Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Re-Issued 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?
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.
In my journal I logged this comment: “On the day that I was officially a grown woman, I felt anything but feminine rather, befouled from the sweat of hard physical labor and the stinking mud. I wanted nothing so much as to sleep for a week.”
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I’ve read Christy years ago but I’ve never read Julie. Thanks for recommending it.
Sounds like a great read.
kim hansen says
My grandparents immigrated from Norway both before the depression. Though they never said anything I think there life was a little tough in NYC. I find character that are immigrates interesting.
Faith Creech says
Catherine Marshall is such a great author. I loved Christy!
Lori Smanski says
thanks for being a part of the tour. this is on my to read list. now curious what the tragedy is that opens things up
Kay Garrett says
Thank you for the information on and excerpt from “Julie” by Catherine Marshall as well as for being part of the Blitz Tour.
I’d very much love the opportunity to read this book which is on my TBR list.
Lacey Waters says
Entertaining and informative post, thank you
Caryl Kane says
Sounds like a must read!