Flagler Beach Florida is quite the small town, eclectic and quirky...and filled with many unique characters. The Golden Lion Cafe has been a landmark for twenty years, with so many characters as both customers and workers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015065/bk_acx0_015065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia´s Italian Cafe. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos - until she stumbles upon her neighbor´s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. The victim´s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca´s old high school friend. Together they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007010/bk_tant_007010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evie loves running her beach café in Cornwall, but with a baby on the way she´s been told to put her feet up. Helen´s come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the café, it sounds perfect. But the two women clash, and sparks fly. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melody Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002771/bk_howe_002771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and The Cafe by the Sea comes another enchanting, unforgettable novel of a woman who makes a fresh start on the beautiful Scottish Island of Mure - only to discover life has more surprises in store for her. When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel - her difficult, adorable boss - would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance. With Joel away on business in New York, Flora is preparing for the next stage in her life. And that would be...? Love? She’s feeling it. Security? In Joel’s arms, sure. Marriage? Not open to discussion. In the meanwhile, Flora is finding pleasure in a magnificent sight: whales breaking waves off the beaches of Mure. But it also signals something less joyful. According to local superstition, it’s an omen - and a warning that Flora’s future could be as fleeting as the sea-spray… A bracing season on the shore sets the stage for Jenny Colgan’s delightful novel that’s as funny, heartwarming, and unpredictable as love itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Barron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007284/bk_harp_007284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Flagler Beach Florida is quite the small town, eclectic and quirky... and filled with many unique characters. Kokomo´s Café owners Mac and Ginny see their fair share day in and day out. Come meet the locals and the tourists! Contemporary Fiction and a fun beach audiobook! Includes Ten Short Stories set in Kokomo´s Cafe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014486/bk_acx0_014486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a small seaside town popular with summer visitors, Cecily and Ada run their father´s grocery shop. Since their mother left them, they have lived above the shop with Myfanwy, a six-year-old they adopted when her parents died. The business is successful with the assistance of friends and Willie, their hardworking stable boy, and their deliveries extend to the stalls and cafes on the beach, where one stall handler, Peter, becomes a close friend. Love for the sisters brings only heartache. Cecily´s wedding is cancelled and a secret revealed changes her life forever. Ada is happily married to Phil until disappointment touches her too. Is the growing business the only part of their life to offer them happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Cater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001618/bk_isis_001618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catalina Island and Avalon, a sunny village just off the southern California coast. It seemed the perfect place for R&R over Memorial Day weekend, with the new young woman in the judge´s life. But what he stepped into was gang violence, civil disobedience, bitter rivalries, infidelity, and even murder, ripping the social fabric of the small town asunder. From Avalon´s yacht club, through its alleys, sidewalk cafes, and swank watering holes, across its private beaches and beyond, to the airport in the sky, and the party cruise ship sitting offshore, the judge tracks a shadowy killer. And as the town is forced to fight for its very existence against overwhelming odds, the judge finds his romantic relationship compromised by an old flame, forcing him to examine and re-define his own past, before he can risk a new future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Powers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092923/bk_acx0_092923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somewhere in the tropics, yet another beach resort is being built. As they bulldoze a road through a valley the locals consider sacred (the dwelling of a Nature Spirit), the jungle begins to spring up everywhere else. At Maria´s Cafe´, chairs are sprouting leaves, vines are creeping over the counter, and orchids are growing from the walls. Meanwhile, Jack, Mojo and Claudine are attempting to prove the Nature Spirit not only exists, she may have just begun to ´´even the score´´. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/zbsf/000044/rt_zbsf_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Josie O´Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy´s friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community. Josie adopts Jimmy´s trousers and wingtips, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the many queer corpses. Along the way she rubs shoulders with a sultry chanteuse running a dyke tavern called Pandora´s Box, gets intimate with a red-headed madam operating a brothel from the Police Personnel Department, and conspires with the star of Finocchio´s, a dive so disreputable it´s off limits to servicemen - so every man in uniform pays a visit. Blackmail, My Love is a murder mystery deeply steeped in San Francisco´s queer history. Established academic and first-time novelist Katie Gilmartin´s diverse set of characters negotiate the risks of same-sex desire in a tough time for queers. Humor leavens the grave subject matter. Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore, the Beat movement´s North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, Blackmail, My Love is a singular, visually stunning neo-noir experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021585/bk_adbl_021585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I guess I was lucky. I’m a writer, not very successful. But my luck came from the lotto win of nearly three-quarters of a million. I’m in my late 40s and on my own. I was planning on making a home in Spain but keeping a small property here, too, as a fallback. I hadn’t told anyone about my win and I hadn’t gone wild. I’d bought a cheap, small car and a bigger investment. Just over $10,000 on a secondhand cabin cruiser. It was nearing time to go to Spain on an exploration trip where I hoped to find a property. Nothing expensive. I needed a marina for my boat, a place that was lively, but not a drunken, wild destination. I would write there and maybe would strike lucky with that. I wanted a place overlooking the beach and sea and within walking distance of shops and cafes. But that was the future. Right now, I was down on the coast back home where I had a mooring in a marina. I was here a lot. I was getting to know the local shops and cafés now after a few weeks. I’d started taking my dirty washing home when I went but was soon using the local laundry wash. I’d found a couple of really friendly cafés, and the local boat yard had become a wealth of information and store for supplies and equipment. The Laundry Service was a self-service place, a row of washing machines opposite several commercial driers. It was simple. I wasn’t rushed for time, so I would sit and wait. Gave me time to think about my day and what I would be doing. Kay ran it with her daughter. They would take dirty washing, put it through the process, and even iron for a modest amount. Some days, they were really busy, and on others, they sat and chatted. Usually, there was just one of them there except on Mondays and Fridays, which seemed the busiest. It was a Wednesday, and Kay came and sat with me. She was slim, but not skinny. She must have been at least 38, as Penny, her daughter, had just turned 19. But she looked about 28 years old. Kay was blon 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131957/bk_acx0_131957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.