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Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: 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 --...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2012

Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: "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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amazoncrossing 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2014

Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2016

Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: In the last month of 1849, Hannah, pregnant by a traveling seed trader, arrives in a small village in the Swabian Mountains to find the father of her child. Helmut is due to be married to the town beauty in January and Hannah is determined to win his love for herself but the longer she stays, the more attached she becomes to both the town and to Helmut's fiancée.

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Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2017

Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2015

Durst-Benning, Petra

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Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2017

Durst-Benning, Petra

Summary: "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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Durst-Benning 2015