Item description for Julie by Catherine Marshall...
Overview Adventure, romance, triumph, and tragedy blend in the story of Julie Wallace and her family during a period of strife between steel mill owners and immigrant laborers during the final years of the Depression, in a flood-prone town in western Pennsylvania
Julie Wallace is just eighteen in 1934 when her father risks their life savings on a struggling newspaper and moves the family to a flood-prone Pennsylvania town.
It is here a young woman's convictions take firm root, as Julie finds herself taking sides when battle lines are drawn between desperate steelworkers and the mill owners who control their lives. And it is here where her heart and her loyalties are torn, divided between two special men. But when a devastating natural catastrophe becomes the ultimate test of courage and commitment, Julie's remarkable inner strength will come to the fore -- a strength born of faith and love.
And don't miss Catherine Marshall's beloved bestseller: Christy
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 27, 2006
ISBN 0380698919 ISBN13 9780380698912
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More About Catherine Marshall
Catherine Marshall wrote several best-selling books in her lifetime, including A Man Called Peter, Something More, and Christy. Her love for God and love of writing were born at an early age and remained fervent until her death in 1983.
Catherine Marshall was born in 1914 and died in 1983.
This book was a bit of a disappointment after reading Christy. Christy is so well written, and Julie just didn't live up to it. It's ok, but not great.
Julie Nov 2, 2006
I had read other books by Catherine Marshall years ago. My daughter-in-law put me in touch with this one - don' know how I missed it. It has everything, humor,romance, mystery, human interest, plus the Christian viewpoint. A well-written, meaty story which, I think, is hard to come by these days.
A beautiful story Jun 14, 2006
I read this book with a book club and was hesitant at first. Once I started to read it I was so enthralled with it, I could not put it down. It is a beautiful story about a family, a young girl coming of age. It is also about social ills and how individuals can influence situations that affect many. It was believable and touching without being too sappy.
Worth the time Mar 23, 2006
I am generally not a fan of Christian fiction because of the inferior quality of the writing. *Julie* however is an exception.
While the plot does get a little bogged-down in places, the characters are real - not the models of ultimate perfection that some fiction contains. Equally impressive is their timeless quality. Even 60 years removed from the the setting of this novel, their world seems surprisingly similar to our own.
Particularly, young women can and do benefit from this story. The lead character is idealistic, and she learns that all idealism must be balanced with "real world" practicality. She also learns that all decisions have a price. These principles are well-illustrated through an entertaining format.
Overall, this book is enjoyable and, while Christian in tone, it evades the pitfall of selling out plot for "message." Well worth the time it takes to read - the story will stick with you!
wonderful book for Christians and "seekers" Mar 17, 2006
If you are a Christian female or a female curious about Christianity, I highly suggest you read this fine piece of fiction, which is both highly entertaining and educational as well. I plan on rereading it soon. It is about a young woman who grows up when her family moves and experiences many struggles. Julie learns to make her faith in God her own (instead of just relying on her folks' faith) and falls in love for the first time. This is definitely a coming of age novel, although I think most females ages 13 to 80 would enjoy it. My mom recommended it to me when I was about 17.
I can't help wondering why this excellent book wasn't made into a movie or tv series like Christy was. I hope someday soon it is. It has to be true to the book, thought, like Christy was. Otherwise it will fail.