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Not Your Typical First Date

In addition to spiritual resources, Franciscan Media publishes inspirational Christian fiction. Below is an excerpt from The First Gift, a novel by Ruth Logan Herne.

“Gentlemen, this is going to be crowded today,” Jake instructed once he’d parked the car in a village lot. “Don’t run off, don’t misbehave, and don’t let me forget to buy some of Miss Kerry’s apples.”

“This is a long way to come for apples,” said Abe. “They must be really, really good ones.”

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