From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes SUMMER HOUSE PARTY: **Amazon #1 bestseller in Regency Romance** **Amazon #1 bestseller in Victorian Romance** **Amazon #1 bestseller in Clean & Wholesome Romance** **Amazon #1 bestseller in Historical Romance** **Amazon #1 bestseller in Inspirational Romance** Join three bestselling Regency Romance authors, Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, and Sarah M. Eden, for three new novellas in SUMMER HOUSE PARTY. AN ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCE by Regina Scott: Kitty Chapworth is nearly a spinster, and an orphan living on the charity of her uncle, with nothing to recommend her for the marriage mart. Her primary purpose is relegated to acting chaperone for her cousins until she can see them successfully married. Kitty remains focused on her duty even though she knows her future is bleak. When Quentin Adair returns from a long ten years working in Jamaica and proposes a wild charade to Kitty, she agrees, although the plan might reawaken her old feelings for Quentin. Can a reformed rake convince the perfect chaperone to overlook propriety for love? A PERFECT MATCH by Donna Hatch: Genevieve attends a summer house party hosted by her best friend who can´t wait to introduce her to a gentleman she wants to marry, Christian Amesbury. After meeting him, Genevieve determines Christian is perfect... for her. Torn between loyalty to her best friend and the yearnings of her heart, Genevieve must first escape the attention of a powerful lord who´s obsessed with her and who tries to rob her of any hope for a happily ever after. THE PAUPERS´ HOUSE PARTY by Sarah M. Eden: It´s a rare event that Edward Downy and his brother are invited to a house party by a member of the ton. But when they arrive, Edward quickly realizes this house party is different than any other. All invited... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009577/bk_brll_009577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 11-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers’ well-appointed house in Paris, she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother’s. Henrietta longs to see a few sights in the foreign city; little does she know what fascinating secrets the Fisher house itself contains. For Henrietta finds that her visit coincides with that of Leopold, an intense child who has come to Paris to be introduced to the mother he has never known. In the course of a single day, the relations between Leopold, Henrietta’s agitated hostess Naomi Fisher, Leopold’s mysterious mother, his dead father, and the dying matriarch in bed upstairs come to light slowly and tantalizingly. And when Henrietta leaves the house that evening, it is in possession of the kind of grave knowledge usually reserved only for adults. One of Elizabeth Bowen’s most artful and psychologically acute novels, The House in Paris is a timeless masterpiece of nuance and atmosphere, and represents the very best of Bowen’s celebrated oeuvre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michal Friedman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001037/bk_adbl_001037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A retelling of Charles Dickens´ timeless classic.Bleak House is one of a series of retellings of classic literature by publishers Real Reads. True to the original plot, characters and themes, Real Reads also imitate the original author´s style. An intelligent, lively and enjoyable introduction to this classic tale.´It would have been better if you had never been born.´ Esther, at 14, has never known love. Determined to live well, earn some love, and overcome the shadow of her birth, she takes her first steps into the unknown.A family curse, a manipulating lawyer, poverty and secrets threaten to destroy Esther´s world. Are the walls of Bleak House strong enough to protect her and her new friends from such powerful forces?The reader will be caught up in an unfolding mystery, full of surprises. Perhaps the key to it all is to discover the identity of ´Nemo´.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Bill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rlrd/000002/bk_rlrd_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine´s sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she´s meant to lead and the person she´s meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can´t possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas. She arrives as farms on the Great Plains have begun to fail and schools are going bankrupt, unable to pay or house new teachers. With no money and too much pride to turn back, she lives uneasily with the family of Ansel Price - the charming, optimistic man who placed the ad - and his family responds to her with kind curiosity, suspicion, and, most dangerously, love. Just as she´s settling into her strange new life, a storm forces unspoken thoughts to the surface that will forever alter the course of their lives. Laura McNeal´s novel is a sweeping and timeless love story about leaving - and finding - home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008801/bk_brll_008801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Vines has the Victorian home of his dreams - or so it seems until he discovers an intriguing beauty lurking in the shadows. Stunned, he finds they share the house but live a century apart. The realization leads him to questions so disturbing it changes both their lives forever. She is a prisoner of the past, shrouded in a world of dark mysteries. He holds the keys that will protect their future. But first, he must solve the mystery concealed for nearly 100 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Tusing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009698/bk_brll_009698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At long last, New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy´s most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do´Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills. Centuries ago, in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house. Zaknafein. The greater nobles watched him, and one powerful Matron - Malice - decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival houses to secure her prize, but it was ultimately the roguish Jarlaxle who caught him. Thus sparked the birth of two key moments in Menzoberranzan: the coupling of a noble and weapon master that would produce Drizzt Do’Urden...and the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle. R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned. How will a father, so long constrained by the vicious and conservative world of the drow, be able to reconcile his ingrained prejudices with the world and companions of his enlightened son? The answer lies in their desire for peace over chaos. And as long as the scourge of the goddess Lolth’s ambitions still remain, both are determined to keep her dark will at bay. But the spider queen is powerful, and now demons have been unleashed on the unwitting denizens of the surface world. United in purpose - and through their mutual friendship with Jarlaxle - Zaknefein and Drizzt will need to put ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007156/bk_harp_007156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A portrait of Colonel Pyncheon looms over his family in the house of the seven gables - an ominous reminder of the curse he left behind over a century ago. The shadow still falls over the New England mansion´s current residents, siblings Clifford and Hepzibah - unless they can expose the one secret that offers an escape from the hex. Set in seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne´s gothic tale was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials and by a family home that still stands today. With the town´s horrific history, the house became, for Hawthorne and his readers, an important metaphor for ancestral burden. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature´s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as The House of the Seven Gables, this edition of The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Buck Schirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009540/bk_brll_009540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of The Scarlet Letter comes a landmark of American literature, an embodiment of the greed which can compel people to treacherous actions. Hawthorne´s The House of the Seven Gables is a study of guilt and renewal from generation to generation. At the time of the Salem witch trials, the patriarch of the Pyncheon family finds himself so covetous of his neighbor’s property that he is led to sinister deeds, turning the community against his neighbor who is ultimately hanged for witchcraft. Though his plot to acquire the land is successful, the dying man´s curse on the Pyncheon family comes true generation upon generation. That is, until six generations later when the long-hidden truth is revealed…. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio´s extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Buck Schirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006694/bk_brll_006694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Add zest to your family with God´s rest. Seriously, your schedule is hurried, your expectations are extraordinary, and your and your family´s commitments are too many to count. Your relationships with your friends, your family, and your God are suffering. Ready for a change of pace? Here´s help. Little House on the Freeway takes a look at the breakneck speed at which we live and reveals not only how to put on the brakes but how to get off the freeway altogether. With a special section, ´´101 Ways to Give Rest to Your Family´´, and a new chapter that addresses the perils of the Internet, this timeless classic about the importance of quality family time has been updated to rescue a whole new generation from hurry. Don´t let busyness, productivity, or the temptation to ´´keep up with the Joneses´´ keep you from the peace and incredible quality of relationships God created for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tim Kimmel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001353/bk_hove_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grau¿s provocative 1961 novel of a New Orleans woman¿s heartbreaking decision, hailed as ´´a sad, wistful, young, timeless story, graced by this writer´s finely drawn perceptions.´´ Joan Mitchell has two suitors, and can¿t decide whom to marry. With her mother Aurelie¿s example in mind, she¿d like to skip marriage altogether. Joan and Aurelie live together in a beautiful French Quarter home on Coliseum Street in New Orleans, along with Joan¿s many half-sisters born of Aurelie¿s five disastrous marriages. Joan lives a mostly carefree life, but when she becomes pregnant, she chooses to end her pregnancy rather than marry a man she doesn¿t love - a decision with grave consequences in conservative 1950s New Orleans. The House on Coliseum Street is a brave, heartbreaking love letter to New Orleans, penned by one of the most acclaimed voices of the American South. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017315/bk_adbl_017315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.