Petra Durst-Benning
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Petra Durst-Benning

Petra Durst-Benning has developed a loyal following for her well-researched historical novels in her native Germany, where she lives with her husband. She has written more than a dozen books, many of which have gone on to be bestsellers. Durst-Benning's love of the US dates back many years. She visited frequently as a child and developed a passion for American bestsellers, which went on to inspire her own writing career in later years. The Glassblower's English-language debut is, in many ways, the fulfillment of a girlhood dream.

A greeting from the author:

"Hi,
my Name is Petra, I'm a German Author and in the last 20 years I have written more than fifteen novels, most of which have become bestsellers. Some were also transformed into movies in German Television - that was an exciting experience!

But even more exciting for me is the fact that my books are now published in English. This is a lifelong dream come true for me ...

For me my big success in America is still unbelievable. I cannot thank you enough for your affection of my "Glassblower-trilogy." It is such a great joy to see those thousands of happy customer reviews, it really makes my heart laugh with gladness. Thank you!!!

Now I wish you all a lot of wonderful reading hours with my new "Century wind-trilogy". When you meet Josefine, Clara and Isabelle, please tell them Hello from me!

If you want to read more about me, please visit my homepage www.durst-benning.com, where you will find an extra section in English.

With lots of love - Petra"

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Best Sellers

    • The American Lady

    • The Glassblower Trilogy
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wanda finds a purpose in life.

    • By Lana Lee Plum on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Paradise of Glass

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    The livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lauscha, Germany, 1911, Changes and Challenges

    • By Debbie on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Glassblower

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,484
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,285

    In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, Boring. I listened to the 1st five hours.

    • By Mary on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • While the World Is Still Asleep

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    After the tragic death of her little brother, Josephine travels to the Black Forest to heal. There she discovers a feeling of freedom astride a brand-new invention....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The German accent is quite lovely.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Champagne Queen

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    When Isabelle took a chance and eloped with Leon Feininger, her true love, she hadn't stopped to consider what would happen next....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • patience

    • By irontwin on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Seed Woman

    • The Seed Traders' Saga, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    From bestselling author Petra Durst-Benning comes a sweeping emotional story of courage, triumph, and love against all odds in nineteenth-century Germany....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ended too soon

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Flower Shop

    • The Seed Traders' Saga, Book 2
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Bestselling author Petra Durst-Benning’s Seed Traders’ Saga continues, as a young woman in nineteenth-century Baden-Baden risks everything to pursue her dream of becoming a florist....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • All Over the Place

    • By Susan on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Queen of Beauty

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Despite all that Clara Berg has achieved as a wife, mother, and chemist - especially for a woman in turn-of-the-century Berlin - ending her abusive marriage comes at great cost....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • turn off the century women

    • By N. Mohandessi on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Die Fotografin - Am Anfang des Weges

    • Fotografinnen-Saga 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Svenja Pages
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Gegen alle Widerstände wird Mimi Reventlow Fotografin, und findet nicht nur ihre Freiheit, sondern auch die Liebe... Minna Reventlow, genannt...

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Bella Clara

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    1906: Clara Gropius kann die Herrschsucht ihres Mannes nicht mehr ertragen und lässt sich scheiden. Sie verliert alles, auch das Sorgerecht für ihre Kinder...

    Regular price: $9.20

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