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    • The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    National best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930's, where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals. The Texas Star herself, Miss Lily Dare, the "fastest woman in the world" is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she's also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival, where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus, rumors are flying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT STORY OF THE DARLING DAHLIAS

    • By Linda Louise on 11-06-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Loving Eleanor

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok - Hick - is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign, the two women become deeply involved. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring, encompassing friendship documented by 3,300 letters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Cherokee on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Queen Anne's Lace

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.... Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known - their building is haunted. But by whom?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish it were longer

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Last Chance Olive Ranch

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In the exciting new mystery from the New York Times best-selling author, China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him. A killer McQuaid put away years ago has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. China wants to stay by her husband's side and keep him from harm, but McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she's agreed to teach a workshop on herbs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spare. Me. The. Weird. Pauses.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Nominated for both the Agatha and Anthony awards, national best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert introduces a garden club of lady sleuths in Depression-era Alabama. The Darling Dahlias have just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees. But before long, these genteel ladies must unravel the mystery about what’s buried beneath one of these trees and the enigma of the dead body that soon turns up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reminiscent of a more simple way of life

    • By J. Byerly on 05-23-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    It looks like the music has ended for Darling's favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers, just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break comes when there's a serious foul-up in Darling's telephone system - and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn't. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County's most notorious bootlegger - and what he finds upends his sense of justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By R. Johnson on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Holly Blues

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens, Ed Sala
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Author Susan Wittig Albert turns up the suspense in her 18th China Bayles mystery. Just as the holiday season begins, so does the drama, when China's husband’s ex-wife, Sally, appears, begging for help and a place to stay. ’Tis the season of giving, so China opens her home to Sally. But when troubling phone calls start, China knows she’ll need to dig up the truth before Christmas turns deadly.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Blues, Indeed

    • By K.D. Keenan on 01-29-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    In the wake of the upcoming Confederate Day celebration, the Dahlias set out to solve a rash of mysterious occurrences. They' re ready to tackle the secret code embroidered on a family heirloom and suss out why one local resident is acting quite strange - yet nothing prepares them for one of their own being accused of stealing county funds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1930's Alabama ladies in troubles again!!

    • By Byron on 04-23-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Tale of Briar Bank

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this fifth delightful entry, Anthony and Agatha Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert re-imagines Beatrix Potter wearing her sleuthing cap as the village of Sawrey lies buried beneath a blanket of Christmas snow. While she and her animal friends investigate a puzzling death, Miss Potter wonders if she can acknowledge her fondness for Mr. Heelis and still remain loyal to her fiancé’s memory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting & Fun

    • By BookAddict on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    It is 1907, and in her Lake Country village, Beatrix Potter is about to encounter both woodland magic and an intriguing mystery. As she helps some village children look for fairy folk, she stumbles upon evidence that a flame-haired stranger may have dangerous plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Kristina on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The General’s Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The General's Women tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war. Told from three alternating points of view (Kay's, Ike's, and Mamie's), the novel charts the deepening of the relationship as Ike and Kay move from England to North Africa to England, France, and Germany before and after the Normandy landing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, flawed production as an audiobook

    • By Free Range Clickin' on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    When strangers Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake roll into town, the rumor mill starts grinding. It seems that these two women may be the infamous Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic—specializing in dancing nearly naked! But when Nona denies this association, the Dahlias, who suspect she’s being more than just modest, begin digging around for the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet and Southern

    • By J. Byerly on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Blood Orange

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband, Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annonying Voice !!

    • By cindy p. on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tale of Hawthorn House

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Susan Wittig Albert delights mystery lovers with this series based on the life and stories of beloved English children's author Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best yet!

    • By Ann E. Musz on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What's a cozy mystery without the mystery?

    • By Elisabeth on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Spanish Dagger

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In this 16th entry in the best-selling China Bayles series, our teashop owning heroine discovers a dead body while gathering herbs by the railroad tracks. On top of that, her brother unearths new evidence suggesting their father's death was no accident, and China is soon dragged into both mysteries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best

    • By Katherine on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to read

    • By Richard on 11-29-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Wilder Rose

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books in the American literary canon. Lesser known is the secret, concealed for decades, of how they came to be. Now, best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert reimagines the fascinating story of Laura's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, an intrepid world traveler and writer who returned to her parents' Ozark farm, Rocky Ridge, in 1928.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Author Chose Her Angle And Ran With It

    • By Sara on 11-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Bleeding Hearts

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The high-school principal asks China to secretly investigate the popular football coach who led the Panthers to six state championships. Soon after China confirms the coach's predilection for teenage girls, one of his victims turns up dead and suspicion falls upon the lecherous coach.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great mixture of characters and plot

    • By Kathi on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Tale of Holly How

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The serenity of Hill Top Farm is shattered when a local shepherd is murdered. Beatrix, when she's not busy making friends with her fellow villagers, lends her insights to the investigation. Nationally best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert cleverly blends fact and fiction in this cozy mystery starring iconic author Beatrix Potter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-07

    Regular price: $31.47

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