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Special Giveaway from Julie Cantrell

16 Mar

New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Cantrell is offering a very special giveaway!

 One lucky winner will receive a personalized poem and signed copies of all three of Julie’s novels!  Click here to learn more and enter the giveaway.


Free download- When Mountains Move

14 Apr

When Mountains Move- Cover


Download your free copy of When Mountains Move, April 14-16!  This offer is available across ALL e-Book platforms! Find yours by visiting: http://www.dccebooks.com/products/when-mountains-move

Join Millie for Thanksgiving

26 Nov

Into The Free

Julie Cantrell has penned two magnificent novels, Into the Free and When Mountains Move.  I encourage you to read them if you haven’t already done so.  Millie has a very special story to share! 

You can read my thoughts here: Into the Free and When Mountains Move

As a special holiday treat, Julie Cantrell has created a brand-new When Mountains Move- CoverThanksgiving story. Reenter Millie’s world and remember what it means to be thankful.

You can download it from this page

Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating with Julie Cantrell

18 Sep

B & Julie

Last week, we traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, to meet Julie Cantrell and celebrate the release of her latest novel, When Mountains Move.  What a wonderful celebration it was!  Held at Off Square Books, it was an evening of food, fun, and friendships, both old and new. 

Julie & Melanie

Julie is such a precious person!  She humbly and sincerely thanked all those who offered their help, support, and encouragement through this novel process.  I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to meet and I look forward to the next time our paths cross!


When Mountains Move is the sequel to Julie Cantrell’s award-winning novel, Into The Free.  I have included the link for the book trailer below.  Enjoy Julie’s introduction to the book she calls “my love song to Colorado.”

When Mountains Move book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbb4m7uSzs

WMM Launch 2

For those of you who have recently joined the blog, you can read my thoughts about When Mountains Move here:



FREE Download- Into The Free

26 Aug

Into The Free

Into The Free by Julie Cantrell


FREE download: Into The Free by Julie Cantrell


Offer available now through tomorrow, August 27, at midnight!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to download Julie Cantrell’s award-winning novel, Into The Free!  The release of the sequel, When Mountains Move, is only days away. 


In one word: MAGNIFICENT!

My thoughts about Into The Free can be found here:



Into the Free, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, won Christy Awards for Best Debut Novel and for Book of the Year 2013 as well as the Fiction Award from the Mississippi Library Association.


When Mountains Move

16 Aug

When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

When Mountains Move is the sequel to Julie Cantrell’s award-winning debut novel, Into The Free. If you haven’t read, Into The Free, you simply must!

My thoughts of Into The Free can be found here: https://buzzingaboutbooks.com/2013/07/19/into-the-free/ 


It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever.

If only her past could change with it.

Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.

For most of Millie’s life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past … is her future.


The majestic mountains of Colorado offer a fresh start for Millie Reynolds, even though secrets from her past remain. As Millie and Bump work together to establish a ranch, they are faced with many challenges. Millie continues to persevere and gradually begins to laugh and love and trust again. Slowly, she comes to the realization that she is loved, not only by those closest to her, but also by God himself. As this book so eloquently illustrates, love and forgiveness can certainly move mountains!

When Mountains Move is a beautifully woven story of human resilience that lingers, in the mind and on the heart, even after the last page has been turned. I have no doubt that Julie Cantrell has written another award-winning novel and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author!


To read the first two chapters of When Mountains Move, please visit:


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.