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Worth the Wrestle Audiobook!

I know I've already posted this review, but I was so excited to let you know that this book has now been added to Deseret Bookshelf Plus as an audio book. That means that if you have Bookshelf Plus, you can listen to Sheri Dew read this book herself, for FREE! And you can still try Deseret Bookshelf Plus for FREE for 30 days! What a great deal and so much fun!


About the book: Why can’t I seem to conquer weaknesses that plague me?” “How do I know if I’m receiving revelation?” “Will the Lord forgive me after what I’ve done?” “Why can’t we seem to get ahead financially even though we faithfully pay our tithing?” “What if the Church’s position on gay marriage bothers me?”

Those are just a handful of the countless questions Sheri Dew has heard people ask over the years. “May I answer these questions,” she writes, “and any questions you may have, by posing a different question: Are you willing to engage in the wrestle? In an ongoing spiritual wrestle?”

In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines …

Favorite Friday - Summer Fun - Get Away Today Vacations

How many of my amazing readers are getting ready for a summer vacation with their family??? I know my family is excited for summer and that's one of our favorite traditions. We don't quite know where we're going yet, but you can bet we'll get it figured out and booked right away. And if you have any tips for traveling with preschoolers, you're more than welcome to drop me a comment at the end. I think it would be fun to put together a post about traveling with kids and I'm sure you all have great ideas!

Today I want to tell you about a great company that I personally have worked with before. Get Away Today. 



Get Away Today is really well known for their Disneyland vacations, but my family hasn't attempted that one yet. We have been to San Diego several times and they have great deals there as well on both hotels and the fun attractions everyone wants to go to. They have tickets to Legoland, San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo's Wild Safari Park. We used Get A…

Reluctant Rescue

About the book: Caylee Compton has determined she'll never commit to a man, especially a too-handsome, fun-sucker like volunteer firefighter, physician, and ex-military Captain Levi Turner. Levi determines to change her mind. 

In the beautiful and exciting location of Lake Powell, Caylee fights valiantly to stay strong, but Levi's patience, kindness, and kisses might conquer even her commitment phobia.

My review: This was another one of the Park City Firefighter Romances and I LOVED it! I actually read this one first, so it was kind of fun to see the glimpses of Levi and Caylee that you got in Rescued by Love turn into real people in this one. 

I liked Caylee. She is a strong young woman who is not looking for a relationship. She pretty much goes on one date with a guy and then he's gone. She has some serious trust issues from her family situation as a child and that makes it hard for her to commit to anyone. And Caylee knows Levi already because he's the brother of her b…

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the book: Compassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Rescued By Love

About the book: Captain Cameron Compton is content with his job as a firefighter and coaching a youth lacrosse team. He doesn’t need or want anything else in his life. Then a tall blonde schoolteacher parks her Jeep illegally in front of a fire hydrant, and one of his crew soaks it with water. Repentant but un-intimidated, she fires back at him, and he’s pulled in by her spunk. 

Sage Turner has wished her entire life that she could shrink to a normal-sized woman. She hides her insecurities pretty well, but when she falls for a hot firefighter, she’s certain she’ll never be good enough. 

Stranded together at her cabin, sparks start to fly, and Sage barely suppresses the urge to kick him out in a snowstorm. 

A fire and a moose attack should bring them together, but instead, they might sever any hope of being rescued from the flames or loneliness. 

My review: Wow, this is such a fun book! I really loved the whole premise of this one. Cam is firefighter just going about his own business, but …

Blog Tour - Wrong for You

About the book: Lane Bishop is a hardworking, intelligent, young woman. With her recent move to Chapel Hill, she is determined to leave behind the drama and effort of keeping up with the dating scene. Even so, Lane somehow manages to get dragged out by a gaggle of girls to go watch boys play soccer. Just watching is not Lane’s forte, so she joins in the fun and leads her team to victory.

Rather than feeling intimidated by the vivacious beauty on the opposing team, Jamie Hamilton is intrigued. Risking his “untouchable” dating status, he decides to pursue Lane—with a little help from his older brother Simon. With Simon’s behind-the- scenes assistance, Jamie proves irresistible, even to a disillusioned dater like Lane. But as she gets to know both brothers, Lane can’t help but wonder—beneath the grand gestures and romantic words, is she falling for the wrong guy?

My review: I'm always on the lookout for new books by my favorite authors and Jenny Proctor is one of them. I have loved eac…

Favorite Friday - Taggart's Grill

Taggart's Grill is my current favorite adult place. You know, the kind of place that is super yummy but a bit on the pricey side and there's no way you'd ever take your picky kids there, this is that place! It was my amazing mother-in-law's birthday last week and this is the place that we decided to go with the adults to celebrate. 

I love their menu, there's something for everyone! In our group, we tried a little of everything. A lot of us had the enchiladas and they are so good! Someone had the soup and salad. Someone had the fish and chips. And several had hamburgers. There wasn't a complaint about anything we ate. The food is so good! Literally everything I've tried has been amazing. 
And we tried something new this time. Their Rosemary Parmesan Bread. It looks like a roll in this picture, but it's huge! It's only $1.99 and seriously, 3 or 4 of us ate it. I had it with no butter and it was fantastic! 
I love the setting, it's up Morgan canyon. …

Blog Tour - Sense and Second Chances Review and Giveaway

About the book: Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn't mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can't get any more difficult, Emily's older half-brother and his fiancee arrive, not to help but to claim the family home he's inherited from their parents. Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast.                                                                                                                                                                 When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear…

Blog Tour - Shattered Review and Giveaway

About the book: “We never knew there could be people in the orchard. Dangerous people.”

When a mysterious explosion kills her sister, Salem becomes convinced the death was no accident--it was a conspiracy. But no one else at her high school believes her, and all she has so far are theories and clues. With Carrie's killers still out there, Salem's not sure who she can trust. If she can't she prove she’s right before it’s too late, the conspiracy might take another life—hers.

My review: Holy Cow! I loved this book! I loved the way the plot sucked me in and wouldn't let me out until it resolved itself at the end.

I really liked the way the book is all from Salem's perspective. And hers is an interesting one. Growing up, it was just her and her sister and her dad. Salem's mom left when she was young, and her sister, Carrie, had kind of taken over her mom's role in Salem's life. Not only do you see the whole thing from her perspective, but I thought the way tha…

Light in Your Eyes

About the book: Snow Valley's new pediatric dentist, McCoy Wilson, is in debt and stress taller than his beat-up Chevy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful assistant who he's drastically overpaying.

Chanel Horman prays moving to Snow Valley after her husband's death will give her and her son a fresh start. A hunky new boss isn't in the plans, but she'll have to find some way to work with McCoy without melting at his gentle smiles or she'll be in trouble deeper than the snow drifts.

My review: I love the cover on this one, so much fun! And I love the way that it relates to the story and reminds me of a really great scene in the book!

I liked this book. I liked McCoy, his is the first voice that you "hear" as you read the book. I loved the way he was concerned about hiring Chanel at the beginning, he was concerned that he wouldn't be able to be professional with such a beauty and he was really concerned that he wouldn't be able to pay her. He…

The Proud Shall Stumble

About the book: It's a truth that has stood for centuries: pride goeth before the fall. And Germany, emboldened by an increasingly popular dynamo, is becoming proud.

Across the ocean in America, people have been enjoying years of plenty since the Great War. Electricity in every home, shiny new automobiles lining the streets, roaring new music, shocking new clothing styles—a whole nation wanting nothing more than to let loose and get rich. But beneath the glittering surface, the economy's foundation has already begun to crumble.

On opposite sides of the world, the Eckhardt and Westland families are as caught up in the fast-paced times as anyone else, and they find their personal lives deeply affected by the shocking events occurring on a global scale. Though they all seek to follow a wise path, the way becomes hazy when powerful forces aim to cloud their judgment. Will they be able to recognize the darkness before they sink further into it? More dark days lie ahead, and the famil…

Great Cami Checketts Sale!

Heads up! I love books by Cami Checketts and I'm especially excited to read her new one! And even better, they are all just 99 pennies until Tuesday! Make sure you go grab them. They would be perfect summer reads!

All four Billionaire Beach Romances are only $.99 until Tuesday, May 9th, including the newest release, Cancun Getaway. I hope you enjoy these fun vacation romances.

Moriah dances her way through life until she meets a blond Adonis who reminds her too much of her son's father. Find Cancun Getaway on Amazon
Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far? Find Shadows in the Curtain on Amazon.
Maddie escapes from pirates, but is in a different kind of danger when she lands on the island of an ex-Olympian and a former Most Beautiful Man in America. Find Caribbean Rescue on Amazon.
Brooks has never had a woman resist him until he meets Sydnee, an orphanage worker who has much higher purposes than falling for some charming man. Find Cozumel Escape on Amazon

Favorite Friday - Mother's Day Gifts

Well....Mother's Day is coming super fast, it's next weekend. So here's a few of my personal picks for that amazing woman in your life. I'm going to try to include links to my favorites so you can easily find them and get them.

Books...of course! I'm always a big fan of books. These are a few of my favorites from the last little bit and a few that I haven't had a chance to read yet, but that would be awesome gifts.


Once There Was a Mom by Emily Watts: This one is kind of Deseret Books Mother's Day specific book for the year. It looks like a great book, I don't think you can go wrong with it.

Links: Deseret BookAmazon




I have a bunch that I've read and reviewed lately that would be fabulous gifts, so I'll just link to my review and you can find what I thought and product links there. Chance for Home by Traci Hunter Abramson, Defiance by A.L. Sowards, An Unseen Angel by Alissa Parker, Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart by Jennifer Moore, The Vicar's …