Book Reviews by Steph

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Welcome to The Blitz Tour For

“Julie” by Catherine Marshall

Publisher: Gilead Publishing

ReIssue Date: April 17th 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

Links: GoodReads Amazon Christianbook Book Depository Itunes


Here’s a few teasers of what you can find in the book:

Dean’s eyes were studying me. “You have a way with words. What kind of writing do you want to do?”

“Articles for Dad’s paper, to start.”

“What do you want to write about?”

I paused, suddenly uncertain about how much to share. Dean’s eyes were reassuring.

“When I know more, I’d like to write about deeper things.”



In my journal I logged this comment: “On the day that I was officially a grown woman, I felt anything but feminine rather, befouled from the sweat of hard physical labor and the stinking mud. I wanted nothing so much as to sleep for a week.”


Proofs of the week’s paper were spread out on what I grandly called my desk. This was a rickety wooden table against the side wall outside the Editor’s office.


“The lake is lovely,” I commented, “And so big. I still find it hard to believe it’s artificial.” “Oh, it’s artificial, all right. Dive deep and you may bash your head on tree stumps.”



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Be sure not to miss our other stops for more chances to win! The links are:

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Locks, Hooks and Books

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Quilting Along Life’s Way

The Power of Words

Book by Book

Mom 2 Mom Connection

Jami’s Words


Lighthouse Academy


My Full Cup

Singing Librarian Books

By the Book

Reading, Writing and Stitch-metic

Edits and Reviews by Leslie

Cafinated Reads

Tell Tale Book Reviews

Just Commonly

About Catherine Marshall:

in Johnson City, Tennessee, The United States September 27, 1914

March 18, 1983

Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Marshall was born in Johnson City, Tennessee.[1][2] She was the daughter of the Reverend John Ambrose Wood and Leonora Whitaker Wood.[1] From the age of nine until her graduation from high school, Marshall was raised in Keyser, West Virginia,[1] where her father served as pastor of a Presbyterian church from 1924 to 1942.[1]

While a junior at Agnes Scott College, she met Peter Marshall, marrying him in 1936.[1] The couple moved to Washington, DC, where her husband served as pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and Chaplain of the United States Senate.

In 1940, Marshall contracted tuberculosis,[1] for which at that time there was no antibiotic treatment. She spent nearly three years recovering from the illness.[1] Her husband died in 1949 of a heart attack, leaving her to care for their 9-year-old son, Peter John Marshall. He later also became a minister and author.

Marshall wrote a biography of her husband, A Man Called Peter, published in 1951. It became a nationwide success and was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 1955. Her success encouraged her to keep writing.

Marshall wrote or edited more than 30 books, which have sold over 16 million copies.[citation needed] They include edited collections of Peter Marshall’s sermons and prayers, and her own inspirational writings. Her most successful books were A Man Called Peter (1951); and her novel, Christy (1967), which was inspired by the story of her mother’s time in the mountains teaching the impoverished children of Appalachia. Christy was adapted as a CBS television series, starring Kellie Martin, beginning in 1994.

In 1959, Marshall married Leonard LeSourd,[1] who was the editor of Guideposts Magazine for 28 years. Together they founded a book imprint, Chosen Books.[citation needed] They had three children, Linda, Chester and Jeffery.[3]

Marshall died on March 18, 1983 at the age of 68. She was buried alongside her first husband.


I sincerely hope y’all have you enjoyed your stop on my “Julie” Blitz Tour, don’t forget the other stops for more chances to win and good luck to all of you!

Happy Tuesday and happy reading!





17 thoughts on “(Blitz Tour) “Julie” by Catherine Marshall

  1. anxious58 says:

    New author for me exciting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      I hope you enjoy! Be sure to enter the giveaway and more chances to win at each stop! Good luck!


  2. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for being part of the blitz tour for “Julie” by Catherine Marshall. Loved learning more about the author and would love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      To read this book I would recommend following the buy links or contacting Just Read Publicity Tours to see if they can help you in some way. 🙂 I’m glad you loved learning about the author!


  3. James Robert says:

    Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      Thank you for following the tour! I hope your sisters enjoy the book! I myself am adding it to my to be read pile! Be sure to enter the giveaway at each stop for more chances to win! Have a great day!


  4. Lori Smanski says:

    wow this sounds like a fascinating book. thanks for posting about the author.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      You’re very welcome, I hope you look into it!


  5. I remember enjoying this book when I read it as a teen!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      That’s great to hear! Encourages me to read it even more!


  6. carylkane says:

    I’d love to read Julie!


  7. Lacey Waters says:

    Great post, the book looks wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the post and book!


  8. S. Stewart says:

    Thank you for including so much biographical information about Catherine Marshall. I really enjoyed reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      You’re very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!


  9. Lori Smanski says:

    thanks for posting. she was quite an accomplished person. i used to love to read Guide Posts. My mom saved everyone of them that she got. on my list to read.


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