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A Beautiful Book to Inspire Young Women (And Older Women Alike)

One of the best things about great literature is that can inspire readers to do big things. When we read and are swept up in the lives of characters who are courageous and strong and inspiring, we're inspired to live our lives that way. I'm not talking about characters who are too sugary sweet to be believed. I'm talking about characters who face real struggles, real challenges, real temptations and rise above.

I can remember the first time that I read Catherine Marshall's Christy as a young girl. I loved it. And the main character inspired me to want to do big things for God. I had the chance to reread and review Christy as part of it's 50th anniversary. And I'm happy to post about another great book from Catherine Marshall- Julie.

Julie is set during the Great Depression in a small Pennsylvania town. The heroine- Julie- has always wanted to be a writer. Her father buys a newspaper in a flood-prone town, and Julie's investigative reporting starts uncovering secrets that could affect her family and the whole town.

Like Christy, Julie is based on people and events in Catherine Marshall's own family. And Julie is a strong heroine who can inspire readers to act courageously in hard circumstances and to trust God in a big way. 

I'm excited to be a stop on the Julie blog tour. Keep reading for more information about this book and to enter to win an awesome giveaway!

Julie by Catherine Marshall
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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*
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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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.



GIVEAWAY


(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)




Julie by Catherine Marshall



7 comments :

  1. thank you for being a part of the tour. i look forward to reading this book.

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  2. Julie sounds like a must read. Thank you for participating in the tour.

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to participate!

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  3. thank you for your wonderful thoughts. i love this cover and need to read the book and find out why all the devastation in the background.

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  4. thank you for your review. i have not read much about the great depression. i would love to read this book. also how the blue collar workers were treated at this time. i would also love to read how Julie and her family get along during this time.

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    1. Yes! The time period is very interesting!

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