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Multnomah, 2000 - Fiction - 334 pages
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Opposites Attract?
Dr. Emilie Getz and Jonas Fielding are as different as two people could possibly be--the same age, with the same faith, living in the same small Pennsylvania town. She's a first-class neatnik; he's a world-class slob. She's into saving historical relics; he's into saving souls. But perhaps opposites do attract. For when this uptight historian and this laid-back land developer meet, sparks fly. And despite the rather inauspicious beginning to their relationship, neither one will escape unchanged...or unsmitten!
"A well-written, delightful concoction of
romance, humor, tenderness, and fun."
Lisa Samson, author of "Tiger Lillie"
Opposites attract? Maybe not.
Emilie Getz and Jonas Fielding are as different as two people--of the same age, with the same faith, living in the same charming Pennsylvania town--could be.
She loves history; he loves new ideas. She sticks to the rules; he likes to break them. She's into saving relics; he's into saving souls. The one trait they share is a penchant for controlling every aspect of their lives, including their stubborn hearts.
When Emilie's search for an archaeological treasure leads her to the one piece of land she can't 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."
"Christian Retailing"
"Delicious as Moravian sugar cake! Readers will love it."
Lori Copeland, author of "Roses Will Bloom Again"
""Bookends "issuch in character, setting, and spiritual dimensions."
Gayle Roper, author of "Winter Winds"
"A great story with believable characters, realistic situations,
and a sprinkling of Higgs's humor."
"K-LOVE News & Reviews"
"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 church--one of the oldest of the Protestant denominations--and 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 bookends--opposites in every way--until Emilie's joy-filled spiritual awakening turns their stubborn hearts in the same happy direction.

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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

Emilie and Jonas are at cross-purposes, but it's evident almost from the beginning that they are meant to be together. They both have something that the other needs; it just takes them a lot of time ... Read full review

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Bookends by Liz Curtis Higgins Dr. Emily Goetz and she is back home after 18 years of research. She has now a job there to find out the truth of the land for the Meridian congregation in a small ... Read full review


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Liz Curtis Higgs has had award-winning careers in radio broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children's books. She is the author of 27 books, with more than 3 million copies in print. Her fiction to date includes two contemporary novels, one novella, and five historical novels, among them her bestseller, Thorn in My Heart. Her popular nonfiction books include the Bad Girls of the Bible series of books, workbooks, and DVDs, with more than one million copies in print. Liz Curtis higgs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College. She is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. They live in Kentucky and are the proud parents of Matthew and Lillian.

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