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  • Kirsten: An American Girl | Janet Beeler Shaw

    Kirsten: An American Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Janet Beeler Shaw
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    The American Girl brand is synonymous with wholesome, empowering tales about young women growing up in America, even as the country grows, too. Each girl’s story documents with unsurpassed charm and wit the people, places, and events she witnesses. Taking place in 1854, Kirsten’s stories follow the young Swedish immigrant and her family as they attempt to start a new life on a farm in frontier Minnesota.

    Mike and Rae Cousineau says: "Love the book, narration was ok"
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots | Deborah Feldman

    Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Deborah Feldman
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this captivating memoir, Deborah Feldman takes listeners on an eye-opening journey into Orthodox Jewish culture. Raised in the suffocating world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Feldman was told what to read and who she was allowed to talk to. Married off at 17, she suffered from anxiety and was shamed by an inability to please her older husband. But after giving birth to a son at age 19, Feldman realized it was time to tear up her roots and make her own path in life.

    Ella says: "A one-sided glimpse into a secretive world"
  • Esther: A Royal Beauty | Angela Hunt

    Esther: A Royal Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Angela Hunt
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan, Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews - young and old, powerful, and helpless.

    Sara R. Clifton says: "Excellent retelling."
  • Rebecca: An American Girl | Jacqueline Dembar Greene

    Rebecca: An American Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Dembar Greene
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    In these six stories from the uplifting American Girl series, a young girl living in 1914 New York learns what it’s like to grow up in the big city. Rebecca Rubin has big dreams of becoming an actress, but her parentsdon’t think girls are cut out for performing. As Rebecca searches for alternatives, she finds new ways to fulfill dreams that she never thought possible.

    Karen says: "Excellent Audio Presentation"
  • The Prophetess: Deborah's Story | Jill Eileen Smith

    The Prophetess: Deborah's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jill Eileen Smith
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai - and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for 20 years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand?

    John MacLure says: "Biblical Characters That Touch The Heart"
  • The Return | Suzanne Woods Fisher

    The Return

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.

    Linda says: "The Return"
  • Kommandant's Girl | Pam Jenoff

    Kommandant's Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Pam Jenoff
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    September 1939. Overnight, Jewish 19-year-old Emma Bau's world is turned upside down when Germany invades Poland. And after only six weeks of marriage, her husband Jacob, a member of the Resistance, is forced to flee. Escaping the ghetto, Emma assumes a new, Christian identity and finds work at Nazi headquarters. As secretary to the charismatic Kommandant Richwalder, Emma vows to use her unique position to gather intelligence for the Resistance - by any means necessary.

    Stevon says: "quite the story"
  • Saving Amelie | Cathy Gohlke

    Saving Amelie

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Cathy Gohlke
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Increasingly wary of her father's genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany - in the summer of 1939 - will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.

    Tracey says: "Not exactly what I expected"
  • Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen

    Along for the Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sarah Dessen
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    It's been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents' divorce - or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac.

    Julie says: "Not a romance story"
  • The Hired Girl | Laura Amy Schlitz

    The Hired Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Laura Amy Schlitz
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    Ever since the untimely death of her mother, 14-year-old Joan Skraggs has been desperately unhappy. Under the thumb of her cruel father and three sullen brothers, Joan lives like a servant on their farm just outside of Lancaster, forever cooking, cleaning, and attending to the many demands of the home. But she has little freedom and less support from her family for her love of reading and blossoming interest in education.

    Tanya says: "An Instant Classic"
  • Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty | Angela Hunt

    Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Angela Hunt
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan, Jonathan Todd Ross
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    After sending his army to besiege another king's capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier's wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king's household. Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment.

    Michael says: "Loved it!"
  • Certain Girls | Jennifer Weiner

    Certain Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Julie Dretzin, Rachel Botchan
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    Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel - a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life - became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married and has settled into a life that's wonderfully predictable. As preparations for her daughter Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception - the story her mother hid.

    Alison says: "Way too long, not enough action ..."
  • The Love Letters | Beverly Lewis

    The Love Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Beverly Lewis
    • Narrated By Christina Moore, Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When her sister falls gravely ill, 20-year-old Marlena Wenger takes on the responsibility of caring for her infant niece, Angel Rose. Worried that this turn of events portends a more complicated future than he is prepared for, her beau ends their relationship. Marlena is devastated but is determined to give Angel Rose the best care possible.

    susan says: "better than her last one"
  • Egypt's Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra | Angela Hunt

    Egypt's Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Angela Hunt
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what - but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome.

    shai says: "I really like this book"
  • Someone Named Eva | Joan M. Wolff

    Someone Named Eva

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joan M. Wolff
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    M. Wolf traveled to the Czech Republic, birthplace of her great-grandmother, for further insight into this remarkable story. Someone Named Eva is the devastating tale of a young girl whose identity is threatened by the allconsuming sweep of Nazi aggression. Before she loses everything, Milada is a normal, happy girl. But then come the Nazis, tearing her from her family’s arms and leaving her with little but her grandmother’s lingering words: “Remember who you are.”

  • The Imposter | Suzanne Woods Fisher

    The Imposter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: She was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else.

    Paula N. Testerman says: "Great story!"
  • An Untamed Heart | Lauraine Snelling

    An Untamed Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lauraine Snelling
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    Eighteen-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She's had several suitors but none she deemed worthy of spending her life with. That is, until she meets a university student from Oslo, and feelings stronger than friendship begin to develop between them. But tragedy strikes, and the future begins to look bleaker than ever. Grief settles heavily over Ingeborg, and her mother suggests that she leave Norway and start afresh in America, as so many others have done before her.

    Amazon Customer says: "Slow and a surprising, disheartening twist "
  • The Hours Count | Jillian Cantor

    The Hours Count

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jillian Cantor
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    A spellbinding historical novel about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and is drawn into their world of intrigue, from the author of Margot. On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for conspiring to commit espionage. The day Ethel was first arrested in 1950, she left her two young sons with a neighbor, and she never came home to them again. Brilliantly melding fact and fiction, Jillian Cantor reimagines the life of that neighbor and the lives of Ethel and Julius.

    Lois Sumser says: "The hours count"
  • Anna's Crossing: An Amish Beginnings Novel | Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Anna's Crossing: An Amish Beginnings Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Anna Konig first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naive farmers - dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands - across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature.

    Amazon Customer says: "Beautiful story"
  • The Newcomer | Suzanne Woods Fisher

    The Newcomer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after 10 weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom. But this perfect moment cannot last.

    Stephanie S. says: "Great job"
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