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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Amy Lillard's Blog Relay and Amish Giveaway

Welcome to LEG #1 of the Courting Emily Blog Relay. This is the first stop with an excerpt from the book. I have to admit, as a complete passage, this is one of my favorite parts of the story.
Just a little set up: Emily has been coming over to the Riehl’s to help them. Elam’s dad was kicked in the head by a cantankerous milk cow the year before and he has been reduced to near childlike behavior. Even worse, he has problems, sleeping, walking, and with everyday activities, leaving Elam to serve as head of the family. Emily feels it’s her duty to help this family in need. After all, she’s the bishop’s daughter. But for Elam to admit that his family even needs support is beyond his tolerance, regardless of how desperately they do.
Hope you enjoy this peek into Courting Emily!

Elam took a deep breath as he came across the hill in the pasture and saw the buggy in the side yard. A deep calming breath. What was she doing here again?
Jah, his mamm had told him that Emily Ebersol would be stopping by today, but somewhere in the back on his mind, he’d hoped she wouldn’t show.
His heart pounded a little harder in his chest the closer he got to the house. He would have to apologize, have to come up with some reason why he had acted so surly toward her. He’d have to come up with something other than the truth.
How could he tell her that he had loved her for as long as he could remember, though he knew even longer than that she had been in love with Luke Lambright?
He couldn’t remember the first time he had ever seen Emily Ebersol, but he could certainly remember the first time he’d noticed her. She was ten and he was fourteen, in his last year of school. He’d tried so hard that year to gain her attention, but even then, Luke Lambright was the one she loved.  

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  1. my favorite movie was Couragous but that wasn't this year I don't watch too many movies!

  2. My favorite movie was, God's Not Dead!

    Judy B

  3. I haven't been to a movie in so long I can't remember!

  4. Left Behind was my favorite movie of 2014.
    God Bless,

  5. Don't see many movies, just tv ones and love hallmark.

    Pauline O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

  6. God Is Not Dead


  7. I didn't get to the movies by I think I would have really liked God Is Not Dead..
    dkstevensneAToutlookDoTCo M

  8. Don't know that I have a favorite movie of 2014. I'm too busy watching Hallmark and reading.

  9. I don't get to the theaters anymore but were several new ones on TV but I can't remember the titles. I want to see The Best in ME by Nicholas Sparks. It is compared to the Notebook by him. And, I loved that one. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  10. The only movie that I went to the theater to see in 2014 was God's Not Dead and I loved it.jackie_tessnair[at]yahoo[dot]com

  11. The Hobbit, I guess. I can't really remember too many movies I saw in 2014, though I know I went to several.

    Looks like a great book and I enjoyed the teaser.


  12. My favorite movie was "Catching Fire", second movie of The Hunger Games Trilogy, I really enjoyed the futuristic feeling of the movie!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! God Bless You and Your Family! Have a wonderful, blessed day!

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  13. But, I had to add, that as a young at heart type of person, I really loved "Frozen" with Elsa and Olaf!!!

  14. Despicable Me 2 (1 as well) was probably my most favorite movie of 2014! I still love Disney movies. We don't watch too many anymore.
    You have left me hanging with this next blurb of the book! I need to read it now, lol! Thanks for the chance to win a copy & a great blog relay. This is a lot of fun :-)

  15. Heaven is for real. Housewife@gmail.com

  16. Its a tie for me between Theory of Everything and Imitation Game. Both brilliant films!

  17. I am not a movie person at all. I don't even watch tv much. I only went to one movie in 2014, it was Maleoficent. So I guess that would have to be my favorite. I am a reader through and through . Give me a book any time over a movie !