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Nourish and Strengthen

Chloe Taylor lives with her family in Midland, Texas. She's got a great husband, 3 cute kids, a great calling in the Young Women presidency, and she's finally happy with her body. Her friends are always commenting on how great she looks, and she's proud to have the figure of a model. But Chloe quickly realizes how little that kind of thing matters when she becomes sick and can't get rid of her little cold. It seems as though she's always hungry, and a with a hacking cough that just won't go away, and a doctor that doesn't think there's anything to be worried about, but deep down Chloe knows that there's something more seriously wrong. It's after she's called as the new Primary President in her ward that her problems are finally diagnosed, she has type 1 adult onset diabetes just like her husband. That creates a whole new set of worries for their family. Will their children end up just like them, and is there anything that can be done to prevent it? Chloe has to learn to just have faith that Heavenly Father has a plan for her and her family, and she also needs to lean and help those around her learn that focusing on the outside of the body is not the best way for any of them to live their lives.

This was a cute book. I liked the story. I liked the characters. I liked the way that Chloe was able to grow through out the story. I liked also that the story showed how women really interact with each other. Sometimes we, like Chloe and her friends, get so caught up with how we look on the outside that we forget what's really important in our lives, our families, the Savior, and really being charitable. I hope that I can take Chloe's lesson into my life and learn to not be so caught up in what really doesn't or shouldn't matter.

I grabbed this one when it was free from Amazon.

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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!

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 …