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Julia’s Gifts; Great War, Great Love – Book 1 – Book Review

Julia's Gifts In Julia ‘s Gifts, Ellen Gable whisks us away to war-torn France, circa 1917-1918. The setting: World War I. The main character: Miss Julia Murphy. In this tightly woven love story, we see Julia Murphy exhibit many virtuous qualities; generosity of spirit, compassion, and most importantly, self-giving love. This tale sends us on a romantic adventure in search of Julia Murphy’s beloved; only Julia has no idea who her beloved might be!

At the age of 17, she began setting aside Christmas presents for her future beloved, with the hopes of one day gifting these presents to him. At the age of 21, the war in Europe was waging, and the American Red Cross was looking for volunteers. Julia and her friend, Ann, thought it a great idea to volunteer and go overseas to give aid and comfort to injured soldiers. As Julia prepared to embark for the journey to Europe, she brought very few personal possessions with her. She did, however, bring the box of four precious gifts she had amassed over the past four years, with the hope of possibly finding her beloved.

The story then takes some twists and turns, with the four gifts playing a key role in this masterfully woven story of trial and triumph; of love and loss. Ellen Gable shows us that our plans may not always line up exactly with God’s plan for our lives. However, God’s plan is far better than we could ever imagine. In Julia’s Gifts, Julia Murphy learns some life lessons about being generous in spirit – that in giving we receive. She discovers an endless amount of compassion for the soldiers she treats. Most importantly, she discovers what it truly means to love another with self-giving love; a love you can only have for your beloved.

How to Get Your Copy of Julia’s Gifts

Are you looking for a great book to read over this holiday season? If so, I highly recommend placing Julia’s Gifts at the top of your Christmas list! If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself, or perhaps as a Christmas gift for a loved one, then click here.

How to Win a Copy of Julia’s Gifts – Today Only!

In the spirit of Christmas, Ellen Gable has graciously offered to give away one autographed copy of Julia’s Gifts! Yea! To win, make a comment on this post, no later than 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time 11/21/17. I will draw a winner from a hat tomorrow morning. Good luck to all!

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If you would like to purchase an autographed copy of my book, Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity: Finding Patience, then click here.

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