Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review and giveaway Julie's Love by Gerald E. Greene


 

Julie's Love By Gerald E. Greene

Gerald E. Greene biography: Married with 3 grandchildren. Worked as a Software Engineer for 40+ years, but has fallen in love with writing. He owns a huge personal library and teaches a Bible class at his church :)
 
Back Cover:  
Julie makes the worst mistake of her life, as a young attorney, when she accepts a new job and moves from New York to Chicago. She then loses contact with the man she loves, and cannot live without him.

Zack regrets not following her to Chicago, and is devoted to her memory while he attempts to find her.

Their lives are full of action, twists and turns as they build their respective careers while trying to find each other again.


My review:  

      Julie's Love was written a bit different then what I'm use to when reading, because of the fact that Julie and Zack are separated for the entire book.  The book focused on a lost love,  which was interesting. I liked seeing this twist in a book.  We always read about the love story, well what about a relationship after it was over.  That is the view we got in Julie's Love.
      I'm not sure if I would label this a romance book, seeing as Julie and Zack were not together during the story.  
You get to see a really in depth look at both Julie's job as a attorney and Zack's job as an auditor, so I think the book reads more like a biography than a novel at times.   Julie and Zack come to realize they still want the relationship they once had and seek one another out.  They are always seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, no matter how hard they try they seem to just miss the other one.
       A lot of the book focused on the pursuit of their careers and the things they endure while working at times I felt as if the book focused more on their careers then it did their love story.  This was important because Julie and Zack slowly started to see their careers weren't as important as they thought at one point.  And since it was their careers that pulled them apart it was important for them to realize there is more to life then work.  
The story jumps back and forth between Julie and Zack, I found my self enjoying Zack pursuits more so then Julie's.
       If you are looking for a book with romance scenes this really is not for you.  There is no love scenes and beside for a moment or two Julie and Zack do not even see each other.  I would suggest this book to someone who is interested in reading about the life of 2 separate individuals, who are getting through every day life and how they over come things like work, death in the family, ect. and as they yearn for each other during.
My thoughts:         
I liked the book and thought it was refreshing to see love looked at from a completely different angle.  At times with the hit and miss of the 2 main characters it felt a lot like a suspense.  I found myself really cheering for them and hopeing they would finally make contact!  I won't lie I even yelled at my laptop I would get frustrated when they would yet again miss each other!  A good frustrated though, it just proved I was into the story :)

Want to see more?
 here is the blog for Julie's Love: http://julieslove.webnode.com 



Okay now time for the exciting news you guys!  You can win a copy of 'Julie's Love' for your self!!  You must be 18+ to win and you must live in the connected US States.   
There will be 2 winners!  1 Ecopy winner and 1 print winner!



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Disclaimer: I received this book for the purpose of reviewing all opions are my own.  I was not paid in any way to write this review. 

18 comments:

  1. Book sounds really interesting, I hope I win.
    Thanks for the opportunity.


    Cally in rc

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks!

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  3. I would love to win this book!!! Thank you so much!!

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  4. Thank you, Gerald! Hope to win this book. Sounds very interesting.

    ubrewme@yahoo.com

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  5. Thank you Gerald for the book. I'm hoping to win the print out one.This book sounds so good.Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  6. Gerald~Thank you for giving away 2 copies of your book. It sure has caught my interest. I am happy for the chance to win a paper copy! It is on my to read list on Goodreads. I love reading ~ a bookaholic.
    Cyndee Thomas
    cyndee.thomas0@gmail.com

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  7. book sounds awesome!! thanks! heather.loftus@aol.com

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  8. I love reading! this sounds like a interesting story to be reading on my patio with a cool drink this summer! thank you for the givaway!

    mandyandcameron@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank You Gerald!

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  10. Thanks Gerald Looks great hope to win!!

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  11. Thank you very much!

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  12. I like the longing inherent between the two main characters. Thank you Gerald for giving me a chance to win what looks like a wonderful book!
    MonjaBlue(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway, Gerald!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. I'd love to read this! Thanks, Gerald!

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  15. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I am really looking forward to reading this book! I hope I win!! Thanks!!!

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks Gerald! Sound like a good clean romance, just what I've been looking for! Laceysvette@hotmail.com

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  17. Thank you very much for the giveaway. The book looks great! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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