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Bookends 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. 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 HIMSELFand toward one another 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 HIMSELFand toward one another 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 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 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 Great contemporary romance Funny, heartwarming. 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. Cute light romance I liked it God shone through the many delightful folks in this story young wonderful moments of tea God shone through the many delightful folks in this story young not so young Enjoyed the setting in Littitz, PA having been there Enjoyed how Emilie grew as the story progressed I was a tad frustrated with the misunderstandings early on Great quotes at the head of each chapter wonderful moments of tea 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 r 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, whatcould a reader ask for 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 hopefullyin depth review of this book on my blog, but I ju 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 hopefullyin 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 evenso 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