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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

For Precious Ramotswe, owner of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, things have stayed the same for a very long time. She's debating with herself as to whether that is a good thing, or whether it's actually a bad thing. She's had the same building, same assistant, and same type of cases for a very long time. One thing does appear to be changing though, her assistant Grace Makutsi appears to be pregnant, and even though Mma Makutsi doesn't want to talk about it, it is clear that very soon she will need to be taking maternity leave. During this small upheaval a woman Mma Sheba, a lawyer, has come to the agency with a problem. One of the cases that she's got involves a will probation case where the woman is almost certain that the young man who is supposed to get the balance of the estate is not who he says he is. She asks Mma Ramotswe to look into it. Also on her mind is the case of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, run by an acquaintance. The owner of the salon has been sent tokens of bad omens in the mail, and strange things happen when her new salon opens. No one seems to want appointments, and she hears rumors about her salon from her friends. Can Mma Ramotswe solve both of these cases without her trusty assistant Mma Makutsi.

I really enjoy reading this series. This is the 14th book in the series and I would read them from the beginning or you will be completely lost. I like the way this book tackles some subjects that you don't normally see tackled. There are things like the pregnant lady and what you can and can't say to them, sticky family relationships, gossip, and superstitions. I also liked that Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is willing to take a course on how to be a "modern" husband and learn to change and help Mma Ramotswe more around their home. And as usual, Mma Ramotswe is able to use her common sense to figure out even the hardest of cases and all while introducing us to the sights and sounds of Botswana. This is a fun series, one that you won't want to miss! 

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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!

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 …