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The One Good Thing

Nathan Steen is a good man, he's always going out of his way to help others. He even has his own system to remind him to watch for opportunities to help others. He has six rocks that he keeps in his pockets and as he does a good deed, he removes one rock from his pockets to the other side. Nathan never imagined that doing a good deed could get him killed, but that's just what happened. He was on his way to his son Ty's high school football game when he came across a man having a heart attack on the side of the road. He stopped to help, but was hit by a car and pinned between the car and a concrete barrier. His wife, Halley, got the awful phone call as she was in her flower shop getting ready to make her last round of deliveries before heading to Ty's game. The whole family's world is falling apart, and it gets even worse when Halley finds e-mails on his work laptop from a woman named Madeline Zuckerman referring to "Our little girl." Halley's world is reeling, but their daughter Alice knows that there must be an explanation that does not include her dad having another child, and she's determined to find out just what that explanation is.

This book was great! I really liked the characters, they all wanted to do the right thing, even though sometimes they were unable to. I really liked Nathan, how great is it to make sure that you are looking around you in order to be able to help one of Heavenly Father's children all the time. I liked his family, especially Alice, she's in middle school and constantly bullied, even right in front of her older brother Ty one time and he refused to do anything to help her. But Ty learns from his dad and from the past and is able to move past that and promise to help others when they are bullied. I really liked the plot, and the back story in this book was not at all what I expected it to be. I highly recommend this one!

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1. Forever
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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!

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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 …