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Enduring Light

This is Carla Kelly's sequel to Borrowed Light that I read back in  May. Carla Kelly's books are amazing, just a couple of weeks ago I read Marian's Christmas Wish for my Christmas week and loved it. If you are a fan of clean romance you will love Carla Kelly's books! This book starts where Borrowed Light left off, so if you haven't read that book, you may spoil the ending by reading this review. Julia Darling is having a hard time getting over the fire that she lived through on the Double Tipi the previous summer. She is still having nightmares about the time that she spent under the cut bank in the river with the fire all around her, and she's having to deal with the scars all over her body. She's unsure if Paul Otto, her fiance is still going to want to marry her now that she's scarred. She doesn't even want to cook! She decides that she needs to send a letter to Paul and let him know of her scarred body and that her hair that was all singed off has now come in curly and it's so short. She sees all those things as short comings in herself, but when Paul gets the letter he comes to let her know that none of that matters, that he still loves her and plans on marrying her in the Temple in March. They both have six long months of waiting for the wedding, during which time Julia will get to know Paul's long lost uncle, Uncle Albert. Uncle Albert has a secret he's been keeping for many years, and also a lesson to teach Julia about letting go of prior hurts. I really enjoyed this book. I love the books that I've read by Carla Kelly, I just might have to start on the lengthy list of books that is in the beginning of this book that she wrote before Borrowed Light!

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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 …