Although this book is part of a trilogy, each book is a stand-alone story in its own right. Charlotte Webster thought she was eloping with the love of her life. She did not expect it to be a ploy and a way to force her way to a marriage with a stranger, who wanted an innocent bride. Held in a house of ill repute, there is little time to act to try and escape and few options to consider. Lord Halkyn is a peer much in demand, but an expert at avoiding marriage. He has always had fixed ideas on love-it causes too many problems to be worth the trouble. He did consider marriage to one lady once, but it would have been a business transaction. Unfortunately for him, the lady in question had wanted to marry for love and had refused him. Rather than ridicule her, his opinion of her increased and he began to wonder if there was something in the nonsense that was love after all. When visiting his favorite house of ill repute, run by a Baron, he is accosted by a woman. He is begged for help in escaping from the house. Whether it was the real fear in her voice, or whether it was the devil in him, he helped her. Suddenly his life was to become far more complicated. Protecting an innocent, employing the services of Bow Street and racing across country, all situations that he could never have anticipated when he was first sought out by Miss Charlotte Webster. His life was never going to be the same again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056481/bk_acx0_056481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire’s House - Local folklore in the bayous of Louisiana states that Claire’s House once stood on a special plot of land. Many men perished trying to own it. The Gautier family obtained the cherished place. Beloved members of this French family finally decided to build a second home there. The beautiful antebellum home that they designed won everyone’s heart in the New Orleans area. Eventually, tales of strange occurrences resulted in the locals fear of the great house. Was it true that it even became a "House of Ill-Repute" by the Madame Savannah? Such strange stories circulated. Many stated that House could feel emotions of those who inhabited her. This noble structure stood for many decades until the death of the most beloved owner, Savannah. Upon her death, it is said that Claire’s House self-imploded. Although she was named Claire’s House, someone else won her heart. This is the story of Claire’s House and her most beloved character, Savannah Smith. Be prepared to listen non-stop. It is impossible to lay Claire’s House aside. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Sweet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132884/bk_acx0_132884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What possible connections might exist between an aged man who used to sell shoes, some ladies of the night, a serial killer, Lime Street Station and a mansion in Southport? The answer lies in love, friendship and the determination to endure all the way to the winning post. Eve, owner and madam at Meadowbank Farm, is keen to secure a deal that keeps her in pocket. But is she a match for Babs, a 'Baby Girl' in this house of ill repute? Meanwhile, a deranged killer walks the Dock Road. 'Inspired' by a vision, he seeks to clean up Liverpool. When he finds Eve's farm, he plans to cast his net on what promises to be a great catch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlene Sidaway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002450/bk_isis_002450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ruled by a committee of Hags, and fueled by toothless rivalries, Black County lurks just far enough out of the way to be completely unnoticed by the rest of civilization. Its inhabitants have been mentally warped for generations and the land itself seems to have the power to drive anyone unlucky enough to visit into ridiculous hillbilly madness. When a construction Company needs to bury a pipeline through its ludicrous hills and valleys, a twisted charm goes to work and every aspect of already bizarre Black County life takes a gory turn for the hysterical. Take a preposterous trip along with its citizens, both native and new, through escapades such as the Hag parade, the grand opening of Madame Skunk's House of Ill Repute, the demolition derby riot, and the rabid zombie clown apocalypse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Bowser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091149/bk_acx0_091149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. A Skinful of Trouble is the humorous tale of Mr. Dowdall, a gentleman who has invested as shareholder in a circus of dubious repute. All attempts to pursue the circus and recoup his investment are frustrated, but as his letters become more and more threatening, the circus manager writes back announcing that in the lack of funds, he will send property of the circus to the value of the sum demanded. Mr Dowdall is quite satisfied with this resolution of the dispute - until next afternoon when a large crate is delivered containing a circus tiger, which is duly deposited on the street outside the Dowdall house in London. Dowdall's efforts to rid himself of the tiger are increasingly frantic and comical. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001015/bk_redd_001015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid. Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother. She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be a house of ill repute. Here she becomes a parlour maid and catches the eye of an elderly retired army officer, Hubert Kettle. Mirabel has fallen in love with Jack Starke, but when she hears that his ship has foundered and all were lost, she has little choice but to accept Hubert's offer of a home and marriage. Although desperately unhappy, Mirabel is determined to make the best of her life. Until she receives unexpected news, and her life is thrown into turmoil once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002234/bk_rhuk_002234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act alters the course of her life forever. Taking along her younger sister, she flees their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. But in a capital city awash with change, a black woman is still treated as a second-class citizen. From a room in a boarding house and a job at a supply store, Gloria finds her way to a house of ill repute on the edge of the city, intrigued by the glamorous, financially independent women within. It is an unlikely place to meet the love of your life, but here she encounters Pao, a Chinatown racketeer and a loyal customer who will become something more. It is also an unlikely place to gain a passion for social justice, but it is one of the house's proprietors who instills in Gloria new ideas about the rights of women and all humankind, eventually propelling her to Cuba, where even greater change is underway, and where Gloria must choose between the life she has made for herself and the one that might be.Alive with the energy of a country at a crossroads, this is a story of love in many forms, and of Gloria's evolution-from a frightened girl on the run to a woman fully possessed of her own power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016995/bk_adbl_016995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.