Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Julie by Catherine Marshall Blitz

Welcome to the Julie by Catherine Marshall Blitz Tour! Be sure to stop by each stop for spotlights and excerpts plus you'll get extra entry points for a wonderful Grand Prize! 

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Title: Julie
Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Re-Issued Date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance FictionLinks*:  Goodreads l Amazon l ChristianBook l Book Depository l Itunes

*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 thrown into a perilous standoff with the owners of the steel mills as they investigate the conditions of the 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 revelation, Julie’s courage and strength are tested. Will truth and justice win, or will Julie lose everything she holds dear?


Catherine MarshallCatherine 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 probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Catherine 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 of “Guideposts,” forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine’s enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.

Dean's eyes were studying me. "You have a way with words. What kind of writing do you want to do?"
"Articles for Dad's paper, to start."
"What do you want to write about?"
I paused, suddenly uncertain about how much to share. Dean's eyes were reassuring.
"When I know more, I'd like to write about deeper things."

In my journal I logged this comment: "On the day that I was officially a grown woman, I felt anything but feminine rather, befouled from the sweat of hard physical labor and the stinking mud. I wanted nothing so much as to sleep for a week."

Proofs of the week's paper were spread out on what I grandly called my desk. This was a rickety wooden table against the side wall outside the Editor's office. 

"The lake is lovely," I commented, "And so big. I still find it hard to believe it's artificial."

"Oh, it's artificial, all right. Dive deep and you may bash your head on tree stumps."



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  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

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  • Antique Dark Brown Journal (exact or similar & *subject to change)

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    Marilyn R. said...

    I'm going to have to reread Julie. It's been to many years since I read this book.

    Wendy Newcomb said...

    Adding this to my wish list, sounds like an interesting story. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

    Lori Smanski said...

    this is such an interesting cover. it says a lot about what is happening in the story. thanks for being a part of the tour. on my to read list

    Kay Garrett said...

    Thank you for the information on and excerpts from "Julie" by Catherine Marshall as well as being part of the Blitz Tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    Lacey Waters said...

    The excerpts really make me look forward to reading the book.

    Caryl Kane said...

    Love the excerpts! I'm excited to read more.

    Marilyn R. said...

    Enjoyed the excerpts and must be read.

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