am 24. Januar 2000
Now after reading both Christy and Julie, Catherine Marshall has made herself and her books a home in my heart for all time. Julie especially is a special story that I know will never leave my memory nor heart. Julie, forced to move from her home town in Alabama to a flood-prone town in Pennsylvania, helps her dad take over a small and dying newspaper. She meets alot of interesting people, some welcoming her family to the community and others discriminating against her. Randolf Wilkinson, a man from the Hunting and Fishing Club, an elite place of gathering for Alderton's wealthy, instantly provides comfort and protection for Julie and her family. Rand and Julie's love is a very special part of this book, and in the end provides the strength and courage Julie needs to survive. Spencer Meloy, a local preacher, inspires Julie to keep reaching for her dreams and offers a friendship from the very start. Other characters, such as Margo, Julie's best friend, and Dean Fleming, an instant friend to Julie's father and the struggling newspaper, also help illistrate the love and meaning of this extremely well-written book. With all her family, friends, and most importantly, God, by her side, Julie finally starts on her quest to fullfill her hopes and dreams- her life.
am 10. November 1999
I read Christy first and fell in love with Catherine Marshall's work before I was done. I got Julie for my 14th birthday, and read it almost at once. I am now 18, almost 19, and have read this book almost a dozen times since. I am deeply in love with this book, and I never cease to amaze myself at the emotion I feel when I get near the end. When the Wallace family, along with Dean Fleming and Emily Cruley, are fighting to keep the Sentinel alive and running dispite the forces of hate fighting against them, I was with them all the way. When the tide turned and they realized they were not losing, I was amazed. Then the most dramatice part came-the dam broke. Every time I read that part, I get so mad at the Old Man and almost feel sorry for him (not really!) I am sorry to say that I get this smug feeling that we (as the people behind the Wallace family) knew better than the whole town! I get so mad at the Old Man, and so emotional. I really and truly love this book!
am 7. Juni 1996
After seeing the television series "Christy" I was very interested in reading more of Catherine Marshall's book. I went to my local library and found Julie. Julie is the daughter of a former preacher, now editor of a the local paper in Alderton, Pennsylvania. The story is set during the heart of the depression in the 1930's. Julie Wallace is an 18 year old senior and an up and coming reporter for her father's extremly small paper. Julie now becoming a fine woman is dealing with her emontions of both a family and romantic nature. The main conflict in the story is within Julie herself, but the physical climax is when the area dam breaks. After this the whole town must pull together and become one again. Julie is a wonderful book, so much so that I couldn't put it down. I'd recommend it to anyone with the soul for old fashion romance and time for a good book
am 31. Mai 1999
Julie was and is one of the most amazing works of literature that i have ever read. In my entire life. Granted, I'm only 16, but I've still read a lot of books. It may be because of my youth that this book has touched me so tremendously, but, if it be, so be it. It follows the life of Julie Paige Wallace who struggles with love and above all, her faith. She comes across many people when she moves from Timmeton to Alderton, some she likes, some she doesn't. It's a wonderful tale of love, adventure and faith. I've read that it took 7 years to write and that Catherine Marshall's husband had to finish it because she died before it was completed, well, i must say, she should be proud. It'll make you laugh, make you cry and most definetly leave you wanting more.
am 24. Juni 1999
I read "Christy" several years ago and watched every episode of the television series when it was aired. I enjoyed "Christy" so much that I was anxious to read "Julie." I just finished reading "Julie" and it was excellent. The story is captivating and will keep you interested until the very end. Once I got to the last 100 pages, I couldn't put it down. Catherine Marshall has a way of allowing the reader into the hearts, minds, and emotions of her lead characters. I highly recommend this book. Curl up in a comfy chair with some hot chocolate and enjoy!
am 7. Oktober 1999
I loved "Christy" and "Julie" is just as wonderful! Julie is a high school senior who works for her father's small newspaper and her family's and minister's beliefs and concerns for the town and its people secure the wrath of the wealthiest man in town and several others. It's inspiring how they deal with it and rise above it and find deeper faith in God. Also, I loved Julie and Randolph's romance. What girl wouldn't want to marry a man like Rand? A WONDEFUL book!
am 19. September 1999
This was the best book I have ever read. I first read Christy, and thought it was good, then read this book, and thought it was even better! I loved the entire story. It keeps you wanting to read and read, and when the book is over, you wish it was longer! If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it!!!