1891...Jolene Crawford Crenshaw, heiress and Boston socialite, went from her family home directly to Landonmore upon her marriage, the mansion she shared with her handsome and charismatic husband. She´d never in her life worried in the slightest over anything as crass as the dollars required to maintain that home or the lifestyle she´d been born to. Her extensive yearly wardrobe, the stables and the prime horseflesh within it, even the solid silver forks and knifes that graced her table, were expected and required to maintain the social standing that she´d cultivated over the years. But suddenly she was a widow with little money and just her pride and her secrets to keep her upright. Max Shelby made his fortune in oil wells and cattle but lost the love of his life the day his wife died, over 10 years ago. Now, his happy, carefree, little girl needs instruction and guidance as she grows into a young lady and his dream of becoming a senator from his adopted state of Texas seems out of reach with few political or social connections. The right wife would solve both problems. As it happens his sister knows of a woman, a recent widow, charming, beautiful and socially astute, but in reduced circumstances, who may want to begin again. Max signed the wedding contract sight unseen. Will Jolene be able to shed her sorrows, anger and fears to begin anew away from the censure and hidden tragedy that marred her life? Is her new husband, confident, strong and capable Max Shelby, the man, the only man, to see past her masks to find the woman beneath? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049363/bk_acx0_049363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lady´s New-Years Gift:Advice to a daughter - under these following heads viz. religion husband house and family servants behaviour and conversation friendship censure vanity and affectation pride diversion dancing George Savile Halifax
Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother´s side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city´s secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City. As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice and may well change the city forever - if it isn´t destroyed outright. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023114/bk_adbl_023114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pastor A. W. Tozer, author of the Christian classics, The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, was a complex, intensely private, deeply spiritual man, and a gifted preacher whose impact for the kingdom of God is immeasurable. In this thoughtful biography, best-selling author Lyle Dorsett traces Tozer´s life from his humble beginnings as a Pennsylvania farm boy to his heyday as a Chicago pastor - when hundreds of college students would travel to his South Side church to hear him preach and thousands more heard his Sunday broadcasts on WMBI. Eventually, he came to his final pastorate in Toronto. From his conversion as a teen to his death in 1963, Tozer remained true to one passion: to know the Father and make Him known, no matter what the cost. The price he paid was loneliness, censure from other, more secular-minded ministers of the times, and even a degree of estrangement from his family. Listen to the life story of a flawed but gifted saint, whose works are still impacting the world today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Authur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000964/bk_hove_000964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the mysterious Princess Antonia is hit on the head during a coach robbery and forced to recuperate at the nearby estate of Ross Benedict, Earl of Tyndall, he sees a golden opportunity to woo and win her, thus restoring his family´s flagging fortunes. There´s just one little problem: She´s really Tabitha Rowan, poor relation of the departed royal. But when everyone around her believes she´s a princess who´s lost her memory, how can she resist playing the part—for now? Long treated as an outcast by her own kin, Tabitha revels in her temporary role, matching wits with the dashing earl and being embraced by his mother and sister, who have suffered years of censure from so-called polite society. But as hearts and souls surrender to desire, and the charade becomes a burden instead of a lark, Tabitha faces a dangerous dilemma—will her newfound family, especially Ross, still love and accept her when they learn her scandalous secret?
Do you long to be loved unconditionally - to be able to share who you really are without masks or pretense? Is it your desire to be a part of a family of believers who are changing into the likeness of Christ? Do you wonder if such a fellowship actually exists? ´´Yes, it does,´´ says Larry Crabb. He calls it ´´The Safest Place on Earth.´´ Rather than a place for people to display their goodness and hide their failures in fear of censure, the church should be open, supportive, and compassionate in dealing with our weaknesses, says Dr. Crabb. In such a place, there is no expectation that people have arrived at some level of perfection; it´s a place where people journey toward God. With compelling narrative, Larry Crabb presents an inspiring new vision of this wonderful place where we learn what it means to ´´be like Jesus,´´ what the process of getting there looks like, and how we can act as God´s agents in each other´s lives to help each other stay on course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Crabb, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000019/bk_tnwd_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one. The guiding principle of this book´s heretical approach is that ´´history is not everything that happened but what is worth remembering about the past´´. Thus its chapters deal mainly with ´´Memorable History´´ in blocks of time over the centuries. The final chapter, ´´The Royal Soap Opera´´, recounts the achievements, personalities, and idiocies of the royal family since the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066. English History will be a welcome and amusing tour of a land that has always fascinated Anglophiles and Anglophobes alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029429/bk_adbl_029429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.