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Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2011
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Emilie Getz and Jonas Fielding are as different as two peopleof the same age, with the same faith, living in the same charming Pennsylvania towncould be.
She loves history; he loves new ideas. She sticks to the rules; he likes to break them. Shes into saving relics; hes into saving souls. The one trait they share is a penchant for controlling every aspect of their lives, including their stubborn hearts.
When Emilies search for an archaeological treasure leads her to the one piece of land she cant have (thanks to Jonas), they choose opposing sides in an engaging battle of wits. Emilie, a no-nonsense sort of woman, is determined to have her way. But Jonas is on a mission as well: He wants to hear Emilie laugh. Often.
"Liz Curtis Higgs mixes her usual humor into this entertaining story of roller-coaster romance."
"Delicious as Moravian sugar cake! Readers will love it."
Lori Copeland, author of Roses Will Bloom Again
"Bookends is such fun…rich in character, setting, and spiritual dimensions."
Gayle Roper, author of Winter Winds
"A great story with believable characters, realistic situations, and a sprinkling of Higgss humor."
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"Declare a holiday and cozy up with this engaging novel."
Patsy Clairmont, author of Stardust on My Pillow
Story Behind the Book
Though she has traveled the world, Liz Curtis Higgs is a small-town girl at heart. In Bookends, Liz invites readers to visit a place she knows well: her hometown of Lititz, nestled in the rolling hills of historic Lancaster County , Pennsylvania . Fond memories of her childhood years in the Moravian churchone of the oldest of the Protestant denominationsand her love for Lititz history and traditions serve as a solid underpinning for this lively contemporary tale. Like many couples, Emilie and Jonas resemble human bookendsopposites in every wayuntil Emilies joy-filled spiritual awakening turns their stubborn hearts in the same happy direction.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
lindaStarkville, MSAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful bookJanuary 18, 2012lindaStarkville, MSAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This ranks with some of my favorite books. I had the book format, not the ebook. I couldn't stop reading, but I didn't want it to end.
The only downside was that the couple got a bit heavy with their kissing. I think if they were a real couple, things could have gotten out of hand. It wasn't a good example of how an unmarried, Christian, couple should behave. There wasn't any disappointing behavior beyond all of the kisses, however. This was the only reason I gave it a 4 on "meets expectations."
After reading Bookends, I knew that most other books would be a disappointment. Few could measure up.
The characters in the book are a delight except for Nate. He provided a balance to show how different children of the same family can turn out. He showed the struggles of one without a Savior.
The Spiritual teaching was solid and illustrated the differences between Christians and those who are religious and following traditions and rituals. I think there was a lot there to cause most of us to stop and look at our own hearts.
The highpoint of the book was the humor. It helped keep the characters from taking themselves too seriously and showed how we can get so wrapped up in our ideas of fun that we forget not everyone has the same "likes." Of course, that can apply to books, as well, but I can't imagine anyone not enjoying Bookends--even if it doesn't make it to their favorites list.
JerryMGrand Rapids, MIAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5This was a win for Mother's Day give-awayMay 25, 2011JerryMGrand Rapids, MIAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Though I did not personally read this book, several ladies from my church could not put it down and loved it. We used this great book and the huge discount to purchase enough to give to each woman in the church on Mother's Day...and have had nothing but appreciation expressed since!
FranPalatine, ILAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 15, 2011FranPalatine, ILAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5More than I expected. A truly engaging read. I finished the book already and passed it on to my sister.
Joyce Haak5 Stars Out Of 5very, very goodMay 2, 2011Joyce HaakQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4It was just a very good book, had me crying in places.
Jody4 Stars Out Of 5June 4, 2008JodyLiz Curtis Higgs is an excellent writer, but this wasn't my favorite book of hers. It was good, though and worth reading. The main characters didn't seem to have any chemistry at first and it was a little unbelievable (for me)that they could so drastically change. I'm still glad I read it. I enjoyed her book "Mixed Signals" a lot! I think that's why my expectations were so high for this book.