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Gabi and Lia have just gotten back from 14th century Italy, but for Gabi at least, she knows she must go back right away. She must convince Lia and her mother, in order to keep their family together to go back as well. Gabi knows that Marcello is waiting for her and she can't bear to leave him waiting and wondering any longer than she must. But things have changed drastically when they return to medieval Italy. The whole country is at war, and all over the two Betarrini sisters. The whole countryside is in danger but Gabi, Lia and their mother most of all. The Florentines will stop at nothing to capture the three and use them to take down Marcello and all of his household. The sisters must make sure that doesn't happen. They also must make sure to steer clear of the plague, as in the Bubonic Plague. It will take all of their memories and knowledge of modern medicine to beat it. The girls are happy in the past with Marcello and Luca, but what of their future lives? Will they choose love or modern comforts?

I am really loving this series! This is the second book in the series, make sure to read Waterfall first! I love that this is a clean YA series. It's packed with action and adventure and real heroines trying to make their way in the man's world that is 14th century Italy. I love that the girls are able to defend themselves with knives and arrows as well as any man. I love that they are able to think on their feet in order to be able to outwit their pursuers. I really have been enjoying the romantic part of the plot as well. This was a book that I didn't want to put down and I can't wait to read the next installment, Torrent!

I was able to borrow this book from my local library. 

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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 …