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The Trove of the Passion Room

Sharlamagne Dickens (Sharla) is a bit of an old school girl. She and her crazy family run an antiques shop. She and her sister Guinevere love to help their parents at sales and in the shop, they even play Old Maid when they get bored. Sharla feels that nothing is made the way it used to be and she loves antiques and old books. One day, at a special sale their favorite customer, Elisaveta Tanner, comes into their booth looking for treasures from the past. This time is different though, because she brings her handsome 23 year-old grandson, Maxim with her. Sharla and Gwen both think Maxim is hot, and maybe even a bit familiar looking. It's not until they go to the mall after the sale that they realize why he looked so familiar. Not only is the hot man their friends grandson, he's also the hot Jeans Innovations model. Both Gwen and Sharla take pictures of the full size posters of him in the mall and move on. Flash forward a few years and Elisaveta is nearing her time to die, she and Maxim have always been close and she makes him promise that he will take some things to Sharla because she doesn't want his gold-digger parents to have everything she's worked her whole life for. Will seeing Sharla again ignite a spark in Max, even though he's mourning his grandmother? Has Sharla forgotten the hot jeans model? I really enjoyed this story, it was romantic and old fashioned. I enjoyed the characters and their crazy foibles, not to mention names. I thought it was a fun story!

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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 …