25 April 2018

Newspaper Writing, Social Justice & Faith | Julie by Catherine Marshall

Welcome to the Julie by Catherine Marshall Blog Tour! 
Be sure to stop by each stop to check out what readers are saying about this New York Times Bestseller, 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


From the author of the beloved Christy, Julie explores the Great-Depression era, a flood-prone Pennsylvania town, and a struggling newspaper through the lense of an eighteen-year-old, spirited woman. In some ways, Julie’s story reflects Catherine Marshall’s own experiences, and I found it all, from start to finish, fascinating (even if the waffling between men became a bit tedious). It’s a story of family and faith, social justice and uncertainty, and it’s entirely lovely. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to revisiting it in the years to come. With a beautiful new cover for the re-released edition, Julie is a novel not to miss. I highly recommend it.


Thanks to JustRead Tours, I received a complimentary copy of Julie and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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
Necklace (exact or similar & *subject to change)
Print Copy of Julie

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  1. Thank you for the information on both the book "Julie" and author Catherine Marshall as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I love the cover and would love the opportunity to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Just wondering were the Idea came for the cover?

  3. Thank you for being a part of the tour!! =) Gorgeous site here!

  4. I love this cover, it says so much. thank you for being a part of the tour. i have this book on my to buy list.

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

  6. hope to read your review. i love this cover. i really love to read books set in history. i love to learn about history.

  7. thank you for being a part of the tour. i love this cover and need to read it and find out why all the devastation in the background. we should never give up on our dreams.