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Gentle Romances

2014

Contents

Introduction

This bibliography is a guide to selected romance titles produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in audio and braille formats. These books are available to NLS patrons through their cooperating network libraries throughout the United States and its territories.

The love story was a staple of poets and storytellers long before the invention of the printing press or the development of the novel. Enthusiasm for love stories has flourished unabated for centuries. According to the Romance Writers of America, romance had the largest share of the U.S. consumer market in 2012, when the genre generated more than $1.4 billion in sales.

Romances—like mysteries, westerns, and espionage novels—provide an escape to a world with certain distinctive character types and situations. The story is usually about a woman and her relationship with a man. Other elements like adventure, suspense, or paranormal events may be present, but the focus is on the relationship. Dull, everyday problems tend to be glossed over and, although danger may be imminent, the environment is safe for the main characters.

Much of modern fiction—romances included—contains strong language and descriptions of sex and violence.  But not all readers want that. This bibliography presents titles produced by NLS that do not contain explicit sex, violence, or strong language. Even within these limits there is still great variety. Bestselling authors such as Janet Evanovich, Peter Mayle, Colleen McCullough, Stephenie Meyer, Nicholas Sparks, and Danielle Steel are represented. Settings include Regency-period London, current-day Amish communities, NASCAR races, and the paranormal worlds of time travel and vampires. The roles of women run the gamut from traditional to modern. Marion Chesney’s traveling matchmaker journeys around England by stagecoach to ply her trade, while the heroines of Dee Henderson’s Uncommon Heroes series are a lifeguard, a navy pilot, and a CIA agent.

Titles are arranged in alphabetical order by format according to their author’s last name and are available in braille and/or audiobook formats. Recorded titles are available on digital cartridge (DB) and/or on the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) at https://nlsbard.loc.gov, which allows registered patrons to download digital talking books and audio magazines. Some digital titles may be available only for download. Braille (BR) titles are also available on BARD.

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From a Distance: Timber Ridge Reflections  DB 69951
13 hours 48 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Jill Ferris
Colorado Territory, 1875. Elizabeth Westbrook arrives in Timber Ridge to photograph the Rocky Mountains and to restore her health. Former Confederate soldier Daniel Ranslett protects Elizabeth after one of her film exposures captures a murder. Although from different backgrounds, the two fall in love. 2008.
DB 69951

The Inheritance  DB 74009
11 hours 25 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1877. McKenna “Kenny” Ashford and her troublesome teenage brother leave Missouri to join their cousin Janie in Copper Creek, Colorado. Then Janie dies, leaving Kenny her bankrupt ranch and five-year-old daughter. Kenny doesn’t need any more complications—but widowed marshal Wyatt Caradon falls in love with her. Rita Award. 2009.
DB 74009

Rekindled  DB 66062
12 hours 18 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by L.J. Ganser
Colorado Territory, 1868. Bostonians Larson and Kathryn Jennings move west, but a decade later, someone sabotages their homestead and Larson disappears. Kathryn, pregnant, trusts in God and takes a housekeeping job on a ranch. Larson, burned beyond recognition, returns but fears facing Kathryn. Then danger strikes. Rita Award Nominee. 2006.
DB 66062

Remembered  DB 66576
14 hours 59 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Catherine Byers
Willow Springs, Colorado Territory; 1871. After her mother dies in Paris, Véronique Girard journeys to America in search of her long-lost father. She hires widower Jack Brennan to take her to mining communities in the mountains, where gradually, by the grace of God, they fall in love. 2007.
DB 66576

Revealed  DB 66384
12 hours 55 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Catherine Byers
Willow Springs, Colorado Territory; 1870. Former prostitute Annabelle Grayson’s husband Jonathan dies on their way to his Idaho land, leaving her alone and pregnant. Jonathan’s half brother Matthew Taylor, who despises Annabelle, reluctantly agrees to escort her to the homestead. Unexpectedly, the two fall in love. Rita Award. 2006.
DB 66384

A NASCAR Holiday, 3  DB 71100
7 hours 38 minutes
by Liz Allison and others
read by Kate Kiley
Four romantic holiday tales. In Jean Brashear’s “A Family for Christmas,” NASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron returns home to Tennessee for Christmas and rediscovers romance with his high school flame, Cassie. Includes “Have a Beachy Little Christmas,” “Winning the Race,” and “All They Want for Christmas.” 2008.
DB 71100

Deep Dish  DB 72492
11 hours 39 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Mare Trevathan
Atlanta chef Gina Faxton’s television show is cancelled after her boyfriend, the producer, is caught sleeping with the sponsor’s wife. Gina competes for a spot on the Cooking Channel but must contend with Tate Moody, host of Vittles. The two rivals wrangle despite their mutual attraction. 2008.
DB 72492

A Proper Pursuit  DB 67039
14 hours 45 minutes
by Lynn N. Austin
read by Barbara Caruso
Chicago, 1893. Twenty-year-old Violet Hayes leaves her hometown for her grandmother’s house with the goals of finding her long-lost mother, stopping her father’s upcoming wedding, and learning God’s purpose for her. Violet attends the World’s Fair and finally falls in love after three uninspiring marriage proposals. 2007.
DB 67039

While We’re Far Apart  DB 73413
14 hours 2 minutes
by Lynn N. Austin
read by Anne Hancock
Brooklyn, New York; 1943–1945. Penny Goodrich, who has a crush on widower Eddie Shaffer, volunteers to watch Eddie’s son and daughter after he enlists, but the children have trouble adjusting. Meanwhile, their elderly neighbor Jacob Mendel worries about his son’s family, who are trapped in Hungary during the Holocaust. 2010.
DB 73413

The Lavender Field  DB 63523
11 hours 11 minutes
by Jeanette Baker
read by Laura Giannarelli
Kentucky thoroughbred heiress and international lawyer Whitney Benedict travels to California on behalf of the Austrian government to bid on divorcé Gabe Mendoza’s Lipizzaner horses. Though Gabe is reluctant to sell, Whitney soon falls in love with him and his zany family. 2006.
DB 63523

He Married a Doctor  DB 18899
9 hours 2 minutes
by Faith Baldwin
read by Rosemary Schwartzel
Romantic story of a doctor torn between the responsibilities of her medical career and the demands of her marriage. At first her husband seems to understand how important medicine is to her, but later he is tempted by the charms of another woman, who is prepared to devote all of her time to him. 1944.
DB 18899

The High Road  DB 51389
6 hours 44 minutes
by Faith Baldwin
read by Jill Ferris
Jill Hamilton, twenty-five, has had a multitude of jobs during her seven years in New York. Currently, she is companion to a wealthy man’s two spoiled granddaughters and niece. When Jill reencounters Dan Hardy, whom she originally met on a cruise, she leaves her work and follows him to South America. 1937.
DB 51389

The Gilded Web  DB 33530
13 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Edmund Raine, Earl of Amberley, is used to extricating his younger brother and sister from various escapades. So he attempts to prevent his sister’s planned elopement by grabbing her cloaked figure from the garden and locking her in her room. But he has actually captured Alexandra Purnell. Of course he must offer marriage—and so must his brother, who assisted him. Alexandra devises a shocking plan to help her decide whom to accept. 1989.
DB 33530

The Rosary  DB 55926
12 hours 45 minutes
by Florence L. Barclay
read by Jill Ferris
Artist Garth Dalmain falls in love with Jane Champion, the Duchess of Meldrums’s plain niece, but she refuses him because she is older. Three years later, Jane learns that Garth has been blinded, and she attempts to nurse him back to health without disclosing her identity. 1910.
DB 55926

Love for Lydia  DB 15439
10 hours 31 minutes
by H.E. Bates
read by Merwin Smith
Compelling characterization of a young girl developing from shy awkwardness to bold certainty in her relations with men. The story, set in 1920s England, is told by one of the four men whom she influences most deeply—the one whom she first chooses as her lover and turns to again after two others have died. 1952.
DB 15439

The Fortune Hunter  DB 34690
6 hours 46 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Marcia Churchill
The de Lacy children are in a pickle. Their parents are dead and there is no money for dowries for the three girls—Beryl, Amy, and Jacinth—or to restore Stonycourt for their brother Jasper and future heirs. Their only hope is for Amy, the stunning beauty of the family, to marry a man with a fortune. Unfortunately, Amy finds herself falling in love with Harry Crisp, whose income is much too small. 1991.
DB 34690

The Stanforth Secrets: A Regency Romantic Intrigue  DB 32334
8 hours 34 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Chloe had eloped six years ago, becoming the bride of Lord Stephen Stanforth. His death, in a carriage accident, and his uncle’s unexpected death from a seizure necessitated Chloe’s becoming the mistress of Delamere Hall. She looks forward to relinquishing the responsibility into the capable hands of Stephen’s cousin Justin Delamere. But Chloe learns she is suspected of treason and of spying for the French. 1989.
DB 32334

The Devil Is a Lie  DB 69874
7 hours 20 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Colleen Delany
After Nina Lawson wins the lottery, her fiancé and relatives hit her up for money. But she learns she’s technically still married to her estranged, adulterous husband Todd, who is entitled to half the winnings. Todd wants to provide for his ailing grandmother, so Nina and Todd pray for guidance. 2009.
DB 69874

Echoes  DB 23818
18 hours 20 minutes
by Maeve Binchy
read by Roy Avers
Clare O’Brien, daughter of a poor shopkeeper, and David Power, upper-class son of the town doctor, both long to escape the small Irish village of Castlebay. When they fall in love at Dublin’s most prestigious university, it seems to them that barriers of class and clan no longer matter. But fate takes them back to the stormy provincial world of Castlebay, where the echoes of prejudices unchanged for generations test the power of their love. 1985.
DB 23818

Wrapped  DB 73818
8 hours 22 minutes
by Jennifer Bradbury
read by Terry Donnelly
London, 1815. Just before her debut season, Agnes Wilkins attends a mummy-unwrapping party at Lord Showalter’s estate. When she impulsively pockets an ancient trinket, it entangles her in an Egyptian mystery, a Napoleonic spy mission, a forbidden romance, and more. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
DB 73818

The Crystal Rose  DB 63899
8 hours 12 minutes
by Rebecca Brandewyne
read by Anne Flosnik
Rose Windermere’s family returns to England from India in 1835 after close friends are murdered. Fifteen years later Rose receives a cryptic message and discovers she’s being stalked by businessman Raj Khanna. They fall in love while investigating the past and uncover a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria. 2006.
DB 63899

The Little Lady Agency  DB 62840
12 hours 48 minutes
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Twenty-seven-year-old Londoner Melissa Romney-Jones opens Little Lady Agency, a consulting firm dedicated to helping bachelors navigate their personal and social lives. Melissa dons a wig and assumes the professional identity of “Honey,” but when sparks fly with American client Jonathan Riley, Melissa wonders whether he loves her or Honey. 2005.
DB 62840

The Little Lady Agency and the Prince  DB 67024
13 hours 54 minutes
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While planning her wedding and move to Paris, Melissa Romney-Jones helps her grandmother remake playboy prince Nicolas of Hollenberg into a respectable royal. But American fiance Jonathan Riley has turned into a control freak, and Melissa’s sister Emery has a baby and rehires their detested childhood nanny. 2008.
DB 67024

Little Lady, Big Apple  DB 65108
12 hours 43 minutes
by Hester Browne
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Melissa Romney-Jones, a.k.a. Honey from The Little Lady Agency (DB 62840), operates an escort service for London bachelors. She has her girlfriend Gabi and sister Allegra manage the business while she temporarily joins her boyfriend Jonathan Riley in New York City. But doubts soon arise between the lovers. 2006.
DB 65108

The Brides of Webster County: Four Bestselling Romance Novels in One Volume  DB 71736
30 hours 20 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Four novels depict the lives of diverse Amish women in Missouri who struggle with their faith while finding their place in the world. Includes Going Home, On Her Own, Dear to Me, and Allison’s Journey. In the first, Faith Andrews returns home with her daughter after losing her husband. 2007.
DB 71736

The Daughters of Lancaster County  DB 66094
29 hours 48 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Catherine Byers
In this companion to Lancaster Brides (DB 61984), three Amish families in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, endure tragedies and romance. In The Storekeeper’s Daughter Naomi Fisher longs to marry Caleb, but since her mother’s death, she’s forced to rear her seven siblings and work in her father’s store. 2005.
DB 66094

The Healing  DB 74414
10 hours 32 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Jill Ferris
Amish carpenter Titus Fischer, from The Journey (DB 74142), encourages his recently widowed brother Samuel to join him in Kentucky, where Titus hopes Samuel and his four children will find a fresh start. Esther Beiler watches the kids and falls in love with Samuel—but he is still in mourning. 2011.
DB 74414

The Journey  DB 74142
10 hours 35 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Theresa Conkin
Amish carpenter Titus Fisher of Pennsylvania is brokenhearted when his girlfriend Phoebe cannot commit to him or his Amish faith. Titus moves to a Kentucky settlement, where he meets his employer’s unconventional daughter Suzanne, who would rather build furniture than cook. 2011.
DB 74142

Lancaster Brides: Romance Drives the Buggy in Four Inspiring Novels  DB 61984
21 hours 49 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Catherine Byers
Four Pennsylvania Amish women fall in love. In A Merry Heart Miriam’s dream man is marrying another girl. In Looking for a Miracle wheelchair-using Rebekah desires acceptance. Outsider Laura, in Plain and Fancy, comes to Lancaster and falls for Eli. Rachel, in The Hope Chest, wants her sister’s boyfriend. 1997.
DB 61984

Royally Jacked  DB 58843
3 hours 59 minutes
by Niki Burnham
read by Mimi Bederman
When her parents divorce, fifteen-year-old Valerie accompanies her dad to his new overseas job working for the royal family of a small European country. Valerie thinks she made a mistake until she meets Prince Georg and falls in love. For senior high readers. 2004.
DB 58843

Insatiable  DB 73026
14 hours 12 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan soap-opera writer Meena Harper, who can foresee people’s deaths, is dismayed by the cliché when a vampire character is added to her show. But that becomes the least of her worries once real-life vampire hunter Alaric informs Meena that her new boyfriend is secretly a bloodsucker. 2010.
DB 73026

Overbite  DB 75069
8 hours 37 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Kristin Allison
Meena Harper, from Insatiable (DB 73026), works with the Vatican’s Palatine Guard and vampire hunter Alaric Wulf to kill demons—including her former lover Lucien, son of Dracula. Meena clings to the hope that vampires can be redeemed and falls in love with Alaric. 2011.
DB 75069

Any Two can Play  DB 54591
6 hours 20 minutes
by Elizabeth Cadell
read by Jill Ferris
Natalie Travers, an attractive young Englishwoman, rescues her brother and his year-old twins from domestic chaos when his wife leaves him. Single and independent, Natalie unexpectedly falls in love with Henry Downing, scion of the town’s founding family. 1981.
DB 54591

The Golden Collar  DB 52123
7 hours 6 minutes
by Elizabeth Cadell
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Henry Eliot, a British architect, is sent to Portugal to purchase land for his fiancée’s father, Sir Bertram Stonor. But negotiating a deal becomes increasingly distasteful, especially after he meets the landowner’s lovely niece Teresa. 1968.
DB 52123

Return Match  DB 13815
7 hours 2 minutes
by Elizabeth Cadell
read by Debbie Trissell
Back from Brazil to work in London, international playboy Nigel Pressley finds that Rona, his mother’s goddaughter, is an ugly duckling turned swan. Rona, however, seems determined to spurn Nigel’s overtures until some visitors stir up an old tragedy with sinister aspects.1979.
DB 13815

The Round Dozen  DB 12318
5 hours 48 minutes
by Elizabeth Cadell
read by Jill Ferris
In London a rich bachelor is tracking down a priceless family heirloom missing since 1702. His sleuthing leads him into the rural countryside, where he meets a Cambridgeshire secretary who helps him find the missing antique—and ends his search for the perfect woman. 1978.
DB 12318

The Bargain Bride  DB 31646
3 hours 51 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Ilona Dulaski
David, the Earl of Blakeney, has lost all of his money. Blake Hall is in ruins, and the creditors are arriving on the morrow to demand he sell everything that is left to pay his debts. With Blake Hall to be sold, what is to become of David and his sister, Lady Aleda? Then, along with the creditors, comes Doran Winton, who makes an offer David and Aleda cannot refuse. 1989.
DB 31646

A Hazard of Hearts  DB 32105
11 hours 9 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Serena is at the family estate of Staverley anxiously awaiting her father’s return from London. But suddenly her cousin Nicholas Staverley is there insisting that she marry him immediately. It seems her father has just gambled away everything, including his daughter. Serena is now the property of the Marquis of Vulcan, whose reputation makes it unwise for any decent woman to be seen in his company. Will Serena accept Nicholas’s offer? 1949.
DB 32105

The Love Pirate  DB 43543
5 hours 8 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Yolande Bavan
Bertilla Alvinston’s mother sends her to Sarawak as a missionary to get her away from home. After many adventures, Bertilla falls in love with trade investigator Lord Saire. 1977.
DB 43543

The Marquis Wins  DB 31047
4 hours 39 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Jill Ferris
Daniela Brooke, heiress to a fortune, is practically alone in the world now that her mother and father are dead. All she has left is a stepmother who tricked her father into marriage just before his untimely death. And now there is a terrible plot afoot to marry Daniela to her stepmother’s lover. Her only hope is a friend of her father’s—the Marquis of Crowle. But he is only interested in gambling. Will he gamble on love? 1990.
DB 31047

The Passion and the Flower  DB 52131
4 hours 49 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Paris, 1867. All of Paris tries to meet Lokita, the lovely and secretive young ballet dancer. Prince Volkonski, on holiday from the Russian court, succeeds—but only briefly. The prince’s blue blood, Lokita’s mysterious background, and a protective duenna are all obstacles to the couple’s happiness. 1978.
DB 52131

The Protection of Love  DB 42559
4 hours 3 minutes
by Barbara Cartland
read by Jill Fox
1887. After her parents die Meta Lindley is bored and lonely at her family home in the English countryside. Her brother—who, like their father, has gone on secret missions for the queen—has a suggestion: A minor Russian prince and his sister are arriving in England. To determine if the prince is a spy, Meta, fluent in Russian, can volunteer to teach the sister English while renting them the Lindley home. 1995.
DB 42559

The Restless Sex  DB 54518
13 hours 30 minutes
by Robert W. Chambers
read by Janis Gray
New York City, early 1900s. Lonely after his wife’s death, wealthy John Cleland lives for his only son, a teenager away at prep school. After reading of an abused girl in the paper, Cleland is moved to adopt the orphan. Her ancestry surfaces to disrupt the happy threesome. 1918.
DB 54518

The Traveling Matchmaker series should be read in the following order:

Emily Goes to Exeter  DB 34662
4 hours 45 minutes
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
When Miss Hannah Pym is left a legacy by her late employer, she decides to travel around England. On her way to Exeter, Miss Pym and fellow passengers are snowbound at a secluded inn. Realizing that one of the “male” passengers is really Miss Emily Freemantle, Miss Pym sets about creating a match between Emily and fellow traveler Lord Ranger Harley. 1990.
DB 34662

Belinda Goes to Bath  DB 34663
4 hours 48 minutes
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Matchmaker Hannah Pym travels to Bath, and her companions include Miss Belinda Earle. Miss Pym decides Belinda is just the right match for the bachelor Marquess of Frenton, in whose castle they are residing after their coach plunged into a nearby river. But neither Belinda nor the marquess seems interested in the other. 1991.
DB 34663

Penelope Goes to Portsmouth  DB 34664
4 hours 53 minutes
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Miss Hannah Pym is off to Portsmouth with Miss Penelope Wilkins, a very practical young woman. Also on board the coach is Lord Augustus Railton. Miss Pym’s matchmaking plans almost go awry before she gets the couple together. In the meantime, she rescues an innocent man about to be hanged and he becomes her footman. 1991.
DB 34664

Beatrice Goes to Brighton  DB 34665
4 hours 48 minutes
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Miss Hannah Pym travels to Brighton with Benjamin, her new footman. She is reminded of her days as a servant when fellow passenger Lady Beatrice Marsham rudely responds to her cheerful greeting. However, it soon appears that Lady Beatrice, fleeing an arranged marriage, is just scared. Miss Pym does her best to put things right. 1991.
DB 34665

Deborah Goes to Dover  DB 35314
4 hours 51 minutes
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
As Miss Hannah Pym journeys to Dover, she contemplates a match between two couples. One concerns a young woman and an Army officer who are traveling with Miss Pym. The other involves Lady Deborah Western, whom she discovers at a boxing match—dressed as a man—accompanied by her twin brother and their neighbor, Lord Ashton. 1992.
DB 35314

Yvonne Goes to York  DB 37187
5 hours 1 minute
by Marion Chesney
read by Mitzi Friedlander
On her way to York, Miss Hannah Pym meets Yvonne Grenier, a young Frenchwoman, and offers her protection. Once they arrive in York, Miss Pym plans to find Yvonne a suitable husband—but little does she know she may also find one for herself. 1992.
DB 37187

The Jewelled Darkness  DB 31163
10 hours 4 minutes
by Virginia Coffman
read by Suzanne Toren
Elisa Carlisle is an actress in Regency London, known as much for her bewitching effect on her aristocratic admirers as for her talent. But Elisa comes from a poverty-stricken background and has many dark secrets—and a host of enemies who would like to destroy her. 1989.
DB 31163

The Blind Years  DB 66973
5 hours 20 minutes
by Catherine Cookson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Bridget has lived a sheltered life in the English countryside since her parents were killed in the Blitz. Now a young woman, Bridget discovers that her fiancé Laurence has a married lover and that his family has manipulated Bridget for her inheritance. Tragedy forces her to change. 1998.
DB 66973

The Girl  DB 62304
12 hours 58 minutes
by Catherine Cookson
read by Terry Donnelly
1850. Hannah Boyle’s dying mother brings her to the village of Elmholm, leaving eight-year-old Hannah with her legitimate father, Matthew Thornton. In the Thornton household, Hannah endures the extreme cruelty of Matthew’s bitter wife. As a woman, Hannah overcomes these trials to find her heart’s desire. 1977.
DB 62304

The Invitation  DB 60242
8 hours 45 minutes
by Catherine Cookson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maggie Gallacher is thrilled when she and her husband Rod receive an invitation to the Duke of Moorshire’s musical soirée. But Maggie’s behavior at the event causes her family’s downfall. Her son Sam’s hatred for her surfaces, as does an unexpected divorce and shocking affairs. 1970.
DB 60242

The Moth  DB 61560
11 hours
by Catherine Cookson
read by Gabriella Cavallero
England, 1913. When a violent argument forces Robert Bradley to quit his uncle’s carpentry business, he finds work at the estate of young Agnes Thorman. Agnes manages her family’s crumbling finances and cares for her eccentric younger sister, Millie. Defying social conventions, Agnes and Robert fall in love. 1986.
DB 61560

The Parson’s Daughter  DB 26200
13 hours 54 minutes
by Catherine Cookson
read by Carol McCartney
Nancy Ann Hazel, a clergyman’s daughter in late nineteenth-century Northumberland, follows her mother’s dying wish by accepting the marriage proposal of thirty-three-year-old squire Dennison Harpcore, supposedly a reformed rake. Soon Denny commits adultery with his former mistress and loses the farmlands by gambling, setting off a string of events through which Nancy’s strength must endure. 1987.
DB 26200

The Girl She Used to Be  DB 72220
7 hours 42 minutes
by David Cristofano
read by Kate Kiley
Melody has been in the federal witness-protection program since she was six, changing identities every few years. Now, weary of living a lie and ignoring warnings from her protectors, twenty-six-year-old Melody begins an unlikely romance with Jonathan Bovaro—son of the mob boss who had her parents killed. 2009.
DB 72220

A Pocketful of Rye  DB 12849
5 hours 41 minutes
by A.J. Cronin
read by Hal Tenny
A young British doctor weary of working with the poor secures a pleasant job for himself in a Swiss clinic. To the clinic comes widowed Cathy, his first love, with her ill son Daniel. Daniel becomes the focus of a startling revelation. 1969.
DB 12849

Ranch Dressing  DB 63428
7 hours 32 minutes
by Janet Dailey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Two western romances. In The Traveling Kind Idaho rancher Charley Collins falls for hired hand Shad Russell but considers marrying someone else. In Dakota Dreaming widowed mother Edie Gibbs buys a dilapidated South Dakota ranch and encounters a handsome neighbor who wants more than her land. 1981.
DB 63428

Seventeenth Summer  DB 25758
8 hours 17 minutes
by Maureen Daly
read by Mimi Bederman
A woman recalls her seventeenth summer, when she lived in a small Wisconsin town in the leisurely days before World War II and fell in love for the first time. 1942.
DB 25758

 Lake News  DB 48617
13 hours 53 minutes
by Barbara Delinsky
read by Annie Wauters
Cabaret pianist-singer and part-time teacher Lily Blake is shocked by the outcome of her dinner conversation with newspaper reporter Terry Sullivan about her long-term acquaintance with newly named Cardinal Rossetti. The resulting scandal sends Lily fleeing to her hometown of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, where reporter John Kipling offers help. Bestseller. 1999.
DB 48617

Lavender Morning  DB 68940
12 hours 6 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Ever since she was a motherless child, Jocelyn Minton has maintained a close relationship with aging, wealthy neighbor Edilean Harcourt. But when Miss Edi dies and leaves everything to Joce—including a Virginia manor—Joce learns amazing secrets that Miss Edi kept about her World War II work and lost love. 2009.
DB 68940

Someone to Love  DB 65018
8 hours 51 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Faith Potts
Margate, England. American Jace Montgomery finds a clue to his fiancée Stacy’s suicide in a photograph of the Priory House. Jace purchases the mansion and discovers the ghost of Ann Stuart, who died in 1877. Jace and local journalist Nightingale Smythe try to solve the mysteries of both deaths. 2007.
DB 65018

The Black Sheep’s Daughter  DB 32627
6 hours 52 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Teresa Danville has grown up on her father’s coffee plantation in the jungles of Costa Rica. Her father decides she must go to London to learn the social graces. Sir Andrew Graylin is to accompany her. At their first meeting she shoots a deadly snake at Andrew’s feet; later, she escapes from a jaguar and rescues the human cargo of a slave ship at sea. Can London society tame this woman? 1989.
DB 32627

The next two books should be read in the following order:

Miss Hartwell’s Dilemma  DB 32765
7 hours 1 minute
by Carola Dunn
read by Carmella Ross
Regency romance. Amaryllis Hartwell has endured a lot since her father’s disgraceful departure to America. She is running a successful school for young ladies when she hears from her father for the first time in six years. A former suitor reappears, and the father of a student instills anger in her at one moment and passion at the next. 1988.
DB 32765

Two Corinthians  DB 32766
6 hours 50 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Carmella Ross
When Lord Pomeroy is rejected by the woman he pursued for eight years, he turns his attention to Claire Sutton, a shy young woman who has given up hope of marriage. She only hopes to find a husband for her sister, Lizzie. Enter George Winterbourne. Now there is another problem: the two suitors don’t seem to know which sister they want. 1989.
DB 32766

Miss Jacobson’s Journey  DB 40938
7 hours 44 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Miriam Wagner
In 1802 Miriam Jacobson’s parents plan a marriage between her and Isaac Cohen, a Talmudic scholar. One glance at the young, thin, stooped man and Miriam announces she will, instead, leave London to travel in Russia helping her uncle with his research. Nine years later, in wartime France, Miriam promises to help deliver some gold in exchange for safe transport back to England. In dismay she realizes the man she has agreed to help is a much-changed Isaac. 1992.
DB 40938

Hero at Large  DB 71401
5 hours 43 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Mary Kane
Professional ice skater-turned-coach Chris Nelson, a single mother, accidentally breaks Ken Callahan’s arm as he works on her car. With her matchmaking aunt’s encouragement, Chris reluctantly permits Ken and his Rottweiler to move in with them while he recuperates. Chris and Ken fall in love—but he has secrets. Bestseller. 1987.
DB 71401

Love in a Nutshell  DB 74163
6 hours 38 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Mare Trevathan
Newly divorced Kate Appleton moves into the Nutshell, her family’s summer retreat in rural Michigan, to renovate it into a bed-and-breakfast. Matt Culhane hires Kate to go undercover and find out who is sabotaging his brewery. When danger strikes, Kate and Matt unite and fall in love. Bestseller. 2011.
DB 74163

The Last Promise  DB 58030
9 hours 5 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Italy, 1999. Eliana, an American, is trapped in a loveless marriage. Her frequently absent Italian husband will not let her return to America with their son, Alessio. When Alessio has an asthma attack, Eliana calls on new neighbor Ross Story for help. As Eliana and Ross fall in love, they must each reevaluate their lives. 2002.
DB 58030

The Sunflower  DB 61469
8 hours 1 minute
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Dan Bloom
Christine Hollister is jilted by her fiancé a week before their wedding. Her best friend Jessica signs Christine and herself up for a humanitarian mission to Peru’s El Girasol (the Sunflower) orphanage. There Christine meets Paul Cook, an American doctor who must also learn to love again. 2005.
DB 61469

The Sweet By and By  DB 74328
10 hours 10 minutes
by Sara Evans
read by Theresa Conkin
Whisper Hollow, Tennessee. Though her wedding to lawyer Max Benson is approaching, antiques dealer Jade Fitzgerald hesitates to invite her estranged mother Beryl, a hippie, to the ceremony. But Beryl arrives—with Jade’s half sister Willow in tow—stirring up past secrets and revealing new ones. 2009.
DB 74328

Dogwood  DB 71808
8 hours 24 minutes
by Chris Fabry
read by Erin Jones
Will Hatfield returns to Dogwood, West Virginia, after twelve years in prison to find that the townspeople still hate him and his former sweetheart Karin is already taken. Over time Will and Karin uncover the secrets of the past and find true love and forgiveness. Christy Award. 2008.
DB 71808

Innocence  DB 26573
7 hours 53 minutes
by Penelope Fitzgerald
read by Noah Siegel
Comedy of manners set in Italy, centering on beautiful Chiara, in love with the brilliant but aloof Salvatore. She asks her worldly English schoolfriend Barney to help her snare Salvatore and becomes entangled in a web of good intentions and massive misunderstandings. 1986.
DB 26573

Stay a Little Longer  DB 71752
10 hours 23 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Minnesota, 1926. Midwife Rachel Watkins runs the family boarding house while raising her late sister’s eight-year-old daughter Charlotte. When Charlotte discovers an ill, shell-shocked veteran in the woods, Rachel nurses him to health. Rachel takes an interest in the man’s true identity—and love blooms. 2010.
DB 71752

A Bride in the Bargain  DB 69519
9 hours 55 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Jill Fox
Washington Territory, 1865. Widowed lumberjack Joe Denton needs to find a new wife so he can keep his government land. Anna Ivey travels out west to forget her sorrows and discovers that she’s been promised to be Joe’s bride. The two coexist until love comes into their hearts. 2009.
DB 69519

A Bride Most Begrudging  DB 62837
10 hours 21 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
1643. Lady Constance Morrow is kidnapped, taken aboard a vessel sailing to the Virginia colony, and forced into a marriage of convenience with tobacco farmer Drew O’Connor. Educated and religious, Constance slowly learns the skills of a colonial housewife and falls in love with her husband and his family. Christy Award. 2005.
DB 62837

Maid to Match  DB 72922
10 hours 2 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Nona Pipes
Asheville, North Carolina; 1898. Impoverished mountain girl Tillie Reese is head parlormaid at George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. She falls in love with footman Mack Danvers, who is working to free his sister from an orphanage—but below-the-stairs romance is forbidden. 2010.
DB 72922

The Story of a Marriage  DB 69141
7 hours 21 minutes
by Andrew Sean Greer
read by Celeste Lawson
African American Pearlie Ash moves to San Francisco for work during World War II. There she reunites with her childhood sweetheart Holland and they marry and have a child. In 1953, a white man whom Holland befriended in a military hospital meets Pearlie and makes her a shocking offer. 2008.
DB 69141

Clouds  DB 59325
8 hours 2 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Shelly Graham visits her childhood home in Glenbrooke, Oregon, after being away for five years as a flight attendant. She later sees her first love, Jonathan Renfield, in Europe, where he works as a youth missionary. Shelly realizes she still loves Jonathan, but he’s engaged to someone else. 1997.
DB 59325

Secrets  DB 46626
7 hours 25 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Uneasy with her life as a millionaire’s daughter, Jessica Morgan runs away to start a new life as a school teacher in the town of Glenbrooke, Oregon. Although she faces unexpected difficulties, Jessica falls in love with the town—and with paramedic Kyle Buchanan, who shares her Christian views. 1995.
DB 46626

Sunsets  DB 59255
8 hours 3 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Twenty-six-year-old Pasadena travel agent Alissa Benson overcomes her checkered past as she rediscovers her religious beliefs. Trust, friendship, financial security, and a budding romance with her new next-door neighbor bring her the beginnings of happiness. A weekend visit to Glenbrooke, Oregon, reopens the closed doors of her heart. 1997.
DB 59255

Waterfalls  DB 59510
8 hours 36 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
On a trip to Glenbrooke, Oregon, twenty-four-year-old acquisitions editor Meredith Graham is smitten by her sister’s former neighbor, actor Jacob Wilde. Soon the tables turn as they enter a business venture in which Meredith takes a leading role and their relationship gathers momentum and commitment. 1998.
DB 59510

Whispers  DB 59074
7 hours 29 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Glenbrooke, Oregon, schoolteacher Teri Moreno revisits Maui to see her sister and possibly rekindle a past romance with a marine biologist. Her emotions become confused when she encounters a former high school crush, meets an endearing but clumsy Australian, and relies on her faith to choose among the three. 1995.
DB 59074

Wildflowers  DB 60094
7 hours 29 minutes
by Robin Jones Gunn
read by Margaret Strom
Glenbrooke’s Wildflower Café owner Genevieve Ahrens faces traumatizing challenges: the precious café burns down and her marriage suffers as she weathers her international pilot husband’s long absences. With the help of her daughters and friends, Genevieve finds an unexpected love and recovers her dreams. 2001.
DB 60094

That Certain Spark  DB 71737
10 hours 24 minutes
by Cathy Marie Hake
read by Theresa Conkin
1892. Physician Taylor Bestman and her twin brother Enoch arrive in Gooding, Texas, where Taylor meets with opposition from townsfolk who disapprove of a female doctor. But Taylor is determined to win over the residents, starting with her first patient Karl Van der Vort, an injured blacksmith. 2009.
DB 71737

Whirlwind  DB 68263
8 hours 22 minutes
by Cathy Marie Hake
read by Kristin Allison
1892. Londoner Millicent Fairweather accompanies her sister and brother-in-law to America. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the Opportunity, Millicent finds work as a nanny for widower Daniel Clark. When tragedy in New York brings the possibility of deportation, Daniel proposes. Millicent accepts, not knowing that Daniel seeks true romance. 2008.
DB 68263

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion  DB 74135
17 hours 23 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Kristin Allison
Features the novella Small-Town Wedding, in which Sookie and her boss Sam, a shape-shifter, attend nuptials in Sam’s Texas hometown. Includes trivia and fan questions, recipes, and a guide to Sookie’s world of vampires, werewolves, and fairies. 2011.
DB 74135

Catching Katie  DB 59099
7 hours 23 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Michele Schaeffer
Idaho, 1916. Headstrong Katie Jones returns to her parents’ traditional home after graduating from Vassar College and becoming involved in the women’s suffrage movement. Soon Ben Rafferty’s newspaper, the Homestead Herald, provides a forum for her views. Her ideas incite community tempers as well as Ben’s heart. 2003.
DB 59099

Dear Lady  DB 45775
9 hours 16 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Laura Giannarelli
Lady Beth Wellington has come to America in 1897 to escape an arranged marriage. But when she shows up on the doorstep of her ten-year-old pen pal Janie Steele, the girl’s father, Garret, makes Beth feel she has made a mistake in coming to Montana. Eventually time heals all wounds, including those suffered by Garret in his first marriage. 1997.
DB 45775

The Rose Legacy: Diamond of the Rockies  DB 72461
16 hours 1 minute
by Kristen Heitzmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Late 1800s. Carina Maria DiGratia flees from her home in California to a mining town in Colorado and starts anew, but is overwhelmed by life and by dealing with two men who vie for her attention. 2000.
DB 72461

The Tender Vine: Diamond of the Rockies  DB 73398
14 hours 43 minutes
by Kristen Heitzmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Carina DiGratia Shepard’s husband Quillan returns to make amends with his wife. But can the damage and pain he caused be undone? 2002.
DB 73398

The Uncommon Heroes series should be read in the following order:

True Devotion  DB 57753
8 hours 27 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Kristin Allison
Lifeguard Kelly Jacobs fears she will die trying to rescue surfer Ryan Raines, but prays Navy SEAL Lieutenant Joe Baker will find them. Kelly, whose husband died during a SEAL operation, has fallen in love with Joe. But their love must wait—the man responsible for her husband’s death is nearby. 2000.
DB 57753

True Valor  DB 57765
8 hours 27 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Kristin Allison
Lieutenant Grace Yates, a self-assured Navy pilot, is in love with Major Bruce Stanton, an Air Force pararescue jumper who shares her deep religious commitment. Both are deployed to the Middle East, and when Grace’s plane goes down it becomes Bruce’s job to rescue her. 2002.
DB 57765

True Honor  DB 57785
8 hours 41 minutes
by Dee Henderson
read by Kristin Allison
Darcy St. James has been retired from the CIA for two years. After the September 11 terrorist attacks, she is recalled to help track down a man who knew about events planned for that day. With a bounty on her head, Darcy relies on God and Navy SEAL Sam Houston to protect her. 2002.
DB 57785

Bath Tangle  DB 58647
10 hours 12 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Kristin Allison
At the reading of her late father’s will, Lady Serena Carlow is outraged to learn her inheritance will be held by a trustee: her former fiancé, the Marquis of Rotherham, whom she jilted. She cannot receive her fortune until she weds—with Rotherham’s consent. 2004 foreword by Candace Camp. 1955.
DB 58647

The Corinthian  DB 55091
7 hours 24 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Regency-era England. Sir Richard Wyndham and heiress Penelope Creed, both seeking to escape arranged marriages, meet accidently when she asks him to help locate her childhood sweetheart—who, they discover, is now in love with somebody else.1940.
DB 55091

Devil’s Cub  DB 59285
10 hours 22 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Corrie James
Having no intention of allowing Dominic, the arrogant Marquis of Vidal, to ruin her sister Sophia’s reputation, saucy Mary Challoner foils their meeting by impersonating Sophia. To Mary’s surprise the nobleman kidnaps her and takes her to Paris, intent on marriage. 2003 foreword by Linda Howard. 1932.
DB 59285

Faro’s Daughter  DB 67512
9 hours 39 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Laura Giannarelli
Regency-era England. Max Ravenscar offers gambling-house mistress Deborah Grantham a small fortune to refuse his nephew Adrian’s marriage proposal. Outraged by the bribe, Deborah—who never intended to pursue Adrian—decides to teach Max a lesson by pretending to go through with the courtship. Meanwhile, Max falls in love. 1941.
DB 67512

Frederica  DB 54995
14 hours 52 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Jill Ferris
London, Regency-era England. The Marquis of Alverstoke, a bored bachelor, reluctantly agrees to help his distant relative, Frederica Merriville, settle her contentious siblings into society. Frederica considers herself too old to be desirable, but the marquis thinks otherwise. 1965. 1965.
DB 54995

Friday’s Child  DB 69114
13 hours 59 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Corrie James
“Sherry,” the Viscount Sheringham, needs a wife to secure his fortune. Following a rejected proposal, he vows to marry the next woman he meets. She happens to be Miss Hero Wantage—a penniless orphan. Sherry soon discovers there is no end to the scrapes his unlikely bride can get into. 1944.
DB 69114

Regency Buck  DB 68499
13 hours 19 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Corrie James
1811. After their father’s death, heiress Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine travel to London to meet their guardian, Lord Worth, who turns out to be not much older than the orphaned siblings. At first disinterested in his new wards, Lord Worth soon cannot resist their adventures. 1935.
DB 68499

Sylvester  DB 59324
11 hours 4 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Kristin Allison
Seeking a future wife who is well-born, intelligent, and attractive, Sylvester Rayne, Duke of Salford, is encouraged to consider Phoebe Marlow. Practical Phoebe, however, regards Sylvester as arrogant and rude. But when unusual circumstances bring them together, they fall in love. 2004 foreword by Joan Wolf. 1957.
DB 59324

These Old Shades  DB 59553
10 hours 31 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Justin Alastair, coldhearted duke of Avon, plucks a delicately handsome waif from the Paris streets to become his page. But discovering Léon to be Léonie, enemy comte de Saint-Vire’s baseborn daughter, Alastair plots to have Léonie claim her birthright and destroy Saint-Vire. 2003 foreword by Stephanie Laurens. 1926.
DB 59553

Venetia  DB 71680
12 hours 55 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Marni Penning
Yorkshire, England. Beautiful, isolated spinster Venetia Lanyon stays at home managing the family estate and caring for her sickly brother while another sibling fights Napoleon. Venetia becomes fascinated by her scandalous neighbor Lord Damerel, a rake, and the two become friends before falling in love. 1958.
DB 71680

Blue Ruin  DB 69180
9 hours 19 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Annie Wauters
As Dana Whipple and Lynette Brooke plan their lives together, it becomes increasingly clear that overbearing Dana hopes to mold Lynette into a perfect, obedient preacher’s wife. When Dana becomes smitten with a sophisticated New Yorker, Lynette’s family sends her to Europe, where she too meets a captivating stranger. 1928.
DB 69180

Coming through the Rye  DB 39964
9 hours 31 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Ellen Frost
Romayne Ransom is thrilled when her widowed father is finally able to afford some nice things for the family. But one day she comes home to find members of a league staked out in her house waiting to arrest her father and brother for selling liquor. Young attorney Evan Sherwood, head of the league, feels sorry for Romayne, who knew nothing of the activity. But she holds him responsible for ruining her family. 1926.
DB 39964

The Girl from Montana  DB 52056
6 hours 52 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Elizabeth has just buried her brother. Now alone and defenseless, she is confronted by his murderer—who claims to love her. She escapes into the Montana wilderness and runs headlong into a man unlike the rough types she has known. His protection and her strong Christian faith help her survive. 1982.
DB 52056

Happiness Hill  DB 43415
8 hours 33 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Suzanne Toren
Jane Arleth is taking a much-needed vacation, one that her family has encouraged. Jane is having a wonderful time and has met a nice man. Then, with one week left, she suddenly finds herself headed home after getting a letter from her younger sister. Jane’s world at home is in trouble. 1932.
DB 43415

The Man of the Desert  DB 66774
5 hours 35 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Mimi Bederman
Socialite Hazel Radcliffe falls in love with reservation missionary John Brownleigh after he rescues her in the Arizona desert. Following her father’s death, Hazel decides to become a nurse and earn John’s affections. 1914.
DB 66774

Marigold  DB 66517
7 hours 35 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Annie Wauters
Schoolteacher Marigold Brooke, the daughter of a deceased minister, is tempted by the worldly goods of a wealthy boyfriend. On a trip to visit her aunt, Marigold meets Ethan Bevan, a devout Christian. As they fall in love, she realizes that she needs to return to her faith. 1938.
DB 66517

Not under the Law  DB 35270
9 hours 51 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Janis Gray
When Joyce Radway’s beloved aunt dies, Joyce’s life takes an ominous turn. Her aunt’s son and his wife appropriate Joyce’s childhood home, consigning the young woman to a life of servitude, with no concern for her or her need for independence. When life becomes unbearable, Joyce leaves home for the unknown. Unyielding faith and the love of a man she has known since childhood help her forget past hurts and disappointments. 1925.
DB 35270

Patricia  DB 46888
7 hours 47 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Jill Fox
Patricia Prentiss’s mother usually gets what she wants, and the thing she wants most is for Patricia to marry Thornton Bellingham. But Patricia has never liked Thorny. Instead she is fond of John Worth, who always treats her kindly. Over the years Mrs. Prentiss continues to push Thorny on Patricia, and it looks as if she might succeed—until John returns after a long absence. 1939.
DB 46888

White Lady  DB 33160
7 hours 16 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Ilona Dulaski
When Constance Wetherill, a lovely young socialite, loses her family fortune she begins a new life in a small town. She finds that having to work brings her special rewards, especially the attentions of a young minister. When a man from her past locates her, she must choose between her present life and the old life of luxury. 1930.
DB 33160

Straight from the Heart  DB 64547
5 hours 47 minutes
by Tami Hoag
read by Staci Snell
Baseball player Jace Cooper broke physical therapist Rebecca Bradshaw’s heart when he left her. Seven years later a badly injured Jace returns for rehabilitation and wants Rebecca back. But Rebecca has changed—and has kept a secret. Commercial audiobook. 1989.
DB 64547

The Third Angel  DB 66935
9 hours 30 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Kimberly Schraf
London. Interwoven tales of three women at crossroads. In 1999 Maddy has an affair with her sister’s terminally ill fiancé Paul. In 1966 Paul’s mother Frieda falls for a troubled rock star. In 1952 Maddy’s mother Lucy experiences heartbreak in a fatal love triangle. 2008.
DB 66935

Loving Frank  DB 65372
14 hours 56 minutes
by Nancy Horan
read by Suzanne Toren
Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney fall in love, abandon their spouses and children in Chicago, and run away to Europe in 1909. Their five years together are marked by Mamah’s feminist ambitions, her conflicting emotions, and the tragic, unforeseen end of their relationship. Bestseller. 2007.
DB 65372

Sweetwater Gap  DB 68752
7 hours 23 minutes
by Denise Hunter
read by Erin Jones
Josie Mitchell is summoned home to North Carolina to help run her family’s apple orchard. Josie embraces old friends and family and, despite her guilty memories and illness, falls in love with orchard manager Grady Mackenzie. When a crisis occurs, Josie opens her heart to God. 2008.
DB 68752

Russian Winter  DB 72723
17 hours 37 minutes
by Daphne Kalotay
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Boston. In deciding to sell her jewels, septuagenarian Nina Revskaya, a former star with the Bolshoi Ballet, hopes to put her past to rest. But an inquisitive auction-house assistant and the anonymous donation of a stunning pendant to her collection spark flashbacks and reveal a personal tragedy. 2010.
DB 72723

Death in Kashmir: A Mystery  DB 66407
9 hours 50 minutes
by M.M. Kaye
read by Graeme Malcolm
1947. In the Kashmir mountains of India, young Sarah Parrish unwittingly becomes entangled in a treacherous plot that threatens global security. When two women are killed in separate ski accidents, Sarah investigates. She discovers important evidence, places her own life in jeopardy, and finds love. 1984.
DB 66407

Libby’s London Merchant and Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour  DB 71006
19 hours 25 minutes
by Carla Kelly
read by Corrie James
In Libby’s London Merchant war veteran Benedict Nesbitt, the Duke of Knaresborough, travels to Kent anonymously to inspect his friend Eustace’s fiancée, Libby Ames. In Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour Omega is left at the altar and vows never to fall in love again. 1989.
DB 71006

Joy Street  DB 55250
23 hours 34 minutes
by Frances Parkinson Keyes
read by Margaret Strom
Boston, 1930s. Wealthy lawyer Roger Field defies custom by hiring and socializing with culturally diverse people. His unorthodox lifestyle affects his marriage when his wife Emily falls in love with his Jewish partner David Salomont. 1950.
DB 55250

The Safe Bridge  DB 55228
9 hours 45 minutes
by Frances Parkinson Keyes
read by Corrie James
Vermont, early 1800s. Elizabeth Burr is banished from Scotland when her father learns of her love for British soldier and adventurer Basil Keith. Elizabeth adjusts to her new life of hardship and eventually marries frontiersman James Anderson. Years later, Basil returns to claim her. 1934.
DB 55228

Even Now  DB 65716
10 hours 18 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Eighteen-year-old Emily Anderson sets out to find her birth parents—Lauren Gibbs, a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Top Gun flight instructor Shane Galanter—who were torn apart by lies at Emily’s birth. Emily finally locates them, but it will take faith and determination to reunite the family. 2005.
DB 65716

Just beyond the Clouds  DB 66142
8 hours 28 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Michael Scherer
Colorado. Cody Gunner, from A Thousand Tomorrows (DB 60320), wants his brother Carl Joseph, who has Down syndrome, to stop going to the independent living center. But Carl, still mourning his late wife, struggles with his growing feelings for Elle, the center director, and he prays for guidance. 2007.
DB 66142

A Kingsbury Collection: Three Novels in One  DB 61115
31 hours 7 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Michele Schaeffer
Three novels in which people recover their faith. In Where Yesterday Lives reporter Ellen Barrett returns to Michigan for her father’s funeral and confronts her past.  In On Every Side Jordan Riley loses his anger after finding love. In When Joy Came to Stay Maggie Stovall faces the truth. 1998.
DB 61115

The Bailey Flanigan series should be read in the following order:

Leaving: Bailey Flanigan Series  DB 73906
11 hours 24 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Theresa Conkin
Still pining for Cody Coleman, who broke things off with her before leaving Bloomington, Indiana, Bailey Flanigan visits New York City to audition for a Broadway musical. While she waits for her callback, two new suitors pursue her. Bailey trusts in God to keep her life in balance. 2011.
DB 73906

Learning: Bailey Flanigan Series  DB 73921
11 hours 43 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Theresa Conkin
Bailey Flanigan is given a role in a Broadway musical, but other cast members are wary of Christians and suspect that Bailey got her part because of her friendship with actor Brandon Paul. Meanwhile Bailey’s former boyfriend Cody Coleman becomes a successful high-school football coach in Indiana. 2011.
DB 73921

Longing: Bailey Flanigan Series  DB 74189
11 hours 38 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Theresa Conkin
The relationship between actors Bailey Flanigan and Brandon Paul deepens, and he secretly plans to propose to her. Bailey is still conflicted about her feelings for the long-silent Cody Coleman, but he too may have found his soul mate. 2011.
DB 74189

Loving: Bailey Flanigan Series  DB 74660
11 hours 53 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Theresa Conkin
Bailey Flanigan returns to Bloomington, Indiana, after a disappointing start in the movie industry. Her boyfriend, actor Brandon Paul, remains in Los Angeles to concentrate on his career. Bailey is reunited with her first love, teacher Cody Coleman, and wonders what God’s plan is for her. 2012.
DB 74660

One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning  DB 66466
20 hours 44 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Kristin Allison
In One Tuesday Morning Jamie Bryan’s husband Jake, a fireman, recuperates from the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack, while businessman Eric Michaels’s family searches for Eric. In Beyond Tuesday Morning Eric’s brother Clay meets and falls in love with Jamie, not knowing that she is Jake’s wife. 2003.
DB 66466

A Thousand Tomorrows  DB 60320
5 hours 55 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Michele Schaeffer
All bull rider Cody Gunner cares about on the Pro Rodeo Tour is his brother with Down syndrome and winning the national championship. Then he meets barrel racer Ali Daniels, who hides having cystic fibrosis. Their burgeoning love is made even stronger when Ali reveals her condition. 2005.
DB 60320

A Garden in the Rain  DB 59133
14 hours 28 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Anne Hancock
While vacationing in Scotland, Madelyn Phillips meets the handsome but brooding Scottish lord Patrick MacLeod. Before they fulfill their destiny together the two must contend with Madelyn’s meddling ex-fiancé, ghosts from Patrick’s own troubled past, and a dangerous journey back in time. 2003.
DB 59133

One Enchanted Evening  DB 71903
12 hours 27 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Kristin Allison
While showcasing her medieval-inspired creations at her sister Tess’s castle in northern England, costume designer Pippa accidentally steps through a time portal to the Middle Ages with her older sister Cindi. Montgomery de Piaget believes that the two women are fairies come to help him—and falls in love. 2010.
DB 71903

A Tapestry of Spells  DB 71293
9 hours 47 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Kristin Allison
Ruith suppresses his magic and isolates himself after his family is slaughtered. Sarah of Doìre seeks Ruith’s help in stopping her brother Daniel from using dark arts to destroy the world. Others, who have plans of their own, follow Sara and Ruith as they track Daniel. 2010.
DB 71293

When I Fall in Love  DB 65840
13 hours 9 minutes
by Lynn Kurland
read by Michele Schaeffer
While visiting family in Scotland, New Yorker Jennifer McKinnon travels eight hundred years back in time. A knight, Nicholas de Piaget, rescues her from persecution as a witch. The two fall in love, and Nicholas tries to persuade Jennifer not to return home. 2007.
DB 65840

The Golden Tulip  DB 34477
23 hours 19 minutes
by Rosalind Laker
read by Lisette Lecat
For Francesca Visser painting is natural. Her father Hendrick is a well-known artist in Amsterdam, and Francesca often visits Rembrandt’s studio. She is to serve her art apprenticeship in Delft with Jan Vermeer, but Hendrick’s weakness for gambling almost destroys her chance and results in her being promised in marriage to a former privateer. If it were not for tulip grower Pieter van Doorne all would be lost. 1991.
DB 34477

The Joys of Love  DB 67472
6 hours 30 minutes
by Madeleine L’Engle
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After graduating from college in 1946, Elizabeth pursues her dream of acting and lands an apprenticeship in a summer theater company. She falls in love with an aspiring director, not realizing how much her friendship with a fellow apprentice means to her. For senior high and older readers. 1950.
DB 67472

The Fiddler  DB 74860
8 hours 14 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Anne Hancock
When her car gets a flat tire, classical violin prodigy Amelia is rescued by Michael, a young Amish man. Amelia, who secretly fiddles in a country band, stays at Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania, for a few days before returning to the English world. But she misses the simple life. 2012.
DB 74860

The Mercy  DB 73777
7 hours 32 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Kristin Allison
Lancaster County. After breaking her engagement to Silas, Rose wonders if she will ever find love again and struggles with lingering feelings for Nick, the bishop’s rebellious foster son. Her sister Hen cares for Englischer husband Brandon, who returned to their Amish family when he temporarily became blind. Bestseller. 2011.
DB 73777

The Postcard  DB 54201
8 hours 50 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Mennonite widow Rachel Yoder, hysterically blind after witnessing her son and husband killed in a buggy accident, lives and works at her Amish parents’ bed-and-breakfast along with her young daughter. There she meets writer Philip Bradley, who uncovers family secrets when he finds a love letter in an antique desk. 1999.
DB 54201

The Reckoning  DB 53520
7 hours 56 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Margaret Strom
Katherine Mayfield is the mistress of Mayfield Manor in New York, yet she finds herself grieving for her Amish family and friends in Hickory Hollow. She finds solace in working with hospice patients. Meanwhile, back in Pennsylvania, Daniel, Katherine’s first love, is looking for her. 1998.
DB 53520

The Redemption of Sarah Cain  DB 53947
8 hours 26 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Margaret Strom
Sarah is upset when she has to leave her Oregon real-estate business to attend her sister’s funeral in Pennsylvania. Ivy, an Amish convert, left behind five orphaned children, naming Sarah as their guardian. But Sarah is neither religious nor motherly. 2000.
DB 53947

The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square  DB 67776
14 hours 32 minutes
by Rosina Lippi
read by Margaret Strom
Forty-year-old John Dodge moves to Lamb’s Corner, South Carolina, to purchase a new business. On Lambert Square he meets linen-shop owner Julia Darrow, whose staff wears pajamas to sell their wares. John becomes enmeshed in small-town living and begins an affair with the quirky Julia. 2008.
DB 67776

Fair Tomorrow  DB 22128
6 hours 53 minutes
by Emilie Baker Loring
read by Jeanne Evans
Her family’s fortune ruined and her father’s health broken, lovely Pamela Leigh gives up a promising career as a newspaper reporter to care for her father at their Cape Cod cottage. There she plans to manage a restaurant and make ends meet. Just as her future looks darkest, two charming men enter her life, and Pam must make a choice. 1959.
DB 22128

For All Your Life  DB 51304
7 hours 9 minutes
by Emilie Baker Loring
read by Annie Wauters
Anne Kendrick, a contented New York career woman, suddenly becomes the heir of a wealthy woman she has never met. When Anne goes to claim her large estate on a wild mountain top, she has no idea of the nightmare that awaits her. 1952.
DB 51304

A Key to Many Doors  DB 17946
6 hours 38 minutes
by Emilie Baker Loring
read by Bets Thompson
Almost resigned to her life as a spinster nurse, Nancy impulsively proposes to diplomat artist Peter Gerad. Trapped in a marriage of convenience, she realizes that she is falling in love with him. 1967.
DB 17946

I Take This Man  DB 20190
6 hours 28 minutes
by Emilie Baker Loring
read by Mimi Bederman
When twenty-three-year-old Penelope marries Donald Garth, millionaire president of the Garth airplane plant, she becomes mistress of Uplands, a palatial estate. But Penny knows from the very first day of her marriage that there is a secret barrier between herself and her husband, and that she is not to blame. 1954.
DB 20190

We Ride the Gale!  DB 47328
8 hours 32 minutes
by Emilie Baker Loring
read by Jill Ferris
Although his wealthy family knows that Guy Farr is a playboy, they are still surprised when Sonia Carson demands that they recognize her nephew Dicky’s birthright. Her sister Ruby had secretly married Guy but died shortly after Dicky’s birth. While seeking a secure future for Dicky, Sonia finds herself swept into a world of romance and intrigue. 1934.
DB 47328

The next two books should be read in the following order:

Dakota Born  DB 71154
11 hours 19 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, is a dying town. Lindsay Snyder used to visit her grandmother there, and now she has become the town’s only schoolteacher. As Lindsay comes to know the town and its people, she learns she has a serious disadvantage—she’s not a native. 1999.
DB 71154

Dakota Home  DB 71155
11 hours 55 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Buffalo Valley is revitalized thanks to Lindsay Snyder and her longtime friend Maddy Washburn, who buys the grocery store. When reclusive Jeb McKenna comes shopping, Maddy is attracted to him, but Jeb needs a blizzard to see the light. 2000.
DB 71155

Summer on Blossom Street  DB 69206
11 hours 36 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Carol Dines
Seattle. Lydia organizes a “knit-to-quit” class for people trying to abandon their negative habits. Phoebe joins after calling off her engagement, Bryan has job-related stresses, Anne Marie copes with a recovering addict in her life, and Alix wants to stop smoking before she becomes pregnant. Bestseller. 2009.
DB 69206

Twenty Wishes  DB 66637
10 hours 51 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Four widows—Anne Marie, Lillie, Barbie, and Elise—meet at Anne Marie’s bookstore, and each makes twenty wishes to improve her life. Anne Marie assists Ellen, an at-risk child; Barbie meets Mark, who uses a wheelchair; Elise starts a foundation in memory of her husband; and Lillie falls in love. Bestseller. 2008.
DB 66637

The Knitting Diaries  DB 73631
9 hours 48 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Gail Nelson
Three romances featuring people who knit. In “The Twenty-first Wish” ten-year-old Ellen hopes her adopted mother will marry her birth father. In “Coming Unraveled” Robyn goes home to help her grandmother run a knitting store. In “Return to Summer Island” Caro meets a marine who is redeploying to Afghanistan. 2011.
DB 73631

Learning to Love  DB 74539
10 hours 28 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Two novellas centered on unlikely love. In Sugar and Spice librarian Jayne Gilbert needs a school-reunion date, but her mysterious neighbor isn’t the type she had in mind. In Love by Degree Ellen finally has an opportunity to attend college, but the homeowner’s return threatens her communal living arrangement. 1987.
DB 74539

What Dreams May Come  DB 58019
9 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Matheson
read by John Polk
When Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, his spirit cannot let go of his beloved wife Ann. The afterlife is not complete without her. Now another tragedy threatens to separate them forever. Chris must risk his very soul to save Ann from an eternity of despair. 1978.
DB 58019

A Good Year  DB 58451
7 hours 19 minutes
by Peter Mayle
read by Steven Crossley
Londoner Max Skinner’s financial career is failing when he learns that he has inherited his uncle’s rundown vineyard in Provence, France. Californian Christie Roberts soon arrives to claim her stake in the estate. Meanwhile, a scandal erupts involving a secret stash of wine. Bestseller. 2004.
DB 58451

Daylight Comes  DB 64234
8 hours 56 minutes
by Judith McCoy-Miller
read by Michele Schaeffer
Kansas, 1882. African American homesteader Moses Wyman decides to run for state auditor, but a victory would mean uprooting his pregnant wife Truth from family and friends and their beloved hometown of Nicodemus. Meanwhile in Hill City, young Macia Boyle, fresh from a European holiday, deliberates about two suitors. 2006.
DB 64234

The Ladies of Missalonghi  DB 25980
5 hours 7 minutes
by Colleen McCullough
read by Madelyn Buzzard
A romantic Cinderella story set in Australia at the turn of the century. Missy Wright, a meek spinster living in genteel poverty, and her family are snubbed by their wealthy relatives, the Hurlingfords. When the new assistant at the library fires Missy’s imagination with the magic of romance, Missy finds the courage to seek love and to take revenge on her cruel relatives. Bestseller. 1987.
DB 25980

Tess and the Highlander  DB 56426
6 hours 41 minutes
by May McGoldrick
read by Corrie James
Scotland, 1543. Seventeen-year-old Tess is living alone on the Isle of May after her two caretakers die. When Colin Macpherson washes ashore, he discovers Tess’s long-lost birthright and is determined to return her to her clan. For senior high readers. 2002.
DB 56426

Upside Down, Inside Out  DB 70170
10 hours 57 minutes
by Monica McInerney
read by Colleen Delany
Irish art-school dropout Eva Kennedy goes on holiday in Australia to visit childhood friend Lainey. As a lark they introduce Eva as a well-known sculptor/singer. Meanwhile, successful industrial designer Joseph Wheeler backpacks while on business Down Under. Joseph and Eva meet and fall in love with each other’s persona. 2002.
DB 70170

The Twilight series should be read in the following order:

Twilight  DB 62066
14 hours
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
After seventeen-year-old Bella moves in with her dad in Washington state she falls in love with high school senior Edward Cullen. Bella discovers that Edward and his adoptive clan are vampires. Though they feast on wildlife rather than humans, Bella is still in danger. For senior high readers. 2005.
DB 62066

New Moon  DB 64367
15 hours 10 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
Vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. 2006.
DB 64367

Eclipse  DB 65812
17 hours 20 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
After befriending werewolf Jacob, Bella must choose between him and her former vampire boyfriend Edward. Meanwhile vicious killings occur in nearby Seattle as a female vampire seeks revenge—putting Bella in danger and stirring old enmities. For senior high readers. 2007.
DB 65812

Breaking Dawn  DB 67238
21 hours 17 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
Eighteen-year-old Bella Swan marries vampire Edward Cullen after she graduates from high school and must decide whether to become immortal. But her pregnancy threatens both her life and peace between her werewolf friend Jacob and the vampire Volturi coven. For senior high readers. 2008.
DB 67238

Edge of Honor  DB 60296
11 hours
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mark Ashby
New York, 1865. Quent Larribee, studying to be a doctor, is conscripted into the army. Unable to find peace after accidentally killing a Confederate soldier, Quent moves to Arkansas, where he plans to help the widow and her children. Yet in solving one problem he creates another. Christy Award. 2000.
DB 60296

The High Calling  DB 64215
10 hours 3 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Following God’s higher calling, Katherine Winslow travels to London to work as a mission nurse. She reunites with British pilot Parker Braden, a onetime love who is now married with children. Kat tries to sort out her feelings for Parker as World War II escalates in Europe. 2006.
DB 64215

The Silent Harp  DB 64005
9 hours 43 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Wealthy socialite Sharon Winslow is devastated by the death of her fiancé in World War I. Deciding marriage is not for her, Sharon develops her artistic abilities. When she finds herself in a dangerous situation and Temple Smith rescues her, Sharon begins to love again. 2004.
DB 64005

The White Knight  DB 64893
9 hours 38 minutes
by Gilbert Morris
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1939-1942. American pilot Luke Winslow—nicknamed the White Knight—fights for freedom in Spain’s civil war. When his Spanish fiancée dies in a bombing raid, he vows to destroy the German ace responsible. Luke returns home and finds new love but flies again during World War II to exact his revenge. 2007.
DB 64893

The Devil with Love  DB 31892
2 hours 59 minutes
by Robert Nathan
read by Alexander Scourby
Unsuccessful in love, Alfred Sneeden promises his soul to the Devil in return for the love of a teenage girl. But the Devil claims there are already too many souls in Hell, so he sends an emissary to take Sneeden’s heart instead. 1963.
DB 31892

Shotgun Wedding  DB 57176
10 hours 25 minutes
by Maggie Osborne
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Annie Malloy is unwed, pregnant, and a new modern woman in an age of intolerance. The talk of the town and shame of her family, she cannot marry the outlaw father of her child. Instead she marries admirer Sheriff Jesse Harden, and her secrets return to haunt her. 2003.
DB 57176

Anna’s Return  DB 71313
8 hours 16 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Tanya Eby
After three years in the English world, Anna Beiler returns to her Amish family with her adopted daughter Gracie. But events from Anna’s past threaten to endanger the community. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB 71313

Katie’s Way  DB 74702
8 hours 29 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Young Amish woman Katie Miller opens a quilt shop in Pleasant Valley after her beloved marries her best friend. Caleb Brand, the furniture maker next door, is also nursing a broken heart. But when Katie’s shop is vandalized he insists on helping—and falls in love. 2011.
DB 74702

Leah’s Choice  DB 70094
8 hours 14 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Tanya Eby
Leah, a teacher in the Amish community of Pleasant Valley, is attracted to Daniel, a widower with three children who recently relocated there to farm. But when her former fiancé Johnny returns to patch things up, Leah is torn between the two men. Commercial audiobook. 2009.
DB 70094

Rachel’s Garden  DB 70644
9 hours 28 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Tanya Eby
With her Amish community’s help, widow Rachel Brand operates a dairy farm and raises her three children. When Gideon Zook, a friend of Rachel’s late husband, offers to build her a greenhouse, she initially resists but comes to realize that life goes on. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB 70644

Sarah’s Gift  DB 73335
8 hours 53 minutes
by Marta Perry
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, to help her ailing Aunt Emma run a birthing center. Carpenter Aaron Miller agrees to put an addition on the center for them, but Englisch doctor Thomas Mitchell tries to shut the clinic down. Includes recipes. 2011.
DB 73335

Chasing the Sun  DB 74394
9 hours 11 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Renee Raudman
1863. Hannah Dandridge takes her younger siblings to the Texas ranch her father purchased before he disappeared in war-torn Mississippi. When wounded soldier William Barnett returns home to discover the family on his spread, Hannah relies on her faith to enlist William’s cooperation. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
DB 74394

The Song of Alaska series should be read in the following order:

Dawn’s Prelude  DB 70341
9 hours 50 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by by J. Michael McCullough
Sitka, Alaska; 1870. After Lydia Gray’s elderly, abusive husband Floyd dies, she joins her aunt in the Far North. There she rediscovers her faith, remarries, and gives birth. But Floyd’s grown children track her down and plot her death to gain their father’s fortune. 2009.
DB 70341

Morning’s Refrain  DB 71489
9 hours 42 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by J. Michael McCullough
Sitka, Alaska; 1889. Dalton Lindquist, the son of Lydia from Dawn’s Prelude (DB 70341), travels to Kansas City to meet his biological family, the Grays. Dalton has also fallen in love with Sitka newcomer Phoebe Robbins, but Phoebe is wooed by Dalton’s best friend while he is away. 2010.
DB 71489

Twilight’s Serenade  DB 72297
9 hours 26 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by J. Michael McCullough
1906. Britta Lindquist, who left Sitka, Alaska, when the love of her life Yuri Belikov married someone else, returns six years later and helps Yuri care for his children after his wife dies in childbirth. But Britta is torn between family life and a career as a concert violinist. 2010.
DB 72297

The Carousel  DB 41818
4 hours 38 minutes
by Rosamunde Pilcher
read by Mimi Bederman
A contemporary romance set in a seaside town in Cornwall. While visiting a beloved aunt, Prue falls in love with the most interesting man she’s ever met: Daniel, an unpredictable artist who sowed considerable wild oats in his youth. Prue also forms an attachment to a poor little rich girl who, she learns to her astonishment, is one of Daniel’s offspring. 1982.
DB 41818

Coming Home  DB 40840
41 hours 1 minute
by Rosamunde Pilcher
read by Jill Ferris
Judith Dunbar is fourteen when her world changes dramatically. Her mother and sister are off to Ceylon, where her father is stationed. Judith is to attend boarding school and spend holidays with her Aunt Louise. But at St. Ursula’s, Judith meets Loveday Carey-Lewis and ends up spending her holidays with Loveday’s family. It is there that Judith matures into a young woman just as World War II begins, further changing her life. Bestseller. 1995.
DB 40840

The Controversial Countess  DB 35978
11 hours 38 minutes
by Mary Jo Putney
read by Nancy Kronenfeld
A novel of romance and adventure set in the period following the battle of Waterloo. Duke Rafael Whitbourne is sent to Paris to discover and expose a traitor in the British delegation of peace negotiators and to persuade England’s most effective spy to leave retirement and become active again. To his surprise, he discovers the spy is the notorious Countess Magda, his former lover. 1989.
DB 35978

Be My Valentine  DB 53218
9 hours 17 minutes
by Sheila Rabe
read by Ann Hodapp
When her boyfriend refuses to commit, Shelby takes the advice of her mother, romance writer Diana Valentine, and invents another guy to make him jealous. The only problem is that she picks a common name, David Jones, for the fictitious rival, with a real person attached to it—someone she falls in love with. 2001.
DB 53218

A NASCAR Holiday  DB 65327
7 hours 58 minutes
by Kimberly Raye and others
read by Kate Kiley
Three short stories involving romance and NASCAR drivers. In “Ladies, Start Your Engines . . .” Savannah wants to be a racecar mechanic. In “‘Tis the Silly Season” Clay Slater hires Lisa Mahoney and her kids to be his family. In “Unbreakable” Dr. Maxine Gray studies drivers as athletes. Rita Award. 2006.
DB 65327

Bitter Water, Blessed Hearts  DB 62839
8 hours 23 minutes
by Adrienne Ellis Reeves
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Educational consultant Jenny Cannon returns to her hometown in South Carolina and finds that the principal at her school is childhood neighbor Scott Phillips. Years ago a tragedy struck the two families. Now it takes Jenny’s newfound faith in God to overcome her guilt and to love Scott. 2006.
DB 62839

Light of the Moon  DB 66531
12 hours 24 minutes
by Luanne Rice
read by Faith Potts
Anthropologist Susannah Connolly travels to France to conduct research and fulfill a promise to her late mother to visit a statue sacred to the Romany people. Ian, Susannah’s former lover who still wants to marry her, follows her—but Susannah meets someone else. 2008.
DB 66531

The Amazing Interlude and The Street of Seven Stars  DB 56783
17 hours 24 minutes
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
read by Margaret Strom
In The Amazing Interlude (1918) Sara Lee Kennedy leaves her fiancé during World War I to join the Red Cross in Belgium. There she falls in love with a shell-shocked soldier. In The Street of Seven Stars (1914) an American musician living in Austria must choose between love and career. 2000.
DB 56783

Almost a Wife  DB 57651
4 hours 44 minutes
by Eva Rutland
read by Lindsay Ellison
Lisa Reynolds, just fired as a well-paid marketing director, doesn’t expect problems finding a new high-status job. Yet several months later she is cleaning houses. But when she begins working for Tray Kingsley, she finds herself caring deeply for the children in his care—and for him. 2000.
DB 57651

Marriage Bait  DB 61510
4 hours 33 minutes
by Eva Rutland
read by Jill Ferris
Insurance firm vice president in charge of operations Scot Harding wants to replace his administrative assistant and offers the job to secretary Lisa Wilson. Initially Lisa refuses, concerned the new position would detract from her quest for a husband. When Lisa finally accepts, Scot can’t resist her lure. 1997.
DB 61510

The Million-Dollar Marriage  DB 61710
3 hours 59 minutes
by Eva Rutland
read by Gabra Zackman
Melody Sands is bored—until she notices the new gardener. Intrigued, she takes him a thermos of coffee. Tony Costello is charmed and mystified by this woman he believes is a secretary. After a whirlwind courtship turns into marriage, Tony discovers that Melody is very rich. 1998.
DB 61710

Foxfire  DB 67140
12 hours 55 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Graci Ragsdale Miller
Pampered New Yorker Amanda Lawrence moves to the bleak little town of Lodestone, Arizona, with her new husband Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer. When Amanda finds a map to a lost gold mine, she risks everything—including their lives—for a chance at adventure and wealth. 1950.
DB 67140

Green Darkness  DB 64611
24 hours 10 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Anne Flosnik
When Sir Richard Marsdon brings his new bride, Celia, home in 1968, the marriage and Celia’s health inexplicably unravel. An unconventional doctor realizes Celia’s only hope is to travel back in time to Tudor England. Celia gets a second chance at romance with Richard—at that time a tormented monk. 1972.
DB 64611

The Awakening and The Struggle: The Vampire Diaries  DB 70456
11 hours 36 minutes
by L.J. Smith
read by James Konicek
First two novels in the Vampire Diaries series and the basis for the 2009 television show. In The Awakening brother vampires Stefan and Damon vie for the attention of Elena Gilbert. In The Struggle Elena’s relationship with Stefan intensifies. For senior high readers. 1991.
DB 70456

The Fury and Dark Reunion  DB 70514
12 hours 43 minutes
by L.J. Smith
read by James Konicek
The third and fourth novels in the Vampire Diaries series. In The Fury Elena is tricked by Damon and confronts her worst fears. In Dark Reunion Elena, Stefan, and Damon join forces to fight an evil enemy. For senior high readers. 1991.
DB 70514

A Measure of Mercy  DB 71770
11 hours 34 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Blessing, North Dakota; 1903. Astrid Bjorklund is studying medicine under the care of Dr. Elizabeth when handsome, young Joshua Landsverk returns to town and takes an interest in Astrid. Despite his attentions, Astrid moves to Chicago for additional training, but she finds herself praying for guidance about her future. 2009.
DB 71770

No Distance Too Far  DB 71771
11 hours 30 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1904. Astrid Bjorklund, who dreams of becoming a missionary doctor in Africa, moves to Georgia to continue her training. A family emergency unexpectedly brings her home to Blessing, North Dakota, where Joshua Landsverk courts her, a hospital is planned for the town, and the Indian reservation experiences an epidemic. 2010.
DB 71771

A Promise for Ellie  DB 70009
11 hours 3 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
North Dakota, 1900. High school sweethearts Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold have wanted to get married since childhood, but Andrew’s father asks them to postpone the wedding. Andrew continues building their future homestead—until a tragedy drives him to risk everything for revenge. 2006.
DB 70009

Rebecca’s Reward  DB 70353
11 hours 51 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Blessing, North Dakota; 1902. Rebecca Baard’s brother discourages her from opening a soda shop, but when she visits her cousin Penny in Bismarck, Rebecca learns to operate such an establishment. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s friends are also concerned about her single status and conspire to introduce her to eligible bachelors. 2008.
DB 70353

A Touch of Grace  DB 70313
11 hours 54 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
North Dakota, 1902. Jonathan Gould’s wealthy New York family sends him to the town of Blessing to learn the value of manual labor. While staying at the Bjorklund farm, Jonathan is drawn to Grace Knutson. But Grace has always had her heart set on Toby Valders—despite her parents’ disapproval. 2008.
DB 70313

The Best of Me  DB 73766
10 hours 54 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Guy Williams
Oriental, North Carolina. As high school seniors from different sides of the tracks, Dawson and Amanda had a doomed romance. Twenty-five years later they return home when Tuck, an old man important to both of them, dies—and leaves behind a letter describing his own life’s magical love. Bestseller. 2011.
DB 73766

The Choice  DB 66651
8 hours 40 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Holter Graham
North Carolina. After just one whirlwind weekend, Gabby Holland falls hard for her new neighbor Travis Parker and must choose between him and her longtime boyfriend. Years later, a tougher choice could end the relationship between Gabby and Travis forever. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2007.
DB 66651

Dear John  DB 65315
9 hours 20 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Holter Graham
North Carolina. After years of drifting, John Tyree, who was raised by a father with Asperger’s syndrome, joins the army. While on leave he meets Savannah Curtis, a special-education major. The two fall in love, but their relationship changes when John reenlists after 9/11. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2006.
DB 65315

A Walk to Remember  DB 49104
5 hours 9 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by John Polk
Fifty-seven-year-old Landon thinks back to 1958, the year that changed his life. Pious, bible-carrying Jamie Sullivan asks seventeen-year-old Landon to costar with her in the Christmas play written by her preacher father. As they spend time together, Landon is shocked to realize he’s falling in love. Bestseller. 1999.
DB 49104

The Wedding  DB 56908
7 hours 9 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Tom Wopat
Jane and Wilson Lewis have been married for thirty years. Wilson realized a year ago that the love was gone from his marriage. With the help of Jane’s father, Noah Calhoun, Wilson sets out to make his wife fall in love with him again. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2003.
DB 56908

Honor Thyself  DB 65913
9 hours 3 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifty-year-old actress Carole Barber travels to Paris to do research for a book she is writing. After a terrorist attack, Carole suffers from amnesia. While her friends, grown children, and ex-husband try to help her remember, a former lover stirs memories and opens doors to the future. Bestseller. 2008.
DB 65913

Sunset in St. Tropez  DB 54338
5 hours 17 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Erin Jones
Three New York couples—Diana and Eric Morrison, Pascale and John Donnally, and Anne and Robert Smith—decide to vacation in France one summer. But Anne dies before the trip, so Robert causes turmoil when he invites his new girlfriend, an actress, to join them. 2002.
DB 54338

Wanderlust  DB 23919
15 hours 3 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Carol McCartney
Orphaned at a young age, Audrey Driscoll grows up bound to the caring of her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister. At the age of twenty-six she finally attains the freedom to indulge her passion for travel, and on the eve of World War II she encounters adventure and romance in Europe, China, and Africa. Bestseller. 1986.
DB 23919

Quinn’s Complete Seduction  DB 57094
6 hours 8 minutes
by Sandra Steffen
read by Mitzi Friedlander
More than a year ago Nathan Quinn’s wife died. As spring blossoms, he considers that it is time to find a new woman to help raise his daughter Holly. Crystal Galloway, new to Jasper Gulch, South Dakota, is also searching for something—but not a husband. 2001.
DB 57094

The Baker’s Daughter  DB 60418
6 hours 56 minutes
by D. E. Stevenson
read by Jill Fox
Beilford, Scotland; 1930s. Young Sue Pringle becomes a cook for English artist John Darnay and his wife. When Mrs. Darnay leaves her husband, Sue stays on. After John also departs, Sue embarks on a mission of love to the art worlds of London and Amsterdam to find him. 1938.
DB 60418

Remember Me  DB 66491
8 hours 52 minutes
by Sandra L. Tatara
read by Faith Potts
Dani Monroe buys a horse to help herself cope with the growing detachment of her paralyzed husband Brian and with her mother’s death. Dani befriends cowboy Ray Crowley, who is twenty-two years her senior. As Dani’s feelings for Ray deepen, Brian urges Dani to follow her heart. 2007.
DB 66491

Blackberry Summer  DB 74536
10 hours 20 minutes
by RaeAnne Thayne
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Hope’s Crossing, Colorado. When thirty-six-year-old divorcée Claire Bradford’s beading shop is robbed, newly appointed police chief Riley McKnight investigates. Riley, the younger brother of Claire’s best friend, has harbored a secret crush on Claire since he was the town’s teen hellion. But Claire is hesitant to reciprocate his love. 2011.
DB 74536

High Rising  DB 44375
7 hours 17 minutes
by Angela Thirkell
read by Anne Flosnik
Now that her three older sons are self-supporting, forty-five-year-old widowed novelist Laura Morland need only worry about young Tony, who “has a splendid natural resistance to learning in any form.” But money complications make way for social ones as almost everyone in Laura’s circle of acquaintances—from her publisher to her secretary—becomes involved in convoluted romances fraught with misunderstandings. 1933.
DB 44375

Shades of Gray  DB 62754
8 hours 18 minutes
by Jacquelin Thomas
read by Gail Nelson
African American Sela Barnes loses her Caucasian husband of twenty years to illness. Her relationship with his parents deteriorates as they try to gain custody of Sela’s six children. Sela renews her faith in God and with the help of her pastor finds the strength to forgive. 2006.
DB 62754

Somewhere Along the Way  DB 73361
9 hours 8 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
Harmony, Texas. Seventeen-year-old Reagan still lives with her great-uncle Jeremiah and works part-time at the diner. Reagan befriends reclusive Gabe and attracts the romantic interest of both Noah and Brandon. When a crisis occurs, the town rallies around Reagan. 2010.
DB 73361

Brava, Valentine  DB 71048
11 hours 56 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Laura Giannarelli
After her grandmother marries and moves to Italy, Valentine Roncalli, from Very Valentine (DB 68757), takes over the family’s New York shoe business with her brother. Valentine begins a long-distance affair with Gianluca, her grandmother’s new stepson, and travels to Buenos Aires, where she uncovers family secrets. 2010.
DB 71048

Very Valentine  DB 68757
14 hours 3 minutes
by Adriana Trigiani
read by Laura Giannarelli
Valentine Roncalli rescues the Greenwich Village custom shoe-making company of her grandmother Teodora Angelini. While learning the business from Teodora, Valentine falls in love with restaurant owner Roman Falconi, who also has strong Italian American familial ties. Valentine and Teodora travel to Italy, where they discover family secrets. 2009.
DB 68757

The Flowering  DB 17053
5 hours 52 minutes
by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
read by Anne Mullen
Hester Carr, a charming widow in her thirties, yearns for a way of life aside from devotion of her cocker spaniel and music. Then John Justin comes to the suburb of Westbrook to write a book. 1972.
DB 17053

The Wedding Bargain  DB 64633
10 hours 29 minutes
by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Thirty-year-old secretary Eliza Hanford’s boss, New York coal magnate Daniel Morgan, proposes to her a marriage of convenience. Liza agrees, and the arrangement is a success until Dan is wrongly accused of murder. As the criminal trial progresses, Dan and Eliza realize how much they truly love each other. 1966.
DB 64633

Whistle and I’ll Come to You: An Idyll  DB 20186
6 hours 16 minutes
by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
read by Connie Lembcke
An old-fashioned romance about a local girl and her handsome English beau. The townspeople distrust the young man after two wealthy old spinsters make him their heir. 1970.
DB 20186

The Blind Contessa’s New Machine  DB 71568
6 hours 1 minute
by Carey Wallace
read by Aasne Vigesaa
Early nineteenth-century Italy. Contessa Carolina tells her parents and fiancé she is going blind, but they won’t listen. Only local eccentric Turri believes her. He invents a machine—a typewriter—for her, and the two fall in love. Based on a true story. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB 71568

Finding Stefanie: Noble Legacy  DB 71718
10 hours 55 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Theresa Conkin
Rancher Stefanie Noble and the residents of Phillips, Montana, deal with disruption in their town. Movie star Lincoln Cash—who is hiding his multiple sclerosis—plans a film festival. And three runaway siblings accidentally burn down Cash’s newly purchased ranch house. Meanwhile, someone is plotting more serious trouble. Rita Award. 2008.
DB 71718

Reclaiming Nick: Noble Legacy  DB 71491
10 hours 51 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Theresa Conkin
Nick Noble learns that his father died and left half of the family ranch to Cole St. John, Nick’s former friend. Nick returns to Phillips, Montana, to contest the will. Investigative reporter Piper Sullivan also travels to Phillips, hoping to prove that Nick framed her brother Jimmy for murder. 2006.
DB 71491

Taming Rafe: Noble Legacy  DB 71550
11 hours 18 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Theresa Conkin
New York heiress Katherine Breckenridge’s desperate attempt to raise money for a children’s cancer hospital is thwarted by cowboy Rafe Noble, who crashes his truck into her fundraiser. Determined to make him pay, Katherine follows Rafe to Phillips, Montana, where she stumbles upon family secrets—and into love. 2007.
DB 71550

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder  DB 69559
14 hours 43 minutes
by Rebecca Wells
read by Kimberly Schraf
Louisiana, 1950s. After high school Calla Lily attends beauty school in New Orleans while her boyfriend Tuck heads to college in California. Years later Calla, a widow, returns to their hometown of La Luna. When Tuck comes home for a funeral, the two are reunited. 2009.
DB 69559

A Most Unsuitable Match  DB 74335
10 hours 26 minutes
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
read by Theresa Conkin
Missouri, 1869. Wealthy, orphaned Fannie Rousseau discovers that her mother has a twin sister in Montana Territory and boards a steamboat to find her. Samuel Beck is working for passage on the same vessel. Despite a rough start the two fall in love—and strengthen their faith. 2011.
DB 74335

Sixteen Brides  DB 74450
11 hours 36 minutes
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
read by Faith Potts
1871. Sixteen Civil War widows are induced to leave St. Louis for Nebraska to claim homesteads. Upon arrival, they discover they have been advertised as mail-order brides. Five of the women—Sally, Ruth, Caroline, Ella, and Hettie—pool their money to build a house together and suitors follow. 2010.
DB 74450

Bamboo and Lace  DB 53748
11 hours 26 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Kristin Allison
Lily Walsh has grown up under the guidance of her missionary father in a remote village in a small Asian country. When her brother Jeff, who lives in Hawaii, invites her to visit, their father reluctantly agrees. In Hawaii Lily meets her brother’s friend Gabe, and soon finds herself torn between two very different worlds. 2001.
DB 53748

The English Garden series should be read in the following order:

The Proposal  DB 57040
9 hours 9 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Vanessa Maroney
England, 1810. William Jennings has never wished for the companionship of marriage, but when he becomes the guardian of three children, his life changes entirely. With his sister’s help William not only learns how to care for the children but finds love and faith in God. 2002.
DB 57040

The Rescue  DB 57044
8 hours 49 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Vanessa Maroney
England, 1811. The Jenningses and Palmers get new neighbors when Robert Weston claims his inheritance. On the way to his estate, Weston acquires a wife in a most unusual manner: Anne falls off a ladder into his arms, and her religious—and unstable—father insists they marry. 2002.
DB 57044

The Visitor  DB 57052
8 hours 52 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Vanessa Maroney
London, 1812. Temporarily blinded by a fall, Alexander Tate has doctor’s orders to rest and allow God’s healing to work. Tate heads for his Aunt Harriet’s country home in Collingbourne. When Cassandra Steele begins reading to Tate, love blossoms. Cassandra’s sister Lizzy also finds love. 2003.
DB 57052

The Place Called Home series should be read in the following order:

A Place Called Home  DB 41472
6 hours 3 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Mary Woods
In 1887, when nineteen-year-old Christine Bennett’s grandfather dies, she receives a startling note from his associate informing her she is in danger and should leave town. Arriving in Baxter, Christine is robbed and stabbed. After the town doctor, Mark Cameron, arranges for her to live with his grandmother, the Cameron family brings God into Christine’s life. As her past catches up with her, Christine falls in love. 1990.
DB 41472

A Song for Silas  DB 41473
4 hours 32 minutes
by Lori Wick
read by Mary Woods
Wisconsin, 1889. Life has not been kind to Amy Nolan lately. Four years ago her mother died, and several months ago her fiancé ended their engagement. Now Amy’s father, Grant, has broken his leg just as planting season begins. In answer to their prayers, Silas Cameron, who helped them when Mrs. Grant died, has come to their aid again. But soon the brotherly feeling that Amy and Silas had before begins to change. 1990.
DB 41473

The Long Road Home  DB 41474
5 hours 1 minute
by Lori Wick
read by Mary Woods
Paul Cameron and Abby Finlayson have each suffered the loss of a spouse after a brief marriage. Neither can understand how God allowed this to happen. In despair, Paul deserts his position as preacher and flees to a logging camp, where he is seriously injured. Abby, a nurse, helps Paul back to health. Perhaps God plans for them to be together. 1990.
DB 41474

Larkspur Cove  DB 74629
12 hours 30 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Anne Hancock
Moses Lake, Texas. When her teenage son gets into trouble, newly divorced social worker Andrea Henderson meets game warden Mart McClendon. Mart, who is grieving over family deaths, works with Andrea to help the town’s recluse and his granddaughter. Andrea and Mart heal emotionally and regain their Christian faith. 2011.
DB 74629

Never Say Never  DB 71426
10 hours 38 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Kristin Allison
Daily, Texas. Seventy-year-old Donetta Bradford and friends Imagene and Lucy head to the coast for a cruise. When a hurricane disrupts their plans, the women and footloose cruise-line employee Kai Miller flee back to Donetta’s house. After meeting Donetta’s nephew Kemp, Kai is tempted to abandon her seafaring ways. 2010.
DB 71426

Talk of the Town  DB 69058
10 hours 19 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Kristin Allison
Mandalay Florentino, associate producer of TV’s hit reality show American Megastar, travels to small-town Daily, Texas, to plan a surprise reunion concert for hometown, trouble-prone finalist Amber Anderson. Manda juggles her job and personal issues, the swarming paparazzi, and an attraction to a gorgeous country boy with a secret. 2008.
DB 69058

Word Gets Around  DB 69082
9 hours 54 minutes
by Lisa Wingate
read by Kristin Allison
Lauren Eldridge reluctantly returns to her hometown in Texas to help her father train a racehorse that is starring in a Hollywood film. With the family’s ranch on the line, Lauren does her best despite complications from struggling screenwriter Nate Heath, who might be more trouble than the horse. 2009.
DB 69082

Beach Lane  DB 73517
8 hours 59 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Erin Jones
Platonic best friends Susie O’Brien and Mack Franklin spend all their time together, but just when Mack is about to propose he loses his job as a sports columnist. Then Susie faces a health crisis and withdraws from everyone. Meanwhile, Mack’s former lover comes to town. 2011.
DB 73517

Driftwood Cottage  DB 73196
8 hours 57 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Erin Jones
Heather Donovan leaves her noncommittal boyfriend Connor O’Brien, a divorce attorney, in Baltimore and takes their one-year-old son to Connor’s hometown of Chesapeake Shores to start a new life. Connor, realizing what he has lost, also relocates there. But is he too late? 2011.
DB 73196

Feels Like Family  DB 68765
10 hours 24 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Divorce attorney Helen Decatur has a successful career but still wants a family. Helping single mother Karen and falling for pastry chef Erik—both employees at her friend Dana Sue’s restaurant—give Helen a chance to realize her dream. 2007.
DB 68765

Flowers on Main  DB 69238
9 hours 49 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Erin Jones
Playwright Bree O’Brien leaves her career in Chicago after a string of failures and returns to Chesapeake Shores. Bree impulsively buys a florist shop for which her former boyfriend, landscaper Jake Collins, is the flower supplier. Jake fears another rejection—but still loves Bree. 2009.
DB 69238

Honeysuckle Summer  DB 71309
10 hours 36 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
After escaping an abusive marriage, Raylene Hammond moves to Sarah Price’s home in Serenity—and becomes agoraphobic. Raylene meets sheriff’s deputy Carter Rollins when one of Sarah’s children runs away. Carter, who is raising two younger sisters, falls for Raylene.  Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2010.
DB 71309

Stealing Home  DB 68122
10 hours 9 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Divorced after her pediatrician husband got a nurse pregnant, distraught Maddie Townsend focuses on managing a new women’s gym. Meanwhile, baseball coach Cal Maddox expresses concern to Maddie about her son’s changing attitude. Maddie and Cal’s resulting friendship causes problems in small-town Serenity, South Carolina. 2007.
DB 68122

Sweet Tea at Sunrise  DB 71279
9 hours 59 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Single mom Sarah Price returns home to Serenity, South Carolina, to start a new life. Distressed by her ex-husband’s emotional abuse, Sarah relies on her friends Annie and Raylene for support. When former professional baseball player Travis McDonald comes courting, Sarah doubts his sincerity. Bestseller. 2010.
DB 71279

The Sisters of the Quilt series should be read in the following order:

When the Heart Cries  DB 65580
9 hours 9 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Hannah Lapp agrees to marry Paul Waddell, a Mennonite college student, even though her Pennsylvania Amish family will disapprove. Following their engagement, Paul leaves for school, and Hannah is raped by a stranger. Hannah attempts to cope while keeping the attack secret from Paul and her community. 2006.
DB 65580

When the Morning Comes  DB 66244
9 hours 48 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Following a tragedy that ended her engagement to Paul Waddell, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp flees her Amish community to start a new life in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Paul sets out to find Hannah, who tries to navigate the Englischer world. 2007.
DB 66244

When the Soul Mends  DB 68772
9 hours 44 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Hannah Lapp has a new life in the Englischer world with Martin Palmer. But a friend’s accident forces Hannah to return to her Old Order Amish community, where she experiences mixed emotions as she faces family and friends—including her ex-fiancé Paul. 2008.
DB 68772

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Arabella and the Beast   BR 7804
2 volumes
by Rebecca Baldwin
When Sir Bosworth Ivers loses a daughter to Viscount “Beast” Blackwater in a game of faro, Arabella sees it as a means of escape from a wretched way of life. Although determined to keep within the bounds of a marriage of convenience, she soon finds herself falling in love with Beast. But his mistress and a Russian count play havoc with the marriage before Beast and Arabella can admit their true feelings. 1988.
BR 7804

Dartwood’s Daughters   BR 8086
2 volumes
by Rebecca Baldwin
Eve is returning from eighteen months in Italy, where she gathered artifacts for her father’s collection of antiquities. She has also become engaged to poet Thomas Perry and can’t wait to tell her twin sister Amy. But Amy is distraught over the attentions of Lord Barras, and the girls scheme to thwart his proposal, with surprising results. 1989.
BR 8086

You Had Me at Good-Bye  BR 17896
2 volumes
by Tracey Victoria Bateman
Dancy is furious that her brother’s British friend Jack took the senior editor job she was in line for at Lane Publishing. Then, after standing up to an author, Dancy must take a month’s leave. While she contemplates her next career move, Dancy can’t stop thinking about Jack. 2008.
BR 17896

Feathers in the Wind   BR 8337
2 volumes
by Pamela Browning
Caro Nicholson is a famous model until a brutal attack in Central Park ends her career. Needing to heal her spirit and put her life back together, she boards the first plane heading west and ends up in the desert town of Moab, Utah. There she meets archaeologist Mike Herrick, who makes her feel alive again. But how long will he be willing to wait for the healing to be complete? Harlequin novel. 1989.
BR 8337

Every Boy’s Got One  BR 16120
3 volumes
by Meg Cabot
In an adventure that unfolds through travel diaries and e-mails, reporter Cal Langdon and cartoonist Jane Harris clash at first as they travel to Italy to witness their best friends’ elopement. But when wedding plans hit a snag, they cooperate to obtain a necessary document and fall in love. 2005.
BR 16120

The Bargain Bride   BR 8348
1 volume
by Barbara Cartland
David, the Earl of Blakeney, has lost all of his money. Blake Hall is in ruins, and the creditors are arriving on the morrow to demand he sell everything that is left to pay his debts. With Blake Hall to be sold, what is to become of David and his sister, Lady Aleda? Then, along with the creditors, comes Doran Winton, who makes an offer David and Aleda cannot refuse. 1989.
BR 8348

The Marquis Wins   BR 8255
2 volumes
by Barbara Cartland
Daniela Brooke, heiress to a fortune, is practically alone in the world now that her mother and father are dead. All she has left is a stepmother who tricked her father into marriage just before his untimely death. And now there is a terrible plot afoot to marry Daniela to her stepmother’s lover. Her only hope is a friend of her father’s—the Marquis of Crowle. But he is only interested in gambling. Will he gamble on love? 1990.
BR 8255

The Dreadful Debutante   BR 11282
1 volume
by Marion Chesney
Drusilla and Mira Markham are to have their London season together. But while the beautiful Drusilla looks forward to the event, plain, tomboyish Mira does not. The only good thing to Mira is that Lord Charles Devere, her longtime friend, will be there. When Charles falls for Drusilla, Mira’s jealous reaction draws the attention of a marquess. For high school and older readers. 1994.
BR 11282

The Poor Relation Hotel series should be read in the following order:

Lady Fortescue Steps Out   BR 9284
2 volumes
by Marion Chesney
At seventy, Lady Fortescue has become a poor relation with only a house on Bond Street and a small income to call her own. A chance meeting in Hyde Park with Colonel Sandhurst, who faints from hunger, gives Lady Fortescue an idea. She and the colonel convince some of their friends, also in dire straits, to join them in establishing a hotel in her home, where the guests will be served by the nobility. Her nephew is not happy. 1992.
BR 9284

Miss Tonks Turns to Crime   BR 9386
1 volume
by Marion Chesney
The Poor Relation Hotel in London is again short of funds to keep it running. Miss Tonks has agreed to relieve her sister of a diamond necklace and tiara, which should provide the needed cash. Posing as a highwayman, Miss Tonks acquires the jewels, but upon her return she brings her niece—who seems to have fallen in love with the highwayman when “he” kissed her. 1993.
BR 9386

Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace   BR 9387
2 volumes
by Marion Chesney
The Poor Relation Hotel is again in financial trouble, and Mrs. Budley has been chosen to carry out the latest scheme to acquire money. She is to claim relationship to the Marquess of Peterhouse, who is supposedly old and senile. But of course he isn’t, and romance follows. A problem cook adds to the confusion that often reigns at the Poor Relation. 1993.
BR 9387

Sir Philip’s Folly   BR 9567
1 volume
by Marion Chesney
The Poor Relation is burdened with an undesirable guest brought in by Sir Philip Sommerville. Mrs. Budge, a vulgar, overweight woman, has stolen Sir Philip’s heart away from Miss Tonks. Other guests include Lady Carruthers, who refuses to act her age, and her daughter Arabella, who is in love with the Earl of Denby but stands little chance of capturing him because of her mother. 1993.
BR 9567

Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue   BR 9849
1 volume
by Marion Chesney
The owners of the Poor Relation hotel are in dire straits. Colonel Sandhurst has been sent to collect an unpaid bill from Sir Randolph Gray. But rather than returning with money, he arrives with Miss Frederica Gray, who is running away from home to avoid a forced marriage to the elderly Lord Peter Bewley. As is typical at the Poor Relation, romance takes over and all works out for the best. 1994.
BR 9849

Barefoot Bride   BR 5674
2 volumes
by Dorothy Cork
Amy Martin arrives in Queensland full of confidence and eager to marry her fiancé Clifford. It shocks her to find him strangely unwelcoming, and it breaks her heart to face the fact that Clifford wants to break their engagement. Harlequin novel. 1980.
BR 5674

See No Love   BR 5664
2 volumes
by Monette Cummings
Regency romance about a beautiful doe-eyed young woman with myopia and a matchmaking mother who is fervently convinced that the sight of her daughter in spectacles would frighten off any suitor. Thus Emily becomes involved in a series of minor disasters until she is rescued by a duke who encourages her to wear eyeglasses. 1983.
BR 5664

Seventeenth Summer
BR 10584
2 volumes
by Maureen Daly
A woman recalls her seventeenth summer when she lived in a small Wisconsin town in the leisurely days before World War II and fell in love for the first time. 1942.
BR 10584

Love in a Nutshell   BR 19486
2 volumes
by Janet Evanovich
Newly divorced Kate Appleton moves into the Nutshell, her family’s summer retreat in rural Michigan, to renovate it into a bed-and-breakfast. Matt Culhane hires Kate to go undercover and find out who is sabotaging his brewery. When danger strikes, Kate and Matt unite and fall in love. Bestseller. 2011.
BR 19486

The Silent Suitor   BR 9896
2 volumes
by Elisabeth Fairchild
Miss Sarah Wilkes Lyndle’s mother died from a feverish malaise when Sarah was still quite young. That same fever took away Sarah’s sight. Now, at twenty-four, Sarah has left her sheltered country life behind and come to London for the first time. Lady Castleford, who happens to have a son known as the “Beast” and a handsome nephew known as “Beauty,” has agreed to introduce Sarah at Almack’s. 1994.
BR 9896

A Touch of Grace  BR 18546
2 volumes
by Linda Goodnight
New Orleans. The Reverend Ian Carpenter runs a mission that caters to runaways and street kids. When a drug addict named Maddy is found dead near the facility, Maddy’s sister, reporter Gretchen Barker, investigates Ian’s charity. Gretchen regains her faith in God while falling in love. Rita Award. 2007.
BR 18546

More than You Know  BR 13059
2 volumes
by Beth Richardson Gutcheon
Elderly Hannah Gray describes spending her seventeenth summer vacationing at a haunted house in Dundee, Maine, falling in love with local boy Conary Crocker, and trying to identify the ghost. Alternating chapters tell the century-old story of Claris Osgood, whose marriage to islander Danial Haskell leads to isolation, heartbreak, and murder. 2000.
BR 13059

For Love of a Pagan   BR 5362
2 volumes
by Anne Hampson
Tina is both incensed and amused when Paul, a gorgeous Greek tycoon and playboy, asks her to become his mistress. Knowing she is far from indifferent to him, Tina returns home to England. But when Paul follows and proposes to her, she is faced with an entirely different kind of decision. Harlequin novel. 1978.
BR 5362

Beauvallet  BR 19437
2 volumes
by Georgette Heyer
Dashing Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s buccaneers, captures a Spanish galleon. Onboard are Don Manuel and his lovely daughter Dominica. Nicholas escorts the two safely to their native shores, but vows to return to Spain—enemy territory—and make Dominica his wife. 1929.
BR 19437

The Masqueraders  BR 15708
3 volumes
by Georgette Heyer
Temporarily abandoned by their reckless father, Prudence and her brother Robin each disguise themselves as the opposite sex to avoid capture by their political enemies. Dangerous entanglements develop when Prue falls in love with Sir Anthony and Robin is smitten by a lovely heiress. Foreword by Anne Stuart. 1928.
BR 15708

Venetia  BR 18809
3 volumes
by Georgette Heyer
Yorkshire, England. Beautiful, isolated spinster Venetia Lanyon stays at home managing the family estate and caring for her sickly brother while another sibling fights Napoleon. Venetia becomes fascinated by her scandalous neighbor Lord Damerel, a rake, and the two become friends before falling in love. 1958.
BR 18809

The Christmas Bride   BR 9314
2 volumes
by Grace Livingston Hill
Gregory Sterling had left town ten years ago, vowing to come back a rich man. Now he is returning, but it doesn’t seem like home anymore—his mother is dead, and his girlfriend has married someone else. On the trip he meets Rhoderick Steele, a minister, who begins to cause changes for Gregory. And shortly after he arrives home, Gregory rescues a young girl who is destined to become an important part of his life. 1934.
BR 9314

Crimson Roses   BR 9682
2 volumes
by Grace Livingston Hill
Marion Warren is rather put upon in the family home now that her brother’s wife seems to have taken over. But Marion is strong enough to find a place of her own, and with the meagre earnings from her first job, she purchases a season ticket to the symphony. At the second concert, a rose appears on her seat, and then it happens at every concert. Delighted, Marion learns that the sender is Lyman, a wealthy young man, who quickly makes his intentions known. 1928.
BR 9682

Silver Wings   BR 9161
2 volumes
by Grace Livingston Hill
Amory Lorrimer is thrilled to get a position as social secretary in the Whitney household. On the very day that she arrives, she watches a small plane landing nearby. Before another day passes the pilot, Gareth, presents her with his silver wings. But soon Gareth makes a nonstop flight to Alaska and crashes short of his destination. Everyone believes him to be dead except Amory, who is sure that he will be saved. 1931.
BR 9161

To Love and to Cherish   BR 9493
2 volumes
by Sarah G. Joseph
Texas secretary Candace scolds herself for daydreaming about Nick, a New Yorker she met two months ago at a friend’s wedding. She is angry that she allowed herself to be seduced by such a playboy. If only her steady beau Don would show some signs of romance—Candace would be happy to marry him. But it’s Nick who surprises her with flowers on her birthday, and the news that he has moved to Texas. And he refuses to believe that Candace couldn’t care less! 1991.
BR 9493

The Joys of Love
BR 18238
2 volumes
by Madeleine L’Engle
After graduating from college in 1946, Elizabeth pursues her dream of acting and lands an apprenticeship in a summer theater company. She falls in love with an aspiring director, not realizing how much her friendship with a fellow apprentice means to her. For senior high and older readers. 1950.
BR 18238

The Trail of Conflict   BR 9234
2 volumes
by Emilie Baker Loring
Daniel Glamorgan gives Peter Courtlandt an ultimatum—the Glamorgan money for the Courtlandt name. In other words, a marriage of convenience between Steve Courtlandt and Geraldine (Jerry) Glamorgan. After they marry, Steve inherits a ranch in Wyoming—if he and Jerry live there, on Steve’s money, for one year. At last it seems their marriage of convenience may become a marriage for love. Then a misunderstanding threatens everything. 1950.
BR 9234

Dolci di Love; or, the Sweetheart Cantucci  BR 19507
4 volumes
by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Childless forty-four-year-old business executive Lily discovers that her husband Daniel has a secret family in Italy and goes there to confront him. In Tuscany, Lily stays with the matchmaking members of the Secret League of Widowed Darners, learns to bake, and falls in love. 2011.
BR 19507

Bitter Homecoming   BR 5638
2 volumes
by Jan MacLean
The bitter, withdrawn man who returns to Sevenoaks is not the man Kate knew and loved. Of course, his wife’s death would have been traumatic, but Adam refuses to speak about it. While Kate hopes her love for Adam will still the ghost of his past, he gives her no chance at all. Harlequin novel. 1978.
BR 5638

Return to Promise  BR 13521
2 volumes
by Debbie Macomber
Promise, Texas. Cal Patterson and his physician wife Jane are happily married with two young children. When Jane takes their son and daughter to California because of her father’s failing health, their separation causes problems. To make matters worse, an attractive new woman in town has her sights set on Cal. 2000.
BR 13521

Summer on Blossom Street   BR 18227
3 volumes
by Debbie Macomber
Seattle. Lydia organizes a “knit-to-quit” class for people trying to abandon their negative habits. Phoebe joins after calling off her engagement, Bryan has job-related stresses, Anne Marie copes with a recovering addict in her life, and Alix wants to stop smoking before she becomes pregnant. Bestseller. 2009.
BR 18227

Frivolous Pretence   BR 8371
3 volumes
by Anthea Malcolm
King George IV is divorcing Queen Caroline, and some think Frank Hawksley’s wife Demetra has allowed secret information regarding the trial to fall into the wrong hands. But Demetra is innocent—although her husband does not think so. Demetra devises a plan to unmask the real traitor, but, in order to carry out her plan, she must leave her home. 1990.
BR 8371

His Lordship’s Chaperone  BR 19203
2 volumes
by Shirley Marks
Robert Moreland, the marquess of Haverton, stumbles upon a brilliant idea—hire his own female chaperone to prevent being trapped into marriage by one of London’s debutantes. Robert’s mother, the duchess of Waverly, hires nanny Catherine Hayward for the job. But the duchess has an ulterior motive. 2009.
BR 19203

Honeymoon Husband   BR 18071
1 volume
by Shirley Marks
Hannah Roberts is on her way to her wedding and the Hawaiian honeymoon she won when her fiancé leaves her. Arriving in Hawaii, Hannah immediately meets a man and begins enjoying herself. But she can’t seem to dodge the contest organizers, who want a picture of the winning newlyweds. 2007.
BR 18071

Lady Eugenia’s Holiday   BR 18919
1 volume
by Shirley Marks
To make up for delaying her London debut for her sister’s sake, Lady Eugenia Abbott goes on holiday to Brighton with her great-aunt Rose. Helped by her aunt’s influence, Eugenia attends many social events, makes friends, and falls in love with a mysterious duke. 2009.
BR 18919

Miss Quinn’s Quandary   BR 19115
2 volumes
by Shirley Marks
Larissa Quinn falsely claims Sir Randall Trent is her husband so they can obtain the last room at an inn. She later runs into Sir Randall at a ball while visiting London with her aunt. When their sham marriage becomes public, the pair face scandal—and fall in love. 2008.

Christy  BR 15428
5 volumes
by Catherine Marshall
Based on experiences of the author’s mother, this tale describes nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston’s first year teaching in an Appalachian mountain hamlet. With the help of Quaker Alice Henderson who founded the Cutter Gap mission school, Christy finds a point of reference in God and inspires love in two admirable men. 1967.
BR 15428

Rosebuds   BR 16667
2 volumes
by Margaret Mayhew
Post-World War II England. Flora Middleton and Tally Ashby become friends at boarding school despite different backgrounds: Flora is poor while Tally is aristocratic. Their bond strengthens through young adulthood and first love, but while Tally has her choice of suitors, Flora pines hopelessly for Tally’s stepbrother Nicholas. 2004.
BR 16667

The Twilight series should be read in the following order:

Twilight
BR 18146
4 volumes
by Stephenie Meyer
After seventeen-year-old Bella moves in with her dad in Washington state she falls in love with high school senior Edward Cullen. Bella discovers that Edward and his adoptive clan are vampires. Though they feast on wildlife rather than humans, Bella is still in danger. For senior high readers. 2005.
BR 18146

New Moon   BR 18147
4 volumes
by Stephenie Meyer
Vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. 2006.

Eclipse   BR 18180
4 volumes
by Stephenie Meyer
After befriending werewolf Jacob, Bella must choose between him and her former vampire boyfriend Edward. Meanwhile, vicious killings occur in nearby Seattle as a female vampire seeks revenge—putting Bella in danger and stirring old enmities. For senior high readers. 2007.
BR 18180

Breaking Dawn  BR 18181
5 volumes
by Stephenie Meyer
Eighteen-year-old Bella Swan marries vampire Edward Cullen after she graduates from high school and must decide whether to become immortal. But her pregnancy threatens both her life and peace between her werewolf friend Jacob and the vampire Volturi coven. For senior high readers. 2008.
BR 18181

The Anonymous Miss Addams   BR 8670
2 volumes
by Kasey Michaels
Pierre Standish is a man of wit, wealth, and abundant good looks. He is also terribly bored. His father, whom he has been visiting, challenges him to perform a totally unselfish deed. Pierre’s chance arrives sooner than expected when he comes upon an unconscious young woman lying in the road. He returns with her to his father’s country estate, but when she awakens she has no idea who she is or how she came to be without any memory. 1989.
BR 8670

A Wanted Man   BR 14717
1 volume
by Nancy J. Parra
Feisty librarian Brianna McGraw needs a thousand dollars to buy the freedom of her little brother and other orphans who were “adopted” by unscrupulous Nevada miners. To get the money, Brianna sets out to collect the bounty offered for capturing fugitive Trey Morgan. She captures his heart instead. 2002.
BR 14717

The Brides of Gallatin County series should be read in the following order:

A Promise to Believe In  BR 18518
3 volumes
by Tracie Peterson
Montana Territory, 1879. Sisters Beth, Gwen, and Lacy Gallatin run their late father’s roadhouse, which is located next to Rafe Reynolds’s saloon. Gwen, the eldest, thinks she’s cursed after losing both her parents and her husband. Then Hank Bishop appears, claiming to be Gwen’s brother-in-law—and love heals her wounds. 2008.
BR 18518

A Love to Last Forever  BR 18881
3 volumes
by Tracie Peterson
Montana territory, 1879. Hopeless romantic Beth Gallatin longs for a prince to sweep her off her feet like the characters in her novels. Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she came to town years ago, but Nick is not a Christian and he harbors a secret from his past. 2009.
BR 18881

A Dream to Call My Own   BR 18733
2 volumes
by Tracie Peterson
Montana, 1881. Headstrong Lacy Gallatin feels out of place at the roadhouse she runs with her sisters Gwen and Beth, both of whom are now married. Lacy also desperately wants to find the man who killed her father. Deputy sheriff Dave Shepard offers Lacy a chance at justice—and love. 2009.
BR 18733

Snow in April   BR 3159
2 volumes
by Rosamunde Pilcher
In a borrowed car and a spring snowstorm, Jody and Caroline Cliburn set out to search Scotland for their vanished brother, despite the fact that Caroline’s wedding is only days away. 1972.
BR 3159

The Controversial Countess   BR 9136
3 volumes
by Mary Jo Putney
A novel of romance and adventure set in the period following the battle of Waterloo. Duke Rafael Whitbourne is sent to Paris to discover and expose a traitor in the British delegation of peace negotiators, and to persuade England’s most effective spy to leave retirement and become active again. To his surprise, he discovers the spy is the notorious Countess Magda, his former lover. 1989.
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The Edge of Winter   BR 17187
3 volumes
by Luanne Rice
Neve Halloran and her teenage daughter Mickey move to the windswept Rhode Island coast after leaving Mickey’s unstable father. Neve falls in love with a man who has devoted his life to caring for a wildlife sanctuary, while Mickey meets a lonely boy. 2007.
BR 17187

Beyond the Night  BR 18782
3 volumes
by Marlo M. Schalesky
California. Paul Tilden holds vigil by the bedside of his comatose wife Maddie, who fights for her life in a hospital. Paul relives their love affair—helping Maddie cope with blindness, their bond growing into something much more—and prays that he can reach her. 2008.
BR 18782

The Foolish Gentlewoman   BR 8547
2 volumes
by Margery Sharp
Romantic comedy that revolves around Isabel Brocken, who is considered frivolous and foolish by her brother-in-law, Simon. World War II is over and the widowed Isabel returns home to Chipping Lodge, just eight miles from the center of London. She brings together her family members and friends, whose reactions vary when Isabel proposes to make amends to Tilly Cuff for an injustice years ago. 1948.
BR 8547

The Nutmeg Tree   BR 8544
2 volumes
by Margery Sharp
An indiscretion in 1916 resulted in the irrepressible Julia’s having a baby and then marrying. In 1937 her daughter Susan writes from France, begging her mother to come to her aid. Susan is in love and wants to marry, but her grandparents, who have raised her, object to the match. Julia flies to her daugther’s side to help—and to escape creditors. 1937.
BR 8544

Marriage 101   BR 18517
1 volume
by Deborah Shelley
Family life-skills teacher Rachel Levin accepts a dare by her high school students to pretend to be married to someone not of her choosing for the whole school year. The kids match her with gym instructor and marriage skeptic Danny Ricucci. True romance blossoms between the mismatched educators. 2008.
BR 18517

Old Lover’s Ghost
BR 10976

2 volumes
by Joan Smith
Charity Wainwright’s father has the unusual power of being able to communicate with ghosts. Thus Charity and her father spend a lot of time traveling, and she has little time for herself—or romance. But their visit to Keefer Hall does hold some promise. 1994.
BR 10976

A Promise for Ellie   BR 18174

3 volumes
by Lauraine Snelling
North Dakota, 1900. High school sweethearts Andrew Bjorklund and Ellie Wold have wanted to get married since childhood, but Andrew’s father asks them to postpone the wedding. Andrew continues building their future homestead—until a tragedy drives him to risk everything for revenge. 2006.
BR 18174

Rebecca’s Reward   BR 18449

3 volumes
by Lauraine Snelling
Blessing, North Dakota; 1902. Rebecca Baard’s brother discourages her from opening a soda shop, but when she visits her cousin Penny in Bismarck, Rebecca learns to operate such an establishment. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s friends are also concerned about her single status and conspire to introduce her to eligible bachelors. 2008.
BR 18449

Sophie’s Dilemma   BR 18175
3 volumes
by Lauraine Snelling
1901. Headstrong Sophie Knutson defies her father’s wishes when she elopes with Hamre Bjorklund and moves to Seattle, Washington. Sophie finds that her life as a fisherman’s bride is not all that she had envisioned. When tragedy strikes, Sophie contemplates returning home to Blessing, North Dakota. 2007.
BR 18175

A Touch of Grace   BR 18176
3 volumes
by Lauraine Snelling
North Dakota, 1902. Jonathan Gould’s wealthy New York family sends him to the town of Blessing to learn the value of manual labor. While staying at the Bjorklund farm, Jonathan is drawn to Grace Knutson. But Grace has always had her heart set on Toby Valders—despite her parents’ disapproval. 2008.
BR 18176

The Best of Me   BR 18752
3 volumes
by Nicholas Sparks
Oriental, North Carolina. As high school seniors from different sides of the tracks, Dawson and Amanda had a doomed romance. Twenty-five years later they return home when Tuck, an old man important to both of them, dies—and leaves behind a letter describing his own life’s magical love. Bestseller. 2011.
BR 18752

The Choice  BR 17348
2 volumes
by Nicholas Sparks
North Carolina. After just one whirlwind weekend, Gabby Holland falls hard for her new neighbor Travis Parker and must choose between him and her longtime boyfriend. Years later, a tougher choice could end the relationship between Gabby and Travis forever. Bestseller. 2007.
BR 17348

The Wedding   BR 15299
2 volumes
by Nicholas Sparks
Jane and Wilson Lewis have been married for thirty years. Wilson realized a year ago that the love was gone from his marriage. With the help of Jane’s father Wilson sets out to make his wife fall in love with him again. Bestseller. 2003.
BR 15299

The Ghost  BR 18193
3 volumes
by Danielle Steel
After a ten-year marriage ends, all Charlie Waterston has now is the future. He is leaving his architectural job in London and returning to New York. Too devastated to work, Charlie takes a leave of absence to go skiing in Vermont. But a snow storm leaves him stranded in Massachusetts, where a stay at a bed-and-breakfast changes his life forever. Bestseller. 1997.
BR 18193

Happy Birthday  BR 19432
2 volumes
by Danielle Steel
Three people start out miserable on their landmark birthdays but end up happy. Aging style guru Valerie Wyatt turns sixty unattached, Valerie’s single daughter April is thirty and pregnant, and quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jack Adams faces fifty alone. Bestseller. 2011.
BR 19432

Honor Thyself  BR 17696
3 volumes
by Danielle Steel
Fifty-year-old actress Carole Barber travels to Paris to do research for a book she is writing. After a terrorist attack, Carole suffers from amnesia. While her friends, grown children, and ex-husband try to help her remember, a former lover stirs memories and opens doors to the future. Bestseller. 2008.
BR 17696

Sunset in St. Tropez   BR 14193
2 volumes
by Danielle Steel
Three New York couples—Diana and Eric Morrison, Pascale and John Donnally, and Anne and Robert Smith—decide to vacation in France one summer. But Anne dies before the trip, so Robert causes turmoil when he invites his new girlfriend, an actress, to join them. 2002.
BR 14193

Longsword   BR 5360
2 volumes
by Victoria Thorne
Historical romance. Young Gervase Escot, a medieval noble, is cheated out of his birthright by his jealous uncle. Fleeing from home disguised as a lowly scribe, Gervase ironically ends up in the service of the lady to whom he had been betrothed. 1982.
BR 5360

Rose White, Rose Red  BR 5742
2 volumes
by Daisy Vivian
This romance of Georgian England features fresh young Blanche Montague, up from the country to be a companion to her eccentric aunt, Lady Sabella, in London. She soon becomes involved with some of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s underground Jacobites and with the sophisticated Mordaunt Ravenswood, who is smitten with Blanche. 1983.
BR 5742

Bitter Enchantment   BR 5662
2 volumes
by Yvonne Whittal
Shortly after her father’s death, Melanie learns that huge gambling debts had forced him to borrow a small fortune from despicable Jason Kerr. Now, to recoup his investment, Jason proposes either to sell Melanie’s beloved family home or to blackmail her into marrying him. Harlequin novel. 1979.
BR 5662

A Dangerous Man   BR 5639
2 volumes
by Mary Wibberley
Everyone in the Yorkshire village where Tania teaches school expects her to marry Ted Latham, the spoiled son of a rich builder. But everything changes when fearless Bryden Kane arrives in Granchester to challenge Tania’s prospective father-in-law. Harlequin novel. 1979.
BR 5639

A Difficult Truce  BR 10857
2 volumes
by Joan Wolf
Niall MacCarthy, the earl of Clancarthy, is dead. He was the last survivor of the great chiefs of old Ireland, and the Catholics would have risen to follow him and become a nation again. Can his nineteen-year-old daughter Christina take his place as head of the clan? Dreams are dashed when enemies capture Christina. Her only hope lies in her marriage to Charles Standish, duke of Dacre. But she must not allow herself to fall in love with him. 1981.
BR 10857

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