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The Alias

I read this book, because I found it on a list of Whitney award nominees, and let me just say that this book deserves a Whitney award, I thought that it was amazing! Jacey Grayson is a single mother, she's living in Detroit with her son Blaze. They are living with her best friend Melissa and her daughter Jenny. She's doing what a lot of single mothers do, just making it, working at a diner as a waitress. One day she's contacted by the FBI about her husband, they seem to think that her ex-husband is a drug dealer and also a murderer and that Jacey knows something about his activities, but she's really clueless about him. When she and Melissa talk about it later, they both decide that it would be far too easy for Jacey's ex-husband John to track them down at Melissa's house, so they decide that Jacey needs to go stay with Melissa's estranged relatives on their ranch in Utah. But she's not going as Jacey, she's going as Melissa. This shouldn't be a problem, because they've never even met Melissa. Jacey's not so sure about lying to them, but decides for her and Blaze's safety that it would be for the best for them to think she was Melissa. What she doesn't plan on is for both her and Blaze to fall in love with Melissa's whole family and to actually feel a part of a family, she hadn't had that since her own parent's died when she was a young child. I really enjoyed this story. It was a beautiful story and there were parts that I didn't see coming. I can't wait to read more books by Mandi Tucker Slack! 

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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 …