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The First Love

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with a

debilitating illness, she is accustomed to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out, and she always declines, certain he only pities her.

To make matters worse, Dat has recently remarried, less than a year after Maggie's mother died. And while her stepmother is kind, she's much younger than Mamm, and she simply doesn't understand Maggie or her illness the way Mamm did.

Strong in her faith, Maggie has been taught to accept her lot in life as God's will. But with declining health, an unsettled family situation, and few future prospects, any sense of hope seems elusive.

When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie attends out of curiosity, but the words of the evangelist begin to stir something deep inside her. Dare she hope for a brighter future?

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The First Love (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Fiction)
Author(s): Beverly Lewis
ISBN: 1-4328-5551-4 / 978-1-4328-5551-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Love
Author(s): Beverly Lewis
ISBN: 0-7642-1994-4 / 978-0-7642-1994-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Beverly Lewis
ISBN: 0-7642-1968-5 / 978-0-7642-1968-9 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Beverly Lewis
ISBN: 0-7642-1995-2 / 978-0-7642-1995-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The First Love
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Title: The First Love
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Title: The First Love
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Title: The First Love
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Love
Author(s): Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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