8 days until summer!
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LDSWBR: What book or movie reminds you of summer?
TRISTI: This was a tough question for me to answer. I can’t think of any with a theme that reminds me most of summer, so will you take a book I read during the summer? I have very fond memories of curling up on my bed with a nice thick copy of Little Women.
LDSWBR: Do you hike during the summer? If so, where is your favorite place to hike?
TRISTI: Do I hike? What, are you trying to give me a heart attack and make me die? No, I do not hike. I occasionally hike up my skirt, but that’s about it.
LDSWBR: What is the best book you’ve read so far this year?
TRISTI: With all the editing I’ve been doing this year, I haven’t had a lot of time to read published works. I can tell you, though, that there are some great books coming out by my editing clients in the not-so-distant future!
LDSWBR: Thanks, Tristi!
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The town of Omni has a thorny problem. Two rival crime syndicates have chosen the quiet mountains of Utah as their hideout. Now they want to join forces and become stronger than ever. When the FBI needs to send two undercover agents to infiltrate the mob, they call on Jack and Molly — field operatives of experience and skill — to pose as floral-shop-owning Mormons so they’ll blend in to the conservative background. Jack bears a resemblance to Joe Baker, notorious mob hit man, and stands the best chance at going undetected. The biggest challenge? Teaching Molly how to arrange a dozen roses. Compared to that, bringing down the Mafia will be a tiptoe through the tulips.
Have you read Little Women? Which movie version is your favorite?
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**Book Prizes (as of 6/13/14 – more to be added to this list!)**
- Unraveled by Julie Daines (signed paperback)
- Any book by A.L. Sowards (choice of paperback or Kindle version)
- An autographed copy of any one Sarah M. Eden book of the winner’s choice
- Chances Are by Traci Hunter Abramson (signed/personalized paperback)
- Choice of The Inventor’s Secret (hardback or paperback) or The Avatar Battle (hardback or audio CD) by Chad Morris (signed copy)
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- Before the Clock Strikes Thirty by Aubrey Mace (personalized paperback)
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