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With a Name Like Love

Olivene Love, Ollie, is the oldest daughter of traveling preacher Everlasting Love. She and her sisters have lots of responsibilities to fulfill to help get everything ready for her father's church meetings.  She's supposed to pass out fliers to let everyone no about them, and also pick as many of them as she can find back up later, she helps with the clothes washing and mending and, and of course, with her younger sisters. The family has just pulled into a new town, Binder, Arkansas, and Ollie is starting to pass out fliers. She soon realizes that not everything is right with this little town. The people in the town are not terribly friendly, especially to one boy, Jimmy Koppel. Ollie finds out right away that his mother murdered his father, well...she says that she did. As soon as she meets his mother, she knows that there was no way that the poor woman could have killed her large abusive husband. Ollie knows that she must help fix things for Jimmy so that he doesn't have to go live with his aunt in Tennessee. But will she be able to figure out just what happened before her family moves on to the next town in just 3 days? This is another of the Whitney Awards nominee. I know that there's no way I would have read this book if it wasn't on the list, I'd never even heard of it before. I really enjoyed the way the book had an old time feel, as though you were living in the depression times, when living was hard. I enjoyed Ollie, her spirit, love and selflessness amazed me. I enjoyed the story line, and I also enjoyed the way the book ended. This is a very amazing book!

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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 …