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After the Wind

About the book: After seeing her young family killed by a propane tanker explosion, the rest of Kristen's life seems more like a life sentence. Trying to escape the memories, she finds herself in a remote Idaho resort town where no one knows her story.

Her co-workers think she's intriguing.

Her neighbors think she's crazy.

She thinks she's hopeless.

Then she meets Joe.

My review: I love to read Jaclyn M Hawkes' books. They are always clean, cute and full of great romance. This book is no different. I truly felt bad for Kristen, she watched her whole family die. And then she was left with the guilt and the post traumatic stress disorder from the whole thing. She decides to move to a small town in Idaho where she can ski during the winter and ride horses during the summer time. Small towns are great, because you can blend in a bit, but they're also not so great because everyone knows everyone else's business. Kristin did a good job keeping a cover on what had happened to her, but the flip side was that the whole town thought she was insane. At least that's the rumors that Joe Faciano heard about his new neighbor. He had no idea that she was the same woman that he had teaching his sons to ski. He hopes that he can get her to go on a date with him, but will he be able to break through the hard shell she keeps around herself?

I really enjoyed this book. I liked Kristin and Joe. I liked Joe's sons too, they were true gentlemen, all of them willing to go out of their way to help Kristin. The plot was cute and romantic. I liked that this was a clean romance that I wouldn't have a problem with our teenage daughter reading. I also liked that there was a touch of mystery and suspense later in the plot. This book really has everything! Check it out!

I was able to get this book for free from Amazon.com

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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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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 …