Audio books are a mom's best friend, a constant companion for carpool and running errands. Listening to the latest book releases is an easy way for moms to stay connected with the literary world. My personal faves run the gamut for I like to read women's fiction, romance, mysteries, and historical fiction. That doesn't mean I don't stray from time to time to non-fiction or even fantasy. There are various online options to download or purchase talking books, but I have found the public library to be the best source. So, go ahead and check with your local branch online or in person today and reserve a few of my recommended audio picks.
The Forgotten Room by New York Times bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig is a historical fiction gem. The story takes place in a certain room in a New York City mansion spanning three time periods. Olive is a housemaid in 1892 who is seeking revenge for her father. Olive's daughter, Lucy, is an independent, young woman working as a secretary in 1920 looking for answers about her family. Lucy's daughter, Kate, is a doctor tending to the wounded during World War II. All three of these women live in the Pratt mansion at different times, and each struggle with issues of the heart.
Remembrance: A Mediator Novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot is the long-awaited seventh book in the fan favorite Mediator series. The sixth release, Twilight, was published back in 2004. Suze Simon is all grown up now... a sassy, self-confident ghost buster. As a mediator who can talk with ghosts, she's on the verge of marrying her once-ghostly soulmate, Dr. Jesse de Silva. But when Suze accepts a job as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, vengeful spirits along with her scheming ex-boyfriend show up hoping to spoil her wedded bliss.
My Name is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Elizabeth Strout is a truly unforgettable story about a mother and daughter's relationship. Lucy Barton is slowly recovering from an operation when her estranged mother comes to see her. The two begin to connect while chatting about childhood friends and family which leads to a deeper conversation concerning painful aspects from Lucy's past. Soon tensions unleash surrounding Lucy's departure from her troubled family, her marriage, her love for her kids, and her dream of becoming a writer. This novel is a brilliant example of superb storytelling.
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The Newsmakers by New York Times bestselling author Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart is a fast-paced suspense novel set in the heart New York City. Erica Sparks leaves her eight-year-old daughter in the care of her ex-husband in order to follow her dream as a reporter at the Global News Network.On her first assignment, she witnesses a terrible tragedy which catapults her career to the forefront. Soon after, she starts to develop feelings for her producer, Greg Underwood. Erika will stop at nothing to make it to the top... just as long as her troubled past doesn't catch up with her. Mark your calendars for March 15th at 1pm/EST to chat with Lis in our monthly #MTBookChat.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin depicts the scandalous relationship between literary giant Truman Capote and socialite Babe Paley. Celebrated and adored for her beauty and style, Babe along with her socialite swans- Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill- is the heart of Manhattan's elite with her glamour and jewels. Through Babe, the larger-than-life Capote gains access to her powerful circle of friends. Ultimately, he causes unforeseen trouble through his elaborate storytelling that she never would imagined.
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