For summer garden party vibes, you can t go wrong with this spaghetti strap midi dress printed with bold florals and fitted with a classic halter neckline. Features a button-up bodice and a bold front slit design for a leg-elongating, figure-flattering finish. Style with white-rimmed sunnies, a small beaded bag and a floppy straw hat for retro glamor. Available in cream, in one size only. Color: White, Materials: Blended Fabric, Size: One Size: Total Length: 118cm, Bust: 95cm, Waist: 72cm, Care: N/A
In the tradition of gloriously absorbing, lush and moving women's fiction by authors such as Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Joanne Harris comes Precious Things. Normandy, France, 1891: a young woman painstakingly sews an intricate beaded collar to her wedding dress, the night before her marriage to someone she barely knows. Yet Aimee longs for so much more.... Shanghai, 1926: dancing sensation and wild child Zephyr spies what looks like a beaded headpiece lying carelessly discarded on a ballroom floor. She takes it with her to Malaya where she sets her sights on a prize so out of reach that, in striving for it, she will jeopardise everything she holds dear.... Precious Things tells the story of a collar - a wonderful, glittering beaded piece - and its journey through the decades. It's also the story of Maggie, an auctioneer living in modern-day London, who comes across the crumpled, neglected collar in a box of old junk, and sets out on an unexpected mission to discover more about its secret and elusive past. Maggie has a journey of her own too. Juggling a demanding job, a clingy young child and a rebellious stepdaughter, and with her once-solid marriage foundering under the pressure of a busy life, Maggie has to find out the hard way that you can't always get what you want...but sometimes, you're lucky enough to get precisely what you need. This is a wonderful, absorbing and moving novel about desire, marriage and family, telling the story about how we so often reach out for the sparkly, shiny things (and people) we desire, only to realise - in the nick of time - that the most precious things are the ones we've had with us all along. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002701/bk_boli_002701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz, and go whiz-bang-pop! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school and his classmates tease him for his atypical choice. Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle.A gentle story of acceptance, generosity, and friendship, Angus All Aglow reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle and that returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Down. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142810/bk_acx0_142810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily Henderson’s greatest passion is knowledge. Christopher Farnsworth thrives on order and decorum. But her penchant for suffragette rallies and logical reasoning soon clashes with his quiet, controlled ex-military lifestyle over a bowl of potato soup.The two agree to a wager, and matchmaking - or, rather, romance - is the intended outcome. The premise? A suitable match by Easter. If he loses, he’ll attend Easter church services dressed in one of his aunt’s outrageously-colored and beaded gowns. If she loses, she’ll ride Lady Godiva-style around the heart of Indianapolis, which is the height of scandal for 1904. The problem is neither Christopher nor Lily can find matches as good as themselves. Romantic sabotage becomes the order of the day. The original wager is forgotten when the only thing the pair gambles with is their hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trudy Doten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186866/bk_acx0_186866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gold. Soldiers. Indians. Massacres. Can Charlotte survive life on the trail, or will the wildness of the west tear her family apart?After bidding farewell to her family, Charlotte drops everything to follow Sanderson to a promised job out west. The journey proves more difficult than any of them could have ever imagined. Wild animals, natural disasters, and a heavy Indian presence test not only Sanderson and Charlotte's strength and endurance, but their faith in each other as well. Meanwhile, Minerva packs up the little rock cottage to journey west in the company of infant Jay Jay and Cotton, just as the peace Sanderson is trying to bridge between the Army and the Snake River Indians begins to fall apart.“’Shoot it so it won't bite me, Sanderson,’ Charlotte managed, her voice weak. ‘But first tell it I'm sorry for throwing up on it.’ The absurdity of the words rattled in her brain as she lifted a shaky hand to her mouth. After a wobbly wipe across her lips, she drew in a breath and pushed slowly into a sitting position. Still woozy, Charlotte kept her eyes shut as she waited for the earth to quit rolling beneath her. Slowly, she opened her eyes. ‘Did you get the snake Sander?‘ Her eyes focused on the ground before her. A pair of perfectly beaded leather moccasins, the same color as the earth, rose up from it. Her mouth went dry.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corry Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014468/bk_acx0_014468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tall, trusted Tandy Caide, CPA, is a long-time patron of the arts in her town, which is why you will find her sitting in the front row of the high school's annual musical production. This year is an Annie year - and it would be no different than other years were it not for the high school's hiring of a new vocational agriculture (Vo-Ag) teacher. With his beguiling ponytail and decorative beaded belt, Kenny catches Tandy's eye immediately. Ignoring the fact of her slovenly husband - who takes most of his meals in their hot tub - Tandy decides to entertain Kenny's advances. Trusted community pillar that she is, Tandy's affair has instant repercussions. People are talking, and her husband's subsequent breakdown and check-in to a mental institution doesn't help. At her regular meeting with the Order of the Pessimists, comprised of her deceased father's disgruntled and drunken best friends, she is asked to step down as treasurer. Not only that, but her old lover is keeping a secret somehow connected to the Vo-Ag teacher. And meth labs, fueled by the abundance of fertilizer present in the region, keep blowing up. Somehow, it is all connected to Tandy's ex-best friend's daughter, the star of this year's Annie. As Tandy pieces together the puzzle that has become her life, it becomes clear she must embark on a journey of self-discovery that might even include leaving town for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Warren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107089/bk_acx0_107089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it, and you only thought you saw it. The eye became impotent, untrustworthy, all senses lay fallow except that of touch, the skin alone conveyed to you with promptness and no incertitude that this thing had substance. You could feel it, you could open and shut your hands and sense it on your palms, and it penetrated your clothes and beaded your spectacles and rings and bracelets and shoe-buckles. It was nightmare, bereft of its pillows, grown somnambulistic, and London became the antechamber to Hades, lackeyed by idle dreams and peopled by mistakes." Reprint of the 1915 classic mystery story.
The Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum, is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. A heavy, slow-moving lizard, up to 60 centimetres long, the Gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States, and one of only two known species of venomous lizards in North America, the other being its close relative the Mexican beaded lizard. Though the Gila monster is venomous, its sluggish nature means that it represents little threat to humans. However, it has earned a fearsome reputation, and is sometimes killed by hikers and homeowners, despite being protected by state law in Arizona and Nevada.
"A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it, and you only thought you saw it. The eye became impotent, untrustworthy, all senses lay fallow except that of touch, the skin alone conveyed to you with promptness and no incertitude that this thing had substance. You could feel it, you could open and shut your hands and sense it on your palms, and it penetrated your clothes and beaded your spectacles andrings and bracelets and shoe-buckles. It was nightmare, bereft of its pillows, grown somnambulistic, and London became the antechamber to Hades, lackeyed by idle dreams and peopled by mistakes." Reprint of the 1915 classic mystery story.