The first love

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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?

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Grouping Title first love
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subject_facet Amish -- Fiction, Amish -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Arthritis -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Audiobooks (CD), Christian fiction, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, FICTION / Amish & Mennonite, Fiction, Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Large type books, Religious fiction, Rheumatoid arthritis in children -- Fiction, Romance fiction
title_display The first love
title_full The First Love, The first love / Beverly Lewis, The first love [eAudio] / Beverly Lewis, The first love [large print] / Beverly Lewis, The first love [sound recording] / Beverly Lewis
title_short The first love
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topic_facet Amish, Arthritis, Audiobooks (CD), FICTION / Amish & Mennonite, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Rheumatoid arthritis in children