1768, London.As a foundling who rose from poverty and now runs her own successful dressmaking business in the heart of society London, Miss Charlotte is a remarkable woman, admired by many. She has no need, nor desire, to marry. The people she values most are her friend Anna, her recently found sister Louisa and her nephew Peter.She feels herself fortunate and should be content with what she has. But something is missing.A small piece of rare silk discovered in a bundle of scraps at auction triggers a curious sense of familiarity and prompts her to unpick a past filled with extraordinary secrets and revelations....The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane revisits the opulence and extravagance of the London silk trade in the mid-18th century which Liz Trenow wrote about in her previous best-selling novel, The Silk Weaver. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001984/bk_macm_001984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling historical novel by the author of The Secret Healer. Cologne, 1351: Elisabeth and Stephen Hardenstein are twins, but they could not be more different. While Elisabeth is inspired by the family business, absorbing everything her father shows her about the cloth trade, Stephen enjoys a leisurely life and pays little attention to their father´s teachings. Elisabeth recognizes her true vocation as a tradeswoman, and though the odds are stacked against her, she pursues her passion. When the twins´ father suffers a tragic stroke, the tables turn. Suddenly Stephen is interested in running the draper´s shop his father left behind, and he takes the lead in managing the family business. But Elisabeth can´t sit idly by and watch as he makes bad decisions and accumulates debts. Stephen pushes her to marry as soon as possible, even proposing a suitor, but Elisabeth has her own ideas about matters of the heart. Are her talents in the art of negotiation enough to win her both the job of her dreams and the man she truly loves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Ezzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008504/bk_brll_008504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Draper knows she is a normal, gap-toothed schoolgirl--until her sleep disorder is brought to light, she dreams her cat can talk like a toff, she learns how to use the camera obscura and wishing steps; and she rescues her Victorian friend, a suspected jewel thief. The reason: Mary Draper can time travel! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030119/bk_acx0_030119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The assassination of an Arizona rancher, embroils Charlie Draper in the U.S. southern border wars. His client beaten near death and when a hired killer guns down his friend, it becomes personal. Draper and his helicopter-flying Apache friend travel into Mexico to find local help and discover surprising support for the cartels from an unexpected source. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rheinstrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025468/bk_acx0_025468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.