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Pumpkin Roll

I have been looking forward to reading this book even since before I posted about Josi Kilpack's iPad2 contest. Sadie is one of my very favorite book characters to read about. This book doesn't disappoint! Sadie and Pete are babysitting for Pete's grand kids in Boston, his son Jared and daughter-in-law Heather are checking out some homes for their move to Texas. Sadie is enjoying seeing the grandpa side of Pete and falling even harder for him as she does so. Things get weird pretty fast though. On their first night alone with the kids they see a neighbor, Mrs. Wapple digging in her front yard, the kids are enjoying watching her strange behavior and they share with Pete and Sadie that she's a witch because she cast a spell on another neighbor's dog and that dog died the same day. Of course, Pete and Sadie don't believe that, it must have been a coincidence, but Mrs. Wapple catches Sadie watching her out the window, does some strange arm movements and all of a sudden the light bulb that's right next to Sadie shatters all over her. Pretty strange, but still just a coincidence, right? Then all kinds of strange things start happening, someone's been in Jared and Heather's house while they were sleeping and the dishes start appearing in strange configurations on the floor. Pete and Sadie are uncertain what to think, so they start a little investigation of their own, but will they find a ghost, or something more human bothering them? I really enjoyed this book, there were several recipes that I wanted to try, I love that they are online now, so I don't have to copy them out of the book. I really enjoyed the plot and I had no idea which way this one was going to go, very mysterious, I can't wait till spring to find out what happens next to Sadie!

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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 …