The Mother´s Secret is a powerful story about family, secrets and devastating lies. Love keeps us together Sisters Kate and Georgie are best friends. While Kate travelled the world, Georgie stayed at home to care for her mother. Now Georgie has her own family, she´s decided it´s her time to start discovering - there´s a world out there for her to explore. Love can tear us apart Their mother, Jan, loves her daughters with all her heart. So what if she kept Kate and Georgie indoors when they were young? She just cared so much for them. What if your life was based on a lie? Maybe there was another reason Jan wanted to keep her girls close. If the girls ventured too far afield, it might destroy the façade of the world Jan created. The family´s about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Acton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001249/bk_macm_001249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the untimely death of her husband, young mother Effie Grey has been forced to live on a narrowboat owned by her tyrannical father-in-law Jacob. In spite of her own despair, she is determined to protect her brother Tom and her baby son Georgie from Jacob´s bullying ways - for she is all they have in the world. But when Jacob hires villainous Salter and his vile wife Sal to run the barge, Effie´s life becomes even more unbearable, and Tom is sent packing without a penny to his name. Forced to live on deck with little to shelter her and Georgie from the elements, tormented by the Salters, Effie is driven to desperation. And stealing Jacob´s hidden cache of money she escapes with her son. As she begins her frantic search for Tom, Effie vows that whatever happens she will make a home for little Georgie and keep him safe from harm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001350/bk_rhuk_001350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beaufort, South Carolina is home to the Smallwoods, a family closely knit but fiercely at odds. Georgie, the youngest, is tormented by worry for her son, who vanished two years earlier, and by her anger at her father. An unforgiving patriarch and ex-Marine, Georgie´s father neglects her mother, belittles her brother Ashby, and denies her sister Claire the financial support she needs after a trying divorce. When their mother dies suddenly and Georgie´s son returns home on the same day, tensions rise between the siblings, and Georgie begins to suspect their father had a role in both their mother´s death and her son´s disappearance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alit/000178/bk_alit_000178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the final instalment of Joy Dettman’s beloved Woody Creek series, we return to the small timber town where it all began…. Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother’s daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else. After almost losing her adopted daughter, Cara’s view of the world has radically shifted. She’s decided that life is to be lived and love is to be cherished, even when that means crossing boundaries she’d never dreamed of. But is any love great enough to overcome an unimaginable burden of guilt and shame? With her nest empty, Jenny is more lonely than ever. Rattling around her big old house with too much time to think, she’s left to wonder: should her secrets stay buried forever or will revealing the truth set her free? As the new millennium draws ever closer and Woody Creek struggles to survive, one thing becomes clear: in order to face their futures, Jenny and her daughters must first make peace with their pasts. If it’s not too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002153/bk_boli_002153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wind is whispering in Woody Creek. Change is in the air. It´s 1958 and Woody Creek is being dragged kicking and screaming into the swinging ´60s. Jenny´s daughters, Cara and Georgie, are now young women. They have inherited their mother´s hands, but that is where their similarity ends. Raised separately, they have never met. A mistake from Cara´s teenage years looms over her future, but she believes emphatically in the white-wedding and happily-ever-after myth. Georgie has seen enough of marriage and motherhood. She plans to live her life as her grandmother did, independent of a man. But life for the Morrison girls has never been easy, and once the sisters are in each other´s lives, long-buried secrets are bound to be unearthed, the dramatic consequences of which no-one could have predicted.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001402/bk_boli_001402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter´s quest to understand her mother´s mysterious death.On the morning of her 70th birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered 66 years earlier. Georgie´s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.Acclaimed novelist Susan Richards Shreve, celebrated for her ´´refined explorations of parent-child relationships´´ (Washington Post), captures the tenor of the times with clarity and elegance as she follows both Georgie and her parents on parallel trips up the Bone River, weaving together the hope of June 2008 with the injustices of June 1941. Georgie must untangle a web of bigotry, loss, and half-forgotten memories to finally understand her parents´ fate.More News Tomorrow is a stirring and irresistible portrait of a family drawn together in search of truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002578/bk_high_002578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling author R.S. Grey. When her mother´s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country. Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie´s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away...that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she´s ever seen. Gianluca. After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale. But Georgie isn´t asking for his heart - she´s merely intrigued. After all, Gianluca isn´t just gorgeous - tall and tan from days spent in the sun - his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she´s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Aston, Roger Frisk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029827/bk_adbl_029827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amid the aftermath of the Civil War, Georgie O´Rourke, the last surviving member of her family, decides her only choice is to leave her beloved state of Tennessee by answering a mail-order bride advertisement. With only a few items of rag, like clothing, she travels the Southwest Trail by covered wagon to meet up with her groom in Texas.Captain Parker Eastman, formally of the Confederate Army, travels from his cattle ranch to the Southwest Trail to intercept a woman his mother hired as a companion. He soon finds out that Georgie traveled to Texas to become his wife. Duty-bound to make right on his mother´s promise of marriage, he marries the Southern belle. But she is unlike any pampered woman he´d ever known. She was a survivor and did what needed to be done to make a future for herself.Reconstruction in the South is anything but peaceful. Anger and hatred are harbored on both sides. Fear and violence become the norm. People are no longer the same as they were before the war. Upon arriving at the ranch, Parker leaves Georgia in the hands of his mentally unstable mother in order to address land grabbers.Mother Eastman thinks that Georgie is to blame for everything that was lost in the war, leaving Georgie beaten and broken.Can Parker find the wife he´d come to love and admire beneath the terrified and untrusting woman she´d become?This historical western romance is full of twists, suspense, and amazing romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Krause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137657/bk_acx0_137657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.