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English Trifle

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! That's right, it's Utah Authors day again. Today I'm going to talk about Josi Kilpack's English Trifle. I really have enjoyed these books, Sadie Hoffmiller is hilarious! In this adventure Sadie and her daughter, Breanna, have gone to England to visit with Bre's boyfriend's family. Liam is an heir to an earldom in England, turned zookeeper. He works with the bat's in Portland's zoo. I thought that was cool, because we didn't go to the zoo in Portland, but we were right across the parking lot from it! Sadie and Bre are just getting ready to leave, things seem strange all of a sudden though. It seems as though the staff is trying to hurry them off. Sadie decides not to worry about that as she enjoys what is supposed to be their last tea before they head back to the states. As they have their tea, they look around and notice that there is a pair of shoes sticking out from under the curtains. They simply think that one of the staff is spying on them to get them to hurry faster. Well, until they see behind the curtains that someone is pinned by a fireplace poker to the wall and that that someone is obviously very dead! Of course, they can't leave right away and Sadie has to figure out who did it and why, so she gets herself into all sorts of crazy trouble. The best part of these books are the recipes. I made English scones out of this book the first time I read it and they turned out great! These books are fun, you'll grow to love Sadie and her crazy family as you read them!

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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 …