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Just Shy of Paradise

Lily is a 28 year old woman (the story opens on her birthday.) On her 4th birthday, she wandered over to the Bear River and fell in, only to be saved by what appears to be an angel. So now on her 28th birthday she's doing what she always does, reading her journal and wondering just why she was important enough to save. That's one thing she hasn't been able to figure out in the 24 years since she was saved. She doesn't really feel like she's worth much or that she's pretty, she also has severe anxiety that she goes to counseling in an effort to overcome. But that isn't the way she appears to others, to others she's a beautiful, kind young woman. She isn't having the best day though. She went to get into her car to get the mail and realized that someone has siphoned her gas, luckily she has her deceased grandmother's car that still works, so she takes that into town instead. Next as she drives through town she's pulled over by the town police officer for going 6 miles an hour over the limit and finally, after she's yelled at someone fishing on her property, her grandmother's car runs out of gas as well. Luckily the young man that she yelled at felt bad and drove over to Hyrum to get gas for her. This is a story about discovering who you are and feeling okay with yourself. I liked it, I wouldn't say that it was one of my favorites, but I would read more books by this author!

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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 …