. Stable Lass by Gemma Hogg is a unique look into the world of horse racing filled with heartwarming stories and amazing thoroughbreds - some lovable, some cantankerous, all impressive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001994/bk_macm_001994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murdered family-man. A young woman tortured and set on fire. A face from the past…. DI Nathaniel Caslin is stable, for the first time in years. Now, he can look to the future, or so he thought. Granting a small favour to a friend, can often be anything but simple.... When the only link between two apparently random murders appears to be an aging, Catholic priest, Caslin is thrust into a world of long-buried secrets. Drawing unwanted attention from the intelligence services, he must consider if the man he once trusted above all others, is now playing by his own rules. With professional killers circling, Caslin must face uncomfortable truths about those seeking redemption. Sometimes, justice is best served from the wrong side of the law. With the net tightening, the level of threat increases. Will Caslin, along with those closest to him, be the last victims of a forgotten conflict? Haunting, dark, and intense, The Dogs in the Street is a fast-paced thriller from the exciting, new talent in Crime Noir. Buy it today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Patmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153033/bk_acx0_153033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moving Yorkshire saga, Daughter of the Dales is the much anticipated finale in Diane Allen´s Windfell Manor Trilogy.The death of the family matriarch, Charlotte Atkinson, at Windfell Manor casts a long shadow over Charlotte’s husband, Archie, and her two children, Isabelle and Danny. With big shoes to fill, Isabelle takes over the running of Atkinson’s department store, but her pride - and heart - is tested when her husband, James, brings scandal upon the family and the Atkinsons´ reputation.Danny’s wife, Harriet, is still struggling to deal with the death of their first two children - a death she blames Isabelle for. But Danny himself is grappling with his own demons when a stranger in town brings to light a long-forgotten secret from his past.Meanwhile, Danny and Harriet’s daughter Rosie has fallen under the spell of a local stable boy, Ethan. But will he stand by her, or will he cause her heartache? And can Isabelle restore the Atkinsons´ reputation and her friendship with Harriet to unite the family once more? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Dover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001894/bk_macm_001894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.