After the Leaves Fall

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Jan 31, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Julia DeSmit can't wait for her life to begin. After her mother leaves when Julia is nine years old, she's raised by an unassuming, gentle father and a saintly, matriarchal grandmother until her father dies just as Julia is becoming a young adult.
On the cusp of womanhood, Julia feels jaded by her circumstances and longs for a new identity. College seems like the perfect place to start over. But when Julia makes a mistake that will change her life forever, she returns to her grandmother's farm, defeated and convinced of her own worthlessness. Only through the gentle prodding of her loving grandmother does Julia begin to accept the imprint her childhood has left on her life and look for hope in a loving God who longs to make all things new.

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Really great coming of age story

User Review  - elinsmom -

This book hooked me from the start. I was drawn to Julia and was rooting for her through out the story. She is a great character, and this is one of my all time favorite series. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Bettyb30 - LibraryThing

This book is good towards the end. The beginning and very end of the book do alot of jumping around. It get confusing. Alot of flash back explainations that don't need to be there. Read full review

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Nicole Baart is the critically acclaimed author of After the Leaves Fall, Summer Snow (a 2009 Christy Award finalist), The Moment Between, Beneath the Night Tree, and Far From Here. Nicole is passionate about global issues and is a founding member of One Body One Hope, a nonprofit organization that works alongside an orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia.

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