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The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter

Amber is a young girl, she goes to a private school. Her favorite subject is archaeology and her favorite teacher is Ms. Holcomb, but every one just calls her Dorothy. Dorothy takes Amber on a top secret mission into the local museum in the middle of the night and they very nearly get caught by the security guards. That's a pretty amazing experience for Amber, but it's kind of ruined by Dorothy announcing to her that she's got to go on a top secret trip, leaving immediately. She's not even going to escort Amber back to school, but she gives Amber a gift first, a beautiful necklace with an amazing blue stone on it. A few weeks later, Amber and her friends are slogging through their end of the year finals, when they receive a letter from Dorothy saying that she's not coming back to school that year. This letter seems odd to Amber because of some of the things that Dorothy says, and she and her friends, Joe, Lisa, and Trendon soon determine that it's a coded message to the 4 of them. Dorothy has been kidnapped and it's up to the 4 kids to save her, unfortunately they have several bad guys after them, and there appears to be a trail of death that follows anyone connected to Dorothy and her disappearance. And soon there's a traitor, it's up to Amber and Trendon to save the day and find Dorothy.

This book was so fun! I loved the story line, I loved the adventure, the characters were amazing. I can't wait to read the second adventure!

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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 …