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Sean Griswold's Head

Payton Gritas is a bit of an organizational genius and she's always gotten great grades in school, but when she finds out that her dad has MS and has been hiding it from her for 6 months she goes a bit off the deep end. Her room is a huge mess, she doesn't care what she wears, or about being organized and don't even get started on her grades. She also won't talk to either one of her parents, she feels as though they've lied to her for 6 months and doesn't feel as though she can trust them anymore. Her parents don't know what else to do, so they have the school counselor talk to Payton, and her first assignment of her therapy sessions is to find a focus object. Something that Payton can focus on to get her mind off her dad's MS and help her to figure out her feelings toward her parents. She tries to think about things to focus on, but has a really hard time finding anything at all, until she looks at the desk directly in front of her and finds the one person who has sat in front of her since the third grade, Sean Griswold. She starts by analyzing his hair and the back of his head, but soon, with some pushing from her friend Jac she becomes basically a stalker and decides to get to know him better. But how will Sean feel about her when he realizes that she was just using him for his head? I liked this story, I don't think I would have gone out of my way to read it, but since it was on the Whitney nominee list, I was glad to have a decent story to read! I thought that Payton was a little bit crazy and a bit self-destructing, but all in all it was a good 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.

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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 …