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*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?
First off, I have to say how much I adore the re-release book cover shared above. SOOO beautiful!
I recently read Marshall’s Christy book for the first time, and enjoyed it immensely. (I now understand why — spoiler alert! — Christy and Dr. MacNeill married! I’d long been a fan of the TV series’ David Grantland, but after reading the book — MacNeill fangirl all the way.) So when the opportunity arose to read Julie, my excitement definitely increased. More Catherine Marshall? (And, frankly, a deadline to do so?) Yes, please!
I absolutely adored Julie — even more than Christy. I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on, and writing stories like nobody’s business! To this day I love stories about journalists and writers of any kind, and she certainly fit that bill. That made it very easy to relate to Julie as a character; I found her likable and endearing, and saw a fair bit of myself in her. Her story brought back many memories of editing and writing for school papers (and even the Everett Herald at one point)!
This book definitely kept me up several nights in a row until I finished it. I look forward to re-reading it in years to come.
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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.