Skip to main content


Gabi and Lia Betarrini are used to being dragged around to dusty archaeological sites by their parents. So, it's no surprise that their mom has drug them to another one in Italy over the summer. It is a surprise when they are able to sneak into one of the ancient grave sites and place their hands on a perfectly fitting handprint. And what happens next is even more of a surprise, Gabi finds herself alone and in the tomb, but she's no longer in her own time period. The Italian castles around the site are no longer ruins, but castles where rival families live, and the space between is still an ancient burial ground where the knights belonging to those families come to fight out their differences. When she's found by one of those families, all Gabi can think about is finding Lia and getting both of them back to their own time and their mom. But it will be much more difficult than she thinks, and can she keep from falling in love with the dashing knights?

This book was great! I love that it is a clean, young adult read. I enjoyed the story line, I would have never thought to have the characters go back in time the way they did. I enjoyed the characters, I especially thought that Gabi seemed like a real person, and I enjoyed the way she was able to interact with the ancient characters without giving away that she is from the future. There was plenty of action and adventure in this story too! I can't wait to read the next book in this awesome series! 

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

Popular posts


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 …