Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review for The Woman He Married by Julie N. Ford

I don’t normally join blog tours with this particular blog, because this blog is all about ME, not someone else. Lol. But sometimes I must make an exception, and this one is for Julie Ford.

I first got to know Julie about 3 years ago when she was looking for an editor to help with her book, “The Curse of the Minivan.” As you know, the journey to publishing can be long and arduous and to Julie’s credit, she persevered, worked hard, and now she has three of her books contracted for publication. “The Curse of the Minivan” is now The Woman He Married and was recently released by Whiskey Creek Press. Her second book, Count Down to Love, will be released by Bonneville Books, July 2011.





Julie is a great writer, but she still had to go through the refiner's fire with lots of submissions, rejections, and constantly working on her craft. It was probably as exciting for me, as it was for her, to see her books pop up on Amazon and to realize she is now a real, bonafide, published novelist! Her books are available for order on Amazon.


My review of The Woman He Married:
Married 11 years, three children, part-time defense attorney, elementary school volunteer, are just some of the things Josie McClain Bearden precariously balances. When she starts to suspect that her high profile husband is having an affair, Josie's carefully juggled life starts to crumble.

The Woman He Married
is a journey of self-discovery as Josie comes to grips with her newly-defined self and must determine what she really wants her life to become. She also must decide if she is willing to fight against the odds in a fading marriage, or if she'll let demons of the past gain the upper-hand. A compelling plot, a roller coaster of insightful emotions, dark humor, and the steady hope in human nature, all combine into a novel that's difficult to put down.

So I’m really excited to be a part of Julie’s blog tour! Julie is running 2 contests, so be sure to check those out (below).

Contest 1: Julie is doing a fun blog tour (April 8–18) where you can enter her contest and win a signed copy of the book plus a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card by leaving a comment on MY blog. You can increase your chances of winning by visiting Julie’s blog, Queries2Reviews, and get the link for the next review, click on other reviewers and leave comments. Every day there will be a new link for that day’s review.

The winners will be announced on Julie’s blog on April 20.

Contest 2: If you read The Woman He Married between now and May 28, you can go to Julie’s blog and vote for who you feel Josie should have chosen in the end. You’ll be entered into the 2nd contest to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Appreciate your insight, and a little background on Julie's quest for publication. I too found the book hard to put down. I look forward to reading future novels from Julie. The Woman He Married should appeal to all readers - recommended highly.

Josh Hoyt said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I look forward to learning more about it.

Heather B. Moore said...

Josh, it's a thought-provoking book for both men and women :)

Corrina Terry said...

It sounds like a good book! I'm curious about it and will look for it. (Always looking for something good to read!) Thanks!

Taffy said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for the review.

Heather B. Moore said...

You should check it out, Taffy! When are we going to lunch? :)

Heather B. Moore said...

Corrina, thanks for stopping over. Are we goodreads friends?

The Wille's said...

The Women He Married sounds very interesting!! I know someone personally who could benefit from such a book:) Thanks for posting about it!!

Heather B. Moore said...

Yeah, I read it in draft form and then in the final book form and felt like I learned from the story both times.

Rebecca Talley said...

Great review, thanks! I'm excited to get to know Julie.

Heather B. Moore said...

Rebecca, I'll have to be sure to introduce you to each other!

Joan Sowards said...

The Woman He Married sounds interesting. Thank you for the interview. Best wishes!