Absolutely fabulous book!
not as good as christy, but still enjoyable.
Julie was inspired by Catherine Marshall,s own life. Its is set a small town in Pennsylvania. Set during the depression and the begining of the labor movement. It shows what can happen when there is corropt power. I like that alot of the book themes where still relevant today. Julie going from teenager to a young woman. Seeing her father struggle w/his faith. Her own strugles with God. It was a story that I wanted to keep on going.
I read this when I was a teenager. I enjoyed it very much. Tugs at the heart. The story leaves an imprint in your heart and memory. I highly recommend this book.
Catherine Marshall's final book, one of two novels that she wrote, the first being Christy.Written over 7 years this book is set in the last part of the Great Depression and is the story of Julie Wallace and her family-of adventure and romance, of courage and commitment, of triumph and tragedy in a flood-prone town in Western Pennsylvania. Here too, is the sweep and excitement of events-as the Wallace family newspaper survives its enemies, and the battle lines are drawn between the immigrant laborers and the owners in the 1930s steel town of Alderton, Pennsylvania. The drama of valor and corruption is played out against a background of portentous flash floods, culminating in a catastrophic deluge that breaks the dam and overruns the Alderton countryside and town, carrying before it entire farms, houses, cars, trains, animals and hundreds of hapless people. The Great Flood threatens to destroy everything in its path: Julie, her family and friends, their crusading newspaper, and a community seething with the tensions of small town America coming of age.
It has been a long time ago that I read this book, but I remember it being excellent.