Country girl Denise Baudu arrives in Paris hoping for a position in her uncle´s clothing shop. However, her uncle´s shop, along with other small shops in the area, is doing poorly. This is due to the large store across the street - The Ladies´ Paradise - which is swallowing up the small specialty stores by offering ´´one-stop shopping´´ at discounted prices. Nineteenth-century Paris is experiencing the dawn of the department store. Despite her loyalty to her uncle, Denise is drawn to the progressive Ladies´ Paradise and it´s owner, the driven but charismatic Monsieur Mouret. This book was the basis for the PBS Masterpiece Classic series, The Paradise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000242/bk_mike_000242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1977 and Adrian is nine. He lives with his Gran and his uncle Rory; his best friend is Clinton Tull. He loves to draw and he wants a dog; he´s afraid of quicksand, shopping centres, and self-combustion. Adrian watches his suburban world, but there is much he cannot understand. He does not for instance, know why three neighborhood children might set out to buy ice-cream and never come back home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Humphrey Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000043/bk_boli_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Gwen´s grandfather disappears from their home in New York City, he leaves a message saying not to worry, but that´s hard when Gwen has upcoming violin auditions at Julliard! But then she meets Robert, a fellow musician, and things seem to look up. At the same time, there are other forces in motion, like the scary great uncle who keeps coming by, and the strange man Gwen sees one day when shopping. Then there´s the even stranger story Robert tells her about what she saw. And finally, there´s a discovery that brings their worlds to a halt, uniting Gwen and Robert in ways neither of them could have foretold. In this remarkable follow-up to the wildly popular Things Not Seen, Andrew Clements brings readers a multi-layered story all about art, friendship, love, and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Wu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001037/bk_reco_001037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An irresistible novel brimming with wit, warmth, and Irish humor, about the married owners of a friendly tavern in Belfast and the intimate lives of the customers and employees who band together to save it from demolition. Jack Beaumont and his beautiful wife, Lily, are the owners of the tavern on Maple Street, a tiny Victorian pub they inherited from Jack´s great-uncle Ernest. It´s a quiet place, untouched by the modern world, and that´s why the customers like it so much. But a property developer wants to demolish the tavern and build a shopping mall on Maple Street. Jack and Lily and their little home-away-from-home are suddenly plunged into the limelight, caught in a desperate struggle to save their business from the bulldozers, or, with the help of some new employees, to at least make as much money as possible during their last few months as landlord and landlady. In The Tavern on Maple Street, Sharon Owens delivers another delicious sparkler full of love, friendship, relationships, and the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, one that is sure to satisfy readers´ insatiable appetite for her romantic and quirky Belfast tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Winterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000173/bk_live_000173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cookies are baked. The tree is trimmed. The shopping? Well, it´s almost done, and Fiona´s parents have finally returned home for a holiday visit - along with some unexpected unruly friends. Yep, Fiona´s perfectly planned Christmas is coming together, but how could´ve she planned for her favorite uncle´s murder? Who could possibly kill a sweet old man who´s played Santa at the local mall every year without fail? Fiona´s boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry, is determined to find out - before Christmas day arrives. There´s only one problem: Nancy Quinn. Fiona´s mom is just as determined as the detective to catch the murderer, and she isn´t shy about getting the job done - even if it includes breaking a few pesky laws! Will Fiona and her mother find the killer first or will the killer find them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maren Swenson Waxenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090022/bk_acx0_090022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a deputy identifies the man´s body 50 years after his disappearance, the family turns to their niece, Deena Sharpe, to uncover the truth about his murder. She´s a burned-out high school teacher who soon discovers that a mysterious author is about to implicate her dead uncle in his latest conspiracy theory. She must channel her inner super-sleuth to solve the puzzle and protect her family name. With the help of her off-beat brother and others from the cozy town of Maycroft, Texas, Deena takes on a quest that leads to more questions than answers. Along the way, she discovers some truths about life and about herself. From antique shopping to car chases to ghosts in the night, life in the suburbs just got a lot more complicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Mrozek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067130/bk_acx0_067130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get in the holiday spirit any time of year with these funny, sweet romantic short stories. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect happy ending, bringing together characters from all the stories. The stories include: ´´Spooked by Love:´´ After divorcing her husband, Marnie´s afraid to trust her heart again. Her ex is moving on fine, but she hasn´t even been on her first post-divorce date. She can´t handle another break-up. Then she meets a hot single dad at her daughter´s Halloween party and he´s got his eye on Marnie. The only problem: he claims he´s just out for fun. Is anything scarier than giving romance a second chance? ´´Holiday Rush:´´ A Black Friday shopping-trip-gone-wrong loses Lindy her job, her guy, and her dignity. Then it gets worse - she has no choice but to take a job she loathes. But there´s one bonus in the deal: a seriously hot boss who might help her feel that holiday rush again. ´´Missing Christmas:´´ Is Ginny just homesick, or did she make the mistake of her life? Ginny´s spending her first Christmas away from home, but she´s not feeling the spirit of the season. She moved down south to be with her boyfriend, and now she´s having serious regrets about leaving her family and friends behind. Does new love trump twenty-three years of holiday tradition? ´´Tingle All The Way:´´ Jessica has never bought into the magic of Christmas, but when a mistaken call to 911 ruins the holiday for Morgan, the little girl next door, Jessica will do everything she can to make it up to her - and to Morgan´s hottie uncle. Can Jessica turn her worst Christmas ever into the best one yet? ´´Giving Up Guys:´´ Three friends, one vow, and a drunken toast. These gals are giving up guys for their New Year´s resolution. During the next six weeks, they´ll pursue something besides men - like new hobbies and classes. Good luck with that, ladies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara McDaniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009360/bk_acx0_009360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.