After the Leaves Fall

Nicole Baart
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.


Reviewed: 2016-06-01

After the Leaves Fall' is a coming of age story told by Julia whonfinds herself dealing with tragedy, loss and teenage pregnancy. Julia never really appeals to me (there is something about that name). I found her self-centered, immature and frustrating throughout the book and wanted to give her a good shake!

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