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Driftwood Lane

This book was also set in Nantucket. There are a whole bunch of these! I think I'm getting to the end of them pretty soon though. :( But don't worry, I have a bunch more that I'm excited to read! I'm not sure how Denise Hunter comes up with the situations she does, but I love them! They make me laugh. Meridith is a health inspector in St Louis, she has a fiance, Stephen, a house and she enjoys her job. One day she gets a call saying that her estranged father and stepmother were killed in a boating accident and their will names her as the guardian for their 3 children, none of whom she has ever met, as well as their home, The Summer Place, also a bed and breakfast. Meridith isn't sure what to think. She likes her orderly life and she's not sure she wants to deal with her dad's kids, she felt like he left her in a bit of an impossible situation with her mom. Her mom was bi-polar and it wasn't the best way for a child to grow up. She decides to go, because barring an uncle on their mother's side, whose whereabouts no one is quite sure of, Meridith is all the family the kids have. She shows up determined to sell the Summer Place and move the kids to St Louis, but it won't be that easy. There are a ton of repairs that need to be made before the bed and breakfast will be ready to sell and not that much money. Meridith begins the process of getting bids, and one of them, belonging to Jake is the lowest by far. She doesn't want to hire him, however, because he unsettles her. Little does she know, Jake is the famous "Uncle Jay" just making sure the kids are okay. This was a fun book, I really enjoyed the twists and turns!

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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.

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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 …