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  • The Ocean Liner

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing. Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets, and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Fiction--Compelling Characters

  • By Linda on 04-05-18

The ocean liner

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Good book in era when people of money and class showed how their appearances and money can help them thru and how others our judged by looks. Religion and status looked down on

  • Tall Chimneys

  • One Woman, One House, One Hundred Years
  • By: Allie Cresswell
  • Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Considered a troublesome burden, Evelyn Talbot is banished by her family to their remote country house. Tall Chimneys is outmoded and inconvenient, but Evelyn is determined to save it from abandonment or demolition. The woman and the house shore each other up - until love comes calling, threatening to pull them asunder. Her desertion will spell its demise, but saving Tall Chimneys could mean sacrificing her hope for happiness, even sacrificing herself. A century later, a distant relative crosses the globe to find the house of his ancestors. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A family saga with history in the background...

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 08-24-18

Talk chimmeyd

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This book is a journey of many happenings and heartache and sorrow and love i.it's slow going but moved into the story

  • Merry and Bright

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry's well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her - minus her photo - and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lift Your Spirits!

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 10-19-17

Mercy and bright

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This book gave you vision of what it would be like to go on line to date .it was good

  • Last One Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Debbie Macomber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close - until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents' hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father's favorite - a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie's actions even harder to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I fear the narrator distracted me

  • By Donna Gilleece-Smith on 04-04-17

Last one home

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Good book it shows us in the story she showed us things can happen if we work for them and believe


  • The Valley

  • The Valley Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Helen Bryan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 416

Left suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount's orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy - at gunpoint - she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Author

  • By Holly Laddusaw on 08-29-16

The valley

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Great book it shows us how the whites and blacks lived among each other how slavery and freedom of slaves affected world 🌎

  • Victoria Crossing

  • By: Michael Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

Driven from Ireland during the potato famine, Protestant Victoria MacPherson and Catholic Maeve O'Reilly find themselves thrown together aboard a Manhattan-bound ship. After a treacherous journey, they arrive in New York City in 1851, with only a small purse of silver and the promise that Maeve's brother will find them there. But when he doesn't show, the girls are quickly conned out of their savings by a smooth-talking scam artist, leaving the two destitute in the tenements of Lower Manhattan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By B.H. on 07-30-16

Victoria crossing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

This book was good read it opened your eyes to what emigrants went thru by coming to america

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

Amy snow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This book kept you in story to see where her next adventure was it was a good read

  • Blue

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills - until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Striaght to the heart story telling.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-16

Biue

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Great book Daniel steel has way keeping you in story
And I give it five

  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate they will never have land or a life of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

The promise of dawn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Great book I loved how no matter how hard it was they got thru it

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  • The Shepherdess of Siena

  • A Novel of Renaissance Tuscany
  • By: Linda Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses - though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia's possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stolid narrative; mystifying narration choices

  • By Kimberlyn M. on 07-03-15

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-16

this book was a very good book I am not use to reading of this era I loved how it was presented in time and how it mad yu feel yu were there