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After The Leaves Fall [Paperback]

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Pages   358
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN  1414316224  
EAN  9781414316222  


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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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For anyone who?s ever wanted to start over . . .

Julia DeSmit?s life has been marked by loss. After her mother leaves and her father dies when she?s just sixteen, Julia is determined to escape the confines of her gossipy, conservative Christian town.

When her best friend and first love, Thomas, breaks her heart, Julia leaves for college?the perfect place to reinvent herself. But one wrong decision changes her forever, and she returns to her grandmother?s farm, weary and defeated.

Yet hope takes root in unexpected places, and Julia discovers that starting over looks nothing like she imagined.

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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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More About Nicole Baart

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nicole Baart was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. She and her husband have three young sons. After the adoption of their infant son, Nicole discovered a deep passion for global issues and co-founded a non-profit organization, One Body One Hope, which works alongside a church and orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. She is also the author of After the Leaves Fall, Summer Snow, The Moment Between, and Beneath the Night Tree.

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After the Leaves Fall is not just ficition, it is poetry.  Feb 24, 2010
I was very excited to see this book by a local author while at a coffee shop. One latte later and several pages into it I couldn't wait to get a hold of a copy for myself! Growing up in small town Iowa I found myself relating with Julia but I think anyone who has gone through or is going through adolescence could. No matter what stage a person is in life they will find something that they can identify with in this book. Since reading After the Leaves Fall I have gone on to read all of Nicole's published books and they just keep on getting better. If you have a chance to read any of Nicole's books I highly recommend them. Beautiful writing and great insight make this a fascinating read.
 
A Must Read!  Jan 14, 2010
I picked this book up on a whim at the bookstore and couldn't put it down! Julia's story will make you laugh, cry and realize what is important in life. I even emailed the author (Nicole Baart) because I had to let her know what a wonderful book this was! It was really hard waiting for Summer Snow (I had a countdown going) and loved the resolution -- although I did tell the author that I would LOVE to read more about Julia. I have shared this book with my sisters and friends. As I said in the title -- it is a MUST READ!
 
Review of After The Leaves Fall  Jul 27, 2009
Nicole's novel meets the four criteria I use to assess a novel.

1) Her characters and situations are believable. Readers are not left wondering "How could this have happened? Did I miss a twist in the plot?" The story moves and develops in a very credible fashion, even though an unexpected one.

2) Her characters are real. They have a real-life feel about them that you may like or dislike. Unlike some novels where the characters never come alive and you don't care what happens to them, Nicole's characters draw you into their personal dramas and crises.

3) Her book beckons you to keep reading. When you are not reading it you are thinking of the characters and wondering how the plot will unfold.

4) The story line of After The Leaves Fall is bigger than the book itself. It addresses the pressures and tensions that teenagers and their families face. Teenagers will enjoy the story and parents will appreciate the door Nicole opens for them to discuss pertinent issues together.

I highly recommend the After The Leaves Fall. WB
 
Great Book!!  Jun 29, 2009
I loved this book. Many young adults will be able to relate to the main character Julia the struggles she goes through. This book truly is the best book I have read in a long time. As soon as I finished it I had to order the sequel.
 
Challenging and makes you think  Dec 26, 2008
Review by Gigi Hoffman

Julia DeSmit hasn't had the easiest life. Her mother deserted her when she was nine and her father died when she was fifteen. The only people left are Thomas, her best friend and first love, and her loving grandmother. But when Thomas falls for someone else, leaving Julia with a broken heart, she decides to get away and discover the real world by going to college.

College seems like a great escape and a new beginning, but it's not all it was cracked up to be. Classes are harder than she expected and she's tested by people, situations, and expectations. When a bad decision unexpectedly changes her life, Julia ends up back at her grandmother's farm, utterly defeated. With her grandmother's kind, gentle nature, Julia learns of hope and what starting over is really like.

This book is challenging and makes you think; it wasn't a fairy tale, happily-ever-after kind of story. Ms. Baart makes Julia such a real character. Julia was evidence that sometimes we make mistakes, get hurt, and everything doesn't always work out, but good things can still come from the bad. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Definitely check it out!
 

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