Taking you on a breathtaking journey into the battlefields of the First World War, The Promise is a heartbreaking, enduring and masterfully told story from the international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse. War threatens to take all she has loved and lived for . . . On the outbreak of war, Belle Reilly´s husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the deadly trenches of northern France. But Belle knows she cannot stand idly by when so many are sacrificing their lives. Volunteering to help battlefield wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver. There, a tragic accident brings her face to face with Etienne - a man from her past she´s never quite forgotten. Torn between forbidden passion, loyalty and love, Belle is caught in an impossible situation. Will she succumb to the dark forces of this most brutal of wars? Or will fate intervene and finally lead her to lasting happiness? The Promise vividly describes life behind the front line and the tragic choices that war forces people to make. ´Pearse will pull your heartstrings´ Sun ´Characters it is impossible not to care about´ Daily Mail ´An addictive tear-jerker with characters you´ll adore, laugh with and cry for´ Bella ´Full of love, passion and heartbreak´ Best ´Glorious, heartwarming´ Woman & Home Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Amanda Graham´s husband, John, dies a hero´s death. Left with no source of income, she smuggles medical supplies for Lieutenant Colonel William Jackson and the Confederacy. Although a rogue, Wil is a man of courage and is fiercely loyal to Amanda.Lieutenant Samuel Prescott, a soldier of honor and John´s comrade from before the war, fights for the Union. As opposing forces move into Virginia, Sam clashes with Wil on more than the battlefield when both men fall in love with Amanda.Torn by grief and loyalty, Amanda struggles with the harsh reality that her way of life has been altered forever by the growing storm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dianna Dorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001796/bk_blak_001796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unforgettable story of a young soldier who survived one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and lived to pursue his dream of playing Division I college football At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. ´´When I get out of this shit hole, I´m going to play college football.´´ Daniel had joined the Army just weeks after graduating from high school, having recently suffered a devastating loss. At age nineteen he had no idea what war really was; he just wanted to get out of town. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq, and he would later serve in Afghanistan. And he grew up fast - stopped sleeping, started smoking. Killing became second nature. He fought in the infamous Battle of Kamdesh, and for his bravery he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. But his best friend was not so lucky. Against all odds, Daniel returned home - broken but still alive. Stuck in the clutches of PTSD, Daniel remembered the promise he made to his friend and knew he had to make good on it. He embarked on a grueling training regimen, and when he posted a video of his efforts, it went viral overnight. By some mix of grit, determination, and the power of the Internet, he earned a spot on the Clemson University football team. A powerfully delivered narrative of a young soldier, his unlikely dream, and how he found his way out of darkness, Rise is inspiring, quintessentially American, and will resonate with anyone who has ever fought for what they wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007256/bk_blak_007256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Glory & Promise is the triumphant conclusion to Kim Murphy´s acclaimed Civil War saga.Occupied by Union forces, Fredericksburg lies in ruins. After four years of devastating conflict, sisters Amanda and Alice are plunged into the turbulent world of the war´s aftermath. Amanda struggles to maintain harmony in her home life, while her husband, Union Colonel Samuel Prescott, strives for order in the newly reunited country. But with the demise of the Confederacy, Alice´s husband, William Jackson, has lost his command and must finally face the haunting truth about his past. The guns on the battlefield have been silenced, but war rages on within all hearts, ready to explode. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dianna Dorman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003415/bk_blak_003415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil´s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett´s father threatens Genester´s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester´s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father´s legacy.
Once the fuse is lit, there´s only one way to extinguish the flames. Cole Sullivan made a battlefield promise to his best friend to take care of his little sister, but that vow, given to a dying man, has pushed the woman he´s wanted for years even farther from reach. Gemma Mathews has crushed hard on the darkly handsome, far-to-serious explosives expert since she was a teen, but the sting of his rejection is as fresh as if it happened yesterday. Now, 10 years later, Cole stubbornly adheres to the role of protector, but when she catches him watching her from his house next door, she boldly takes the opportunity to show him everything he´s been missing. Cole´s rule of look-but-don´t-touch is shot to hell when he sees Gemma´s bedroom window performance. He´s never been a risk taker, but her blatant campaign of seduction ignites the fuse of passion that´s been simmering for far too long. All thoughts of backing off are off, but can he live with himself amid the shards of a broken promise? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sasha Dunbrooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031932/bk_adbl_031932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil´s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester´s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father´s legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Curless. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000160/bk_bant_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Pendragon is king! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause - Arthur´s own half sister - ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000713/bk_pnix_000713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I will return to you.... Sixteen-year-old Lady Brandice Townsend fears that Lord Quentin´s promise may be impossible to keep. He´s about to depart for the battlefield, leaving his adoring friend and his genteel life behind. Four years later, with London´s most eligible suitors fawning at her feet, Brandi rejects life in the capital to return to the simple country haven she loves. But Emerald Manor is no longer a welcoming refuge, and tragedy strikes without warning. When he went to fight Napoleon, Quentin had a premonition of doom. Now, his world shattered by his parents’ violent death, the grief-stricken soldier must unravel a tangled web of secrets and lies. But it is Brandi whose safety he prizes above all else - Brandi, who has grown into a passionate, desirable woman. He fears she´ll never be his again, unless he can unmask the truth and risk everything for love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flora MacDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019391/bk_adbl_019391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.