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Back When You Were Easier to Love

Joy is a normal girl living in the small Mormon town of Haven, it's a bit of a culture shock for Joy because she comes from a college town in California. She didn't really enjoy being the "new girl" when she moved there a year before the story takes place, she was searching for an identity, because let's face it, it's really hard to be a teenager. So her identity became being Zan's girlfriend. When Zan goes to her hometown to go to college instead of finishing his senior year, Joy's identity disappears. It only gets worse when it appears that Zan doesn't want anyone at all to contact him, including Joy. She becomes obsessed with Zan and what he's doing and she has a really hard time concentrating on anything else. Zan's best friend, Noah, seems to start stalking her about this time. He claims that he wants to be "friends," but Joy doesn't want anything to do with that, she doesn't really know Noah and she doesn't really want to. But UEA is coming up, the perfect time to go back to Joy's Californian home town and track down Zan, but none of Joy's friends want anything to do with going with her. The only one that will even consider it is Noah. Will Joy allow him to take her on her crazy adventure? Will how she finds Zan cure her heart? I really enjoyed reading this book. It was cute, funny and definitely stalkerish. I would happily read more books by Emily Wing Smith!

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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 …