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    • First Flurries

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Seth Podowitz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lindsey Haynes' father once gave her a snow globe with the note: "Unsure where to go? Give a little shake...and your heart will always know." On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It's a place straight out of a storybook with its twinkling town green, decorated Main Street, and secluded lakeside cabin community. But an encounter with a dejected doctor named Greg Davis turns Lindsey's days upside down, much like a snow globe in motion. With a little nudge from endearing townsfolk, and a few chance meetings of their own, a magical flurry of emotions suddenly swirls around them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flannel pajamas and cocoa are a must

    • By poto on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Reluctant to leave her cherished New England hometown after her sister's winter wedding, former journalist Vera Sterling makes a sudden decision. She takes what's left of her severance pay and invests it in real estate ... in one particular drafty colonial home and old timber barn set upon the pretty banks of Addison Cove. In that rough-hewn barn, she discovers a secret treasure left behind by the previous owner, the proprietor of the long-forgotten Christmas Barn gift shop. While restoring her run-down, wood-sided home--its creaking floors, broken banister, and neglected widow's walk--that secret slowly unfolds like a bit of snowflake wonder, crystallizing hopes and dreams for many in this small Connecticut town. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Cardinal Cabin

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Frank Lombardo's never been spontaneous. The closest he's come was accepting a side job chopping firewood for a lakeside community of rustic cabins. But with another lonely holiday season imminent, Frank's sister urges him to be spontaneous because, seriously, who does he ever expect to meet out in the woods?

    With a suitcase in hand and a bit of reluctance, too, Penny Hart arrives at Cardinal Cabin on Snowflake Lake. It's only for a brief stay, though nobody knows where she is. Not her boss, not her friends....

    Only Frank Lombardo.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Whole Latte Life

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Seth Podowitz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Sara Beth and Rachel have been wishing on stars for as long as they've been friends. Sharing wishes and cups of coffee, they've stitched pieces of their lives together like a soft patchwork quilt of friendship they thought they'd hold close forever. But while celebrating their birthdays one weekend in Manhattan, Sara Beth makes a life-altering decision. Excusing herself to use the ladies' room during lunch, she disappears, slipping the waiter a note to pass along, asking Rachel to cover for her.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Castaway Cottage

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Seth Podowitz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Every cottage tells a story. It's a saying Jason Barlow returns to as an architect designing New England beach homes. The latest cottage story he hopes to tell rises from the Stony Point sand: the last cottage standing on the beach. It's the sole survivor - something Jason can relate to - as surrounding cottages washed out to sea in long-ago hurricanes. The owners aren't budging, though, keeping Jason's proposed renovation at bay. The cottage holds secrets darker than its gray, seaworn shingles. And secrets don't stay buried in this little Connecticut beach town.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Nancy Rodrigues on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans, and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends and their lives back to the sea. After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer.... Can Maris ever really go back?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t waste your time

    • By Susan on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Beach Inn

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It was going to be exquisite: a rambling, shingled New England cottage converted into a grand beach inn. Nestled among hydrangeas and swaying dune grasses, this seaside haven would welcome guests on the Connecticut shore. Except the little beach town of Stony Point is no longer feeling like a haven to its residents. Residents including a brooding Jason Barlow, the esteemed architect in charge of the inn's renovation - until a stubborn, grief-induced "For Sale" sign puts an end to that. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jane March's greeting cards have lost their jingle. While worried about her job at New England's Cobblestone Cards, she stumbles upon a forgotten box of her mother's nostalgic paintings. They depict small-town Addison's covered bridge and red barns and picket-fenced colonials. If only Jane's designs could capture the same heart. When her mother shows her how with a Christmas to-do list of memories in the making, Jane gets checking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Make a cup of tea and cover with a soft blanket

    • By poto on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Denim Blue Sea

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    During two August weeks, denim designer Maris Carrington and coastal architect Jason Barlow prepare for their much-anticipated wedding. The wedding is a reason for old friends to gather again; to meet in their shabby beach hangout and get the jukebox cranking; to walk that weathered boardwalk beneath a starry sky; to breathe the sweet salt air. "Cures what ails you," one of the friends, Neil, always said, long before his life was sadly claimed. When Maris discovers Neil's long-lost journal, its passages reveal a heartbreaking secret.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beach Bliss

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Seth Podowitz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Blue skies and smooth seas return to the coastal community of Stony Point. Until a new arrival in this little New England beach town sets forth a competition like no other. As the temperature rises beneath the summer sun, so do the antics and good-natured fun. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dissappointed!

    • By Anonymous User on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • True Blend

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Seth Podowitz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An old farmhouse, winding country lanes, red barns and wishing fountains...all are the backdrop to Amy Trewist's simple days in Addison, Connecticut. Until she's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just like George Carbone. When he crosses paths with Amy that fateful morning, their two summers blend. As George and Amy come to lean on each other, their broken hearts begin to heal. But an unexpected twist in this secret-filled small town could change everything.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beach Breeze

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    After a heartbreaking summer on the Connecticut shore, a group of beach friends is as adrift as an unmoored rowboat. When a dismayed Jason Barlow drives as far away from the sea as he can, leaving behind his wife, Maris, as well as their stately cottage on the bluff, that news hits like a sudden wave. Gathering over an intimate meal in a coastal diner, the friends make a solemn pact to lean on each other and not make any more rash decisions. Which is all well and good, until each friend wavers--testing relationships, commitments, and especially love in the little beach community of Stony Point. But can the magic of the weathered boardwalk, whispering lagoon grasses, and sweet salt air cure what ails them?  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beach Blues

    • By: Joanne DeMaio
    • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Celia Gray finds herself house-sitting a silver-shingled cottage at Stony Point. She arrives with her guitar, a few staging jobs...and a bit of summertime sadness. That is, until an unforgettable group of beach friends draws her in like a breath of salt air. Sal DeLuca heard the words in a dream: Take me to the sea. So after a decade of demanding work, he takes his first vacation in years. When Stony Point's two wash-ashores, Sal and Celia, meet, some say it's a match made in beach-heaven.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Blue!

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95