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New Arrivals - Audio Books
The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as the Matchbreaker, Henrietta Cynster has an uncanny skill in preventing ill-fated nuptials, not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But when she disrupts one match too many, she feels honor bound to help dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience--a task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished. Now, Jim Doane wants the same kind of closure. His 25-year-old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. He cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past. Doane needs Eve Duncan's skills and he'll do anything to get them. Even if it means taking Eve.
A reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father. Edward Turley, a combination of Bob Woodward and Ernie Pyle, was one of the last great investigative reporters and a difficult man to impress. Then one day while he's waiting to meet a source, a giant explosion takes out half of an office building next door. Shocked into action, Chris saves five people from the burning building. What seemed like a reporter's dream quickly becomes an inescapable nightmare.
Traveling to Europe under strange circumstances, attorney Stone Barrington finds himself at the center of an unusually complex mystery involving two unexpected invitations and an intricate puzzle that leads him into the rarified world of European billionaires.
Living on opposite coasts and preparing to see their children depart for school, two women, the wives of frequently traveling husbands, are shattered by a devastating secret that brings them together and tests their beliefs about forgiveness.
Raised as a sister to Margo and Laura at the grandiose Templeton house, businesswoman Kate Powell faces a professonal impropriety and a dark secret from her past that forces her to search deep within herself.
After all the uproar over his grandparents' secrets and his younger sister's engagement, Roman Keim can't wait to head to Pinecraft, the Amish snowbird community in Florida for a week's vacation. The warm weather is a welcome respite from the bleak Ohio winters, and Roman is ready for a break from the drama. But the condominium next door is home to a young widow, Amanda, and her daughter, Regina, and it soon becomes apparent that there's something special brewing between Roman and Amanda. There's something attractive about Roman that Amanda can't deny. But in the two years since Wesley died, she's never looked at another man. She certainly doesn't intend to get married again. As the week comes to a close, however, she knows she's given Roman part of her heart in spite of her attempt to remain distant. Regina seems to have fallen in love too. Is there hope for a second chance at love for Amanda, or will Roman return to Ohio and forget about the two sweet girls who have captured his heart?
While investigating the murder of a well-respected barrister who was found dead at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace, Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his nickname "Satanas," flourishes as well. Then, in a dark Parisian back alley, he encounters Léon, an urchin with strangely familiar looks, fleeing his cruel brother. The Duke buys him, intending to use the youth in a scheme of revenge against an old enemy, the Comte de St. Vire--especially when Léon turns out to be the girl Léonie. Set in the mid-1700s, amid the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, romance between the two blossoms, along with nerve-wracking suspense as the Comte and the Duke vie for the future of the girl.
Embarking on a walking tour from Seattle to Key West after the losses of his wife and business, Alan Christoffersen meets a series of people on his journey who impart lessons in love, sacrifice, and forgiveness until a crisis threatens his healing progress.
It's been quite a week for Joe Grey. First the large, powerful feline discovers that, through some strange, inexplicable phenomenon, he now has the ability to understand human language. Then he discovers he can speak it as well! It's a nightmare for a cat who'd prefer to sleep the day away carefree, but Joe can handle it. That is, until he has the misfortune to witness a murder in the alley behind Jolly's Deli--and worse, to be seen witnessing it. With all of his nine lives suddenly at risk, Joe's got no choice but to get to the bottom of the heinous crime--because his mouse-hunting days are over for good unless he can help bring a killer to justice.
Set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades, a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews, who have long lived together peacefully, assemble to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt after they are warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction.
In 2005, T. Colin Campbell's The China Study showed that a diet based on whole, plant-based foods dramatically reduces your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Whole picks up where The China Study left off. While The China Study revealed what we should eat and provided the powerful empirical support for this answer, Whole answers the question of why. Why does a whole-food, plant-based diet provide optimal nutrition? Whole demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off track and reveals the elegant wonders of the true holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the operation of the entire organism.
While celebrating their anniversary in Italy, amateur sleuth/caterer Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, find murder on the itinerary when a new acquaintance is killed in the Eternal City and someone tries to sabotage her former assistant's new cooking school in Florence.
"Brussels is a lively place to be in 1815, and the beautiful widow Lady Barbara Childe is at the centre of the social whirl. However, the shadow of the Battle of Waterloo hangs over her romance with Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington"--Fantastic Fiction website.
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
A presentation of Greek and Roman mythology with a brief introduction to Norse mythology.
A woman learns her husband's plane has crashed and he is dead, only to receive a call from him on the day of his funeral. It's the start of a financial thriller involving computer companies, big bucks and crooks who operate online.
As the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shopkeeping violation committed by the mayor's future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti's wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.
Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, searches for the perfect plaintiff to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.
The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr. Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. The wily old gentleman has hatched a typically freakish plan for his stepdaughter's future and his own amusement--his fortune will be Kitty's dowry. But while the beaux are scrambling for her hand, Kitty counters with her own inventive, if daring, scheme--a sham engagement should keep wedlock at bay.
Unabashed nomad Hank Cooper is surprised to learn he's inherited a tract of beachfront property in Thunder Point. He's even more surprised to find that he's enjoying the company of the town's residents--including the beautiful Sarah Dupre--and considers making his new home a bit more permanent.
At 1:15 a.m, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he's waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he's breathing," and another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that's the last thing he ever knows. Lucas Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man's disappearance, then--very troublingly--to the Minneapolis police department itself, and then--most troublingly of all--to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen. No matter who gets in the way.
It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather--a life-long campaigner for social justice--is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.
Cabrillo and his crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a comfortable but dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. Their newest clients are a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia.