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    • No Place Like Home

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Kristine Thatcher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Twenty-one years ago Jewel Sabatino left her childhood behind and never looked back. After a magical taste of fame, she found herself alone with a son to raise and not much else. She survived with the help of Michael, her one true friend. But now Michael is too sick to care for himself, and Jewel has run out of options. She leaves New York for the hills of Colorado, unsure if the family she ran from will welcome her back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Family ties and estrangements. Grief.

    • By Jane on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Struggling to pick up the pieces after her marriage falls apart, Trudy Marino finds support from a quirky, eclectic group of friends, her goddesses of Kitchen Avenue. There's Jade, a fiery social worker who's finding unexpected strength to deal with her "player" ex-husband; Jade's grandmother, Roberta, who has just lost her husband of 62 years, and through memory and grief wonders what to do with the rest of her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too sexy "but"...or "and"?

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-04-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • A Bed of Spices

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The exquisite Frederica der Esslingen fled from her father's castle to the herbalist's cottage, vowing she could never give in to her father's wishes and marry the man her twin sister loved. Another man, a stranger forbidden to her, touched her very soul. A man who listened when she spoke...a man with a tumble of black curls and clever lips.... He understood her bold, searching heart. Yet he was denied her forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok...good...hurry up... Better....geez

    • By julie on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lady Luck's Map of Vegas

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A successful web designer, 40-year-old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver. When her father passes away, India's flamboyant mother, Eldora, has no plans to mourn peacefully. She insists they hit the road on an unpredictable journey to the city that changed her life forever, so many years ago: Las Vegas. Along the way, they'll look for India's twin, Gypsy, a brilliant artist who lives a nomadic life in the remote mountain towns of New Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great characters

    • By Nanny Yetz on 06-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Libby Clearfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Mattie O'Neal is on the run. She's chopped off her hair, stolen a car, changed her name, and is hiding in a tiny Arizona town, slinging hash. She thought she was safe - until Zeke Shephard walked through the door. Rugged, hard-edged Zeke doesn't get involved - but there's something about Mattie's courage that catches his sympathy. When the thugs who want to silence Mattie forever show up, Zeke steps in and takes her to his own private hide away, where the two must decide if the link between them is worth fighting for...and if they can stay alive long enough to explore it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Contempary Story

    • By Regina on 11-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Sleeping Night

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Natalie Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An unforgettable romance in an unforgiving time. They'll need love and courage to see the dawn. He's a hometown native, returning from the war, determined to change the world he'd fought to protect. She's the girl who's been his secret friend since childhood, now a beautiful woman. Her war-time letters kept him alive. But he's black, and she's white.In 1946 in Gideon, Texas, their undeniable love might get them both killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sticking to what you believe

    • By Regina on 01-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Walk in Beauty

    • Men of the Land
    • By: Ruth Wind, Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Shandon Loring
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Once, Luke Bernali's proud Navajo blood and strong carpenter's hands made genteel Jessie Callahan love him with youthful abandon. But, to his endless regret, Luke faltered and he let Jessie down. Hurt, Jessie left, with a broken heart....and unaware that she was pregnant with Luke's child. Now, eight years later, Jessie was back - with a darling daughter in tow. Luke was older - and wiser - and determined to recapture the beauty lost. Could a fierce, desperate long-ago love soar anew on the delicate wings of a child?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never think you can hide the truth

    • By Regina on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Black Angel

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth J. Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Ardor once foolishly led Lady Adriana St. Ives into the arms of a rake, an affair that cost her everything she held dear. Though that was five years ago, this golden English beauty still vows that no man will ever again ignite the sensual passion hidden deep in her soul - not even her new husband, Tynan Spenser, Earl of Glencove, a darkly handsome and rich Irish rogue. Known as "The Black Angel" for his wild and lascivious ways, Tynan is as determined to melt his icy bride as she is to resist his seductive charms.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painful to listen to this narration

    • By susan on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Minute to Smile

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Paul Fleschner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How had single mother Esther Lucas become the fix-it lady? Bandaging her sons' scraped knees was one thing; hoping to heal the handsome widower's broken heart was quite another. But Alexander Stone brought out much more than just Esther's maternal instincts. And she knew that loving the tall, dark loner would make her need a fix-it person of her own.… Alexander Stone didn't know if he agreed with that old saying about having loved and lost - he just knew he'd never love again. But how could he resist a warm, sexy woman who always had a minute to smile and two little boys who made him remember what it was like to laugh….

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jezebel's Blues

    • By: Ruth Wind, Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Nicole Colburn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When the Jezebel River overflows her banks and tries to swallow the small town of Gideon in East Texas, Celia Moon is alone and frightened in the farmhouse she inherited from her grandmother. When a mesmerizing and troubled drifter washes up on her porch, she has no choice but to take him in. As the river rises, the pair retreat to the attic to ride out the storm - and discover a compelling attraction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wait for the revised copy

    • By Regina on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Madame Mirabou's School of Love

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Nicole Bridges still can't believe she's taken up residence in a Colorado apartment complex nicknamed "Splitsville". She's still reeling from her husband's affair, a divorce she never saw coming, and having to leave the upscale, comfortable world she helped make for her ex and their teenage daughter. With little money, even less work experience, and no idea what to do next, she takes tentative steps, if only to keep her head above water.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful . . .

    • By Jamie on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $32.17

    • A Piece of Heaven

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In the sun-baked hills of New Mexico, Luna McGraw has lived a lifetime of regrets, struggling to conquer the demons that destroyed her marriage and caused her to lose custody of her beloved daughter. But as Luna fights to rebuild a relationship with the troubled teenager, she remains haunted by images of her own childhood and the father she barely knew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable Book, Excellent Narration

    • By Lulu on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Dancing Moon

    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Paul Fleschner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Fleeing from her cruel husband, Tess heads for the Santa Fe Trail, where she finds herself falling in love with the handsome and exotic Joaquin Morales. By the author of Lucien's Fall.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rainsinger

    • Men of the Land
    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Shandon Loring
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Winona Snow came to the wilderness of New Mexico expecting to claim her inheritance and establish a new life for her and her troubled young sister. Love was the last thing she wanted. But the seductive man who had taken up residence in her abandoned house had other ideas.... Daniel Lynch paid little heed to Winona's "expectations". He was determined to work the land in the way of his proud Navajo ancestors, and just because they lived under the same roof didn't mean she was going to get in his way....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Light of Day

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Paul Fleschner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fans of Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery, and Robyn Carr will love this powerful, full length contemporary romance novel by award-winning Barbara Samuel. Loner Lila Waters had never met a man as fascinating as her new employer. Dashing and charismatic, yet also brooding and distant, Samuel Bashir awakened the hungry, loving woman within her. But too many clues-and the darkness that seemed to surround him-hinted at a mystery that could break her heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Early Effort And it Shows

    • By Lulu on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Chance Ranch

    • By: Ruth Wind, Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Larry Oliver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Fans of Barbara Freethy and Susan Wiggs will devour this full length contemporary romantic tale of food and dogs, redemption and second chances by RITA award winner Barbara Samuel. As a romantic teen, Tanya Bishop married a passionate, intense man who ultimately ended up nearly killing her more than once. When she finally killed him to save herself and her son, Tonio, she was sent to prison, and her son went into the custory of her husband's cousin, Ramon Quezada, who runs a ranch for troubled boys.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Narration, Mediocre Book

    • By Lulu on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Summer's Freedom

    • By: Barbara Samuel, Ruth Wind
    • Narrated by: Paul Fleschner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Joel Summer knew about living with lies - his past forced him to - but loving with lies was different. Every day he spent with sweet Maggie Henderson, every time she looked at him with deepening trust, he wrestled with his deception. As their precious, innocent springtime moved toward heated, dusky summer, could he halt the churning wheels of fate, prevent the truth from escaping and keep Maggie believing in him? Her brawny neighbor gently liberated man-shy Maggie - body and soul. Days with Joel were perfect...night, breathless with splendor.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ufuldkommen nydelse

    • Whitehall 7
    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Whitehall udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza. Hendes rejse for at finde sin plads som den udenlandske hustru i en tid fyldt med politiske og religiøse intriger - for ikke at nævne "den muntre monarks" mange elskerinder - er en fortælling om udholdenhed, som kun en ægte dronning kan mønstre.

    Regular price: $3.65

    • Bånd som ægte troskab

    • Whitehall 9
    • By: Barbara Samuel
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Hun, som ønsker at være dronning, må vinde kongens kærlighed - og rigets. "Whitehall" udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza. Hendes rejse for at finde sin plads som den udenlandske hustru i en tid fyldt med politiske og religiøse intriger - for ikke at nævne "den muntre monarks" mange elskerinder - er en fortælling om udholdenhed, som kun en ægte dronning kan mønstre.

    Regular price: $3.65

    • Indskibning

    • Whitehall 1
    • By: Liz Duffy Adams, Delia Sherman, Barbara Samuel, and others
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hun, som ønsker at være dronning, må vinde kongens kærlighed - og rigets. Whitehall udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza.

    Regular price: $2.73

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