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Targets in Ties

It's been two years since Ren left for Mexico on his mission and Ida Mae, Tansy and Arlette are thrilled to be able to go pick him up from the mission field. And they are planning on making a real vacation of it, by visiting several of the tourist areas in Mexico...hello, Cancun! As she's doing her packing, Ida Mae is watching the news reports of the escaped antiquities thief Manuel Gonzales, just because it's interesting and something to do. But she doesn't realize that she's about to come face to face with the escaped prisoner, in fact, he's going to kidnap her and try to convince her of his innocence. None of the women is sure what to think of Manuel, but they decide to believe him and go along with his plan to lure the man that Manuel claims is the real thief out into the open. Unfortunately, their plan backfires and soon someone is taking shots at Ida Mae, Tansy and Arlette. Then the friends are kidnapped for the second time, will the friends be able to es…

Family Size

Family Size Synopsis:Jessica loves being the mom of an ever-expanding family, but when an ultrasound throws her a curve, can she adapt with grace?

Dragged away from home, Maya feels deserted by her workaholic husband in a land of confusing accents and church cliques. What will it take to acclimate and save her marriage—or does she even want to?

Sloane is an algebra teacher and runner who would give up both to be a mom, but no matter what she does, pregnancy remains elusive. Can she adjust her thinking and find purpose in her life?

As their lives intertwine, can friendship and faith help these women hurdle expectations of an ideal family size?

My Review: 
I loved this book! It's about 3 women who know each other from being in the same ward, and they all have really different challenges when it comes to their family size. Jessica has 4 vivacious and loving children, including a new baby, when she realizes she's pregnant yet again, she's not really sure how to handle it. She'd…

The Guardian

Carruthers Monique McAllister, Danni, has just turned 13, she was given a journal by her Grandpere. But her mom won't let her have a party until the next day, why? Well Danni's birthday is on the June 13th and it happens to fall on Friday the 13th. Her mom isn't taking any chances on that cursed day. She and her best friend Rick will be going on a camping trip with her dad and Grandpere for her birthday the next day. That is when she'll be getting her real gift from Grandpere, but that gift doesn't really thrill Danni. It's a pouch, obviously very old and worn. Grandpere tells her that the pouch has been in the family for generations, it's called The Guardian and that Danni will be the next caretaker of the pouch. Danni's not so thrilled with the idea of having to carry around "The Nanny" with her, especially to school and eventually decides to just let it hang on a hook in her room when she leaves and the years pass that way. However, one day…

Poison Me Spotlight and Excerpt

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Poison Me by Cami Checketts
 Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.
But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.
Praise for Poisen Me

Poison Me made me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy myself. I wish I had a friend like Ruby! Snappy dialogue, romance, and a strong sense of family made this book well worth reading.
Rachel Ann Nunes, bestselling author of Line of Fire and Before I Say Goodbye

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Author Cami Checketts
Cami is a part-time author, part-time exercise co…

Blog Tour - 40 Days with the Savior

40 Days with the Savior 
by Connie E. Sokol

Do you desire a more Christ-centered Easter?
You’ll experience a more fulfilling Easter season with this collection of inspirational thoughts on trying to become more like the Savior. For forty days, enjoy a daily scripture and personal insight on a character trait of Jesus Christ. Learn more of who He was and what He taught.
As you read these daily devotionals, you’ll feel a joyful connection to the character of Jesus Christ, understand how much He is involved in your life, and discover how knowing Him better makes your life better, too.

My Review I have been reading these with our family in the morning. Both of our kids are in school and to combat the not so nice images and language that they hear both at school and on the bus, we have had a little morning "devotional" with morning prayer. We used to read one of the scripture mastery scriptures, but this month we've been reading one of these devotionals every morning. I love that…

Beauty and the Beast

The prideful Prince Alexander has been turned into a wolf by an old witch who he was unkind to. Luckily he's only a wolf at night, but it's a very painful process and in order to change back to a human he must find a young lady to love him - the wolf him - before a year's up. 

Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe thinks she's the luckiest girl in the kingdom, Lord Willington is finally going to ask her to marry him, or so she thinks. They are on a pleasant carriage ride, he pulls to the side of the road to ask her - and then he tells her that he's engaged to marry another. Cecelia will not allow herself to cry in front of Lord Willington, or her mother for that matter. She knows that she is soon to be the laughingstock of the entire town, her mother has already invited everyone they know to a celebration ball, in honor of her engagement. Cecelia goes to her favorite place by the brook to think and cry late that night, and she meets none other than a talking wolf. The wolf is …

Wish You Were Eyre

Megan is looking forward to her spring break, Paris with her Grandmother Gigi for Fashion Week sounds just about perfect! But Megan is going to have to get through one of the snowiest winters in recent memory first. Becca is not looking forward to her spring break, she'll be going to Mankato, Minnesota with her grandmother to see the places where the Betsy-Tacy books take place, there will be some surprises along the way for her. Cassidy is way excited to play hockey for the Lady Shawmuts, especially when she finds out her team will be playing at the National Championships. Jess is nervous to be trying out for a solo in her singing group Madrigals, but she'll have to make it through the Calculus substitute first. And Emma, Emma and Stewart are helping Mrs. Wong in her run for Mayor of the town of Concord, but things get a little sticky along the way because of Sophie. Sophie is an exchange student from Paris, she gets stuck without a family until Gigi insists that she stay wit…

Blog Tour - My Loving Vigil Keeping

Della is a school teacher in the year 1899, she has taught school for two years in Salt Lake City, on the west side. She is the niece of prominent attorney Karl Anders, she's been raised by them since her father died in a mining accident when she was young, but she's never felt as though she were a part of the family. She spontaneously decided to take a teaching job in the small mining community of Winter Quarters, which her Aunt Caroline especially doesn't approve of. The town of Winter Quarters is far up the canyon and it's a bit of a trial to get there, even by train. The coal cars coming out of the canyon have the right of way on the train tracks, so the trains must wait on a side line and they shake uncontrollably as the coal cars rush by. This is very startling to Della, she's used to the big city, not to the life of a remote mining camp. It doesn't help that the principal of the school, Miss Clayson doesn't like her, or her curly hair! And her little…

Blog Tour - Replacing Gentry

Replacing Gentry

When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message.

Despite the cadaver's warning, Marlie is married a year later to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry; and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past, ends with Marlie in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she learns the truth about the man she married.

My Review Marlie never planned on falling in love with Daniel Cannon. She just felt drawn to him from the first moment she laid eyes on him. He …

Blog Tour - Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack

An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmillers latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughters upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. When the woman is discovered unconscious during the second night at sea, Sadies apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets and it would seem her son is keeping one from her. *Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadies Virtual Test Kitchen.

Praise for Baked Alaska
Josi Kilpack has done it again. You would think that all the…

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