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The Sage After Rain

Taya Kaye is trying to live the life that her parents would have her live. She's engaged to be married to a congressman, but he and her parents have no respect for her values. Taya has no desire to wear clothes that she feels are immodest and when both her fiance and her parents insist that she wear a sleeveless dress to an event and she refuses, her fiance hits her doing a great deal of damage to her hand. Taya knows that she must get out of Washington and find somewhere she can be herself, so she heads out west to the high desert of Colorado. She's hoping that she won't be found, so she takes a job as a sheepherder in a remote location. The sheep, a dog, a horse, and a trailer to live in are all that she needs to have a happy, quiet and peaceful life as she waits to testify at the trial of her former fiance. Taya is a bit leery of men at this point, but then she meets Matt, a genuinely nice guy who has had a few setbacks. He offers to live near her and give her a bit of protection, should she trust this handsome man that she's barely met?

This was a cute story. I liked Taya and the way she was willing to give up her high society life for something so simple and that really required her to work hard. I thought that it showed a lot of strength on her part that she went to a place where she knew that she was going to be living all on her own. I also really liked Matt, how he wasn't in a great situation, recognized that fact and worked to change his situation. The story was cute and I liked the ending. Can't wait to read another of Jaclyn M Hawkes' books, I've loved all of them! 

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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 …