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River Whispers

Sorry, no post Friday, I'm not sure how often for the next month or so I will have one on Friday. I volunteer for a city program that our city does called Summer Literacy, it's a children's event. We read books, have games (or treasure hunts like next week), have speakers that talk to us about things (Friday was planes, next week we have a detective coming) or performers (in 2 weeks we have Polynesian dancers, way excited for this one!) Anyway, that's a really long way of saying that I just don't have as much time. If I'm really lucky and happen to get through an extra book earlier in the week there will be a post, and if not there just won't be! Okay. Well on to the book!
I really enjoyed Kathi Oram Peterson's first book, The Forgotten Warrior, and I've been hoping for a sequel ever since then. This is not the sequel, but it was a fun story. Regi is supposed to be 38, but I wasn't quite sure the math worked out for that one, because she has twins in college and from the sound of the book, she didn't meet her husband, Earl, until a little later. The editor in me is bugged by stuff like that, anyway, off the soapbox. Regi has just a couple of people in town that she can't stand. Samuel Tanner, her first love who took off in the middle of the night one night and never told her why. He also bought some of her husband's land to help him out and refused to sell it back. Also, Curtis Romney, a park ranger who spread nasty rumors about her daughter, Lisa. One day she happens to run into both of these men within just a few minutes of the other and is even heard by many people threatening Romney. So when he ends up dead, and Regi happens to be the one that finds him, and also the only one that sees him in the location he died (his body was moved by some one) and when the murder weapon ends up in the back of her jeep, the natural assumption is that Regi was the one who killed him. But Regi wouldn't kill anyone. Can she prove her innocence before some one kills her???!! I had a hard time getting into this story, but by the end I was loving it! There was some comic relief. My favorite part is when Regi tries to cook dinner, but she really has no idea how to cook. So Funny!

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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 …