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  • The Winthrop Woman | Anya Seton

    The Winthrop Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anya Seton
    • Narrated By Corrie James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends, the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded.

    Lulu says: "Historical Fiction that Aged Very Well"
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman | John Fowles

    The French Lieutenant's Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Fowles
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
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    At Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast, a young Victorian amateur palaentologist, Charles Smithson, is struck by a solitary figure standing at the far end of the Cobb, staring out to sea. It is Sarah Woodruff, known to the locals as 'poor Tragedy' since her apparent liaison with a French sailor who has since deserted her. Although Charles is already engaged to a young heiress, he is immediately beguiled and eventually infatuated with Sarah.

    Darwin8u says: "Writes with a sharp elegance that is breathtaking"
  • Divine Design: God's Complementary Roles for Men and Women | John MacArthur

    Divine Design: God's Complementary Roles for Men and Women

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John MacArthur
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    We're facing an identity crisis. For decades our culture has tried to blur the lines between men and women, to make gender irrelevant, all in the name of equality. It’s a message that has slowly infiltrated our marriages, our homes, and even our churches. Yet instead of creating harmony, this message has only caused confusion, ultimately leading to a tragic breakdown of relationships and families. Divine Design calls us back to God’s original intent for men and women.

    Robert S. says: "Excellent"
  • Portrait of an Unknown Woman | Vanora Bennett

    Portrait of an Unknown Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Vanora Bennett
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    It's 1527 and Hans Holbein is welcomed as a guest at the splendid Chelsea home of Sir Thomas More to paint the family portrait. Unknown to them, it is the dawn of a tumultuous time in English history, affecting the family as well as Tudor society. Meg Griggs, a foster daughter of More, attracts the attention of two people, one of them being Holbein. She marries one - but loves the other.

    Patricia says: "Fascinating and complex"
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