Love, Julie

Romance - Contemporary
297 Pages
Reviewed on 04/06/2024
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Author Biography

Jamie Anderson is based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. A proud Canadian and Saskatchewanian, she wanted to set her first two novels in the place she was born and raised.

She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, and has been reading for longer than that. She lives happily with her mountain of books, her TV and her two plants.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Love, Julie is a work of fiction in the contemporary romance, interpersonal drama, and women’s fiction subgenres. The work is best suited to the adult reading audience owing to some non-graphic references to alcoholism and assault. Penned by author Jamie Anderson, readers are invited into a poignant yet humorous tale of self-discovery, resilience, and redemption. Julie, once hopeful for a life filled with love and joy, finds herself in her mid-forties facing loneliness and the aftermath of breaking her sobriety. Opting for self-recovery, she immerses herself in planning her best friend's wedding, only to be challenged by the cheerful best man, Luke, a single dad. Despite her initial resistance, Julie finds herself drawn to Luke's kindness, sparking a friendship that stirs long-suppressed desires. However, her past traumas and struggles with self-forgiveness threaten to sabotage any chance at happiness.

Author Jamie Anderson has created an utterly charming novel that puts romance and modern life hand in hand in an authentic and highly enjoyable plot. As Julie navigates her inner demons and confronts her shame, readers are taken on a journey of healing, hope, and the power of love to overcome even the darkest of times. This is beautifully complemented by the close narrative centered on our heroine. Anderson crafts some really emotive speech and thought presentation to bring Julie to life like a dear friend sitting there with us, telling us her woes, hopes, and dreams. Coupled with the brilliant character development in the cast of interesting and well-voiced ensemble characters, the result is a thoughtfully penned world that you can step into and get to know. Overall, Love, Julie is a heartwarming story that is sure to resonate with readers who have been through tough times and hope for better. Romance fans everywhere will find this a brilliant read filled with warmth and charm.