Review of the book “Julie” by Catherine Marshall

Review of the book “Julie” by Catherine Marshall

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?


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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.

My Review:

This review is for the re-release of this book (2018):

I well remember reading “Julie” when it was first published in 1983. It had a place on my “favorites” bookshelf. I let someone borrow my copy of the book and it was never returned to me. As the years went by, every time I would hear a news report of a flood, I’d be reminded of Catherine Marshall’s poignant story.

I was delighted when I learned this novel was going back into print. As I’ve had the pleasure of re-reading this wonderful book, I’ve more fully understood that Catherine Marshall was a master of taking detailed historical research and transforming those facts into a gripping, heart-rending story of love, loss, and faith. Reading it again only confirmed that this story is timeless.

If you’ve never read “Julie” before, your heart will be touched by the vibrant characters and the dramatic storyline. For those of you who loved “Julie” many years ago, be prepared to find yourself as absorbed in story was you were the first time you read it. For readers old and new, you’ll be touched with a new sense of faith and hope as you read.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. This is my honest opinion about this book.


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5 thoughts on “Review of the book “Julie” by Catherine Marshall

  1. Thank you for your review and the information on “Julie” by Catherine Marshall as well as being part of the book tour.

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

  2. wow thank you for your great review and for being a part of the tour. i so would love to read this story.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful review. Sounds like I’m missing out since I haven’t read Catherine’s books.

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