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    • The Patchwork Bride

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

     Ellen is putting the finishing touches on her granddaughter June's wedding quilt - made from scraps of old dresses, both remembered and forgotten - when June breaks off her engagement and seeks sanctuary at her grandparents' ranch. June's fiance is set to go off to fight in Korea as soon as they're married, but the young bride doesn't think she can go through with it. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • True Sisters

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Based on 19th-century history, True Sisters follows four women who pin their hopes for the future on a plan devised by Brigham Young to bring emigrants to Salt Lake City. Pushing two-wheeled handcarts loaded with all their life’s belongings, the women set off on the 1,300-mile journey from Iowa City - and soon become fast friends even as perils mount around them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Moving True to History Story

    • By Karen on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Prayers for Sale

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 224

    Hennie Comfort is 86 and has lived in the mountains of Middle Swan, Colorado since before it was Colorado. Nit Spindle is just 17 and newly married. She and her husband have just moved to the high country in search of work. It's 1936 and the depression has ravaged the country and Nit and her husband have suffered greatly. Hennie notices the young woman loitering near the old sign outside of her house that promises "Prayers For Sale".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kathy on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Diary of Mattie Spenser

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a home on the Colorado frontier. Mattie's only company is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome, but distant stranger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Liked the lessons learned.

    • By Shelly on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Last Midwife

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Colorado, 1880. Gracy Brookens has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands of babies in her lifetime. The only midwife in a small mining town tucked in the Tenmile Range, Gracy is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community. For years she has advised expectant mothers through their pregnancies, guided them through the tortures of labor, and then helped them heal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Surprise

    • By H1RolleR on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tallgrass

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 358

    During World War II, a family's life is turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the "interlopers", the "strangers". Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned 13 and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little gem

    • By Maria Adkins on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change. No Japs Allowed signs hang in store windows and Tomi's family is ostracized. Things get much worse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An adult novel??

    • By H1RolleR on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Persian Pickle Club

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book.

    • By bonnie on 03-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Buster Midnight’s Cafe

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    > New York Times best-selling author Sandra Dallas spins a moving, memorable yarn that transports listeners from rural Montana to 1940s Hollywood. Buster Midnight’s Cafe is a compelling story of longtime friends, a shared past, and an act of violence that shatters innocence forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By jane on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Alice's Tulips

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Best-selling author Sandra Dallas has won rave reviews for this tale set during the Civil War. When Alice Bullock's husband joins the Union Army, the young quilting enthusiast is left to deal with an Iowa farm and an imposing mother-in-law. And then her life turns upside down when she's accused of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our favorite yet from Sandra Dallas!

    • By Damon on 02-08-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fallen Women

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    It is the spring of 1885, and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year. Then she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver. What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living. Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps women shouldn't vote

    • By Anne on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • New Mercies

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Sandra Dallas, best-selling author of The Persian Pickle Club, weaves an intricate and sophisticated tale in New Mercies. Nora Bondurant is divorced— unfathomable for a woman in 1933—and has inherited a house from a dead aunt she never even knew existed. But when she travels to Mississippi to claim her inheritance, she finds her eccentric neighbors would rather help her acquire a new husband than reveal the secrets surrounding her aunt’s death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Sharon Brown on 01-01-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Chili Queen

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge. Emma's brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met. And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie-someone who needs Addie's savvy and wary eye. It isn't often that Addie is drawn to anyone as a friend, but Emma seems different somehow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent experience

    • By sheila on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Quilt Walk

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It is 1863 and Emily Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that, come spring, their family will leave their farm, family and friends in Quincy, Illinois, and travel the Overland Trail to a new home in Golden, Colorado. Emmy and her mom have mixed feelings about the trip and are saddened by all they must leave behind. The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships, and Emmy's experiences along the way bring the period of westward expansion, as well as issues facing women, to life for young listners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    • By busymomof5 on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Quilt for Christmas

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    It is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter months in the army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Women in Civil War Kansas

    • By Byron on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Bride’s House

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    The New York Times best-selling author of Whiter Than Snow, Sandra Dallas delivers a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who live in a Victorian Colorado house. While the house is under construction in 1880, a 17-year-old servant imagines living in the “Bride’s House” with one of her several suitors. Decades later, the legacy and secrets of earlier Bride’s House women cause the current occupant to question what she really wants and who she truly loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another story of courage

    • By Vi on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Whiter than Snow

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    New York Times best-selling author Sandra Dallas sets this 1920s tale in a small mining town near Colorado’s majestic Tenmile Range. As nine children walk home from school, a spring avalanche thunders down from Jubilee Mountain—burying everything in its path. This compelling novel of survival, redemption, and faith skillfully reveals the backstory of each family affected by this tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She did it again!

    • By Anne on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $24.49