Searching for: "Kate Rudd"

  • Rysa Walker

    An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner—Grand Prize and Young Adult Fiction. When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago World’s...read more

  • Rysa Walker

    To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key—one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy—her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene. But their growing bond threatens everything Kate is trying to rebuild with Trey, her boyfriend who can’t remember the relationship she can’t forget. As evidence of Saul’s twisted mind builds, Kate’s missions become more complex,...read more

  • Rysa Walker

    The Cyrists are swiftly moving into position to begin the Culling, and Kate’s options are dwindling. With each jump to the past or the future, Kate may trigger a new timeline shift. Worse, the loyalties of those around her—including the allegiances of Kiernan and the Fifth Column, the shadowy group working with Kate—are increasingly unclear. Kate will risk everything, including her life, to prevent the future her grandfather and the Cyrists have planned. But, when time runs out, it may take an even bigger sacrifice to protect the people she...read more

  • Nancy French

    Forgiveness has less to do with the person who harmed you than you think. On March 28, 2010, Kate and Andy Grosmaire received two pieces of news that would change their lives forever. The first was their worst nightmare: "Ann has been shot." The second was the dumbfounding addendum: "Conor was the one who shot her." Their nineteen-year-old daughter had been killed by her boyfriend, a young man who had lived with the family and had come to feel like part of it. In a beautiful, tragic testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire finally tells the whole story of her daughter's death at the hand of her boyfriend-and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and...read more

  • John Green

    Penguin presents the audio download edition of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, read by Kate Rudd. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the...read more

  • James Mallory Mercedes Lackey

    Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's first collaboration, The Obsidian Trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic, while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends. The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves ruled the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next. Runacarendalur...read more

  • Karen Robards

    It’s not that Micayla Lange is afraid of the clinking she hears coming from the first floor of the empty McMansion she’s housesitting for her uncle Nicco. She’s a cop, after all. It’s just that finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her was enough drama for one night. Now she’s alone on New Year’s Eve, wearing flannel pajamas and wielding a Glock 22 as she zeroes in on the unmistakable source of the sound: Uncle Nicco’s private office.Jason Davis steals things for a living, so unexpected developments are a natural part of the job. Getting caught red-handed by a hot, pigtail-sporting police officer in what is supposed to be a gangster’s...read more

  • Jo Knowles

    Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. Her dad is forever planning how to boost business at the family restaurant. Her mom is constantly going off to meditate. Her sister, Sarah, who's taking a year off after high school, is too busy finding ways not to work, and her brother Holden is totally focused on his new "friend." And then there's Charlie: three years old, a "surprise" baby, and the center of everything. If it wasn't for her friend Ran, there would be nowhere to turn. Ran is always calm, always positive. His mantra, "All will be well," calms like nothing else. When he says it, Fern can almost believe. But when their lives are suddenly turned upside down, Fern feels more alone...read more

  • Janine Boissard

    Claudio Roman is a world-famous tenor and perhaps even more well known lothario. His life is the envy of men in all walks of life, until a fateful random attack leaves him a shell of his former self. Now, three years later and no longer performing opera, he is still a singer in very high demand—but he knows he can’t be too careful about his security. Women still fawn over him too, so it is hard to understand why, when in need of a new aide and publicist to travel and be with him night and day, he would hire a small, average-looking woman who he will later compare to a sparrow. Laura is surprised the morning after her twenty-sixth birthday party when she is called ...read more

  • Dru Pagliassotti

    Taya soars over Ondinium on metal wings. She is an icarus-a courier privileged to travel freely across the city's sectors and mingle indiscriminately among its castes. But even she can't outfly the web of terrorism, loyalty, murder, and intrigue that snares her after a daring mid-air rescue. Taya finds herself entangled with the Forlore brothers, scions of an upperclass family: handsome, brilliant Alister, who sits on the governing council and writes programs for the Great Engine; and awkward, sharp-tongued Cristof, who has exiled himself from his caste and repairs clocks in Ondinium's lowest sector. Both hide dangerous secrets, in this city that beats to the ticking of a clockwork heart ....read more

  • Barbara Longley

    2012 OKRWA’s National Readers’ Choice Winner 2013 HOLT Medallion Award Winner Steal away on a journey to the heartland, where a wounded soldier meets the one woman who could be his new beginning… Noah Langford narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that cost him his leg and forever his peace of mind. When his stepbrother Matt dies in a car accident, the loss feels like the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul. But then he learns about the girlfriend and baby living in Perfect, Indiana, who Matt had never mentioned, and suddenly Noah has a new mission… Ceejay Lovejoy was nineteen and pregnant when her boyfriend walked out. Since that day, Ceejay has...read more

  • Thomas Meinecke

    This innovative novel from German author Thomas Meinecke takes a thought-provoking look at the role of gender in the social, artistic, and intellectual pursuits of a group of inquisitive university students living in Heidelberg. The clique includes bisexual Korinna, a star tennis player and obsessive reader of Michel Foucault’s and Judith Butler’s theories of sexuality; Frauke, a lesbian doctoral student writing her dissertation about Christ’s foreskin; Frauke’s fiancée Angela, formerly Angelo, a Bible-reading Italian Catholic who considers himself a lesbian; and Hans, a self-described male feminist who believes that men suffer from “reproduction...read more

  • Andre Norton

    Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels. Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. But when her wish comes true, she finds more than a little adventure. As she ventures out, not only is her life in danger, but also the power that lies within her, waiting to be...read more

  • Barbara Taylor Bradford

    The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in Emma's Secret, an audiobook that showcases the storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Paula O'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma Harte and the guardian of her vast business empire, believes that everything Emma left to the family is secure. However, beneath the surface, sibling rivalry and discontent flare. Linnet and Tessa, her daughters, are as different as two women can be. One of them wants desperately for the empire to be hers but has a devastating secret that may put her very life in danger. Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer who is looking for Emma Harte. But...read more

  • Gillian Linden

    “With deadpan restraint, Linden captures the drifting disenfranchisement of post-collegiate life—its pretensions and joys, its cubicles and cats, and all those vegan boyfriends demanding their share of the rent.” —Caitlin Macy, author of Spoiled “Gillian Linden is a master of the understatement and a magician of the unsaid. These stories are narrated in voices soft in tone, but you’d be wise to listen up. The protagonists appear to be lovely young women, but watch your back. Breezy style belies a dark and devious undercurrent. Consider the ingenious title: Remember How I Told You I Loved You? Whatever comes next, it’s not going to be sweet. This is...read more

  • Lisa Gardner

    For years, Brandon Ferringer has sought to untangle the mystery surrounding his father’s disappearance. Now training as a hotshot — a seasonal wildland firefighter — Brandon feels he’s on the verge of finally discovering the truth. In need of temporary lodging, Brandon rents a room at a local farm, and he is surprised when his attraction to the ranch’s alluring owner threatens to distract him from his mission. Single mother Victoria Meese struggles to find time for herself in between raising her son, Randy, and running the Lady Luck Ranch. When she meets Brandon, she suddenly finds something to believe in again. But Brandon’s search for answers is about to turn dangerous,...read more

  • Chelsea M. Cameron

    Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life — until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn’t begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn’t enough to help her feel normal again. And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can’t begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she’s not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she’s no longer sure she deserves. But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he’s hiding secrets of his own....read more

  • H. P. Mallory

    Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction. It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague. When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is...read more

  • Heather Gudenkauf

    When the body of a woman is discovered in a local park, veteran social worker Ellen Moore is called in to assist in the investigation. Police find the woman beneath the statue of Leto, goddess of motherhood, with her bewildered four-year-old son beside her. And it isn't long before Ellen connects the case to a similar one from a decade past. Ellen's professional duty is to protect the child, but she's not equipped to contend with a killer. As she races to connect the dots, she knows her time is running out. And the stakes are high: If she fails, another mother is sure to make the ultimate...read more

  • Kay Bratt

    In the third audiobook of the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series, Benfu and Calli watch as their adopted children struggle to balance independence and family duty. For the last decade, Ivy has remained haunted by her mother’s last words: “I’m sorry. Take care of your sister.” When the police mistakenly imprison her blind sister, Lily, Ivy realizes how much her sister’s freedom means to her. Meanwhile, Li Jin—Benfu and Calli’s only child by birth—proudly runs a shelter nursing China’s lost and forgotten children. But Sami, a shelter tenant and Li Jin’s companion from her destitute days, still burns for revenge against the man who corrupted her. Now Li Jin faces a...read more