Bookends 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

Former Bad Girl, grateful for the grace God offers Happy wife of Bill, one of the Good Guys Proud mom of two grown up kids with tender hearts Lame housekeeper Marginal cook Pitiful gardener Stuff I love Encouraging my sisters in Christ across the page, from the platform, online, in person Unpacking Scripture Traveling wherever God leads Listening to His heart Leaning into His embrace.

➩ [Ebook] ➤ Bookends By Liz Curtis Higgs ➵ –
  • Paperback
  • 350 pages
  • Bookends
  • Liz Curtis Higgs
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 9781590524374

10 thoughts on “Bookends

  1. says:

    So, I m in the bookstore the week before Christmas There s a few bucks of my shopping allowance left and Jeannie likes to read, so let s see what s available I scan the shelves and my eye stops on a really classy cover design It s got old books on it which I m a sucker for so it s at least worth pulling off the shelf for a look see.HmmmBookends Clever title I think Let s see what else it s got going for itTop endorsement reads, Witty, charming, delightful I cringe All the testosterone in my hand and halfway up my arm jumps ship.Backmatter leads with, Opposites attract Maybe not Okay, I ve got this one nailed relationship book Jeannie ll like that I won t have to My guy card is still recovering from an earlier review, but I think I m safe having it in the house.Jeannie finishes the book after Christmas around the same time I finish the book I just reviewed, a real guy s book sweaty and everything You want to try this one Jeannie smiles It s good Witty Charming Yeah, I know Delightful I just look at her.She lays it on my bedside table.That night at bedtime, I reach over a pick up the top book on my stack of to reads Bookends Oh, well, I sigh Let s give it a shot I finished it today.I know my guy card is in for another major hit, but, my goodness, people This book was fantastic I ve never read a story penned with wit, charm and wait Let me back up.Ms Higgs has got to have the most clever writing voice of just about anyone I ve ever read She snagged me in Bookends from the first chapter to the last as much with her writing style as with her characters and story line How she was able to deliver the innermost thoughts of two so entirely different people the Bookends with such acute insight, pathos, and humor, is nothing less than a work of art.Oh, yes The story.Bookend 1 is Emily Getz Historian PhD Petite Prim Proper Thirty six years old Inextricably immersed in an orderly, comfortable, predictable, safe life of academia from which she has no desire to come up for air nor would she even know how to, if the desire were there.Did I say inextricably Enter Bookend 2 Jonas Fielding, land and community developer Cleverly brash, infuriatingly masculine, and playfully spontaneous Mr Fielding is a visionary who approaches his excavation of undeveloped land methodically, with exactness and unwavering purpose The same Mr Fielding decides to approach the extrication of drum tight and, in his estimation, undeveloped Dr Emily Getz in like manner.Emile has returned home to Lititz, Pennsylvania, on a mission of the greatest personal and professional importance Key to its success is a quarter acre patch of ground under which she is certain rests a profoundly important archaeological artifact Jonas has come to Lititz to develop a top notch, professional grade golf course in which both the community and he have invested a considerable amount of money Key to its success is a quarter acre patch of ground ideal for the all important eighteenth green You see where this is going, right Needless to say, Jonas intent to extricate Emile along with his growing, albeit awkwardly expressed, love for the woman collide with his intent to excavate that quarter acre of ground Emile s intent to remain snuggled in her cozy academic cocoon along with her own intentions for that patch of ground collide with a growing, albeit stubbornly resisted, interest in Jonas The result is a hilarious, poignant, and thought provoking comedy of connects and disconnects, communications and miscommunications, that provokes out loud laughter on one page and somber head shaking on the next.Ms Higgs buffers her story delicately with the lives and influences of family and friends in and outside Lititz, each bringing their own strengths and weaknesses into Jonas and Emile s blossoming relationship You also learn loads about the Moravian Church community of Lancaster County in which the story basks But mostly you learn a little about life, love and the role faith plays in both of them.Wow, I can t recommend this enough Great book, wonderful read I d even go so far as to say it s witty, charming, and stop it.

  2. says:

    It s been so many years since the last time I d read this one that I d forgotten how much Ms Higgs makes me laugh She is so good at putting her characters in hilarious situations and then sitting back and letting them find their way out Plus she knows how to write a hero to make you swoon Jonas and Emily fight hard to deny their attraction, for all of two minutes And then the rest of the time they fight hard about bringing their two very different lives together It makes for a really fun ride, I must say D Their chemistry is, obviously, wonderful, but it s the growth they both need to work through that really struck me This isn t just a cute little romance, there is much depth here Both characters have to work hard to figure out exactly what they really want out of life and that sometimes it requires sacrifice Yet in the end, sacrifice is usually worth it, right Adorable romance, lessons to learn, unique characters, what could a reader ask for

  3. says:

    My Ratings Translation Dropped it hated it Forced myself to finish found difficult Interesting, but not likely to be cracked open again Liked very much, and will be has been re read Loved, and has been worn to piecesPlease understand that this review reflects ONLY my opinion I may have bad taste in books, but you are also entitled to your own erroneous opinion I ll be posting a longer and hopefully in depth review of this book on my blog, but I just had write a little something here saying how much I enjoyed it I have only read one other Higgs book Here Burns My Candle , but I liked it just as much, and I have a feeling that there are going to be two new additions to my bookshelf by the end of the month.I read this book in a hurry Alright, I read it in one day One day is really too short a time to really take in all this book has to offer, and I intend on going back and reading through it again Then I plan to read it again, during Christmas time Initially I was worried This was a romance I like romances, but I am wary of them even so of contemporary christian romances Plus, I knew nothing about the Moravian church except what I had heard of their brass But the main thing I was afraid of was the characters I hate reading a book and not feeling for the characters I shouldn t have worried Higgs characters were so real to me, and I loved seeing them grow One thing that I loved was the way she broke up and introduced her scenes Everything about the scenes flowed well, and I read it from cover to cover without wincing once Okay once, but that was because I thought I knew the MMC better than I did I love this book, and I m sure it will be on my shelf for a long while Go ahead and give it a read if you are in the mood for a cute, serious, and engaging read.

  4. says:

    Bookends by Liz Curtis HigginsDr 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 German town in Lititz PA We traveled there one year and was able to take a pretzel tour where they make and sell them.Jonus Fielding is a land developer and he wants the land for a golf course He is so opposite of her athletic, she a book study person.She gets roped into going with him at 430am to count birds at the preserve.With problems from his brother the gambler and drunk he is sidetracked on his ventureJonus contemplates ditching it Emily has also had some setbacks and has contemplated ditching her efforts Problem is neither wants to give in so the other would see them as weak and a failure..Bonus recipes included.I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD Braille Audio Reading Device.

  5. says:

    Liz writes in a way you feel like she is a dear friend who has come over for fellowship, tea, and a laughter filled time and this book didn t disappoint Liz sums up the title and book well when she said the 2 main characters Emilie Jonas begin like bookends facing life in opposite directions on every point, but oh how our God turns them toward HIMSELF and toward one another

  6. says:

    I hate this book The main female character Emilie I think I ve subconsciously suppressed everything about her is sooo hard to swallow Her character is disgusting and I can t get past it I couldn t finish this book even though I so badly wanted to The reviews were phenomenal and I expected a much better read.

  7. says:

    Cute light romance I liked it

  8. says:

    Great contemporary romance Funny, heartwarming.

  9. says:

    Two different people meet under unusual circumstances, and along with preconceived opinions about each other, they don t click Many other issues arise in the plot under the disguise of a love story of an unusual couple, which make it interesting.

  10. says:

    Enjoyable read.

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