Julie by Catherine Marshall

Welcome to this first day stop on the Julie by Catherine Marshall Reissue Celebration Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours! 


This book remains one of my lifetime favorites. My first introduction to Catherine Marshall was through her book Christy which I heard was loosely based on her mother’s life. I enjoyed reading that book but found that I could relate to her book Julie even more. Julie, I heard, was based on her own life experiences. I wish I could have had the opportunity to interview this author!  

This edition of Julie was republished by Giles’s Publishing on April 17, 2018. 

The story begins with 18 year old Julie as a senior in high school. The first time I read it, I was close to her age and had never experienced the tragedy she shared. Even so, it was worded so clearly that it felt like I was right there with her. She was easy to relate to. 

Reading it now, life experiences make me realize the fascinating story is not unrealistic. 

This is a story of life with love, family, questions, community, and mostly of hope. 

From the publisher:
*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?


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.


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Giveaway Info:
(1) Winner will win
·       $25 Amazon Gift Card
·       Bookmark Swag
·       Necklace (exact or similar & *subject to change)
·       Print Copy of Julie

(Only Gift Card open internationally. Others open to US Mailing Addresses)

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book from JustRead in exchange for my honest review. 


  1. I loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for your review and information on "Julie" by Catherine Marshall as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. thank you for your review and for being a part of the tour. i am excited about the re-release. i love this cover.


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