Into The Free

19 Jul

Into The Free

Into The Free by Julie Cantrell

I highly recommend this book and encourage you to read it, if you haven’t already done so. 


Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?


I can’t recall ever being so thoroughly enthralled by a book or books as I was with Millie’s story.  Julie Cantrell’s lyrical writing stirs and evokes emotion with every turn of the page.  Your heart will ache for Millie through the suffering she endures; you will rejoice as she finds laughter and love.  Thoughts of Millie Reynolds and the path she has chosen will linger in your mind even after you have closed the book. 

Thankfully, Millie’s journey doesn’t end here.  The sequel, When Mountains Move, will be released September 1.  I have had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of the novel and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you in the coming days.  I will go ahead and tell you this….

Pre-order your copy of When Mountains Move today!


* Into the Free received the Christy Award in the First Novel category and also received the Christy Award for BOOK OF THE YEAR.  The Christy Awards honor and promote excellence in Christian fiction. 

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