Julia’s Gifts by Ellen Gable: A Book Review
Julia’s Gifts by Catholic author Ellen Gable is the first book in her new inspirational religious fiction series Great War Great Love. I am honored to partcipate in the blog tour for this book.
From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer…
As a young girl, Julia began buying gifts for her future spouse, a man whose likeness and personality she has conjured up in her mind, a man she calls her “beloved.” Soon after the United States enters the Great War, Julia impulsively volunteers as a medical aid worker, with no experience or training. Disheartened by the realities of war, will Julia abandon the pursuit of her beloved? Will her naïve “gift scheme” distract her from recognizing her true “Great Love”?
Award-winning author Ellen Gable has done it again! She has created a stunning love story set amidst the backdrop of World War I. Filled with adventure, romance, and intrigue; this gripping tale will keep you on the edge of your seat. There is so much to treasure in this beautifully-written book: miracles of faith, the power of prayer, the strength of true love, and the grace in using one’s God–given gifts to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles make this an outstanding and unforgettable book.
I absolutely loved this book! It is a beautiful historical romance that is riveting and evocative. In this book, as in each of her novels, Ellen writes so skillfully and crafts such well-developed characters that it is easy to visualize and relate to her characters and their motives. I can easily envision this book series as a mini-series airing on the Hallmark Channel. I highly recommend Julia’s Gifts for teens and adults, both male and female.
About the Author
Ellen Gable is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of eight books including “Stealing Jenny,” a contemporary thriller about a pregnant woman who is kidnapped, “In Name Only,” (Gold Medal, 2010 IPPY Awards) and “A Subtle Grace,”(finalist, 2015 IAN awards). She is a contributor to numerous other books. Ellen blogs at “Plot Line & Sinker” http://ellengable.wordpress.com and is also self-publishing book consultant, editor, and marketing director for Live the Fast. She and her husband, James Hrkach, are the parents of five adult sons ages 18 to 30 and live in Pakenham, Ontario. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys playing trivia games, genealogy, watching classic movies and reading on her Kindle.
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/Ellen-Gable/e/B002LFMXOI
Virtual Book Tour Stops/Links for Julia’s Gifts
November 1 (Open Book) Plot Line and Sinker
November 2 Mary Lou Rosien, Dynamic Women of Faith
November 4 Karen Kelly Boyce
November 6 Carolyn Astfalk, My Scribbler’s Heart Blog
November 7 Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire
November 9 Allison Gingras, Reconciled to You
November 10 Barb Szyszkiewicz, Franciscan Mom
November 11 Plot Line and Sinker Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day post
November 12 Spiritual Woman Patrice Fagnant MacArthur
November 14 Lisa Mladinich, Amazing Catechists
November 17 Barb Szyszkiewicz Catholic Mom
November 18 Cathy Gilmore, Virtue Works Media
November 19 Erin McCole Cupp
November 20 Virginia Lieto
November 21 Elena Maria Vidal Tea at Trianon
November 22 Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold Miller, The Divine Gift of Motherhood
November 23 Leslie Lynch, author
Others: Catholic Reads, Alyssa Watson
Prints of Grace, Trisha Niermeyer Potter