Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now 20 years old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it´s unbearable, with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident, she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory´s Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for? The New York Times best-selling author of the timeless The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope is back with this moving and uplifting story about finding love, hope, and family in unexpected places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna VanLiere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002354/bk_aren_002354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a moment children get to leave this noisy and hectic world and submerge their formative imaginations into a timeless world of natural beauty and truth. Meet Johnny Chuck, who finds the best thing in the world while Billy the Mink is having a swimming party. Find out who saves Mrs. Redwing´s speckled eggs and why Old Man Coyote has many voices. The stars of our adventures are the jovial Johnny Chuck, rascally Reddy Fox, cautious Bobby Coon, curious Peter Rabbit, wise Grandfather Frog, unhurried Jimmy Skunk, boastful Chatterer the Red Squirrel, dear Danny Meadow Mouse, stout Unc´ Billy Possum, bossy Sammy Jay, cunning Blacky the Crow, fun-loving Billy Mink, friendly Jerry Muskrat, and Little Joe Otter - and let´s not forget Old Mother West Wind, the Laughing Brook, the Smiling Pool, the Merry Little Breezes, the Purple Hills, and the Lone Little Path winding through the Green Meadows and wise old Mother Nature. Thornton W. Burgess, who shares his deep reverence for mother nature with his young listeners, got it right when he wrote stories about his local forests and meadows, brooks and ponds, and all the little animals that live, nest, and feed there. Through his stories children get to know and love animals and their habitats and learn important lessons from their lives and adventures - from problem solving to conflict resolution to the joy of discovery. They learn about the interconnected nature of community and the value each individual member brings to it. The animals are shown to live in a way rarely witnessed today - in a whole and united world. Their adventures will come alive via audiobooks narrated by prominent and engaging voices and celebrities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Mensah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030781/bk_acx0_030781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.