Widowed London social worker Georgina ¿Georgie¿ Jefferson battles guilt and public disgrace when one of her charges, abused five-year-old Angela Hopkins, is beaten to death. She retreats to Furze Pen, an isolated Devon cottage that once belonged to Stephen, the deceased brother she never knew. In this refuge, she hopes to learn something about Stephen. But the hostility of her neighbors and a series of chilling incidents - including the disappearance of her dog and a stranger lurking around the cottage at night - disturb Georgie¿s desperate search for peace. As winter closes in, Georgie must discover who or what threatens her most...the tragedies of her past or a new danger from her tormented present. Once again, master of suspense Gillian White depicts the dreadful, dependent relationship that can sprout between love and violence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Lipman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015868/bk_adbl_015868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the latest paperback in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it´s all in a day´s work when you´re thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown. When royal sleuth Georgie Rannoch receives a letter from her dearest friend Belinda, who´s in an Italian villa awaiting the birth of her illegitimate baby, she yearns to run to her side. If only she could find a way to get there! But then opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way--her cousin the queen asks her to attend a house party in the Italian Lake Country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding. What luck! A chance to see Belinda, even if it is under the guise of stopping unwanted nuptials. Only that´s as far as Georgie´s fortune takes her. She soon discovers that she attended finishing school with the hostess of the party--and the hatred they had for each other then has barely dimmed. Plus, she needs to hide Belinda´s delicate condition from the other guests. And her dashing beau, Darcy´s (naturally) working undercover on a dangerous mission. Then her actress mother shows up, with a not-so-little task to perform. With all this subterfuge, it seems something is bound to go horribly wrong--and Georgie will no doubt be left to pick up the pieces when it does.
Our future depends on stories. As the world advances, literature has the ability to ground us - in our humanness, our imaginations, and our enlightenment. Fueled by the need to interpret the past, to explore the present, and to imagine the future, each generation shapes the world of books. In order to preserve this, we must have a new generation willing to share their stories. The annual Lune Spark Short Story Contest was started in May 2017 with the vision of supporting young writers. A Window to Young Minds is the first of the contest’s yearly anthologies, Short Stories by Young Writers. The 23 wonderful stories in this audiobook are handpicked from 2017’s entries. The talent of these young writers shines in their command of storytelling and their unique take on genre - from a pirate love story to the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937, in New Jersey. Full list of authors: Sonia Birla, Sivaranjani Velmurugan, Soumya Shenoy, Elliot Hui, Fisher Lynn Mishmash, Christopher Joseph Maxwell, Logan M. Egle, Charlotte MenkeCate Pitterle, Molly Heinold, Ankita S. Karuturi, Sreya Vannapagari, Niharika Thuppanna, Hannah Won, Khloe Corrine Marie Beutler, Kydn Aurora Meyer, Tarisha Badaya, Debra Adamolekun, Ayanna Schubert, and Huda Haque. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105411/bk_acx0_105411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.