Welcome to Snowy Peaks. A town of 920 citizens, proud of its high elevation and wooded locale nestled in western Maryland, five miles off the Potomac River's origin point. The brave souls of Snowy Peaks endure its weather purely for the love of nature. Most of its youth leave and never return. As far as anyone can tell, no outsider cared about Snowy Peaks - until Pete Zendel bought it through an online auction from prison. He seized the opportunity during an annual honorary auction held as a tradition in memory of the town's founding fathers, a symbolic gesture never meant to be taken seriously. Now forcibly detained in his home and desperate, the town's mayor risks his life to send a covert message to the only person the world knows to have defeated Pete Zendel - the one who put him in prison in the first place - Ruby Masters. Their last hope. Ruby "Red" Masters is glad to be living a normal life again. She busily prepares for her upcoming wedding to the love of her life, Sergeant Robert Towers. Until she receives an SOS message from the mayor of Snowy Peaks. Ruby and Robert must face the possibility of having their lives interrupted - yet again - by Pete Zendel. Will Robert be able to protect Ruby, without stopping her from answering an urgent call for help? What will happen to Snowy Peaks? Be the first to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Tuszynski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080652/bk_acx0_080652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy February day in 2011, 62-year-old Cindy Sweet receives a Facebook message from a dead man - Warrant Officer Ryan Quinlan, who supposedly died in Vietnam 40 years earlier. He'd been Cindy's fiancé before an RPG took out his Dustoff chopper, killing all aboard. Cindy, a young combat nurse at the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh, had been devastated by her loss but, with no other choice, had served out her year in Vietnam - and even found love again. Incense & Peppermints is a novel about patriotism, loyalty, enduring love, unimaginable courage, and devastating loss. It's the story of one woman's year in a war zone during the most unpopular war in US history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064899/bk_acx0_064899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy night, Cara and her grandmother are pursued into St. Christopher's church by an unknown man. Clutching her grandmother's mysterious amulet, and following the old woman's instructions, Cara escapes their pursuer and falls into Luster, the world of the unicorns. Attacked by a monstrous little creature called a "delver," Cara is rescued by a shambling, manlike beast known only as "the Dimblethum". Soon Cara has also met a rebellious young unicorn named Lightfoot, and a ridiculous little creature called "the Squijum." With their help, Cara embarks on a journey across Luster to deliver a message from her grandmother to the queen of the unicorns. But to survive the trip, Cara must come face to face with her greatest hope, and her greatest fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Coville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/fcau/000073/pf_fcau_000073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy night on the outskirts of Lyon, France, the son of the Somarec chairman is brutally attacked. The assailant leaves only one clue - a cryptic message: "Najuno, remember." A reminder of an environmental tragedy Somarec was responsible for 20 years earlier in Chile.... When the police get involved, a string of burglaries, more attacks, and vicious murders all lead back to Somarec. Clues pile up, one mystery becomes many, and nothing is as it first appears. Sister Blandine, a former detective who left police work behind to enter the convent, is on the case. With millions of dollars on the line and the threat of more deaths, Blandine uses her divine skills of deduction to peel away the layers of mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David deVries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007553/bk_brll_007553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over 100,000 copies sold! Quit playing it safe, and start running toward the roar!When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: Run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a 500-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show his power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of.Chase the lion! Change the world!What is your 500-pound dream?In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place.Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day - and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem...it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon.Crafted in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Batterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004706/bk_rand_004706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex and Katie are on a new adventure: they need to save the Nutcracker and the princess from an evil spell. They step through the magical painting and enter a snowy town on Christmas Eve. They see a sleigh and an elderly man in a long coat delivering gifts. They rush to him only to discover he is not who he seems. Will Alex and Katie be able to save the Nutcracker, find the princess, and crack the magical walnut before the clock strikes 12? The Nutcracker and the Christmas Spirit is a fast-paced and exciting adventure with a message for the season: the power of the Christmas spirit can melt the darkest of hearts. Other books in the series: Firebird: Adventure One The Lollipop: Adventure Two Snowdrops: Adventure Three Grandma Witch: Adventure Four Cinderella and Her Prince: Adventure Five 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Lea McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113615/bk_acx0_113615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early 19th-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times best-selling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him. Gregory Maguire's novels have been called "bewitching", "remarkable", "extraordinary", "engrossing", "amazing", and "delicious". Having brought his legions of devoted listeners to Oz in Wicked, Wonderland in After Alice, and Dickensian London in Lost, Maguire now takes us to the Black Forest of Bavaria and Munich of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffman. Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier - the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's ballet - who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. But Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire discovers in the flowering of German Romanticism a migrating strain of a Hellenic mystery-cult and ponders a profound question: how a person who is abused by life, short-changed, and challenged can access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless. Ultimately, Hiddensee offers a message of hope. If the compromised godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized on the eve of a winter holiday, has something precious to share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006300/bk_harp_006300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if the Communist witchhunts of the 1950s had actually uncovered a spy? The best-selling author of Los Alamos returns with a thrilling new novel of suspense, romance, and intrigue. Washington, 1950. The trouble with history, Nick Kotlar's father tells him, is that you have to live through it before you know how it'll come out. And for Walter Kotlar, a high-level State Department official, the stakes couldn't be higher: an ambitious congressman has accused him of treason. As Nick watches helplessly, his family's privileged world is turned upside down in a frenzy of klieg lights and banging gavels. Then one snowy night the chief witness against his father plunges to her death and his father flees, leaving only an endless mystery and the stain of his defection. It would be better, Nick is told, to think of him as dead. But 20 years later Walter Kotlar is still alive, and he enlists Molly, a young journalist, to bring Nick a disturbing message. He badly wants to see his son; after two decades of silence and isolation, he is desperate to end his own Cold War. Resentful but intrigued, Nick agrees to accompany Molly to Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia for the painful reunion. Once in Prague, Nick finds a clandestine world where nothing is what it seems - not the beautiful city, shadowy with menace; not the woman with whom he falls in love; and most of all not the man he thinks he no longer knows, yet still knows better than anyone. For Walter Kotlar has an impossible request: he wants to come home and he wants Nick to help. He also has a valuable secret about what really happened the night he walked out of Nick's life - and about the deadly conspiracy that still threatens them. The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000282/bk_bant_000282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas is a time for celebration, for families, and especially for the giving of gifts, and there can be no greater gift than to share one's home. Kindness brings its own rewards, and sometimes more, as the family in No Room discovers when a stray cat appears on their doorstep one snowy Christmas Eve. The oldest boy wants to take the cat in, but there is a problem. 'We haven't got room,' Father said, 'for another. We already have seven pets, and your brother.' Just before bedtime, the children gather around to hear their father read the beloved Christmas legend about Mary and Joseph being turned away from a crowded inn on the eve of Jesus' birth. What happens next can only be described as a miracle. With its rhythmic poetry and evocative illustrations, No Room brings a message of compassion and hope for all ages, and can be a wonderful once-a-year read-aloud tradition for the entire family. About the Author and Illustrator: Peter H. Riddle is a veteran of forty-eight years in the teaching profession, both in public school and at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is the author of twelve books about model railroading, a text on the subject of American Musical Theatre, two novelettes for young readers, and eight novels. No Room is his first published book of poetry. Peter and his wife Gay, who edits his non-fiction, have two children (Kendrick and Anne), two grandsons (Alexander and Steven) and one granddaughter (Sidney), all of whom share in the dedication to this book. Shelley Hustins is a small animal veterinarian practicing in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Drawing is her life-long hobby, and hundreds of friends look forward to her annual Christmas cards featuring her family. She lives on a dairy farm outside Wolfville with her husband Dana Patterson and children Alyssa and Jamie.