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Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell (born April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model and entrepreneur. She rose to prominence as Emily Fields in the mystery thriller drama series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017), which earned her nominations for a People's Choice Award and six Teen Choice Awards. She has garnered wider recognition for starring as Peach Salinger in the psychological thriller series You (2018) and as Stella Cole in the Hulu comedy series Dollface (2019–present). After appearing in a series of short films, Mitchell made her feature film debut starring as Nicole in the musical drama film Dreamland (2016). She went on to appear as Tina in the comedy film Mother's Day (2016), and headline the thriller film The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) as Megan Reed. Asides from her acting, she is recognized for her media image and activism. In 2014, Esquire magazine dubbed Mitchell the "Sexiest Woman Alive", and in 2015 appeared on the Maxim Hot 100 list. In 2021 she was cast in the role of Alexandra Trese in the Netflix animated series Trese (TV series). Early life Mitchell was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and Mark Mitchell. Her father is of Scottish and Irish descent and her mother, who is Filipina, is from the province of Pampanga, and left the Philippines at age 19. She has one younger brother named Sean. She is a first cousin-once-removed of Lea Salonga, a singer and musical theater actress. She attended Rockridge Secondary School and then later transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School where she graduated. By her late teens, Mitchell had successfully modeled for a variety of companies in cities as varied as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Barcelona, eventually returning to Toronto to study acting. Career 2009–2015: Early work and Pretty Little Liars Mitchell began acting in 2009, making cameo appearances on the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation and the police drama series Rookie Blue. Also in 2009, she appeared in the music video for "Hold My Hand" by Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, portraying Paul's love interest; the video went viral on YouTube. Mitchell was cast as Emily Fields in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars, an adaptation of the book series of the same name. She initially auditioned for the character Spencer Hastings, for which she was rejected and the part was instead given to Troian Bellisario; thereafter she tried for Emily Fields and was cast in the role. On portraying Fields, she wrote: "I think for me, it's one of the best characters that I may ever play because of the [impact] she had on so many different people. So I'm very fortunate I was able to be the one to bring Emily to life." Pretty Little Liars opened to positive reviews, and obtained a cult following. Mitchell garnered widespread recognition and praise for her performance, with many lauding the characterization she applied to the role. She earned several accolades for her acting, which includes winning a Young Hollywood Award in 2011, earning a nomination for a People's Choice Award and receiving six nominations from the Teen Choice Awards. The role additionally established her as a sex symbol; In 2014, she was named the "Sexiest Women Alive" by Esquire magazine, and in 2015 she was included on the Maxim Hot 100 list.In 2010, Mitchell appeared in a four-episode arc on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone as Irina Webber. In 2011, she signed a contract with Procter & Gamble to be the spokesperson for the Pantene Nature Fusion shampoo line. In the same year, Mitchell created a YouTube channel, where she is best known for her lifestyle-type videos. In 2012, Mitchell made a publicized cameo on the musical drama series Glee, where she drew comparisons to actress Naya Rivera. In this period, Mitchell frequently took on fewer roles to focus on Pretty Little Liars; these were mostly roles in short films. In 2015, Mitchell co-authored the young adult novel Bliss with Michaela Blaney, which is her writing debut. HelloGiggles reviewed the book, writing that "It’s definitely a must-read, and we couldn’t be more excited for Mitchell and Blaney." 2016–present: You, Dollface, film roles and other ventures In 2016, Mitchell made her feature film debut with the musical drama film Dreamland, starring as Nicole, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. That same year, she headlined the comedy film Mother's Day, where she played Tina. The film was a moderate commercial success, and marked Mitchell's film breakthrough, albeit it was panned by critics. In 2018, Mitchell was cast in the former Lifetime television thriller series You in the role of Peach Salinger, a wealthy and powerful socialite, which she played in the shows' first season. The series premiered in September 2018, and received critical acclaim. It earned spots in several critic year-end lists, and the performances of the ensemble cast, including Mitchell, were praised; it is her highest-rated work. Also in 2018, Mitchell founded the production company "Amore & Vita Inc." and signed a contract with Warner Bros. Television. She was subsequently cast in the ABC television pilot The Heiresses, adapted from the book of the same name, which was in production until 2018, when it was announced that the show was cancelled.Mitchell launched her travel brand, "BÉIS" in 2018. In the same year, the horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace was released, where Mitchell was seen as Megan Reed, a "troubled ex-cop who takes the graveyard shift in a morgue". The project was filmed years prior, and she stated that it has been one of her more difficult roles to play. She stated in an interview with Collider: "I was playing a character who was dealing with major anxiety, and to be honest with you, before this role, I hadn’t really encountered anxiety in my personal life. Getting this role and being in Boston and shooting it, right after coming off of PLL, to then leading this film, there was a lot of pressure. ... I had so many panic attacks, in those first three weeks of shooting, and it was only a four-week shoot. I feel like I was truly feeling what I think that character must have been going through." Upon release, it garnered a negative reception from critics, though Mitchell's performance was praised and the film was a commercial success.Since November 2019, Mitchell has portrayed Stella Cole in the Hulu comedy series Dollface, the best friend to Jules Wiley (Kat Dennings). The character initially drew comparisons to Mitchell's Peach Salinger on You, who she portrayed in 2018, though she stated on the role that "Aesthetically, you can see a similarity but when you get to know Stella, she’s really a wild spirit and a complete 180 from Peach. It was fun to go from that to this." Dollface is her first leading comedy role, and Mitchell, along with the acting ensemble, earned praise. Mitchell made her voice acting debut in the Netflix animated series Trese, where she prov.... Discover the Kathryn Shay popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Kathryn Shay books.

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Trust in Me book summary, reviews and downlod

Trust in Me

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As kids, the stock car racing town of Glen Oaks called them The Outlaws. Who knew the hoodlums on the street would grow up to be upstanding citizens? Their leader, Linc, has become a ministe...

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Be My Babies

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What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, Ab...

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The Reckoning

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As the illegitimate son of the famous O’Neil clan, Kinley Moran bursts into their lives and it’s vengeance he wants--not to be accepted in the family he detests. Now a billionaire entrep...

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Only With You

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A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestsell...

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Count on Me

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Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them! “With a cast of memorable ch...

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The Serenity House Trilogy

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay knows teenagers and puts that knowledge into creating a contemporary romance series about successful women who were once troubled teenagers.

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On the Line

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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Close to You

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Do you like Kathryn Shay’s high-powered stories about cops and firefighters? Then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. CLOSE TO YOU centers around the Se...

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When a Man Loves a Woman

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Single parent Nick DiMarco is out to prove something to himself and to the world. His ex-wife abandoned him and his two children to lead the life of a socialite. Now, Nick’s working two jo...

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Ties That Bind

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Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men...

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Say You'll Stay

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A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestsell...

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The Big Gamble

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He’s a lonely single dad who frequents the casino to escape his dreary life. She’s a full-time caregiver for her beloved mother and seeks a night of respite at a gaming house...

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The Way We Were

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Welcome to The Ludzecky Sisters, a brand new contemporary romance series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. These six beautiful blond sisters try to make their way in the w...

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A Burning Passion

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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Playing For Keeps

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Risking It All

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Author’s note: the original title of RISKING IT ALL was THE MAN WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS. The book has been fully revised and updated and also contains cameos from the Hidden Cove Firefighters....

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The Perfect Family

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***A book of women’s fiction. NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author delivers heartfelt family scenes, biting social commentary and a unique look the healing power of forgiveness.

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Hayley

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The Casella Cousins Novella 1: Hayley She drives him crazy in court. He’s the most irritating, self-absorbed defense attorney she’s ever met. What happens when a couple like ...

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All I Need

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He’s a fire chief who curses out the mayor at every turn. She’s the mayor who needs him in a crisis.  He’s a line firefighter attracted to the mayor’s daughter. She...

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Nothing More to Lose

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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In Too Deep

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Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America’s Bravest. Read the novellas that result...

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Primary Colors

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Welcome to The Ludzecky Sisters, a contemporary romance series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. Follow these six beautiful blond sisters as they try to make their way in ...

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Between Two Worlds

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kid...

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Handle with Care

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Welcome to The Ludzecky Sisters, a brand new contemporary romance series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. These six beautiful blond sisters try to make their way in the w...

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Always and Forever

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Don’t miss NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay’s stunning conclusion to the beloved O’Neil series. “I thought the O'Neil books couldn't get any better, but bo...

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America's Bravest

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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Just in Time

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A classic contemporary romance with a time travel twist by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay… The Portals of Time trilogy follows three women who travel back from...

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A Price Worth Paying

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When Callie Casewell tells her husband Nick Muscato she’s pregnant with another man’s child, and hours later, he’s accused of sexual misconduct with a student, they’re shocked by wha...

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Stay with Me

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The Fire Inside

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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Michael's Family

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Three years after his wife’s death, Public Defender Luke Rayburn is still struggling with loneliness and the trials of being a single parent. But when his son Michael decides he wants to m...

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Risky Business

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Welcome to The Ludzecky Sisters, a contemporary romance series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. Follow these six beautiful blond sisters as they try to make their way in ...

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The Betrayal

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Above and Beyond

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A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestsell...

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Teacher's Pet

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When Maggie Marino comes to Stepping Stones Special Needs School for a job interview, Noah Carson has no idea she and her glossy-coated Golden Retriever, Rosie, will change his life.

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Because It's Christmas

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Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them! “BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS is a...

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I Will Always Love You

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The Gentileschi Sisters are daughters of a king, princesses who come to the U.S. to pursue their careers and fall in love with seemingly unsuitable men. Seriously? Al...

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No Other Love

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A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestsell...

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Come Back To Me

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A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestsell...

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Seth

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The Casella Cousins Novella 2: Seth He took her for granted in their young life together but now he wants her back. She's having none of his pleas for a second chance, not after ...

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Feel the Heat

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She saves him from a fire, then steals his heart without even trying. When white hot attraction kicks in, sparks fly! Francey Cordaro is a dedicated firefighter, devoted daughter and a...

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Code of Honor

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He was the most upstanding lieutenant in the department, until he made a critical error in judgement that almost ended his career. And she’s a mistake just waiting to happen. F...

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After the Fire

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Braves...

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High Stakes

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Love those O’Neil brothers? Get the fourth book in the series by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay, where sexy and elusive Dylan O’Neil tries to even the score with nemesis ...

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Cop of the Year

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Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them! "In COP OF THE YEAR (4 1/2 Sta...

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If You Were Mine

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kid...

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Taking the Heat

4.5/5$4.99

If you’ve followed Kathryn Shay’s firefighters, then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. TAKING THE HEAT will grab your attention because it takes pla...

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Another Time

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A classic contemporary romance with a time travel twist by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay… The Portals of Time trilogy follows three women who travel back fro...

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The Heart of Christmas

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Start your holidays off right with three new novellas by USA Today Bestsellers Patricia McLinn, Judith Arnold and Kathryn Shay.  In Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning...

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Never Far Away

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Author’s note: the original title of NEVER FAR AWAY was THE FIRE WITHIN. The book has been fully revised and updated and also contains cameos from the Hidden Cove Firefighters ...

Best Seller Kathryn Shay Audio Books of September 2021

Taking the Heat: The O'Neils, Book 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Taking the Heat: The O'Neils, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

Kathryn Shay combines the world of a NYC Irish pub and her favorite firefighters in the last of the O'Neil Family trilogy!

High Stakes: The O'Neils Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

High Stakes: The O'Neils Book 4 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

Back by popular demand…The O’Neil Family. Get the book readers have been begging for - number 4 in the O’Neil series! Dylan O’Neil’s Achilles heel is his family. He’l...

Someone to Believe In: O'Neil Family, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Someone to Believe In: O'Neil Family, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

Kathryn Shay creates a world of politics, gangs and her forte - the problems of teenagers. This is the first in the O'Neil Family trilogy. Bailey O’Neil, aka, the Street Angel,...

On the Line: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

On the Line: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 2 (Unabridged)

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Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the novels that resulted f...

A Burning Passion - The Inheritance: Hidden Cove Firefighters, Book 8 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Burning Passion - The Inheritance: Hidden Cove Firefighters, Book 8 (Unabridged)

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New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America'...

It Had to Be You: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 5 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

It Had to Be You: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 5 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

When Beckett Sloan, a war veteran turned firefighter on the elite rescue squad in Hidden Cove Fire Department, falls for Lela Allen, the ex-wife of a PTSD sufferer, their relationship is doo...

America's Bravest: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

America's Bravest: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 4 (Unabridged)

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In Americas Bravest, each of the six novellas details both the love and work of one firefighter with overarching themes of arson, a blogger out to discredit them, and balancing their ...

After the Fire: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

After the Fire: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

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Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Listen to the novels that resul...

The Fire Inside: Hidden Cove, Book 7 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Fire Inside: Hidden Cove, Book 7 (Unabridged)

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New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses, and interviewing hundreds of America...

Chasing the Fire: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 6 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Chasing the Fire: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 6 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

USA Today best-selling author Kathryn Shay continues her beloved Hidden Cove series with Chasing the Fire, three unforgettable novellas about firefighters. Backd...

Always and Forever: The O'Neils, Book 5 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Always and Forever: The O'Neils, Book 5 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

In Always and Forever, a contemporary romance, Patrick O'Neil has always taken his responsibilities to heart. The first sibling in a passionate Irish family, he's there for his four I...

Nothing More to Lose: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Nothing More to Lose: Hidden Cove Series, Volume 3 (Unabridged)

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Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Hear the novels that resulted f...

Close to You: The O'Neils, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Close to You: The O'Neils, Book 2 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

Close to You is the story of Secret Service Agent CJ Ludzecky, who is assigned to the coveted Vice Presidential Protection Division, guarding the Second Lady of the United States and ...

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