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    • The American Lady

    • The Glassblower Trilogy
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wanda finds a purpose in life.

    • By Lana Lee Plum on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Glassblower

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,480
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,272
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,281

    In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, Boring. I listened to the 1st five hours.

    • By Mary on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Paradise of Glass

    • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lauscha, Germany, 1911, Changes and Challenges

    • By Debbie on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Flower Shop

    • The Seed Traders' Saga, Book 2
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Twenty-year-old Flora Kerner has arrived in Baden-Baden, the “Summer Capital of Europe.” Having spurned the family seed trade, Flora has instead chosen to accept a floristry apprenticeship in the famed German spa town. She is a quick study in the art of flower arranging, but progress is slower in matters of the heart. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • All Over the Place

    • By Susan on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • While the World Is Still Asleep

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    After the tragic death of her little brother, Josephine travels to the Black Forest to heal. There she discovers a feeling of freedom astride a brand-new invention called the "velocipede". The very idea of a woman on a bicycle is beyond taboo - it is indecent and even illegal - but Josephine will not be deterred. She simply needs to find a way to ride without provoking a scandal. Back home, Josephine has the brilliant idea of riding under cover of night, while the world is still asleep.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The German accent is quite lovely.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Seed Woman

    • The Seed Traders' Saga, Book 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    After a long and trying journey from her home, Hannah arrives at a charming village nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, eager to find Helmut Kerner, a traveling seed merchant she loved and lost. Enchanted by the glorious wildflowers and thriving harvests stretching as far as the eye can see, Hannah feels less like an outsider with each passing hour, until she meets Seraphine, an ethereally beautiful dreamer engaged to be married to Helmut, the father of Hannah's unborn child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ended too soon

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Champagne Queen

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    When Isabelle took a chance and eloped with Leon Feininger, her true love, she hadn't stopped to consider what would happen next. Winter on his family's isolated vineyard proves tougher than she expected, and Isabelle finds herself daydreaming, envisioning the wines she and Leon will make when they have their own land. An unexpected inheritance opens a door for the newlyweds - Leon's uncle has left them a vineyard, and in champagne country no less! But all is not as it seems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • patience

    • By irontwin on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Queen of Beauty

    • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Despite all that Clara Berg has achieved as a wife, mother, and chemist - especially for a woman in turn-of-the-century Berlin - ending her abusive marriage comes at great cost. The judge hands her inheritance - her parents' pharmacy - over to her ex-husband. Now, with her reputation in near ruins thanks to the scandal that rocked her marriage, no reputable chemist will hire her. Worst of all, she has lost all rights to her young son and daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • turn off the century women

    • By N. Mohandessi on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Die Fotografin - Am Anfang des Weges

    • Fotografinnen-Saga 1
    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Svenja Pages
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gegen alle Widerstände wird Mimi Reventlow Fotografin, und findet nicht nur ihre Freiheit, sondern auch die Liebe... Minna Reventlow, genannt Mimi, war schon immer anders als die Frauen ihrer Zeit. Es ist das Jahr 1911 und während andere Frauen sich um Familie und Haushalt kümmern, hat Mimi ihren großen Traum wahr gemacht. Sie bereist als Fotografin das ganze Land und liebt es, den Menschen mit ihren Bildern Schönheit zu schenken - genau wie ihr Onkel Josef, der ihr großes Vorbild ist. Als dieser erkrankt, zieht sie in das kleine Leinenweberdorf Laichingen, um ihn zu pflegen und vorübergehend sein Fotoatelier zu übernehmen.

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Bella Clara

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    1906: Clara Gropius kann die Herrschsucht ihres Mannes nicht mehr ertragen und lässt sich scheiden. Sie verliert alles, auch das Sorgerecht für ihre Kinder. Mittellos versucht sie, an ihre Ausbildung in der Apotheke ihrer Eltern anzuknüpfen. Doch als geschiedene Frau will niemand sie einstellen, alle behandeln sie wie eine Ausgestoßene. Clara hält trotz aller Widerstände an ihren Träumen fest, zieht an den Bodensee und baut dort ein eigenes Unternehmen für Naturkosmetik auf. Aber ihr beruflicher Erfolg und die Aufmerksamkeit der Männer können sie nicht über die Sehnsucht nach ihren Kindern hinwegtrösten.

    Regular price: $9.20

    • Die Champagnerkönigin

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
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    Die Berliner Fabrikantentochter Isabelle hat gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern den attraktiven Leon Feininger geheiratet. Sie geht mit ihm in die Champagne, wo er ein Weingut geerbt hat. Isabelle ist verzaubert von der einzigartigen Landschaft. Als Leon tödlich verunglückt, steht sie jedoch vor dem Nichts. Dank der tatkräftigen Unterstützung zweier außergewöhnlicher Männer und der Arbeit in den Weinbergen findet Isabelle ihren Lebensmut wieder.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Winterwind

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Anne Weber
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Aufbruch und Neubeginn - darum geht es in den sechs stimmungsvollen neuen Geschichten von Petra Durst-Benning. In der Winter- und Weihnachtszeit erfahren ihre beliebtesten Heldinnen und Helden, was es bedeutet, Altes hinter sich zu lassen und Neues zu wagen. Ob die Silhouettenschneiderin Margarete am Stuttgarter Hof oder die Erben der Glasbläserin in Thüringen: Sie alle erleben besondere Momente voller Spannung, Fröhlichkeit und starker Gefühle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Want more of previous novels? This is the answer.

    • By M. Layton on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $10.13

    • Solange die Welt noch schläft

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
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    Josefine lernt auf einer Reise in den Schwarzwald die gefährliche, für Frauen geradezu skandalöse Leidenschaft des Radfahrens kennen...

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    • Die russische Herzogin

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Nicht immer hält das Leben, was es verspricht. Das muss auch Zarentochter Olga erkennen, die sich aus Liebe für Stuttgart entschieden hat...

    Regular price: $9.20

    • Die Samenhändlerin

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Württemberg im Jahr 1850. Auf der Suche nach dem Mann, der sie im elterlichen Gasthof Nürnberg geschwängert hat, kommt die junge Hannah Brettschneider in ein Dorf am Fuß der schwäbischen Alb: Gönningen ist die Heimat der Samenhändler, die seit fast zwei Jahrhunderten vom Geschäft mit Tulpenzwiebeln, Blumen- und Gemüsesamen leben. In ganz Europa verkaufen sie ihre Sämereien, bis nach Rußland und Amerika führen ihre Reisen.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Die Glasbläserin

    • By: Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated by: Ulrike Grote
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
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    Lauscha, ein kleines Glasbläserdorf im Thüringer Wald im Jahre 1890: Der Glasbläser Joost Steinmann stirbt und die drei Töchter Johanna, Marie und Ruth stehen völlig mittellos da. Als aber der amerikanische Geschäftsmann Woolworth auf seiner Einkaufstour zufällig auf die schönen Christbaumkugeln aus Lauscha aufmerksam wird, gibt er eine Großbestellung für Amerika in Auftrag...

    Regular price: $9.80