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By Love or By Sea

This book has been out for a while, I remember watching for it at the library, but it didn't ever show up on the online catalog. I was randomly searching for books on the library site a few weeks ago and remembered this title. They had finally gotten it! This was a really cute book. Alice is a young woman who dreams of a young man, the problem is that she doesn't know who it is. Then one day, she happens across some one walking through town. He asks her if the Newmans still live in town. She tells him that they do, and he goes on his way, but Alice has a hard time getting the stranger off of her mind. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Caleb Newman, the young man that she was in love with as a young girl, and also to the mysterious man that shows up in her dreams. Soon she learns that it was Caleb back basically from the dead, because everyone thought that he had drowned when the ship that he was sailing on went into the ocean in a storm six years before. Unfortunately Alice doesn't feel that she can trust Caleb, because he had hurt her feelings before he left to work on the ocean. She's found someone else that she feels she can grow to love. She isn't sure why, but no one that she knows seems to like the man she intends to marry, Clarence, and especially not Caleb. As she falls more and more in love with Caleb, she must find a way to see if she can forgive and move on. This was a really sweet book, it was clean and fun!

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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 …