Book Review: Seeing Julia by Katherine Owencategories: Book, Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Emotional Read, Compelling Fiction, Epic Love Story, Sexy Contemporary Romance
Katherine Owenabout this book: "Seeing Julia" is an emotional roller coaster read that took more than two years to write. As my debut novel, "Seeing Julia" won the Zola Award with the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest in July 2010. This did not lead to a New York agent and traditional publishing contract like I thought it would; instead, it opened many of those literary agent doors and generated a lot of interest and requests for full manuscripts. By then, I discovered the nuances of self-publishing and, frankly, I liked the control. Eighteen months later, I've made the same amount of money as an average advance from New York would have yielded, released two additional novels, and am working on the fourth one now.
"Seeing Julia" is the story of Julia Hamilton, a young widow, who has experienced so much loss in her life that she is slow to trust and unsure she can start over this time. Enter the mysterious stranger, Jake Winston, who seems to know her better than she knows herself and literally saves her life the first night they meet. This encounter with Jake leaves Julia even more confused than ever and although she tries to move on with her life in a different direction far away from this guy, she still feels this strange extraordinary connection to him.
This is a story wrought with pain, grief, and angst; at many junctures readers will begin to wonder if there will be a happy ending.
Here's what one reader recently said about "Seeing Julia" and my writing style:
• "...I have read books that forever has left an impact on my very soul, and Katherine Owen has done just that. She taught me about the beauty of what is real...Seeing Julia was AMAZING. RAW. EMOTIONAL. ELECTRIFYING. BREATHTAKING!!"
Well, if I can touch one reader like that, perhaps, it will touch you that way as well.
If you like dark, edgy compelling fiction with elements of love and romance, you might enjoy "Seeing Julia", but it isn't all rainbows and sunshine or for the faint of heart reader. Just please be advised that SEEING JULIA contains adult language and adult situations and is not appropriate for young readers. (Mature Young Adult/ New Adult)
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AwesomeA beautiful story that holds your interest to the last page. When that last page is read,you feel like you know all the characters and have shared in their heartbreak and happiness. Sometimes you will be so enrapted in the book that you will catch yourself from saying out loud,"Oh,no",then read further and say,"Yes". I have read all of Katherine Owen's book and they are all wonderful and have a way of making you become part of the stories.
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