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Clockwork Angel

16 year-old Tessa is all alone in the world. Her parents died when she was 3, her brother, Nate, moved to London and her Aunt Harriet who raised her has just died as well. Nate sent her a ticket for a ship to London so that she could join him, but he didn't meet her at the dock. A couple of old ladies - the Dark Sisters - did, they had a note from Nate telling her to trust the ladies, so she went with them, but no sooner did they arrive at their house, than they imprisoned her and demanded that she change for them. She had no idea what they were talking about, but soon they were able to train her to change into other people, if she had been able to hold something of that person's. She doesn't like or trust the Dark Sisters, or their maid Miranda, something's just not right about her, but Tessa can't quite put her finger on it. But she has no choice, because the sisters keep telling her that if she doesn't do exactly as they say, Nate will die. As soon as the Dark Sisters start talking about having her marry someone called The Magister, she knows she has to escape, regardless of the penalties for Nate. She is rescued by Will Herondale and some others, but she has no idea that they aren't human, and neither is she! I really enjoyed this book, I thought that it may be a bit too dark, but while it was on the dark side, it was really a fun, mysterious read. I do wish that more authors would learn not to add a bunch of swear words. This wasn't terrible that way, but it wasn't squeaky clean either.

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …