Today I’m delighted to present award-winning author Ellen Gable’s newest release, Julia’s Gifts. This captivating love story is set against the backdrop of World War I. Gable deftly blends wartime reality with the tender story of how a young girl’s hope for romance deepens into a woman’s understanding of love—and finds fulfillment in an unexpected way. The letters exchanged between Julia and her “beloved” were especially touching. I finished reading this book, the first in the author’s Great War, Great Love series, in one day. I did not want to put it down and can’t wait for the next book in the series, Charlotte’s Honor.
Virtual Book Tour: Julia’s Gifts
Blurb: 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?” From Philadelphia to war-torn France, follow Julia as she transitions from unworldly young woman to compassionate volunteer.
“…Julia’s Gifts is filled with fascinating historical detail and a reminder that love never fails and that miracles – great and small – happen all around us.” Carolyn Astfalk, author, Stay With Me
“Can beauty and life survive destruction and death? …. I read Julia’s Gifts within two days, but this touching story of faith and devotion is sure to leave a lasting impression!” Therese Heckenkamp, award-winning author of Frozen Footprints and After the Thaw
“…Julia’s Gifts is a romantic drama that unfolds far from home—but takes us to the heart of home along the way.” A.K. Frailey, author