Thursday, April 26, 2018


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

Title: Julie
Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
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 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?

My thoughts:   I read JULIE years and years ago, when it first came out, as my aunt had a copy, and I didn't like it then as well as I liked Christy. I was wild about Christy.  This, like Christy, is loosely based on Ms. Marshall's real life, as it is, as the introduction says, her story, fictionalized.  

The story starts off exciting, with the family miraculously saved from a flash flood.  But from there it sort of drags.  I am not a big fan of depression era stories, and I wasn't alive during the flooding or any of the events, and I'm sure readers who love depression era or more "modern" historical stories would love it. 

I requested a copy to review because I did love Christy so, and I wanted to give JULIE another chance.  It still didn't grab me.  I wanted to like it, and I did like parts of it. The British guy was a nice touch.  And I cried with some of the events at the end of the book. 

If you like based-on-real-life stories or depression era stories, you might love JULIE. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.    



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 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.


(1) Winner will win: 

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

  • Bookmark Swag

  • Necklace (exact or similar & *subject to change)

  • Print Copy of Julie

  • (Only Gift Card open internationally. Others open to US Mailing Addresses)


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    Lori Smanski said...

    thank you for being a part of the tour soon. hopefully you will receive the book soon. i love this cover. i would love to read this as well as Christy and Peter

    justcommonly said...

    Thankyou for joining the tour!

    Kay Garrett said...

    Thank you for the information on the book "Julie" and author Catherine Marshall. Appreciate your participating in the book tour.

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

    kim hansen said...

    Thanks for sharing Catherine's book.

    Caryl Kane said...

    Thank you for sharing about Julie and participating in the tour.

    Lori Smanski said...

    thank you for your honest review. i have only read one book in the 40's and this year i am going to try a contemporary story. i love this cover and would love to give this book a try.

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