This richly textured audiobook continues the interwoven complexities of the Milford-Haven saga, taking the listener on a compelling journey through southern California. While a murder investigation begins in the Central Coast, artist Miranda Jones' research journey takes her from the whales off the Los Angeles coast to the big cats of the Mojave Desert to the backstage drama of a Hollywood Bowl Doobie Brothers concert.
Can whales watch the humans who watch them? Miranda Jones is convinced they can and do. She's looking forward to her day of whale-watching off California's Central Coast. In preparation for a painting commission, she'll be photographing the migrating gray whales.
Would you bet your soul to bring the thrill back into your life? Jim Steadman has it all: wealth to rival kings, marriage and family to warm the heart, and at least one close friend who actually cares. On top of that, he has passion for poker and has mastered the game. But something is missing. The thrill is gone. When a strange man approaches him, offering a bizarre wager, will Jim risk it all to feel alive again?
Can a hummingbird dream? Artist Miranda Jones thinks so. Sensing the tiny injured bird that wings its way into her world still lives, she paints the creature's dream garden and seems to reach into his very heart. She reached into her own heart to create a new life for herself in Milford-Haven, the small town of undiscovered beauty on California's Central Coast, where one of her dear friends is environmentalist Samantha Hugo-a brilliant PhD 20 years her senior who gave up a son years earlier.
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You have that phone because you want people to call you. You have that sister because she takes care of you and you take care of her and it s always both and never neither. You have that boyfriend because he makes you realize that your present has a future. You let all the world come into your life because it fulfills you and it surprises you and it keeps you alive. Except sometimes the opposite is true. Sometimes all the innocent acts and good intentions and happy expectations lead not to life but to death....
Performed by the author, this compelling, multi-layered audiobook introduces the delicious complexities of Milford-Haven. A murder, an environmental controversy, and a long-buried secret confessed only in a private journal set the stage as wildlife artist Miranda Jones finds her career taking root and a new love knocking at her door as she does her best to listen to what her heart knows.
Xs has it all: seX, eXcitement, eXcess, an eXecution, eXtreme situations and eXtraordinary twists. Allie Armington’s back and she’s gotten herself miXed up in a police investigation of a seX and drugs operation run by an elite East Coast monied set. More great characters. More hold-your-breath moments. More surprises. If you liked Anacacho, you’ll love Xs. It’s eXcellent.
This time she’s in the Adiron- dacks, and it’s really personal. A long time ago Allie was summarily ordered away from her extended family’s summer enclave. Her return is nothing like what she expected. Instead of the tranquil retreat she remembers, the place is a murder site. Visiting Hotanawa was always a dream to remember. This visit turns into a nightmare she’d rather forget.