The love between a daughter and her mother - and the dark secrets they keep from each other - are at the heart of this wildly imaginative novel that combines elements of The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, and Twin Peaks.An isolated town.The remains of a mysterious cult.And a woman who disappears. It’s 1985. Pony Darlene Fontaine has lived all her 15 years in ´´the territory,” a settlement founded decades ago by a charismatic cult leader. In this strange town run on a sinister economic resource, the women crimp their hair and wear shoulder pads, and the teenagers listen to Nazareth and Whitesnake on their Walkmans. Pony’s family lives in the bungalow at the farthest edge of town, where the territory borders the rest of the wider world - a place none of the townspeople have ever been.Except for Billie Jean Fontaine, Pony’s mother. When Billie Jean arrived in the territory 17 years prior - falling from the open door of a stolen car - the residents took her in and made her one of their own. She was the first outsider they had ever laid eyes on. Pony adores and idolizes her mother, but like everyone else in the territory she is mystified by her. Billie Jean refuses to describe the world she came from.One night, Billie Jean grabs her truck keys, bolts barefoot into the cold October darkness - and vanishes. Beautiful, beloved, and secretive, Billie Jean was the first person to be welcomed into the territory. Now, with a frantic search under way for her missing mother, Pony fears: Will she be the first person to leave it too?Told from the three unforgettable perspectives of a daughter, a killer dog, and a teenage boy named Supernatural, this novel is startling in its humor and wrenching in its wisdom about the powers, limits, and dangers of love. Heartbreaker is an electrifying pause-resister about a woman reinv 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie, Claudia Dey, MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006321/bk_rand_006321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white ´´map´´ on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her and worked hard to earn the money she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them. Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001743/bk_sans_001743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old - head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw 12-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For 13 years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her 16th birthday he walked away from her father´s ranch, and from her. He didn´t look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She´d run her father´s ranch. She´d succeed. She´d survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived. Duncan McKenzie left the ranch 10 years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine´s frightened father summons him home. The ranch is under attack and the old man´s stubborn daughter refuses to seek help. Duncan left a sweet young girl behind a decade ago. He returns to a defiant siren, a woman whose heart is as wild as the land she would sacrifice her life to protect. When Catherine´s father coerces her into marrying Duncan, the fire in her eyes spells trouble, but it´s the kind of trouble Duncan has no desire to resist. Marriage is the only way he can protect her. Especially when Duncan´s own past comes calling in the form of one extremely dangerous and vengeful outlaw, Catherine´s cowardly enemies want the ranch badly enough to kill for it, and his reluctant bride is very much in their way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Frederick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022648/bk_acx0_022648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.