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    • The White Feather: A Novel of Forbidden Love in World War I England

    • Claybourne Triology, Book 1
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The White Feather is a poignant, romantic, and sometimes tragic novel set in both the battlefields of World War I France, and in a small, Cotswold village named Claybourne-on-Coln. This engaging novel presents the reader with unforgettable characters, courageous and cowardly, generous and self-serving.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • White Cliffs of Dover: An English Historical World War II Novel

    • Claybourne Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The White Butterfly: A Novel About One Woman's Quest to Chase Her Dreams

    • Claybourne Trilogy Book 2
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lily Barton Claybourne has a deep-seated need to be the best she can be in life. Her compassion and ability to forgive are strong components of her personality. But the aristocracy isn't interested in her dreams of a better society.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • No Regrets: A Novel of Love and Lies in World War II England

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Sloan Thornton is the heir to Highcroft Hall, the family seat of the Earl of Wessex, in the quaint village of Thornton-on-Sea, on the southeast coast of England. He has always dreamed of finding his soul-mate. However, in a moment of weakness, just before he leaves to fight in World War II as an RAF pilot, he proposes to his childhood sweetheart, Anne Whitfield. There is no question how deep his devotion is to her, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book ruined by frightful audio editing

    • By JLH on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • No Gentleman: A Novel of Love, Lies and Violence in Post World War II England

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Despite being one of the loveliest women in her home village, Lady Anne Whitfield just can't seem to find true love. After her engagement to the handsome and charismatic Sloan Thornton comes to an end, Anne suffers a deep depression. Emerging from self-imposed exile, she decides to move to London and begins a career in the retail world. She enters into a relationship with a great footballer, Avery Banister, which does not end happily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for every woman!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • No Secrets: A Young Lady's Search for Answers

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this last book of the Thornton Trilogy, Chloe Thornton overhears a shocking secret that changes her life. Elise Thornton has tried for 22 years to keep the truth from her daughter about how she was conceived when her mother was raped by three Nazi soldiers on the day of the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940. But finally the truth comes out, and there are no more secrets to hide.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another book victimized by very poor production editing

    • By JLH on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95