Eliza was the first volume of the Eliza Stories by Barry Pain (1864-1928). It was published in 1900 and was the first of these stories that appeared in cheap editions and were sold on railway bookstalls. The stories were hugely popular and made Pain´s name. Although the book is titled Eliza, it is her husband who is its comic hero. The husband, whose name we never learn, is an overbearing, pretentious prig who believes he is right about everything but is constantly undermined and proved wrong by his long-suffering wife. He is without doubt one of the great comic creations in the tradition of Mr Pooter in The Diary of a Nobody. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Macready. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000858/bk_bigh_000858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling authors of America´s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton - a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written book, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza´s story as it´s never been told before - not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right. A general´s daughter... Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington´s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she´s captivated by the young officer´s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton´s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war. A founding father´s wife... But the union they create - in their marriage and the new nation - is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all - including the political treachery of America´s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness. The last surviving light of the Revolution... When a duel destroys Eliza´s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband´s enemies to preserve Alexander´s legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she´s left with one last battle - to understand the flawed man she married and the imperfect union he could never have created without her.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006533/bk_harp_006533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Knowing she was seen as a threat to the queen she served, Lady Katherine Grey, legitimate heir to the throne, longs only for the comfort of a loving marriage and a quiet life far from the intrigue of the Tudor court. After seeing her sister become the pawn of their parents and others seeking royal power and then lose their lives for it, she is determined to avoid the vicious struggles over power and religion that dominate Queen Elizabeth´s court. Until she finds love - then Kat is willing to risk it all, even life in prison. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corrie James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004276/bk_tant_004276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Big Chill meets The Group in Deborah Copaken Kogan’s wry, lively, and irresistible new novel about a once-close circle of friends at their 20th college reunion. Clover, Addison, Mia, and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Clover, homeschooled on a commune by mixed-race parents, felt woefully out of place. Addison yearned to shed the burden of her Mayflower heritage. Mia mined the depths of her suburban ennui to enact brilliant performances on the Harvard stage. Jane, an adopted Vietnamese war orphan, made sense of her fractured world through words. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Clover, once a securities broker with Lehman, is out of a job and struggling to reproduce before her fertility window slams shut. Addison’s marriage to a writer’s-blocked novelist is as stale as her so-called career as a painter. Hollywood shut its gold-plated gates to Mia, who now stays home with her four children, renovating and acquiring faster than her director husband can pay the bills. Jane, the Paris bureau chief for a newspaper whose foreign bureaus are now shuttered, is caught in a vortex of loss. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, a class report published every five years, containing brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend, when they arrive with their families, their histories, their dashed dreams, and their secret yearnings to a relationship-changing, score-settling, unforgettable weekend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall, Susan Bennet, Jennifer Cohn, Jennifer Ikeda, Robert Petkoff, Kathleen McInerney, Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000108/bk_hype_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Romantisch, gefühlvoll und hinreißend charmant: Die neue Sophia Farago! Von den zahlreichen Fans sehnsüchtig erwartet - die deutsche ´´Königin des Regency-Romans´´ erstmals als Original im eBook! Die junge Lady Eliza hat nicht den geringsten Grund, sich auf das bevorstehende Weihnachtsfest zu freuen. Ihr behäbiger Bruder, bei dem sie wohnt, hasst Dekorationen und Feierlichkeiten. Und seine dominante Schwiegermutter quält sie unablässig mit ihrer Bösartigkeit. Da kommt die Gelegenheit gerade recht, der reizenden Lady Aby, einer Großtante ihrer Freunde, Gesellschaft zu leisten. Die alte Dame träumt von einem zauberhaften Weihnachtsfest im Familienkreis. So erklärt sie kurzerhand Eliza zu ihrer Nichte und Andrew Brown, einen zufällig vorbeikommenden Pferdeknecht, zu ihrem Neffen. Die drei verbringen fröhliche Tage miteinander, dekorieren das Wohnzimmer mit Girlanden und schmücken einen prächtigen Weihnachtsbaum. Und spätestens als Andrew sie unter dem Mistelzweig küsst, weiß Eliza, dass sie sich unsterblich in ihn verliebt hat. Doch kann das angehen: die Schwester eines Viscounts und ein Diener? Ihr Bruder wird einer solchen Verbindung wohl niemals zustimmen! Nicht einmal Myladys Weihnachtswunsch kann hier helfen - oder etwa doch?
´´I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy? Of course the last was just a wicked fancy.´´ Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she´s drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry VIII.... Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival? And can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002554/bk_isis_002554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Sarah´s husband, Jamie, drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and now widowed, she reaches out to Jamie´s family for help, but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan to have her kidnapped. She is deceived and taken aboard a ship headed for the Chesapeake to be sold as an indentured servant, bound to unspeakable hardship and forced into the same harsh world she left. Caught in the talons of servitude, she falls in love with a young, conscientious doctor, Alex Hutton, who has arrived in Virginia to care for his widowed sister-in-law and two young nieces. Called back to serve in Washington´s army, he promises he will return for her, gain her freedom, and wed her. Other plans are made for Sarah when her owner finds himself bankrupt and sells her the first chance he gets. She´s taken out into the frontier, captured by Indians, and faces unbearable hardship. When the mistress of River Run along the Potomac encounters Sarah´s plight after she has escaped, Eliza Morgan pities her, and a way is made for Sarah to remain with her and for her to care for Eliza´s young daughter, Darcy. Revolution has ignited in America, and together they endure many hardships that bring them together in friendship. But when Sarah learns that Zachary Halston, a local landowner, has seduced Eliza, she is troubled about what to do. Grateful for Eliza´s kindness, Sarah is forever bound to keep silent. She promises Eliza never to reveal the secret that Ilene is Eliza´s child, even at the risk of living a life in shame if her master should ever discover the truth upon his return. Trapped in Eliza and Hayward´s troubled lives, Sarah flees River Run. Will she make her way back to Alex and freedom as he searches the wilderness for her? Or will her hopes be crushed at the hands of the man who deceived her long ago in Cornwall when she faced destitution? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024969/bk_adbl_024969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eight months. That´s how long it´s been since Eliza last saw Gage, and they both feel as if they don´t deserve one another´s forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They´ll try and make up all the time they´ve lost with one another, that is, until they´re facing the choices of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life. The fights will be endless. The heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won´t back down without a fight. There are some who will do anything to keep true love apart, and those same people will dig deep into their demonic ways until Eliza and Gage are literally no more. Can Eliza and Gage overcome it all? Will they be able to face the true demons that are seeking to destroy them? Or will they just forget about everything they´ve worked so hard for and go their separate ways? Sometimes you have to go through struggles in order to reach an ultimate point of peace...but will their struggle be worth it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Fox, Veronica Meunch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003756/bk_tant_003756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it´s the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to? I´ve always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn´t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn´t a single night that I didn´t hear her voice. You see, meeting the love of my life at age 13 was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of 21. They both happened anyway. Now, I´m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting for my career. Fighting the impending silence. Fighting for her. Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her. I think that´s the sound I´ll miss the most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings, Carson Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036291/bk_acx0_036291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of 45 New York Times best-selling novels, Sandra Brown is one of the romance world’s most acclaimed writers. Rendezvous magazine has praised her as a novelist whose ´´larger than life heroes and heroines make you believe all the warm, wonderful, wild things in life.” Now, in the classic romantic tradition her fans have come to love, here is another sexy and extraordinary tale of passion - the story of a woman who gives up fame and fortune ... and discovers true love in the last place she expected to find it. The modeling world called it the Rana Look: the exotic, one-of-a-kind allure that only supermodel Rana Ramsey could deliver. With her green eyes, olive skin, and wildly lustrous auburn hair, Rana posed for ad campaigns and strutted down runways all over the world, naming her own price to sell everything from cosmetics to women’s lingerie. But all of that suddenly ended one day when she looked her demanding mother-manager in the eye and said, ´´Enough.” That was the day Rana packed her things and left New York - and modeling - forever. Settling in Miss Ruby’s boardinghouse in Galveston, Texas, Rana finds success with her own business - and cultivates a new look to go with her new life. Now her beautiful eyes are shielded behind tinted glasses, her famous figure hidden under shapeless dresses, her trademark wild hair falling straight down her back. Rana knows she’ll never attract a man this way, and that’s just fine with her - that is, until Ruby’s nephew, football star Trent Gamblin, moves in to nurse his injured shoulder. Ruggedly handsome, charming, and undeniably charismatic, Trent is the kind of man that Rana finds irresistible ... the kind of man she is certain would never look twice at a woman as ordinary as the new Rana. But to her surprise, Trent seems unfazed by her Plain Jane look, for he is drawn to a beauty that Rana can’t hide. He is determined to learn the mystery behind t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003047/bk_rand_003047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.