From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water´s End, here is a lush, heart-wrenching novel about the power of memory, the meaning of family, and learning to forgive. Ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a wedding-day 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 the family´s Irish pub and 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 in 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.
The King´s Favorite (Daughters of Avalon, #1): Tanya Anne Crosby
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.
Tried and Tested Recipes:A Collection of the Favorite and Choicest Recipes Used and Contributed (Classic Reprint) Daughters of Union Veterans of the C No