17 April 2018

Julie | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the Julie by Catherine Marshall Blitz Tour! 
Be sure to stop by each stop for spotlights and excerpts plus you’ll get extra entry points for a wonderful Grand Prize!


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?

Publisher: Gilead Publishing  
Re-Issued Date: April 17, 2018


Dean's eyes were studying me. "You have a way with words. What kind of writing do you want to do?"

"Articles for Dad's paper, to start."

"What do you want to write about?"

I paused, suddenly uncertain about how much to share. Dean's eyes were reassuring.

"When I know more, I'd like to write about deeper things."


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."


Proofs of the week's paper were spread out on what I grandly called my desk. This was a rickety wooden table against the side wall outside the Editor's office.


"The lake is lovely," I commented, "And so big. I still find it hard to believe it's artificial."

"Oh, it's artificial, all right. Dive deep and you may bash your head on tree stumps."


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.


(1) Winner will win:

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Bookmark Swag
Antique Dark Brown Journal (exact or similar & *subject to change)

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  1. Catherine Marshall's books always inspire me. I'm glad to see this book making a comeback!

  2. Thank you for the information on "Julie" by Catherine Marshall and for being part of the Blitz Tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this amazing sounding book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I'm glad someone is telling her story!

  4. Sounds like a must read!