Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"Julie" Blog Tour

Welcome to this stop on the Julie by Catherine Marshall Reissue Celebration Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours!

 9781683701354.jpg   Title: Julie
Author: Catheri ne Marshall
Publisher: Gilead Publishing</ div>
ReIssue Date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance Fiction
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*A New York Times bestseller*

Will the dam hold?

Julie Wallace has always wanted to write. Trying to 
escape the Great Depression, Julie ’ s father buys the
Alderton Sentinel, a small-town newspaper in flood-prone Alderton, Pennsylvania, and moves his family
there. As flash floods ominously increase, Julie ’ s investigative reporting uncovers secrets that could
endanger the entire community.

Julie, the newspaper, and her family are thro wn into a perilous standoff with the owners of the steel mills
as they investigate the conditions of t he immigrant laborers. As the Alderton Sentinel and Julie take on a more aggressive role to reform these conditions, seething tensions come to a head.

When a devastating tragedy follows a shocking rev elation, Julie ’ s courage and strength are tested. 
Will truth and justice win, or will Julie lose everything she holds dear?

My Review: 
Catherine Marshall is an author  I was familiar with because of her best-seller book, "Christy" and the spin offs that have been made based on that.  However, I did not realize she had written another book, "Julie," and I have to say I am so glad that I discovered that because it is another great book from her!
"Julie" like "Christy" is well-written and an accurate portrayal of life in the time period, for "Julie," this is during the 1930's.  It is evident that Catherine did a lot of research as the book is rich with historical details and the time period just comes alive along with the characters.  Julie has wanted to be a writer and this opportunity comes when her family moves and purchases a newspaper.  This is a difficult time due to The Great Depression, but also for businesses as it is a time of change and new industries.  As Julie uncovers things she finds herself in the midst of issues in the town that will have lasting effects in the future. 
I found this book heartbreaking at times and yet so real as the characters and details just came to life and I felt as if I was transported to this town at this time and a part of the story and events.  This is a great choice for those whom enjoy historical fiction and a must-read for those whom have read and enjoyed "Christy" in the past!

*Thanks to the JustReads Publicity Tours for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*



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Catherine Marshall (1914-1983), ͞ The New York Times ͟ best-selling author of 30 books, is best known for her novel ͞ Christy. ͟ Based on the life of her mother, ͞ Christy ͟ captured the hearts of millions and became a popular CBS television series. Around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, as her mother reminisced, Catherine pro bed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Cather ine shared the story of her husband, Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in ͞ A Man Called Peter. ͟ A decade after Dr. Marshall ’ s untimely death, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, Executive Editor o f ͞ Guideposts, ͟ forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer an d speaker, Catherine ’ s enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.



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  • Print Copy of Julie

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  1. Hi Kristie! Thank you for being a part of the tour.

    Just in case you don't know, this post seems to missing up the html code w/ rich text.

  2. thank you for your review. i love this cover. i also love when the I am living with the characters as well.

  3. Thank you for your wonderful review on "Julie" by Catherine Marshall and for being part of the blog tour for the book.

    I'd very much love the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. Kristie, thank you for the great review. Julie sounds like a must read.

  5. thanks for your review. this sounds like a great story. i love books based on history. such a lovely cover.