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The Guardian Duke

Gabriel, also known as the Duke of St. Easton, is living his life as normally as he can. He loves music and goes to live performances as often as he can. One evening he's at such a performance when he is interrupted by the Prince Regent's men, they give him a letter from the Prince. The letter from the Prince asks that Gabriel become guardian for a female that he has never met, Lady Alexandria Featherstone. He knows nothing more about her than her name and that her parents are missing, presumed dead. Unfortunately, as soon as he's given the letter something strange happens to Gabriel, his hearing simply no longer works. Completely deaf, he makes his way to his home where he will see the best doctors that money can buy with no assurance of any change in his hearing. Knowing he must do his duty by Lady Alexandria, he sends his secretary a man he simply calls Meade to visit her on her island and inform her of her parents demise. Alexandria refuses to believe that her parents have died, even though it's been nearly a year since she has had any news from them and she decides that she will be the one to find them. She takes off on her own, swearing her faithful servants to secrecy, but she forgets that it is not wise for a lady to travel alone. Will the Duke of St Easton find her before damage can come to her and to her reputation? 

I enjoyed this story, it was clean, it was romantic. The characters were well written. I had hoped for a different ending. The ending was not very romantic and not happy, but there is a sequel to this book, so hopefully the whole story will end happily. 

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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 …