With The Union Quilters, Chiaverini delivers a powerful story of a remarkable group of women coping with changing roles and the extraordinary experiences of the Civil War. In 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania, abolitionism is prevalent, even passionate, so the local men rally to answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms. Thus the women of Elm Creek Valley's quilting bee are propelled into the unknown. Constance Wright, married to Abel, a skilled sharpshooter courageous enough to have ventured south to buy his wife's freedom from a Virginia plantation, knows well her husband's certainty that all people, enslaved and free, North and South, need colored men like him to fight for a greater purpose. Sisters-in-law Dorothea Nelson and Charlotte Granger wish safe passage for their learned husbands. Schoolmaster turned farmer Thomas carries Dorothea's Dove in the Window quilt with him. Charlotte's husband, Dr. Jonathan Granger, takes more than a doctor's bag to his post at a field hospital. Alongside the devotion of his wife, pregnant with their second child, Jonathan brings the promise he made to his unrequited love, Gerda Bergstrom: My first letter will be to you. Together with the other members of the circle, the women support one another through loneliness and fear, and devise an ingenious business plan to keep Water's Ford functioning. That plan may forever alter the patchwork of town life in ways that transcend even the ultimate sacrifices of war.
In an adventurous, whimsical romance novel comes the prequel to The Doughnut Tree. Catherine L. Knowles has written White Dove, an epic story of love, betrayal, hate, and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and General Sherman’s Scorch the Earth campaign. At the center of the tale is a former bordello business manager Mollie “Sissy” Greenleaf, a “spitfire” loud, outspoken woman. Sissy finds herself in the middle of a heated courtroom battle to defend the honor of her deceased best friend and confidant Mollie Teal and her estate. Forced into the life of prostitution at a very young age, Mollie Teal grows up in the midst of the Civil War and quickly learns that the Union soldiers aren’t always the good guys. Enter Union Brigadier General John Basil Turchin, a battle-hardened former Russian who becomes infatuated with the beautiful young Mollie Teal, aka White Dove, and fights to capture her love at all costs.Mollie's friends - Herman Deeley, a young former black slave and her guardian angel and confidant sworn to protect Mollie and C.C. Taylor, a wounded Confederate soldier who gets his dying wish to return to his burned plantation - both, find an unexpected life adventure with the to-be-notorious Madam Mollie Teal. Against all odds, this group of companions find many twists and turns in this romantic tale of love affairs fraught with danger and compromised by the epic and grim events of the Civil War and its destructive realities that can turn love into hate and romance into revenge. White Dove is a heart-warming historical fiction novel that’s sure to entertain and touch your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lily Sage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175422/bk_acx0_175422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SHILOH, 1862 - The Battle of Shiloh, fought in the wilderness of southern Tennessee in April 1862, marked a violent crossroads in the Civil War. What began as a surprise attack by Confederate troops on a Union stronghold to gain control of the Mississippi River Valley became a bloody two-day conflict that would eerily foretell the brutal reality of the next three years. Pitting up-and-coming Union general Ulysses S. Grant against Confederate firebrand Albert Sidney Johnston, the engagement was a perfect storm of advanced weaponry, a West Point–educated officer corps, and a decades-long buildup of hatred that bore devastating consequences. One hundred thousand soldiers clashed in the vicious melee, and losses for both sides totaled nearly 24,000, more than had been lost during the American Revolution and the War of 1812 combined. Bestselling author and Civil War historian Winston Groom skillfully re-creates the drama of the event in a gripping, eye-opening, and heartrending narrative that highlights the major personalities, politics, and mind-set of the day. But perhaps the most alarming outcome, Groom poignantly reveals, was the realization that for all its horror, the Battle of Shiloh had not vanquished the Rebel army in the West, and the thousands of maimed and slain were merely wretched symbols of things to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003640/bk_brll_003640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Able to render themselves invisible, immortal stealth guardians, like Aiden, have been protecting humans from the dark power of the Demons of Fear for centuries. But the demons might soon have a powerful tool in their hands that allows them to seduce humans to the dark side. The person to provide them with this elixir is the human scientist Leila... Unbeknownst to Leila, the drug she's developing to cure Alzheimer's Disease has the unexpected side effect of weakening the mind's resistance to the influence of demons. As Aiden accepts the assignment to protect Leila, forbidden desire flares between them, and they are forced to rely on the only people they can trust: each other. But even if he can save her from the demons, a union between them might be the most dangerous undertaking of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009232/bk_acx0_009232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Credit Mobilier mastermind and mysterious majority shareholder Jake Gelb joins Diamond Jim Trask in a plot to corner the gold market. The post-Civil War gold market is severely depressed. Short sellers have driven gold into a secular bear market. Trask reasons that given the limited pool of gold in circulation, well-financed investors could acquire positions sufficient to control the market and dictate price. Gelb and Trask organize a Midas Compact syndicate to corner the gold market. Justice Department Special Services Officer US Marshal J. R. Chance and his deputy, Mourning Dove, cracked the Credit Mobilier ring that defrauded the federal government of over $20 million in Union Pacific construction contracts. Unfortunately the trail of arrests in the case falls short of the mysterious majority shareholder and mastermind. The last remaining link to the majority shareholder, named Burnswick, has escaped to San Francisco. President Grant orders Chance to pursue him. Chance and his Cheyenne maiden join him on the journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000820/bk_bimo_000820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From one of the most beloved Western authors comes an epic historical tale of adventure and romance in the great wilderness. Against the epic backdrop of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad across plains and deserts and through the mountains to meet up with the Southern Pacific in Utah comes a sprawling, historical tale. Warren Neale is a brilliant civil engineer who is constantly confronted with construction problems. He is sided by Larry Red King, a Texas gunfighter and friend. Allie Lee, who is heading east from California on a wagon train, is the sole survivor of an Indian raid in the Black Hills. Neale and a small company of US cavalry find Allie hidden at the scene and nearly out of her mind in terror. Al Slingerland, a trapper and buffalo hunter, has a cabin in a nearby valley, and Allie is taken there to recover. Benton is the wild town set up overnight to service the vices of the multitude of railroad workers. The only law is that which the soldiers impose, but their concern is not really in enforcing law in Benton, but in protecting the men laying the tracks and the supply trains. In addition to the natural obstacles that impede the building of the Union Pacific, workers must contend with the equally great weight of constant graft and corruption, against which Larry Red King's guns can afford no protection. In this magnificent panorama of constant danger and adventure, the many lives involved, including ruthless gamblers and women of the evening, and the slow but monumental progress of the laying of the track through the wilderness, Zane Grey vividly brings to life a lost time and society in a grand novel, now published as he had first written it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009371/bk_brll_009371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an immortal mercenary and all-around badass, Axeviathon Saphyrius has spent the last two centuries in service to a fearsome dragon lord while biding his time awaiting his fated female - the one woman he is destined to claim and love.He never expected to be cast into a nightmare fraught with shadow-walkers, sin-eaters, and lethal pagan enemies - he never expected his chosen mate to be up to her eyeballs in the same malevolent cult or to be used as an unwitting pawn in an epochs-old rivalry. So when his amulet heats up and her eyes turn sapphire blue, he knows he is in for a wild ride. This won’t be an ordinary claiming.Amber Carpenter’s life may as well have been cursed. From her rocky upbringing in the foster-care system to her terrifying abduction at age 15 by a ruthless pack of thugs, she has learned to play the hand life deals her. And somewhere along the way, she has even made peace with her tragic fate.When a gorgeous, yet savage warrior strolls up to her teller line in King’s Castle Credit Union, Amber knows right away that something is wrong...The way he looks at her…the way he approaches her…the fact that he already knows her name. And his unnatural, hypnotic eyes - raven-black pupils surrounded by sapphire irises, a hidden fire blazing in their depths. Amber knows he’ll be back.When the savage demands of a dragyri male collide with the tragic misfortune of a human woman’s life, a race against time begins, and two very different worlds erupt into fire, passion, and devastation.Axeviathon - Son of Dragons 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150190/bk_acx0_150190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Same date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the Shadow by preserving our past. On the fourth of July, 362 BC, is the Battle of Mantinea in Greece, in which Sparta is defeated by Thebes in a Pyrrhic victory, leading to a third party uniting Greece: Philip II, father of a man who would change history: Alexander The Great. But what if Sparta wins the battle? The fourth of July, 1776, is one of the most important dates in American history, but there is also the fourth of July exactly 50 years later, in 1826, when two of the architects of that document and the country, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, die within hours of each other. What secrets do they hold close on their deathbeds? And who else might know about them? At Gettysburg, the Confederacy reaches its high water mark with Picketts charge on the third of July, 1863. But on the fourth, both armies stare at each other on a rainy day, waiting for the other to make a move. What if the Union attacks? In the same war, on the same day, in a victory that is over-shadowed by Gettysburg in terms of publicity, but of more value strategically, Grant takes Vicksburg on the fourth of July, 1863. But what if he fails? All of these events, and others on the same day, are being attacked by the Shadow. It is up to the Time Patrol to send an agent back to six different years on the fourth of July and make sure our timeline remains intact. If they fail, our present will snap out of existence! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079465/bk_acx0_079465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Una trentina d'anni fa negli Stati Uniti si scopriva che spingendo una DeLorean a 88 miglia orarie, senza dimenticare di azionare il flusso canalizzatore, si poteva coronare un vecchio sogno dell'uomo mai tramontato, quello del viaggio nel tempo. Il 3 luglio 1985 era infatti arrivato nelle sale americane il primo capitolo della saga Back to the Future, una delle trilogie cinematografiche più amate degli ultimi anni. A sottolineare il peso che ha avuto la saga di Zemeckis nella vita americana basterebbe riprendere il "Discorso sullo stato dell'Unione" del 1986, una delle tappe fondamentali della vita politica statunitense. Quando l'allora presidente degli Stati Uniti, l'ex attore Ronald Reagan, inserì una citazione tratta proprio dal film: "Non c'è mai stata un'epoca più entusiasmante di questa in cui vivere, un tempo di crescenti meraviglie e di progressi eroici. Come dicono in Ritorno al futuro: Strade?! Dove stiamo andando non c'è bisogno di strade!" Some 30 years ago in the United States, a man discovered that pushing a DeLorean up to 88 miles per hour, without forgetting to activate the flux, could crown an old dream of a man that never waned, that of time travel. On July 3, 1985 the first chapter of the saga Back to the Future arrived in theaters, one of the most popular movie trilogies in recent years. To underline the importance the saga had in American life, it was enough to take on the "State of the Union" of 1986, one of the milestones of US political life. The then US president, former actor Ronald Reagan, inserted a quote right from the movie into his speech: "There's never been a time more exciting than this in which to live, a time of increasing wonders and progress heroic. As they say in the Back to the Future: 'Roads? Where we're going , we don't need roads.'" Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Piero Di Domenico. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000255/bk_area_000255_sample.mp3.