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    • Love's Ransom

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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    Seventeenth-century century Scotland. A young Border Reiver is preparing to raid a town along the Anglo-Scottish border. But after he is deceived by his band of raiders, he is wounded and left to pay the penalty for his trespassing. Upon receiving the news of her brother's harrowing fate, Isabella battles the Scottish elements in a race against time to offer up her own life to William Douglas as a ransom for her brother’s. Captivated by Isabella’s courage and beauty, William Douglas excuses both Isabella and her brother’s execution, but at the cost of her freedom....

    Regular price: $20.28

    • The Laird of Lochandee

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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    At 16, Rachel O’Brian finds herself alone in the world and accepts a home with an old friend of her father’s, but she is unprepared for his wife’s malice. The younger Maxwells welcome Rachel to their Ayrshire farm, especially Ross, but he too has earned Gertrude Maxwell’s spite. When Ross disappears Rachel is dismayed to find herself destitute and expecting his child. How will past secrets revealed help the two find each other again?

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    • Fairlyden

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
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    Matthew Cameron’s death ends the Camerons’ lease of Nethertannoch. But Sandy Logan is determined to secure the tenancy so that he can keep his promise to the dying Matthew – that he will love and protect his daughter, Mattie. But the laird has other plans and they are forced to flee. They find refuge in the rundown farm of Fairlyden, which is owned by Daniel Munro. Daniel does not welcome strangers, but something about the pair of fugitive touches his heart. Slowly they bring the farm to prosperity.

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    • The Family at Fairlyden

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
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    In 1906, Beth Jamieson is a little girl of eight, with honey gold curls and the sweetest nature. Her father is Mistress Fairly's right-hand man and when Nick's wife dies, Sarah Fairly treats Beth as her own.

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    • Beyond Reason

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    Janet Scott loves books and learning and is happy living at the schoolhouse where her grandfather is the dominie. When her grandfather dies suddenly, everything changes, and she is sent to work for farmer Wull Foster. Life with no one to protect her is tough. So when philanthropist Josiah Saunders, an old friend of her grandfather's, takes her in, they both relish the companionship.

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    • The Children of Lochandee

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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    In 1960s Scotland, the farming industry is on the brink of huge changes, becoming more mechanised and less dependent on manpower, but at Lochandee it’s a time of hope and promise. Ross and Rachel Maxwell are proud of their expanding family. Daughter Bridie and her Nick are happily married and working hard to build up their own farm, and eldest son Conan’s transport business is prospering.

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    • Another Home, Another Love

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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    Rosemary Palmer-Farr loves farming and animals and has spent much of her childhood at Bengairney Farm with her dearest friends, the Carafords. Now, as a young woman, she wants to prove herself a good businesswoman by running the gardens of her father’s dwindling estate. Her mother, Catherine, is not impressed and wants her to secure a good marriage. She looks down on the Carafords because they are only tenant farmers.

    Regular price: $21.84

    • Fairlyden at War

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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    In 1930s Scotland, families are starving and thousands of farms lie derelict. But Fairlyden has survived thanks to Logan Fairly’s skill as a cattle breeder and his wife’s thriftiness. At 17, their daughter Kirsty is fiercely proud of her father, but her brother Luke has no interest in farming – and his fear of animals results in tragedy. Responsibility for Fairlyden is thrust on Kirsty just as the Second World War breaks out. But even in the face of all adversity, Kirsty retains her determination to keep the farm that has been the pride of the Fairlys for generations.

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    • Mistress of Fairlyden

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
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    As Mistress of Fairlyden, and happily married to William Fairly, Sarah feels her life complete. But, longing to share the news of her pregnancy with her friend, Beatrice Slater, Sarah goes alone to Muircumwell Mill, where she is attacked by the vengeful Edward Slater. The consequences of the day haunt Sarah, and force her to become the keeper of a disturbing secret. Months later, Alex is born a cripple, whose deformity Sarah blames upon herself. William cannot bear the fact that his son will never be perfect.

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    • Moorland Mist

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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    Emma Greig has seen little of the world when she leaves school to become a maid at Bonnybrae Farm. The Sinclair family in turn welcome and reject her: Maggie is kind and warm, and the two girls quickly become close. Her brothers Jim and William are more playful, gently teasing Emma for her youthful innocence. The haughty and aloof Mrs Sinclair, disturbed by her children's friendships with the new maid, resolves to remind Emma of her place on the social divide.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Home to Lochandee

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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    A new generation of the Maxwell family are farming at Wester Rullion during the 1980s. Young Paul Maxwell and his cousin, Ryan, are determined to work together to restore the farm’s prosperity. How will they achieve their ambitious aims - only with the support of their grandparents? Can they overcome the hurdles of new farming regulations? Will Ryan get his heart’s desire and marry Molly Nairne, daughter of a prosperous local farmer?

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Legacy of Lochandee

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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    In the years following the end of World War II, life at the Glens of Lochandee is tough. Many families in the village have been bereaved, and rationing is affecting business. Nevertheless, Conan Maxwell’s new garage is doing well, and he and business partner Nick are hoping to expand. But how will their partnership survive their differing ambitions? Conan’s young sister, Bridie, is faced with a dilemma. Is her desire for Nick going to pull her away from her other great passion - her animals and farm?

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Darkest Before the Dawn

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    Joe Lennox becomes deranged and blames Billy Caraford when his son is killed in a car accident, but Billy has lost his best friend and is badly injured himself. He summons his courage to go to university, but privately he regards himself as a cripple, convinced no woman could want to be his wife. Kimberley is orphaned when her father dies. She moves to Scotland with her aunt but she is nervous about changing schools until Billy helps her.

    Regular price: $14.94