Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Julie

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
*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?

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I'll be completely honest with you. This book was not for me. It was a slow moving book in my opinion and I could not get into it. I didn't care at all for the writing style, it seemed very clipped and fragmented. The first person also kind of threw me...(I'm finding I'm not the BIGGEST first person fan)

I was very surprised this book didn't work for me since it is totally in my genre wheelhouse! I enjoy stories about the Great Depression, and how cool was this premise?! I so wish it would have worked out better!

I know that this is definitely for other people, but it just wasn't for me.

 In the end I had to DNF it, so I don't have a real rating. 

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review* *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.



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  1. Thank you for your honest review and information on "Julie" by Catherine Marshall as well as being part of the Reissue Celebration Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours.

    I would love the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you Alysha for your honesty. We at JustRead value honest reviews and I do think it is important for authors, publishers and fellow readers to trust that reviews are our own opinions, and cannot be "bought."

    Don't you think it's funny how different we all are? Take a book, that many love, but we don't always have the same opinion! =)

    Thank you, we appreciate you very much!

    1. Thank you very much. And thank you for putting on this great tour.

  3. Thanks you for being honest some books are just not what people like to read even though the time period is what they love or like.

    1. I think it's great that everyone has a different reading taste.

  4. thank you for your review and for being a part of the tour. i just love this cover. i do have this book on my to buy list.

  5. I enjoy Marshall's writing, nonfiction as well as fiction, so am looking forward to reading this one Thank you for your honesty in your review. Some books work for us and some don't!

    1. Isn't it great that everyone has different reading taste? I love it.

  6. Thank you for your honest review. I haven't read Catherine Marshall's books.

    1. This was the first one I read by her. My grandma loved Christy though.

  7. The cover of this book is so lovely with a shrouded look of mystery to it.

    1. It really is! Totally grabbed my attention.