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9.3 hrs • Mar/15/2017 • Unabridged
In The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, screenwriter, playwright, and British literature expert Syrie James imagines a hidden journal kept by Jane Austen from 1815 to 1817. This revealing narrative tells the poignant tale of the blossoming romance between Jane and a landed aristocrat. Such a love fills the 30-something Jane with hope for marriage and provides her with fodder for her finest writing.Available Formats:6.9 hrs • Nov/16/2016 • Unabridged
In To Siberia, an unnamed girl-called Sistermine by her beloved brother Jesper-grows up in WWII Denmark, but dreams of escaping to the idyllic countryland in Siberia. The siblings’ already uninvolved parents become even more distant after a family member’s suicide. And following the German invasion of Denmark, the now teenaged brother and sister begin to grow apart as well. Jesper longs for the warm southern sun of Morocco, while Sistermine dreams of Siberia’s peaceful plains. The siblings’ divergent paths are underscored by the intense loneliness of their separation. As Sistermine hopes to be reunited with her brother, she realizes that her dreams of happiness may have passed her by.Available Formats:11.4 hrs • Nov/02/2016 • Unabridged
Caitlin is spending the summer on the windswept island that is her home. She is caught between girlhood and maturity, and feels utterly isolated from the rest of the world. Then she meets Lucas, who is the embodiment of freedom and honesty. She is instantly drawn to him. But Caitlin must also grapple with the darker forces that seem to be confronting her family. Lucas himself further complicates matters when he is hunted for an awful crime that Caitlin herself becomes involved in. This gripping story, which takes place over one incredible month, will captivate young adult readers.Available Formats:5.2 hrs • Oct/19/2016 • Unabridged
Katie Gillian’s mother is a dedicated investigative reporter. Her articles have helped innocent men on death row and have halted the illegal dumping of toxic wastes. Now the Gillians have moved from their home in Dallas to a small, quiet Texas town, where Katie’s mother is taking six months off to write a novel. In the local high school, Katie feels like an outsider. But as she meets the townspeople, she begins to feel fear as well. Someone prowls around outside her house at night. A homely girl who befriends Katie suddenly disappears. Now the Gillians are determined to discover what evil is lurking in the shadows of this seemingly ordinary town. Joan Lowery Nixon has written more than 90 books for young readers. A four-time winner of the Edgar Award and recipient of numerous other honors, she creates mysteries that immediately grab the attention of young adults. The psychological suspense of Shadowmaker is heightened by Stina Nielsen’s dramatic narration.Available Formats:4.2 hrs • Sep/02/2016 • Unabridged
Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore brings fairytale love stories into modern fashion through the eyes of 12-year-old cherry-cordial eater and classic-literature reader Willafred Haversham. What Willa wishes for most in the world is a father, but so far no luck. When she and her wedding planner mother, Stella, move back home to Cape Cod, Willa’s luck begins to change. With help from her best friend Tina and candymaking Nana, Willa decides wishing for a father isn’t enough-it’s time to take action.Available Formats:4.4 hrs • Mar/24/2016 • Unabridged
Wallace Wallace hates the book Old Shep, My Pal. His reasons? It’s boring, and he’s tired of dog stories because the dog always dies. In his book report, he writes that his favorite part is on the last page where it says, “The End.”Forced into detention, Wallace has a chance to witness rehearsals for the school play—which happens to be Old Shep, My Pal. Watching the drama take shape, he can’t help but make suggestions. All the play needs is a Rollerblading dog catcher, a stuffed animal glued to a remote-controlled car, a moped disguised as a Harley, and some choreographed dance numbers with live rock tunes.Award-winning author Gordon Korman published his first book at age twelve. Since then, he has applied his uproarious sense of humor to more than thirty novels, such as The Chicken Doesn’t Skate and The Twinkie Squad. A skilled group of narrators captures every colorful character in this hilarious romp.Available Formats:13.2 hrs • May/05/2015 • Unabridged
When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home on Juneberry Lane in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they’re looking for peace. Joel has recently returned from Iraq and is recuperating, and Shani is just happy to have her family back together. They can’t imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son accidently hurts Simon, one of the Lehman boys.Timothy Lehman, a widower, is the family patriarch and demands the Beck boy work in Simon’s place. Tensions escalate, but Shani can’t help but be drawn to Eve Lehman, Timothy’s sister, who runs the household. The two begin to form a strong friendship forged on faith and family, and things seem like they’ve quieted down—until Joel’s single and handsome army friend, Charlie, catches Eve’s eye. Suddenly life for both families becomes more complicated than any of them could have ever imagined.Available Formats:0.1 hrs • Mar/18/2015 • Unabridged
Celebrating imagination and inventive play, Lori Nichols’ followup to Maple perfectly captures the dynamics of siblings and their ability to figure things out on their own and find a way to meet halfway.Maple and Willow do everything together. They love playing outside throughout the whole year, welcoming the sun, rain, leaves, and snow. But it’s not always sunshine and rainbows, because sometimes big sisters can be bossy—and sometimes little sisters can be frustrating. Even the best of friends need a break from each other … at least until they can no longer bear to be apart.Available Formats:0.1 hrs • Mar/05/2015 • Unabridged
Lori Nichols’ enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open. When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesn’t always make an ideal playmate, it doesn’t mind when Maple is in the mood to be loud—which is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.Available Formats:11.1 hrs • Oct/21/2014 • Unabridged
Beloved author Lauraine Snelling returns to her popular Red River Valley setting.Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons—especially after meeting Miriam Hastings.Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She’s been promised a position in the Chicago women’s hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing … and her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone.When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If she stays in Chicago, will it mean losing Trygve—and her chance at love—for good?Available Formats:0.5 hrs • Aug/21/2014 • Unabridged
Posey takes on boys (and bullying) in the eighth book in this charming chapter book series for first grade readers!Will Posey ever be able to get along with boys? Probably not. They barely ever sit still, they make lots of rude noises, and they are just plain annoying. But when Posey teases Henry for being a “weirdo,” Miss Lee tells her that she’s being a (gasp!) bully. Only by calling on the help of the Pink Princess can Posey step back and see that boys have feelings as well. And maybe, in the end, she can be friends with the boys too.Available Formats:11.8 hrs • Jun/12/2014 • Unabridged
In a new novel from award-winning author Walt Larimore, a loving rural family struggles to survive tragedy and cope with the invasion of modern ways in the 1920s.In the Great Smoky Mountains wilderness in 1925, Nathan and Callie Randolph, with their five unique daughters, struggle to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against a menacing business and an evil company manager trying to pilfer their land and clear cut their forest.As loggers invade the mountains, death touches the family, and hardship and loss confront them again and again; fifteen-year-old Abbie Randolph becomes mother to her sisters and leans on her faith to guide her through the emotional wilderness of changing times. With the march of the industrial age, the roaring twenties, Prohibition, the increasing momentum for national parks, and the onslaught of a modern world, the traditional life and ways of the mountaineers were about to change forever.Featuring a cast of colorful characters, including independent and earnest mountain families, a murderous lumber company manager, Cherokee Indians, a band of gypsies, desperados, lumbermen, moonshiners, a world-famous writer, and Civil War heroes, Hazel Creek reveals a gripping struggle of good and evil during an eruption of violence.A beloved family physician, Walt Larimore is the perfect author for this novel of love, loss, and injury that illuminates the enduring power of faith.Available Formats:0.5 hrs • Jun/12/2014 • Unabridged
The sixth book in the Princess Posey chapter book series, and there’s a new kid in class!Posey and her best friends, Nikki and Ava, do everything together. Then, new girl Grace joins Miss Lee’s first grade class, and Posey worries that everything will change. Nikki and Ava can’t stop talking about Grace’s long princess hair, and when she joins the girls’ recess games, they like her way of doing things better than Posey’s. But when Grace accidentally teases Posey, she’s had enough: she doesn’t want to play with Grace ever again! Luckily, with a little help from Miss Lee and her trusty princess tutu, Posey realizes just how lonely Grace must feel. Posey partners up with her for reading time, and discovers that Grace could be more than just the new girl, if she gives her the chance.Available Formats:13.1 hrs • Apr/15/2014 • Unabridged
As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite? Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?Available Formats:0.5 hrs • Mar/19/2014 • Unabridged
When Gramps buys Posey the most adorable stuffed animal—a pink piglet named Poinky who can perch on the top of her pencil—Posey can’t wait to show him to all her friends. But when Poinky mistakenly ends up in Miss Lee’s Consequence Drawer, Posey is heartbroken. Will the Pink Princess be able to find her courage and explain things to Miss Lee?Available Formats:10.8 hrs • Mar/04/2014 • Unabridged
When Andrea Wilson receives the devastating news that her husband has been lost at sea, she decides to return home to Iowa with her young son. But what she finds there is equally terrible: the family farm has burned and her father has died, leaving Andrea with few options. Relying on the kindness of the members of the Amana Colonies, she accepts their offer to live among them until she can make plans for her future. Andrea discovers so much goodness and contentment among the Amana people that she doesn’t want to leave, especially since the strong, kind tinsmith, a man named Dirk, has captured her heart. But is this cloistered life what she wants for her and her son’s future? Is she prepared to give up the comforts and freedom of the outside world? And when yet another wave of shocking news comes her way, will Andrea ever find the serenity and hope that have eluded her for so long?Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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