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Amanda knew she should have made a different choice 3 years ago, when Greg wanted to be her boyfriend, but she was convinced otherwise by her popular cheerleader friends. She knew then that she loved him, but never got the chance to tell him because his family moved the very next day. Now he's back in Farmington, New Mexico, his family is filthy rich, he's hotter than ever, and to make things even worse, going to be living in Amanda's old house, because her parents had to move out of it to be able to fit their spending in their budget. It becomes kind of funny how the same girls that wanted nothing to do with him 3 years earlier now want to fight over him, and don't even seem to remember him from 3 years earlier. Maybe that's because he goes by Gregory now instead of Greg. Amanda knows that she's messed up royally, she knows there's no way that Gregory would ever want her to be his girlfriend now, so she decides that she will help him to find the best girlfriend and stay out of the way so that she doesn't mess anything up for him, but will that mean allowing her terrible step-sister, Sydney, or her best friend Kylie to be the one that he chooses. Either way Amanda's heart is going to be broken. 

I really enjoyed this story. It was cute, and I loved Amanda. She's really the All-American girl next door. Kind, funny, considerate, always thinking of others. I felt really sad for her, because the whole book she believes that there is no way that she and Gregory could ever be together and she regrets her choice. Her selfish family was really annoying to me, they take everything away from Amanda and give everything they can to Sydney. I like the plot, it's very Jane Austen-esque. I really like that it's completely clean, no need to worry about little readers reading over your shoulder. I can't wait until our 12-year old decides that romances aren't yucky and wants to read a little more grown up book, this will be one of the first that I hand her!

I bought this book for my Kindle.

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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 …