This brooch saga begins July 14, 1789, the day French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille! And America’s ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson, comes to Sophia Orsini's rescue....Sophia Orsini, a time-traveling Italian artist, believes she understands how the pearl brooch magic works, but when it abandons her in the middle of an 18th century Paris mob, she realizes she was wrong. America’s ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson, comes to Sophia’s rescue, but that meeting leads her down a path she otherwise wouldn’t have chosen.Kevin Fraser and his pregnant wife, JL, fly in his Cessna to enjoy a weekend at Mallory Plantation in Virginia, but wind shear turns Kevin's textbook landing into a disaster and the plane through a chain-link fence, injuring JL and sending her into premature labor. Pete Parrino, VP of Global Security for MacKlenna Corporation, is in Florence on business when he stumbles upon Sophia Orsini’s art studio. Sophia is the love of Pete’s life, and he hasn’t seen or heard from her in 20 years. When he discovers she hasn’t returned from her annual two-week holiday, he breaks into her studio and finds evidence that she’s a time traveler.When the clan discovers where she is, Pete, Matt Kelly, and Jack Mallory must decide how much of America’s history they’re willing to change in order to bring Sophia back to the future.The Celtic Brooch Series:The Ruby Brooch (Book 1): Time travel romance - Oregon Trail 1852.The Last Macklenna (Book 2): Contemporary romance.The Sapphire Brooch (Book 3): Time travel romance - Civil War, 1864-1865.The Emerald Brooch (Book 4): Time travel romance - World War II, London, June 1944.The Broken Brooch (Book 5): Contemporary romance.The Three Brooches (Book 6): Time travel romance - Napa and San Francisco, 1881.The Diamond Brooch (Book 7): Time travel roma 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn A. Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150961/bk_acx0_150961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X,” schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders."Treasure Island" was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. It was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title "Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola", credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North".People have always been interested in mysterious treasures, secretly hidden innumerable riches and in it's searching, which always accompanied by a lot of adventures. The novel "Treasure Island" is a real treasure itself: the sea, the pirates, an uninhabited island, danger, romance, exciting adventures and, of course, wonderful heroes. So, the paths lead to the island of treasures, where Captain Flint reliably hid treasures.Famous works of the author Robert Louis Stevenson: "Treasure Island", "A Child's Garden of Verses", "Kidnapped", "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/014712/bk_edel_014712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A historical romance from award-winning and best-selling author Jody Hedlund. Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. For nobleman Carl von Reichart, the blade of the guillotine is his fate. He's been accused and convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit, and his only escape is to flee to a small German community in Michigan where he'll be safe. He secures a job on Annalisa's farm but bumbles through learning about farming and manual labor. Annalisa senses that Carl is harboring a secret about his past, yet she finds herself drawn to him anyway. He's gentle, kind, and romantic - unlike any of the men she's ever known. He begins to restore her faith in the ability to love - but her true groom is still on his way. And time is running out on them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sarah Agliotta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053128/bk_acx0_053128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's February, 1881 and the letter Lolly Wallace has been expecting from Benjamin Doyle never arrives. In this endearing Christian Western Romance series, three courageous and God-fearing women overcome their desperate circumstances and risk everything to find true love with the three rugged Doyle brothers, who call the Ruby River Ranch in Montana Territory their home. Each day that the postman arrives without any letters from Benjamin, Lolly feels the chance for marriage and a life out west slowly disappear. She knows that the young man she's been writing is a good and decent man, but she should have heard something from him by now. Many miles away, Benjamin hopes to hear back from the young woman he's come to love through the letters they've written each other. But too many days have passed since his last letter proposing marriage, and with each day he is faced with the realization that Lolly has not accepted his proposal and that he must move on. Will Lolly resign herself to staying home and abandoning her dream, or will she take matters into her own hands? Will Benjamin decide to court another young woman that he has also been corresponding with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Amber Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062766/bk_acx0_062766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Kit MacKlenna returned to her soul mate in the 19th century, Elliott Fraser thought he would never see his beloved goddaughter again. But when a message from Kit is discovered in a 135-year-old painting, Elliot must either ignore Kit's request for help or test the Legend of the Three Brooches. Will the combined magic of the ruby, sapphire, and emerald open a door to the past, and who will volunteer for an experimental trip? David McBain volunteers to go, but he and Kenzie are expecting a baby. Braham McCabe volunteers to go, but he died in 1869. Kevin Allen volunteers to go, but he's recovering from a recent gunshot. Jack Mallory volunteers to go, but he's in the midst of planning an adventure back to 1909 to rescue Amy Spalding. Elliott Fraser volunteers to go, but everyone tells him it's too dangerous and he can't go by himself. So.... Nine adults and five children recite the magic words and appear on Kit Montgomery's doorstep at Montgomery Winery in 1881. Within a 12-hour period, the travelers will be faced with decisions that could rip the clan apart. Hang on for a fast-paced time travel historical romance with mystery, suspense, and a bit of paranormal that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084147/bk_acx0_084147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the day she and her mother escaped her cruel father, Emma Washington vowed to never fall in love. Now, Emma is a back-to-school PhD student with bigger and better things to worry about. That is, until one night, exhausted, slightly tipsy, and on her way home from a party, the glaring white light of a car comes crashing toward her, changing her life forever. Instead of waking up in a 21st-century hospital, she finds herself waking up in the backwaters of London, Victorian England, 1881....Trapped in a time where everything she once knew is considered witchcraft, Emma discovers that Victorian London is a harsh world for a woman without wealth or status. She faces yet another life-changing twist when she learns her only chance of survival depends on the very thing she has tried to avoid her whole life - marriage. As if that isn’t bad enough, she must betroth herself to none other than the most powerful duke in all of England, the notorious and feared Lord William Blackwell. But...what begins as a fight for her life might just become a chance to find true love. Trapped in Time is the first book in the Time Travel Romance series and can be listened to as a stand-alone novel. It follows Isabella, a Victorian lady from one of England's finest houses, who finds herself waking up in the streets of Philly in the 21st century. How is all of this connected? We shall see....From the Author: Thank you for considering Trapped in Time: A Modern-Historic Love Story. If you love time travel romances, marriage of convenience/rags to riches stories, sexy dukes, sizzling passion with intimate love scenes, and strong heroines, you'll love this tale of danger, steamy romance, and true love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Virginia Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192708/bk_acx0_192708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A reluctant lady sleuth finds she's investigating her own family.Step into Lady Helena Whitcombe's world with the first novel in a series that will blend family saga and mystery-driven action with a slow-burn romance in seven pause-resisting investigations.Sussex, 1881. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy's marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a life almost destroyed by the death of Lady Helena's first love. After all, shouldn't the preoccupations of a wife and hostess be sufficient to fulfill any aristocratic female's dreams? Such a shame their union wasn't blessed by children...but Lady Helena is content with her quiet country life until Sir Justin is found dead in the river overlooked by their grand baroque mansion.The intrusion of attractive, mysterious French physician Armand Fortier, with his meddling theory of murder, into Lady Helena's first weeks of mourning is bad enough. But with her initial ineffective efforts at investigation and her attempts to revive her long-abandoned interest in herbalism comes the realization that she may have been mistaken about her own family's past. Every family has its secrets - but, as this absorbing series will reveal, the Scott-De Quincy family has more than most.Can Lady Helena survive bereavement the second time around? Can she stand up to her six siblings' assumption of the right to control her new life as a widow? And what role will Fortier - who, as a physician, is a most unsuitable companion for an earl's daughter - play in her investigations?A new series by Jane Steen, author of the House of Closed Doors series that has delighted thousands of fans. If you're looking for a pause-resisting Victorian mystery saga, here's where you start! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133712/bk_acx0_133712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection brings together three novellas by USA Today best-selling author M. Louisa Locke: Violet Vanquishes a Villain, Katherine Catches a Killer, and Dandy Delivers. These shorter works contain the light romance, humor, and suspense of the novels in her cozy Victorian San Francisco mystery series and are an excellent introduction to the gas-lit world of late 19th-century San Francisco.Violet Vanquishes a Villain: In this novella set in August of 1880, Annie and Nate Dawson’s trip down the San Francisco peninsula to San Jose was supposed to be a pleasant romantic interlude and a chance for Annie to get to know Nate’s family better. When the visit takes a serious turn, Annie races to expose a criminal who could ruin a young man’s life, getting help from an unexpected quarter. The events in Violet Vanquishes a Villain come right after Deadly Proof, the fourth book in Locke’s Victorian San Francisco mystery series.Kathleen Catches a Killer: As 1880 comes to a close, the O'Farrell Street boardinghouse servant, Kathleen Hennessey, expects to spend a quiet week while her employers, amateur sleuths Annie and Nate Dawson, are off spending the Christmas holidays with Nate's family. However, when she agrees to help out one of her friends, Kathleen discovers that a simple case of a servant being dismissed without notice has turned into a complicated and dangerous puzzle that she is determined to solve. The events in Kathleen Catches a Killer come right between those in Pilfered Promises and the third novella in this collection, Dandy Delivers.Dandy Delivers: It’s January 1881, and while the grown-ups in Annie and Nate Dawson’s San Francisco O’Farrell Street boardinghouse are busy with their own affairs, two boys and a dog find their own adventure. Ian Hennessey, a poor boy from South of Market, who is trying to shoulder a man’s responsibilities, gets in trouble, a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra Haag. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154146/bk_acx0_154146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus is a children''s novel by "James Otis", the pen name of James Otis Kaler, initially serialized in Harper''s Young People in 1880, then published as a book in 1881. It became something of a classic among American boys and girls who dreamed of running away to join the circus and remained popular for generations. Disney honored it with a film version, Toby Tyler, starring Kevin Corcoran in 1960. It was James Otis Kaler''s first book and also his best known and most successful.Toby Tyler tells the story of a ten year-old orphan who runs away from a foster home to join the traveling circus only to discover his new employer is a cruel taskmaster. The difference between the romance of the circus from the outside and the reality as seen from the inside is graphically depicted.