Audio Books

Moira also read audio books.

‘Jacob Have I Loved’

“Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . .” With her grandmother’s taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister’s name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin’s lost birthright.

‘Deep Waters’

Charity Truitt was practicing her breathing and fighting yet another panic attack that made it increasingly clear she was not going to complete the corporate merger between the Truitt department store chain and Loftus Athletic Gear. She was not going to marry Brett Loftus either…Notorious deal maker Elias Winters had changed gears and settled in Whispering Waters Cove. He’d been studying martial arts and Asian philosophy with one burning goal in mind – only to discover that he’d been swept into unknown emotional seas… Facing crises of career and heart, two of the most powerful corporate figures in the Northwest are now borne by the unpredictable currents of fate to the same small Washington town, and to their respective shops – a bookstore for Charity and a small curiosity shop called Charms and Virtues for Elias. When they meet, the attraction is immediate. But the results may be…murder! Land speculation is booming in the town – and no one, especially Charity Truitt, believes that Elias Winters has suddenly stopped outswimming the corporate sharks just to run a small business. As Charity and Elias begin a cautious exploration of each other’s pasts, hidden agendas, and libidos, they discover one thing they definitely have in common. A martial arts master, he’s a novice at relationships; a formidable executive, she’s starting in the mail room when it comes to love. And all around them, Sixties-style rebels are clashing with BMW-driving professionals. Then, after two shocking murders, Charity and Elias really join forces to catch a killer – and become next in line for an early demise.