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Mending Places

This is the last Denise Hunter book for this week, but don't worry, there will be more next week. This book is the first of the New Heights series, I read the 3rd, Finding Faith, a few weeks ago. I like that the books in this series are connected, but they also stand on their own too. Hanna helps her Grandma, Gram, run a mountain lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The lodge hasn't been doing the best for the last few years, but she's confident with a little advertising and a few new services that she can turn things around. She places ads for the lodge in a few magazines and advertises for someone to lead day and overnight hikes. That's when she meets Micah. Micah has been leading day and overnight hikes for Hanna's competition, The Majestic, for the last few years. He's just come back from a several day hike and finds the manager's wife in his room, kind of like Joseph and Potipher's wife in the Bible. He tells her to leave, but she won't and his manager walks into a pretty compromising looking situation, so he fires Micah on the spot. Micah applies to work for Hanna, and she hires him on the spot. Hanna is attracted to Micah in a way that she's not been attracted to any other man before, but she has some trust issues and Micah wants nothing to do with women. Will they ever work things out so that they can both be happy? I enjoyed reading this book, I did think the subject matter was a little darker, but it was handled with taste.

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1. Forever
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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!

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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 …