When Bertram Wiggly leaves his job as an appliance actuary - calculating the life expectancy of major appliances so their warranties expire precisely one day before they implode - he thinks he´s found the perfect place to retire in Medville, with its town square, circled by brick-cobbled streets and quaint shops with bright red and white awnings. But then the town rezones itself for musicals. At any moment an invisible orchestra is apt to strike up a melody and the otherwise sane townsfolk of Medville burst into song. And not just song, either. Dance. Against his will, Bertram finds himself in the midst of a musical comedy in which he has been cast as the comic curmudgeon. Can Bertram defy Sam, the mysterious orchestra leader, and thwart the destiny laid out for him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035125/bk_acx0_035125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!´´ (New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely) Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence. In Embracing Her Heart.... Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at 4:30 in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again - ruggedly handsome Reed Cross. Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape. Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again - and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116064/bk_acx0_116064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Oracle Bay, the town where the local psychics were already expecting you! Once the playground of various divinities, it´s now the home of their preternaturally talented descendants. Tourists come for the psychics, the quirky shops with punny names, and the quaint, small town vibe, but they stay for the Autumn Bazaar organized by the head of the psychics´ union, Misty Greene. Born and raised in Oracle Bay, she´s known Joseph McEwan all her life. What she doesn´t know is why the affable kid she knew in high school turned into the town crank when he took over the family goat farm. Burdened with the weight of family secrets, Joseph struggles to maintain his life in Oracle Bay and his grumpy façade. When the pressure causes Joseph to pull his crowd-pleasing goat cheeses from the Autumn Bazaar, tensions with Misty come to a head. When she confronts the cantankerous farmer about his perceived sabotage, the friction breaks with a kiss. But secrets, mistrust, a mysterious stranger, and some missing goats all conspire to keep Misty and Joseph apart. Will they be able to get over a decade of bad blood compounded by mutual distrust to find Billie Holiday, Joseph´s prize goat, or will Joseph´s desire to keep his secrets outweigh his desire for Misty? Most importantly, will everything be resolved in time for the Bazaar?
Unlike much of the rest of Maine, which is famous for its rock-bound coast, the South Coast is best characterized by its long, flat, sandy beaches. Great swimming and sunning begins in Kittery, just across the border from New Hampshire, and continues north up the coast through York, Ogunquit, Well, Kennebunk, Biddeford, and Old Orchard. But the South Coast is more than just beaches. There are scores of picturesque harbors, quaint shops, cozy inns, and bed and breakfasts. Portland, Maine´s largest city, reigns over the region. Its famous Old Port section, characterized by gas-lit cobblestone streets, now bustles with trendy shops and charming restaurants and bars. To the northwest is one of Maine´s premier freshwater playgrounds, Sebago Lake. The towns that surround it boast long, proud histories predating the Revolutionary War and are themselves the gateway to New Hampshire´s lofty White Mountains. At the northeastern end of this region lies Freeport, home to L.L. Bean and dozens of other outlet and factory stores. Still, the South Coast has plenty to offer those who seek to cast off the cloak of civilization. From nature centers, bird sanctuaries, and state parks in Scarborough, to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Kennebunk to Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, escape from the hustle and bustle is only minutes away. Here´s the most detailed guide to the region. Earl Brechlin is a registered Maine Guide and a resident of Bar Harbor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Georato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044832/bk_acx0_044832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won´t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge - not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he´d get for the teacher next door. Piano teacher Skylar Jernigan loves everything about the town of Jessamine - from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she´s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he´s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family. Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover - mentally, physically and socially - until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can´t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Piper Goodeve. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048631/bk_acx0_048631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives, she gives her carefree best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden treasures of the quaint island while helping Alyssa´s grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the homes of many longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that are otherwise off limits to tourists. As the quilt´s story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into her grandmother´s life - and attracts the attention of the handsome Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa´s fractured heart - and bring healing to her entire family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024995/bk_adbl_024995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.