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Daisy

Daisy is a hard-working mother of two, her youngest daughter, Stormy is a senior in high school and Daisy is looking forward to being free to have her own schedule in nine months. She and her husband of 3 years, Paul, are looking forward to an empty-nester life of travel and leisure. There are times when her life with Stormy is just that, especially when Stormy finds out that Paul's almost 16 year old daughter is going to be getting a car for her birthday, when Stormy, 17, doesn't have a car on her horizon, yet.  One day as she's running a simple errand to a bookstore she runs into Ruby, a woman who wants to start a new book club. Daisy decides that with all of the craziness in her life she needs to do something for herself, so she goes and meets some wonderful women, Paige, Athena and Olivia. But little does she know that these women that she barely knows will help her get through some of the hardest trials of her life. This book is the second book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, but these books all are meant to stand on their own. They cover the same time period, but are just written through the eyes of each individual participant in the book club. I thought that Daisy was a strong character, she seemed like a real person with real challenges. I liked to the progression of her character, at the beginning she was a bit selfish, always looking forward to her "own" time, but through the challenges she faces, by the end of the book she has changed and her priorities become more focused on others. I can't wait to read the next book in this series, Paige! 

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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!

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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 …