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The Kissing Tree

13 year old Georgie had a mostly great life. She lives in a small town in Colorado with her family, except her father who had died when she was just 12. Georgie's two best friends are Samantha (Sammy) and Ridge. Sammy dares Georgie to steal a kiss from Ridge under the kissing tree, the old oak tree near town. Georgie's not quite certain if she has the courage to do it or not, but surprises herself by doing it, and then she hurries away. Georgie's mother is taking the family, Georgie and her two brothers, to visit her sister Cecilia in New York, but what Georgie doesn't know is that her mother, no longer able to bear the memories of her dead husband is not planning on ever coming back to Colorado. 5 long years later, Georgie returns to help her grandfather on his farm after her grandmother had died. She's so happy to be back, she had thought maybe the family would visit her grandparents sometime, but her grandmother died first. She's so happy to be back in her hometown. But she's uncertain what happened to either of her childhood friends. She had written them both letters but never received a response from either of them. She's also unsure of Dawson, her city beau. She's also not prepared to run into Ridge almost as soon as she steps into town. This was a sweet book, I enjoyed the romance of it. I was kind of surprised who the villain turned out to be, but beyond that the story is a bit predictable. Still it was a clean, cute read!

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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 …