Caroline Ashley is a journalist on the rise at the Washington Post until the sudden death of her father brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile mother. The only respite from the eternal rotation of bridge club meetings and garden parties is her longtime friend, Brooks Elliott. A professor of journalism, Brooks is the voice of sanity and reason in the land of pink lemonade and triple layer coconut cakes. But when she meets a fascinating, charismatic young man on the cusp of a brand new industry, she ignores Brooks´ misgivings and throws herself into the project. Brooks struggles to reconcile his parents´ very bitter marriage with his father´s devastating grief at the recent loss of his wife. Caroline is the only bright spot in the emotional wreckage of his family life. She´s a friend and he´s perfectly happy to keep her safely in that category. Marriage isn´t for men like Brooks and they both know it...until a handsome newcomer wins her heart. Brooks discovers Caroline is much more than a friend, and always has been, but is it too late to win her back? With a scheming playboy, a feisty grandmama, a crooked antiques dealer, some contra dancing and a returning cast of Civil War re-enactors, ‘Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs´ brings you back to a modern South only Jane Austen could have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Ambrielle Loflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011573/bk_acx0_011573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Slaw and the Slow Cooked:Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South
The complete award-winning Sam & Laura Saga. Follow their story as they struggle on the American plains of the mid-1800s.Law of MosesSamuel Cardiff had a plan. He had recently graduated from the teachers college, and now, he was returning home. The first goal completed, his next step was to find a position, and then he could get married.Samuel was a quiet man, some would say a pacifist. He believed in God, family, and education. He was not concerned with the happenings outside his hometown.Outside events, however, were about to drag him from his beloved Elmira. It was the spring of 1861, and Confederate forces had recently attacked Fort Sumter. Against every moral belief, he enlisted in the Union Army, and with his first step toward the South, he changed his life forever.A Higher CallingIn the years following the war, Sam had gained a reputation as a gun-toting enforcer of the law, doing whatever necessary to uphold justice, even though he had since left that life behind.Laura had recently assumed control of her father’s estate and worked day after day for the sake of her children. Sam offered to help ease her burden and in return received the opportunity to live the quiet life he had always wanted.Sam’s past catches up with him when an unexpected guest arrives at Laura’s estate. This encounter forces him to face his demons head on and provides the ultimate test in resisting his impulse for retribution.Vengeance Is MineLife for Sam and Laura radically changed when their children succumbed to illness. This tragedy drove them further apart, and it was difficult to imagine what, if anything, might ever reunite them. At the least, Sam will finally have to overcome the ghosts of his past and become the man he was meant to be.In addition to the tragic loss of her children, Laura must also confront feelings of betrayal, resentment, and abandonment that materialized wh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph R Durika. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142452/bk_acx0_142452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.