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First Kiss (Confessions of a 16 Year-Old Virgin Lips)

Brooklyn Hill is about to have the best, most amazing birthday in a good LDS girl's life. She's about to turn 16. She's a VL (Virgin Lips) planning to stay that way for a good long time, but at the same time she wants to date the most good looking guys that she can. She'll start with Luke on her 16th birthday, he's a good friend from swim team, so she knows that she'll have a great time. But things get confusing when several of the other girls from school and swim team start telling her that she needs to be careful with Luke. It seems there are many, many girls that had a really bad experience on their first dates with him. But nothing bad can happen...right? They're going in a group, on a hike it should be fine. Brooklyn can't dismiss the bad feeling she keeps getting about the date, but chooses to go anyway. Will she regret that choice?

I love Cindy Hogan! She is able to get right into the minds and hearts of teenagers. I loved the feel of this book, you feel like you're right there with Brooklyn as she has the adventure of her 16th birthday and subsequent first date. Brooklyn's character has plenty of quirks and seems as though she's a real teenager. I especially like that her favorite kind of cake is the same as mine! Can't wait to read more of her adventures!

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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 …