Item description for Bookends by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview Dr. Emilie Getz is into saving historical relics; Jonas Fielding into saving souls. When the two meet, sparks fly. But despite their disastrous beginning, neither one will escape unsmitten.
Publishers Description 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. Reviews "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 "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 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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Ingram Advance - 06/01/2005 page 117
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 4, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590524373 ISBN13 9781590524374
Availability 0 units.
More About Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker who has addressed audiences from more than 1500 platforms all over the world since 1986, encouraging women to grow in faith and joy. She is the author of twenty books - including the bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, and Mad Mary.
Liz is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. Her latest release, The Women of Christmas, is a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book. Verse by verse, Liz unpacks the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.
In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathed new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Scripturally sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.
With The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offered a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with one of the Good Girls of the Bible.
Liz also spent a decade as an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Her articles have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia.
Liz Curtis Higgs currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Liz Curtis Higgs has published or released items in the following series...
I read this book as part of a book club and i was suprised to see how much I liked it. This book brings religion and romance together in a cute story. I found it hard to get into the book at first but its well worth sticking with it.
Bookends - a sweet read Jun 18, 2008
Although the heroine of this story was distinctly unlikable in the beginning of the book and made some choices I felt were not actually true to the character as written, Liz did a fairly good job at showing "the new man" God can create when our lives are turned over to him. This love story is multi-layered and heartening and definitely worth the read.
SO Funny! Jun 14, 2007
This book was so much fun! It's not very often I sit and literally laugh out loud, but this book had me giggling! It's funny, inspirational and charming.
GREAT Christian chick lit Jun 15, 2006
I just finished reading Bookends and was very impressed. It's the first Higgs book I have read (although I read and love her column in TCW). I will definitely be reading more of her literature. This was a warm, funny book with a bit of mystery in it. It wasn't predictable in my opinion, which was a nice change from most romantic fiction. I loved the quirky characters(including the golden retriever) and loved how realisitc it was. I had never heard of the Moravian denomination and am now more curious about it. This is defintely a cozy read and would make a good gift for a close friend.
Engaging and Entertaining Aug 12, 2003
"Bookends" reveals a talent of the author, Liz Curtiz Higgs, that is nice to find in Christian Romance Novels. The characters are engaging and entertaning. Best of all, you do not have to wait till the end of the story for the main characters to have fun together! In this book the stroyline is creatively weaved with humor, seriousness, and romance, from begining to end. I highly recomend it to those who enjoy quality, intelligent, romance/comedy novels.