They are so opposite, only God could explain the attraction! When no-nonsense historian Dr. Emilie Getz returns to her hometown---Lititz, Pennsylvania---and meets fun-loving land developer Jonas Fielding, sparks fly. She's a neatnik, interested in preserving relics; he's messy, and involved in saving souls. Will their relationship find the balance it needs to survive? 338 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
Opposites attract? Maybe not.
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.
An award-winning speaker since 1986, Liz Curtis Higgs has stepped onto 1,500 platforms in all fifty states and six foreign countries encouraging women to grow in Christ and celebrate their faith. As the author of twenty-two books, including her first contemporary novel, Mixed Signals, her bestselling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart and Fair Is the Rose , her nonfiction bestseller Bad Girls of the Bible, and a series of Gold Medallion Awardwinning childrens books, Liz touches the hearts of her readers with real-life humor and grace-filled encouragement. She and her husband, Bill, live with their two teenagers and too many cats in Louisville , Kentucky .