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Summary

Julie Wallace is just 18 in 1934 when her father risks their life savings on a struggling newspaper and moves the family to a flood-prone Pennsylvania town. It is here a young woman's convictions take firm root, as Julie finds herself taking sides when battle lines are drawn between desperate steelworkers and the mill owners who control their lives. And it is here where her heart and her loyalties are torn, divided between two special men. But when a devastating natural catastrophe becomes the ultimate test of courage and commitment, Julie's remarkable inner strength will come to the fore, a strength born of faith and love. And don't miss Catherine Marshall's beloved best seller Christy.

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I found it gripping, moving and inspiring

At the start of this book I thought it very similar to Christy, Catherine Marshall's best-selling novel about a feisty young woman with two very different men in her life. However, as I continued I became enthralled. This is an engaging storyline which gives you much to think about, at least it did so for me. It is a story about courage and doing what you can. You will love Julie and root for the characters you meet. I won't give any spoilers as the book is intended to keep you guessing. It highlights authentic Christian faith. if you get offended by books that have a message of faith you may find this book annoying, however I do believe the storyline is gripping and inspiring enough for anyone. I finished the book in two sessions. It made me laugh out loud in places, cry and feel the situation. I will be listening to it again. Very good book, definitely a keeper.

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I wasn't sure about this story when I first started to listen to it, there seemed to be a lot of description at the beginning but the description really came into its own at the end, I couldn't put it down, wanted to know what happened to all the characters I had got to know through the book.
as the title suggests this is about Julie who helps, with the other members of the family, her father with the running of the newly acquired newspaper, it does have a bit of romance but its not the central part of the story.
Cassandra Campbell performed the story really well bringing the characters to life and making it an enjoyable read.

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  • Rebekah
  • 06-05-21

fantastic!!!

I love these Christy and Julie by Catherine Marshall. the narrator was great for Julie. Julie is a must listen.

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  • Sarah's Mom
  • 18-04-21

Excellent story, excellent narration!

The story is wonderfully written and every chapter was better than the one before. The narrator did an amazing job!

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  • lany
  • 12-01-21

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Is this Julie any relation to Christy or is Julie a sequel to Christy?
Thanks.

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  • Nancy Ross
  • 22-08-20

Very exciting

I loved listening it was a wonderful story happy ending very intriguing. The narrative was captivating. I was able to picture everything that was written.

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  • StaceyW.
  • 10-05-20

Still a great book

I got a hold of this book as a young teen and read and reread it a dozen times at least before I saw it on Audible. Still as timeless as ever.

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  • Sarah
  • 30-04-20

Does not have the charm of Christy

I realized that it's been a year and I never actually reviewed this book. I think that waiting has actually helped me to have clear thoughts about this story.

Marshall was a talented writer. In this book, she explores many things that she herself dealt with in her life (at least that is what I surmise from what I know about her). I think this book suffered some because it was more about her life then it was a story.

Two of the things I liked most about Marshall's other fiction book, Christy, was the character growth and the realistic and lovable characters. Julie doesn't seem to grow or learn anything in this story and I had a hard time connecting with her. I loved her father's aspect of the story better. He grew and changed and was very likable.

The characters were vivid and the story was interesting. Just because I didn't love this book doesn't mean that I didn't appreciate Marshall's talent. The town was real, the characters, their struggles, and the times were vivid.

As a writer, I loved the newspaper and the struggles of Julie as a writer.

It's really hard to put into words how I feel about this book. It was vivid, well done and the climax was so good. I honestly have not read a book that captured <spoiler> a flood so vividly and well. Having helped out with disaster relief, I can tell you this was pretty accurate.</spoiler> The characters were realistic and some of them were lovable.

Perhaps the best way to sum up this book was that it was a well-told story, yet it had pessimistic undertones and did not hold the same charm of Christy.

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  • Luke
  • 30-09-19

Amazing story, not the best wrap up

Loved this story loosely based on real life events. Extremely sad in parts. The epilogue was good but there needed to be a little more wrap up at the end of the story prior to the epilogue.

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  • LisaJ330
  • 24-06-19

amazing story!!

slow start but you will be glad you stuck with it!!! It gets better and better and I couldn't stop listening.

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  • KN
  • 24-02-19

Well done!!

Worth your time and consideration...
This is a great story that is never dull and full of surprises. It is full of substance, real and believable, thought-provoking, and well narrated.


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  • ME
  • 13-08-18

Good Story!

This is a very good story, however, I like Christy so much better!
I like that it is in a different time than Christy was. Often authors all focus stories on one time period, which is somewhat of what I was expecting with Cathryn Marshall's books, too.
The performance was very well done!
would purchase books by this author and performed by this narrator again!!