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Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1)
Julia's Hope - Wortham Family, Bk 1
Author: Leisha Kelly
They Needed a Home. She Needed a Family. What They Found Was a Miracle. After the great market crash of 1929, families everywhere are falling on desperate times. Raised by a grandmother who instilled a love for simple pleasures and the good, wild things growing on God's earth, Julia Wortham is determined to make a decent life for her childre...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780800758202
ISBN-10: 080075820X
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Revell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1) on + 1019 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book and this series is one of my all time favorites.
I have told everyone I know to read these.
They are a few of the books I value so much that they are ones that
staying on my shelf to read again.

This is an incredible read that will touch you through and through.
I can't rate it high enough. I would give it a 100!

I can't wait for Leisha Kelly's next book coming out later this year (2007)
and I hope she writes many, many more!
reviewed Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The sequel to Emma's gift.A Christian fiction book that shows what is truly important in life and the resiliancy of the human spirit
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Helpful Score: 3
I like stories set in the Depression Era. I enjoy reading about how the people struggled yet persevered and banded together. I really enjoyed this book!
amishbooklover avatar reviewed Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
LOVED this book!! I didn't know whether I'd like it or not, because I'm usually drawn to the books about the Amish or plain communities. This book is set back during the depression and the author is a great story teller! I couldn't wait to finish and read the next two in the series. Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorite books of all time!
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reviewed Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Julia and Samuel Wortham are down on their luck during the Depression Era. Samuel has lost his job, their home has been taken back by the bank, and they have no money nor mode of transportation, but their feet. They begin their journey from Pennsylvania to Illinois with their two children in hopes of finding a job, a new home, and happiness.

As they journey across the land, they find prejudice and kindness, but none as precious as the kindness of dear, sweet Emma, who has taken many families under her wing and given more of herself than one could ever imagine.

Wholesome story and I was relieved to find that after book 1 there are two more books to continue the story of the Wortham and Hammond families!

Reminds me of the Karen Kingsbury Firstborn and Redemption series books. Good book.
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(Heather's review) This is one of my favorite books. In fact I love all of Mrs. Kelly's books I've read and re-read them several times. Mrs. Kelly went home to be with the Lord last year and although I am glad for her, I feel a loss at knowing there will be no more books coming from her.

I am easily able to relate to the characters in this series, many of whom are developed in this first book. They are quite individual. I am all to aware of our nation's financial crisis and am drawn to this book again because I wonder if some of us are now living like the families herein. Most importantly I love how Julia and Samuel react in a very real way to the trials they come across and their reactions make me wonder if I myself would be able to react in such a godly manner or if I would cave when faced with temptation. May you be blessed as I have been if you choose to read this book.
It's a Christian fiction book so if that offends you, you may want to choose something more to your taste. Some of the themes that come up are...
the Depression, elder care in the USA, extreme poverty, choosing whether or not to sin under trial, giving, how far you can trust God, it shows a very stark difference in the way that children are reared today and how it was in the first half of the 1900's.
cyndil62 avatar reviewed Julia's Hope (Wortham Family, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
This was such a fantastic story! It was about a family back in the Depression Days who were totally down on their luck with no place to call home. An older widow took them under her wing and let them live in her farm house which had stood empty since the death of her husband and her subsequent move to town. I won't go any further than that because I don't want to give anything away but trust me, this is a must read book!! I look forward to reading the other three books which make up this series!


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