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Pistols and Pies

Tess Crawford is happy with her new life in the tiny city of Silver Spring, Arizona. She's loving her new bakery, and all of the new business she's been getting. She's on cloud nine when she bakes a giant cake that looks like the new Rec Center for it's opening. Things are going fabulous, there's only a few slices left, and she plans on leaving those for the mayor and the city councilman who oversaw the project. But when she does find him, Tess wishes she wouldn't have. He is dead with a bullet wound in his head, the second body she's found in her time in the small town. Tess vows that after almost getting killed last time, she will stay out of this investigation, but the man's widow comes to her and asks her if she would help prove her son's innocence. This starts a chain of events that will eventually lead Tess to the murderer, but also lead the murderer to Tess, will Tess be able to stay one step ahead of the murderer and keep her life?

I am really enjoying this series. I like Tess, I like the small town of Silver Springs. I really liked how in this book Tess brings more friends from Chicago to try out small town living. It was kind of funny to be able to see how they are going to fit in, or not really. I like that Tess has two love interests, I like that she's not afraid to keep trying to figure out just which of the two is really for her. The characters in this book help make the small town feel really work, because everyone knows everyone else and their business too! I like that it's also full of recipes, there are several I'd like to try. I also like that the book is clean, no worries about small readers reading over your shoulders! I can't wait to read the next book about Tess!

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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 …