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Banana Split

Sadie's been having a hard time, ever since her last mystery in Boston. She's been anxious and depressed. This book finds her basically hiding out in a condo in Hawaii. She has a few acquaintances, but no real friends there, in fact, she's pretty much hiding from her friends in Colorado too. One of the women she knows in Hawaii, Konnie, talks her into going on a few excursions with a group called the Blue Muumuus, including snorkeling. Sadie didn't really want to go, but was unsure of how to get out of another invitation. She went, but when she got under the water she found herself having a panic attack. Without waiting for the other members of her group, or even letting them know what was happening, she swam for the beach. But what she found there was just another in a long series of dead bodies, unluckily for Sadie it's long hair tangled her up in it. After giving her statement to the police, Sadie is done, she doesn't want to know anything about the body she found. She doesn't want to care, she just wants to be left alone on her vacation so that her mind can heal from the shocks it was dealt in Boston. But as Sadie soon realizes, the best way for our minds to heal is to focus elsewhere, to care for and serve others. I really loved this book! Sadie makes some fantastic sounding recipes in this one. I love that you can download them on Josi Kilpack's site. I want to make the Macadamia Nut pancakes, but I think I'll have to add some white chocolate to them. I also really liked that Sadie seemed so vulnerable in this one, it made her seem more real to me. Don't forget to check out the online content after you read it, you wouldn't want to spoil the ending! 

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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!

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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 …