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    • Loving Eleanor

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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 love story

    • By Cherokee on 12-10-17

    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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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 Poinsettia Puzzle

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square - if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake's talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I looooove this series. ...

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • Bloodroot

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In Bloodroot, best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert transports listeners to a haunted house oozing with family secrets.

    When a man dies soon after her Great Aunt Tullie bashes his head with her cane, China's estranged mother frantically calls for her daughter's help. Rushing to her family's Mississippi plantation, China must determine if Tullie is guilty of homicide. She must also face the possibility of developing the same terrifying disease that tortures Tullie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book in China Bayles series!

    • By cmcaninch on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    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 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 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • China Bayles - Never Disappoints

    • By J. Byerly on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Wormwood

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Susan Wittig Albert has won critical acclaim anda devoted following for her China Bayles mysteries featuring beloved herb shop and tearoom owner China. In Wormwood, the death of a woman in a pool - where a Shaker woman drowned in 1912 - sets the stage for a perplexing whodunit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not too bad

    • By Sandy on 03-09-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Mistletoe Man

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    As the Christmas decorating season approaches, Thyme & Seasons proprietor China Bayles feels overwhelmed. While she tries to balance her new roles of wife and step-mom with the demands of her thriving herbal shop, her business partner and best friend, Ruby, mysteriously disappears. Soon China's cantankerous mistletoe supplier Carl turns up dead. With Ruby missing and friends suspected of murder, China must investigate before tragedy strikes again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Drab reading

    • By Robin Nystrom on 10-17-07

    Regular price: $48.83

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • Mourning Gloria

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Theresa Plummer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    This 19th mystery in the China Bales series is a cozy herbal treat from national best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert. While Pecan Springs bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one woman’s life is tragically brought to an end. Assigned to cover the story, an intern from the local paper gets too deeply involved. When she disappears, China is determined to find her—before the young journalist becomes headlines herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, bad pronunciation

    • By Finnabair on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Holly Blues

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens, Ed Sala
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 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

    • 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 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The 11-o'-clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another 11-o'-Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock - a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at 11, when her nightlife was just beginning - has been found strangled with her own silk stocking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good writer

    • By Vivian on 11-05-15

    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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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
    • Interesting and complex

    • By nancejan on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blood Orange

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this sixth volume, Miss Potter must help the denizens of Near Sawrey solve a particularly knotty problem. After a suspicious fire consumes his haystacks, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through his Applebeck Orchard. Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council are all in a tizzy when woodland creatures claim the fire was the work of a lantern-bearing specter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't like the bossy 'narrator'

    • By Lyric G. Eads on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $23.76

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