The Favorite Daughter: Kaira Rouda
The Favorite Daughter: Patti Callahan Henry
New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the beloved Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water´s End with a novel of one woman´s homecoming. On her wedding day 10 years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home - until she learns of her dad´s failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs their family´s Irish pub - and who has borne the burden of his sisters´ rift. While Alzheimer´s slowly steals their father´s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and photographs. As his secret past brings Lena´s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home....Praise for The Favorite Daughter ´´A satisfying read about family and forgiveness.´´ (PopSugar) ´´Henry´s latest packs an emotional wallop, delving into the bonds and tragedies that make a family.... Readers of thoughtful family dramas will be drawn to the travails of the Donohue clan.´´ (Booklist) ´´Readers will be immersed in this moving tale, hungry to learn whether love and family will overcome betrayal, secrets, and heartache.” (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshilyn Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004579/bk_peng_004579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Will hit you right in the heart” (Bustle)A PopSugar Best Book of Spring! ´´An exceptional psychological thriller.” (Publishers Weekly) ´´Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.” (Christina Alger, USA Today best-selling author of The Banker’s Wife) ´´Leaves you wanting more.” (Liv Constantine, author of the national best seller The Last Mrs. Parrish) From the author of Best Day Ever, another gripping novel of psychological suspense set in an upscale Southern California community, for fans of B.A. Paris and Shari Lapena. The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie. Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident, and Jane has been grief-stricken ever since. Lost in a haze of antidepressants, she’s barely even left the house. Now, that’s all about to change.It’s time for Jane to reclaim her life and her family. Jane’s husband, David, has planned a memorial service for Mary, and three days later, their youngest daughter, Betsy, graduates high school. Yet as Jane reemerges into the world, it’s clear her family has changed without her. Her husband has been working long days - and nights - at the office. Her daughter seems distant, even secretive. And her beloved Mary was always such a good girl - dutiful and loving. But does someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they’ve revealed?The bonds between mothers and daughters and husbands and wives should never be broken. But you never know how far someone will go to keep a family together.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008679/bk_harp_008679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart. (Sherrilyn Kenyon, number-one New York Times best-selling author) The King´s Favorite is a new, never-before published book - the first of a new series by New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby. Bartering a deal with their ´´witchy” mother, Stephen the Usurper intends to wed all five sisters to his ´´new men.´´ Fearing her ´´gifts” will be used to defeat her sister Matilda, Elspeth escapes the Black Mountain priory that has sheltered them since their father´s death, only to find herself indebted to, of all men, a Scotsman, whose loyalties are in question....Left to face the wrath of a new sovereign, Malcom Scott is forced to swear fealty to Stephen of Blois in order to keep the demesne he won by slaying his own grandsire. But having done so, he’s pitted himself against Scotia, and even his own sire. Yet even as he realizes there is no turning back, the late King´s favorite illegitimate daughter may offer him more than he ever anticipated. ´´Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre.´´ (Internationally best-selling author Laurin Wittig) ´´Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully....´´ (Suzan Tisdale, best-selling author of Rowan´s Lady) ´´Tanya Anne Crosby builds worlds that immediately draw you in, with multi-dimensional characters and rich, detailed story lines. Her stories are absolutely riveting.´´ (Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today best-selling author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127903/bk_acx0_127903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kathleen ´´Kick´´ Kennedy was the incandescent lifeforce of the fabled Kennedy family, her father´s acknowledged ´´favorite of all the children´´ and her brother Jack´s ´´psychological twin´´. She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming, and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace. The daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James´, Kick swept into Britain´s aristocracy like a fresh wind on a sweltering summer day. In a decaying world where everything was based on stultifying sameness and similarity, she was gloriously, exhilaratingly different. Kick was the girl whom all the boys fell in love with, the girl who remained painfully out of reach for most of them. To Kick, everything about this life was fun and amusing - until suddenly it was not. For this is also a story of how a girl like Kick, a girl who had everything, a girl who seemed made for happiness, confronted crushing sadness. Willing to pay the price for choosing the love she wanted, she would have to face the consequences of forsaking much that was dear to her. Best-selling and award-winning biographer Barbara Leaming draws on her unique access to firsthand accounts, extensive conversations with many of the key players, and previously unseen sources to transport us to another world, one of immense wealth, arcane rituals and rules, glamour and tragedy, that has now disappeared forever. It was a world of dukes and duchesses, of grand houses, of country house weekends, and of wild rich boys. But it was also a world of blood and war and of immeasurable loss. It was a time of complete upheaval, as reflected in the life of this most unlikely and unforgettable central character. Kick Kennedy reveals her story - that of a young girl learning about love, sex, and death, and doing it all at warp speed as the world races toward war and then reels in the war´s chaotic aftermath. This is the coming-of-age s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002243/bk_aren_002243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales about riddles that first have to be solved before someone´s heart´s desire can be fulfilled are found the world over. In this Malay-Indian story, recorded in the Malay quarter of Cape Town and retold by Dr. I. D. Du Plessis, the chief protagonist must also solve three riddles before he gets his reward.Nelson Mandela´s Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson,Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard, with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Original Music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg. The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Underwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000302/bk_hach_000302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father. As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in MY FATHER´S DAUGHTER, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness. Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. MY FATHER´S DAUGHTER is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.