Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheeses:
Where can you read about a monstrous cheese big enough to hold a girl of 13 inside? Or that the invention of the bicycle directly, and poorly, impacted sales of cheddar? Or that some of the first cheese makers hid gold coins inside their wheels of dairy as a sales tool?Brethren, the writer calls you this because he hopes that you are ‘cheese-minded’ like himself.This classic and charming book, a timeless love letter to English cheeses, was first published in 1937, newly rediscovered. It is a treasure trove of wonderful anecdotes including the tale of the monstrous cheese big enough to hold a 13-year-old inside, the Stilton that purred like a cat and the famous cheese maker in Manchester who selected which Cheshire cheese to sell based on where the mice had been nibbling, ‘as they were the best judges of a good cheese’.Sir John Squire, a notable journalist of the time, collected together ‘a galaxy of talent’, with the aim of making this ‘one of the most delightful and entertaining gift books that has ever been published’. Each of the distinguished 10 contributors champion an individual cheese, setting forward their passionate and compelling arguments, celebrating the differences and delights of each type. Through their explorations, the chequered beauties of the English landscape unfolds.It will certainly whet the appetite for English cheese, for that is ultimately what matters most, as, after all, ‘the only way to learn about cheese is to eat it’. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Portal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004219/bk_hcuk_004219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Solitude Gorge: Redemption Mountain Series, Book Ten: a historical Western romance.Travis Dixon carved out a life in the rugged Montana territory, far away from the memories of a past defined by the Civil War and personal tragedy. Training wild horses fill his days, while bunkhouse chatter completes his nights. An unlikely friendship with a beautiful widow provides the only female companionship he’s had since the heartbreaking death of his wife and daughter.Isabella Boucher, a wealthy East Coast widow, is content working as a nanny to a prominent ranching family. She’s developed friendships she can depend upon and a special bond with a man fighting his broken past. A man she loves, but who is unable to return her affection.Stunned when Travis decides to put distance between them, she makes the difficult decision to accept invitations from other eligible men. In time, she hopes to forget her love for the rugged cowboy and force him from her heart.Unfortunately, she learns choices such as this are never that easy. As much as Isabella yearns for a life with Travis, their tragic histories form a barrier neither can surmount.The arrival of a friend from Isabella’s past, plus a series of events threatening the town, forces them to take a hard look at themselves, at the same time doing their best to stay out of the crosshairs of a new enemy.Danger lurks in every direction, appearing in the form of men without conscience or remorse.Will protecting each other help break down their walls or force another wedge between them? Will Travis be able to push his pain aside to see what’s been in front of him all along?Solitude Gorge is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliff-hanger.Book 1: Redemption’s EdgeBook 2: Wildfire CreekBook 3: Sunrise RidgeBook 4: Dixie MoonBook 5: Survivor PassBook 6: Promise Trail 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146852/bk_acx0_146852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More blazing frontier action from Amazon Kindle number-one best-selling western writer Ben Bridges.... To the south, Mexico was being torn apart by a revolution, but marshal-turned-rancher Jim Allison didn´t give a damn about that...until the rebels crossed over onto American soil one night and made it personal. Next morning, Jim saddled up and rode toward the border, hell-bent on getting revenge on the men who´d shot his friend and stopping the leader of the revolution from laying his hands on 10 priceless white stallions. On the face of it, Jim´s mission looked simple, but he hadn´t counted on having a pair of greenhorns along to slow him down, or having one of his own party threatening to shoot him. Could he stay one step ahead of the rebels in a desert wilderness that was all but impassable? And could he stay alive long enough to reach the final showdown, at a place called Thunder Gorge? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038103/bk_acx0_038103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The university town of Ithaca, New York, blessed with numerous waterfalls and beautiful, dangerous gorges, provides a cosmopolitan yet bucolic backdrop for this tale of transformation. Here Stephen and Michelle Wolcott live an ostensibly idyllic albeit wintry life, comfortably oblivious of the constant interplay between the subtle and material worlds. Gathered for a Christmas party at their well-ordered home, old friends and a new neighbor are treated to the appearance of a fox in the snowy yard. For some it is magical, for others innocuous; for all it proves significant. Following the party Michelle´s old trouble with migraines returns, bringing frightening sensations, confusion, and the recurring vision of a body in the water. With the aid of a shaman, she approaches a new understanding of the nature of existence, learns to open her heart, and finds that spiritual forces are conspiring to take her life in a new direction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald R Stanek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066158/bk_acx0_066158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He had lost his family, murdered both his boss and his best friend, and taken refuge from a manhunt in the wilderness where an ancient force called to him. Being hunted...and haunted, was only the begining. The Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Appalachia are ancient. They are older than the Rockies, older than the Alps. The Blue Ridge was old when the Himalayas were in their infancy. Beautiful, enchanting as is a Venus Flytrap to an unsuspecting fly, but there is a horror bellied deep in the serenity in those rolling blue hills of southern Appalachia. The Gorge is a story of backwoods mountain culture, of a snake handling, strychnine-drinking pastor, who rises to power over his devoted flock. Of a Native American curse, confining an even older civilization of cannibal cave dwellers to within in the boundaries of a mountain gorge, hidden deep in the backcountry of the five hundred thousand acre Pisgah National Forrest. Nathan Mires is drawn to this place, as a moth is helpless to the magnetism of a glowing porch light. His life has fallen to pieces; something has taken control of him, causing a murderous rampage, which has led him to flee into the backcountry of the Pisgah, seeking refuge from a crooked, spiteful sheriff. Soon after he arrives in the gorge, he discovers his problems have only just begun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleman Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002619/bk_acx0_002619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A headstrong rancher determined to make it on his own. A society belle intent on creating her own life. Is there any chance they’ll become each other’s future?Restless Wind, Book 13, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance SeriesDominic Lucero is a man driven to succeed. Leaving his family’s profitable ranch in Texas, he strikes out to build a new life. Becoming a Montana US Marshal and purchasing land near Splendor, are two steps toward his ultimate goal. What he doesn’t need is the distraction of a beautiful woman. Especially one from wealth with a fondness for a pampered life.Josephine Dubois ran away from the comfortable, but controlling, life of her parents’ New Orleans home. Seeking adventure and independence, she follows her dearest friend to Splendor. Falling in love with the town, she charges ahead with plans of her own. Plans that don’t include the handsome transplant from Whiplash, Texas.Unsettled by his attraction to Josie, Dom focuses on establishing his ranch. But unusual events, coupled with surprise attacks, stall his efforts.When the danger shifts toward the woman he’s come to care a great deal about, Dom can’t shove aside his feelings any longer. No matter his unsettled heart, he won’t allow an innocent to be caught up in actions targeted at him.Can two people so far apart find common ground for a shared life? Or, will stubborn pride and the increasing danger force them apart, dashing their hopes for a future together?Restless Wind, Book 13 in the Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.Book 1: Redemption’s Edge Book 2: Wildfire Creek Book 3: Sunrise Ridge Book 4: Dixie Moon Book 5: Survivor Pass Book 6: Promise Trail Book 7: Deep River Book 8: Courage Canyon Book 9: Forsaken Falls Book 10: Solitude Gorge Boo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roberto Scarlato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156519/bk_acx0_156519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.