Julia's Violinist

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The lovely Julia has it all—a seemingly perfect life. The aftermath of WWII changes all that. Widowed and homeless, Julia and her two small children become refugees in their own land. As she tries to rebuild her life, Julia is drawn into a love triangle. New flames or old flames—both can burn and destroy. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » General
  • Words: 90,500
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780987808998
About Anneli Purchase

Anneli Purchase lives on Vancouver Island where she works as an author and a freelance copy-editor. Her articles on coastal life have appeared in Canadian and UK magazines. She has published five novels (The Wind Weeps and its sequel Reckoning Tide, Orion's Gift, Julia's Violinist, and Marlie).

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Town Spirit reviewed on July 6, 2013

Julia's Violinist is a book about people. Not good people, not bad people, just people making their way through life surrounded by upheaval, tragedy, necessity and different kinds of love. It's a story about how deep happiness and great sadness can be exactly the same emotion.
Be prepared to grit your teeth as you read, and to tear up, but also to be left with that mixed feeling of sweet sorrow.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Darlene Jones reviewed on Feb. 27, 2013
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I had the good fortune to read Julia’s Violinist before publication. One woman’s struggle to survive and protect her children in the aftermath of WWII is a war story with a difference. In her novel, Purchase focuses on Julia’s determination and her strength of will. Despite all that she endures, she is a survivor. It’s Julia who holds her family together during the horror of reprisals and the deprivation of deportation and internment.
But Julia’s violinist is above all a story of love—for children, parents, siblings and the three men in her life. You will cry for Julia, you will root for Julia, you will cheer for Julia, and above all you will come to love Julia.
This is not just one woman's story, but the story of many women, any one of whom it would be an honor and a privilege to know.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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