- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1300 KB
- Print Length: 519 pages
- Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing (1 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007KLK1ZQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #404,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Julie Maria Peace was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, and has lived in the area for most of her life. The eldest of four siblings, she was raised in a very artistic household and remembers growing up surrounded by books, colourful half-painted canvases and glorious classical music. Her love for writing began at a very early age, always vigorously encouraged by her grandmother who herself wrote prolifically. Leaving home at the age of eighteen to do a French degree, Julie spent three years at Hull University and a year in Nancy, France. After graduating, she returned to South Yorkshire where she met and married her husband, Alan. Between them, the couple have one son, four daughters and three granddaughters (two of them American and the other living in Spain!)
With strong Irish connections on her mother's side, Julie grew up in a devout Roman Catholic home. During her student years, she underwent a deep philosophical and spiritual struggle which led to the breakdown of her childhood faith and brought her to the point of existential agnosticism. Then, just before her twenty-first birthday, she had a radical, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ which changed her forever.
She still loves good books, beautiful paintings and classical music. If she had to pick a favourite author it would probably be C. S. Lewis (she's read his 'Surprised by Joy' more times than she can remember). Favourite composer would probably be Ralph Vaughan Williams (the third movement of his Fifth Symphony never fails to make her cry). As for her favourite painting, well, that would have to be anything by her dad.
Top Customer Reviews
I don't think I have ever finished a book (all 500 pages of it) with such a sense of fulfilment, well-being and happiness. I had shed many tears, and laughed too, as the author took me on a roller-coaster of emotions with her gripping, spell-binding exploration of the meaning of life.
With beautifully-drawn characters woven into a fabulous piece of writing, Julie Maria Peace displays an amazing depth of perception, understanding and experience as she traces the heart-rending accounts of life (and death) in the trenches of World War I alongside the equally powerful story of Rosie Maconochie, set in our time nearly 100 years on.
I guess it's not for the squeamish, but for those like so many of us who are frequently troubled and tormented by suffering and disappointment, and whether there is a God in heaven who cares. You'll find it hard to put down!
I congratulate Julie on having the courage to tackle such a massive subject encompassing tragedy, heartache and abuse as well as love and romance, and ultimate triumph. And she does it with tremendous sensitivity, not to mention delightful humour. I reckon she is Britain's answer to Francine Rivers, a similarly brilliant writer from America.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was given this by a friend who loved it, and I couldn't put it down.
I love the way the stories of Rosie and Sam intertwine although they are a century apart. Read more
Very thoughtful book and for this year being the 100th of WW1 it was a memory that I will never forget. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MRS D MOTT
I read many books, often two or three at a time, from publishers, friends, and writers who've found my reviews on Amazon.com. I turn down more requests than I accept. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by Sidney W. Frost
recommend for everyone who blames God for all bed things happening to them, by the end of the book they hopefully understand that we are not to judge God's plans and that putting... Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2013 by Doris
I put 5 star because of the quickness of the whole purchase. The book it self is a modern write from war time past.
I couldn't put it down and for me that is something. Read more
I don't normally read fiction but I read this one cover to cover. Fantastic read. I can't wait for the authors next book.Published on 30 Dec. 2012 by Steven
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