A cold case adds an extra chill to the holiday season as bestselling author Anne Perry whisks readers to an English country house for a Christmas of secrets, soul-searching, and forgiveness. As beautiful as it may be, their friends´ country home is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She´d rather pass a relaxing holiday at home with him--especially because Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding some undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered in the spacious home. As tensions grow among the couples, the young and beautiful Iris Watson-Watt becomes the center of several men´s focus. Unbeknownst to Vespasia, Iris carries a message for Victor that may help unmask a British traitor. As Victor plots his moves, he is reminded of a similar case from twenty years before, when a young Frenchwoman also carried a clandestine message--one that resulted in her murder, still unsolved to this day. Victor has always been tormented by his failure to protect her--and now, with all eyes on Iris, Victor must act fast before history repeats itself. With the joy of Christmas at risk of being forgotten and Vespasia feeling alone on this holiday meant to be shared with loved ones, Victor must ultimately learn to forgive himself.
Opening scene... December 1960: Thirteen-year-old Jenny Harper is exploring the caves with her brother Bill and their best friend, Mike. They see a strange shimmering light up ahead. Bill rushes ahead, disappears around the bend. Fade to present day. Thirteen-year-old Jack and his 12-year-old sister Amanda visit their Grandma Jenny in the mountains over the Christmas holiday. They hear the story of a mythical cavern that Grandma went searching for 50 years earlier with her little brother Bill and their best friend, Mike. Her brother was lost, never to be seen again. Drawn to the mystery, Jack and Amanda meet up with Daniel Madsen, a local boy diagnosed with Leukemia and only months to live. He tells them of a boy who went into the caves a few days before Christmas, 1910, and came out three years later telling of ´´The Christmas Cave´´, a world of amazing colors and lights. They find their way to the Christmas Cave and discover much more than they expected. Novella based on the screenplay The Christmas Cave, written by David R. Beshears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Absalonson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021196/bk_acx0_021196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this festive novella by the author of Christmas at the Vicarage, will Enid follow her heart or her head?Since the tragic loss of her parents, Enid has lived alone in a coastal cottage in Jersey. But this year someone new has come into her life: Fred, who truly gets her, and who knows how to make her happy. The only problem is that Enid has Asperger’s and doesn’t like to leave her comfort zone - and Fred lives in Australia.Like Enid, Fred has survived heartbreak and is searching for a way to start again. Could a stranger on the other side of the world really bring new meaning to his life, or is he just setting himself up for another fall?When Fred invites Enid to Australia for Christmas, her vivacious sister Bess begs her to take a risk for the first time ever. But Enid’s whole life is structured around familiarity. As the festive season approaches, she has a decision to make: play it safe, or embark on a momentous journey into the unknown? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Hardingham, Henrietta Meire, Nico Evers-Swindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011367/bk_brll_011367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Goose´s parents are killed in a car crash on Christmas Eve, his life changes utterly. Living with his increasingly senile Nan, his dog Mutt is the only thing keeping him sane. His only other friend is Frank, a former friend of his father. Frank´s own life is falling apart and he has recruited Goose to help him carry out petty theft around the city. A year to the day since the accident that changed his life, Goose meets Anthony, a strange man who has forgotten who he is, but seems to know more about others than they know about themselves. When Mutt goes missing, Goose has no choice but to rely on Anthony to help find him. In an adventure that draws in Frank, Goose follows Anthony across Manchester. But at the centre of the mystery is Anthony himself: Who is he? How does he know so much? And can he help Goose and the others find what they´re searching for? A major film starred Eddie Izzard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Izzard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007353/bk_bbcw_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long ago in London Town, at a time when the muffin man´s cries began the day and the lamplighter ushered in the night, two young orphans lived together in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse. Lucy Wolcott and her little sister Glory have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk stitching blankets and sacks. There is scant little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only ray of light in their lives comes from the stories that Lucy invents, stories about a family she barely remembers, and a lot doll named Morning Glory who, Lucy promises, is destined to return to them someday. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse, the girls flee for their lives to the mean streets of London. There, they desperately try to figure out how to survive. While searching through the muck by the river, Lucy finds an old, discarded doll, which Glory is certain is the long-lost Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll. And how she leads the girls to the most surprising turns of fortune makes for a heartwarming story that brims with love, hope, and the truest spirit of Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000937/bk_blak_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An uplifting Christmas romance to warm the heart during this cold holiday season.... Angie Reynolds´ heart aches for a husband and family of her own. Unfortunately, she´s looked for love in all the wrong places with nothing to show for it but disappointment. None of the guys she´s dated is worthy of her, including her ex-husband. This Christmas season looks to be another one spent alone. Yet until Angie realizes her own worth, she will never be able to accept the gift of love from someone like Brad Miller. For all who are searching for their someone special. May the gift of love reach your hearts this holiday season. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Dines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049134/bk_acx0_049134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicodemus and Pedro, two birds searching for a nesting place, find themselves in the midst of a Christmas pageant.Cheryl Porter Hogue has captured the true meaning of Christmas in the timeless tale of Nicodemus and Pedro. The talking birds exemplify that giving brings happiness to the giver.Cheryl Porter Hogue captured her father´s oral stories in written form so other children can enjoy the flights of Nicodemus and Pedro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000308/bk_tate_000308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.