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Audiobooks by Petra Durst-Benning

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Die Welt von Morgen - Fotografinnen-Saga, Band 3 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Die Welt von Morgen - Fotografinnen-Saga, Band 3 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Svenja Pages Release Date: May 2020

Nach dem Tod ihres Onkels Josef hat Mimi Reventlow Laichingen verlassen und ihre Arbeit als Wanderfotografin wiederaufgenommen. Doch sie ist nicht mehr allein unterwegs, denn der Gastwirtsohn Anton hat sich Mimi angeschlossen. Gemeinsam bereisen die beiden das Land und wollen nach der dörflichen Enge Laichingens endlich großstädtischen Trubel erleben. Während ihres Aufenthalts in Berlin gelingt es Anton, einen florierenden Postkartenhandel aufzubauen, während Mimi dagegen immer öfter Schwierigkeiten hat, in ihrem Metier als Wanderfotografin eine Gastanstellung zu finden. Doch anstatt der Vergangenheit nachzutrauern möchte Mimi lieber die Welt von morgen mitgestalten! So wagt sie es, sich neu zu erfinden und dennoch treu zu bleiben. Auf ihrem Weg begegnen ihr auch alte Bekannte, wie die Schafbaronin Bernadette, die von der großen Liebe träumt. Was beiden Frauen noch nicht wissen: Ihnen beiden steht bald die größte Herausforderung ihres Lebens bevor ...

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The Photographer Audiobook

The Photographer

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kathleen Gati Release Date: March 2020

From the bestselling author of The Glassblower Trilogy comes an inspiring historical saga of a female photographer who must defy convention to live her dreams in turn-of-the-century Germany. In 1905, on her twenty-sixth birthday, Mimi Reventlow receives a marriage proposal from the vicar of her family’s church. But a future of housework, childcare, and servicing a parish doesn’t appeal to the restless and unconventional Mimi. She has ambitions of her own—to follow in the footsteps of her beloved uncle Josef and become a traveling photographer. Leaving behind all that has been mapped out for her, Mimi dares to pursue her passion and sets out alone to make her own mark. A visit to her ailing uncle in the idyllic mountain town of Laichingen, Germany, pauses Mimi’s journey. Here, among provincialism and rejection, she struggles to find her place within a vibrant but wary community. But Mimi’s resilience is only strengthened by adversity. Her courage is indomitable. Maybe here, among surprising kindred spirits and longing hearts, in a place she never expected, Mimi’s dreams might be coming into focus.

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Fotografinnen-Saga, 2: Die Zeit der Entscheidung (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Fotografinnen-Saga, 2: Die Zeit der Entscheidung (Ungekürzt)

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Svenja Pages Release Date: April 2019

Die Wanderfotografin Mimi Reventlow lebt seit einiger Zeit in der kleinen Leinenweberstadt Laichingen und kümmert sich um ihren kranken Onkel Josef. Durch ihre offene Art ist es ihr gelungen, die Herzen der Dorfbewohner zu erobern und Freundschaften zu knüpfen. Als eine Katastrophe das Dorf erschüttert, wird sie mit ihren wunderschönen Fotografien für viele der Bewohner gar zum einzigen Rettungsanker. Doch nach einer schweren menschlichen Enttäuschung muss Mimi erkennen, dass sie sich nicht nur in ihrem Foto-Atelier dem schönen Schein hingegeben hat, sondern auch im wahren Leben. Für Mimi ist die Zeit der Entscheidung gekommen.

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Die Fotografin - Am Anfang des Weges - Fotografinnen-Saga 1 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Die Fotografin - Am Anfang des Weges - Fotografinnen-Saga 1 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Svenja Pages Release Date: October 2018

Gegen alle Widerstände wird Mimi Reventlow Fotografin, und findet nicht nur ihre Freiheit, sondern auch die Liebe Minna Reventlow, genannt Mimi, war schon immer anders als die Frauen ihrer Zeit. Es ist das Jahr 1911, und während andere Frauen sich um Familie und Haushalt kümmern, hat Mimi ihren großen Traum wahr gemacht. Sie bereist als Fotografin das ganze Land und liebt es, den Menschen mit ihren Bildern Schönheit zu schenken, genau wie ihr Onkel Josef, der ihr großes Vorbild ist. Als dieser erkrankt, zieht sie in das kleine Leinenweberdorf Laichingen, um ihn zu pflegen und vorübergehend sein Fotoatelier zu übernehmen. Ihm zuliebe verzichtet sie nicht nur auf ihre Unabhängigkeit, sondern sieht sich in Laichingen zunächst auch den misstrauischen Blicken der Dorfbewohner ausgesetzt, da sie mehr als einmal mit ihrem Freigeist aneckt. Und als bald ein Mann Mimis Herz höher schlagen lässt, muss sie eine Entscheidung treffen

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The Flower Shop Audiobook

The Flower Shop

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz Release Date: April 2018

Bestselling author Petra Durst-Benning's Seed Traders' Saga continues, as a young woman in nineteenth-century Baden-Baden risks everything to pursue her dream of becoming a florist. Twenty-year-old Flora Kerner has arrived in Baden-Baden, the "Summer Capital of Europe." Having spurned the family seed trade, Flora has instead chosen to accept a floristry apprenticeship in the famed German spa town. She is a quick study in the art of flower arranging, but progress is slower in matters of the heart. As her magnificent displays and keen eye soon reverse the fortunes of her mentor's shop, she attracts the notice of princesses and other royal clientele. Flora's found her passion-or at least she hopes she has. But as her new life begins to blossom, does she dare risk everything to discover where her true heart lies?

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The Seed Woman Audiobook

The Seed Woman

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz Release Date: October 2017

After a long and trying journey from her home, Hannah arrives at a charming village nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, eager to find Helmut Kerner, a traveling seed merchant she loved and lost. Enchanted by the glorious wildflowers and thriving harvests stretching as far as the eye can see, Hannah feels less like an outsider with each passing hour, until she meets Seraphine, an ethereally beautiful dreamer engaged to be married to Helmut, the father of Hannah's unborn child. Desperate to win back Helmut's affections, Hannah gets to work and quickly discovers a passion for the seed trade, and with every change of season comes a change of heart. Can Hannah and Seraphine put aside their differences to find a way to work together, or will Hannah and her child be forced to leave this place she has come to love?

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The Queen of Beauty Audiobook

The Queen of Beauty

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Teri Clark Linden Release Date: June 2017

Petra Durst-Benning’s captivating historical novel pays homage to the trailblazing women of the early twentieth century—like Elizabeth Arden and Estée Lauder—who shaped culture, shattered convention, and strived to make the world around them more beautiful. Despite all that Clara Berg has achieved as a wife, mother, and chemist—especially for a woman in turn-of-the-century Berlin—ending her abusive marriage comes at great cost. The judge hands her inheritance—her parents’ pharmacy—over to her ex-husband. Now, with her reputation in near ruins thanks to the scandal that rocked her marriage, no reputable chemist will hire her. Worst of all, she has lost all rights to her young son and daughter. Only her dearest friends, Josephine and Isabelle, themselves no strangers to hardship, remain steadfast. With their encouragement, Clara decides to start over in the spa town of Lake Constance, where she creates a homemade cream and launches a cosmetics revolution. Against all convention, she teaches other women and herself how to face the challenges of each new day with confidence and beauty. Soon her renown brings prestige, professional accolades, even new romance. But through it all, her heart beats for her beloved children—will success finally bring the reunion she longs for?

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The Champagne Queen Audiobook

The Champagne Queen

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Teri Clark Linden Release Date: September 2016

When Isabelle took a chance and eloped with Leon Feininger, her true love, she hadn't stopped to consider what would happen next. Winter on his family's isolated vineyard proves tougher than she expected, and Isabelle finds herself daydreaming, envisioning the wines she and Leon will make when they have their own land. An unexpected inheritance opens a door for the newlyweds-Leon's uncle has left them a vineyard, and in champagne country no less! But all is not as it seems. The decrepit estate has very little staff to help, and Isabelle cannot focus her husband's efforts on the farm. She soon decides to seize the opportunity to run the vineyard herself. Like her friends Clara and Josephine, she can learn anything she needs to face a new challenge. And with their help, she will even take on the fierce local competition, with generations of wine-making history tying them to the land she's just learning to toil. Can Isabelle's passion and perseverance bring Feininger champagne to the world? Will life with Leon become the happily ever after she's always dreamed of?

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While the World Is Still Asleep Audiobook

While the World Is Still Asleep

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Teri Clark Linden Release Date: February 2016

It isn't easy for a woman to cut loose in 1890s Berlin. But the winds of change are blowing, and nothing can stop Josephine from pursuing her dreams. After the tragic death of her little brother, Josephine travels to the Black Forest to heal. There she discovers a feeling of freedom astride a brand-new invention called the "velocipede." The very idea of a woman on a bicycle is beyond taboo-it is indecent and even illegal-but Josephine will not be deterred. She simply needs to find a way to ride without provoking a scandal. Back home, Josephine has the brilliant idea of riding under cover of night, while the world is still asleep. But Berlin's streets are dangerous, especially on a bicycle. Can Josephine's fighting heart help her overcome the obstacles in her path? Will the passion she feels for this new adventure lead her toward true love?

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The Paradise of Glass Audiobook

The Paradise of Glass

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz Release Date: September 2015

Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany-known around the world as the "paradise of glass"-is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did-cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.

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The American Lady Audiobook

The American Lady

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz Release Date: June 2015

Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene-catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process-Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth, and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy, The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.

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The Glassblower Audiobook

The Glassblower

Author: Petra Durst-Benning Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz Release Date: November 2014

In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when glassblower Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic and sparkling possibilities of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man’s world, but how to remain true to themselves—and their hearts—in the process.

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