Julias Daughters

Julias Daughters Julia Maxton Can T Imagine Anything Worse Than Losing One Of Her Three Daughters Until The Day Seventeen Year Old Haley Runs A Stop Sign, Killing Her Younger Sister Caitlin Six Weeks After The Crash, The Family Is Falling Apart Julia Struggles Not To Show Hostility Toward Haley, But Her Deep Rooted Anger Won T Go Away Her Husband, Ben, Has Drifted Away Emotionally Their Youngest Daughter, Izzy, Is Lost In The Shuffle And Despite Haley S Insistence That She S Fine, Her Actions Scream Otherwise Fearing That She S About To Lose A Second Child, Julia Decides To Take Haley On A Cross Country Drive Maybe Somewhere Between Nevada And Maine They Can Bridge The Gulf Between Them But First There Will Be Painful Questions To Face Is Julia A Good Mother Did She Secretly Love Responsible, Respectful Caitlin Than Defiant Haley Can Haley Ever Find Peace With Her Mother And Herself Again In Colleen Faulkner S Most Thought Provoking And Complex Novel To Date, An Unthinkable Tragedy Becomes The Starting Place For A Powerful Journey Toward Healing And Hope Honest And Unforgettable, Julia S Daughters Explores The Surprising Ways That Families Even The Most Fractured Can Save Each Other, Over And Over Again. A while ago I read Just Like Other Daughters by the same author and really enjoyed it so I was keen to get stuck into this one Just like that book, Julia s Daughters focuses on the mother daughter relationship and in this case, bereavement and how we grieve At the start of the book, Julia is grieving for her 15 year old daughter Caitlin who died a few weeks before the start of the read She was a passenger in the car when her 18 year old sister Haley ran a red light and the car was hit by a truck A few weeks on and Julia is poleaxed by grief, having taken to her bed and shut out the outside world, as well as her own family Haley in the meantime seems to be going off the rails, 10 year old Izzie has retreated to the silence of her bedroom and refuses to acknowledge Haley in any way, and husband Ben is growing distant by the day.I must admit that after a few chapters I wasn t sure that I was going to enjoy this read after all It is very intense, with a lot of grieving going on Most importantly, I really wanted to shake Julia and remind her that she still had a family who needed her Having said that, I have never been in her position so I don t know how I would act in her shoes Luckily, for the sake of the read, events transpire which mean that Julia is forced to get her head out of the sand before its too late, for Haley in particular.The story turns into something of a road trip and from that point on it just felt that little
A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Colleen Faulkner returns following As Close As Sisters delivering an emotional journey on the road to healing from life s challenges with JULIA S DAUGHTERS a family, a mother attempting to pick up the pieces suffering from grief over the death of a daughter, under extremely difficult circumstances The other remaining daughter happened to be the one driving the car, and is lost mentally and the third daughter is not speaking to the other, plus her marriage is falling apart INTENSE As the novel opens, 47 days after the tragic car accident, Julia, the mother is bed ridden She cannot function, and all she can do is cry, day and night, never leaving her bed Ben her husband, is back at work and taken over the duties, to try and hold the family together showing no emotion They are growing further apart by the day, since he is sleeping on the sofa and they are not communicating Seventeen year old daughter, Haley was driving the car which killed Caitlin Izzy the other daughter h
An emotional story that was very hard to read at times This story deals with a topic no parent would want to face, the death of a child When you think there could be nothing worse, losing a child because of an accident caused by another family member would add so much pain and anguish to the situation This book took me a little longer to read than I expected The writing was good and I really liked the previous book I read by this author Just Like Other Daughters More than anything else, I think the first 9 books I read this year were very dramatic stories that kept me turning the pages Although some of these books also dealt with difficult topics Abandonment, Mental Illness, Child Molestation and Slavery they told the st
I received this book free from the publishers and Net galley in exchange for an honest review Ben and Julia had what they thought was a normal family relationship Sure, Ben worked too much and was a Mama s boy but they had a good life with three wonderful daughters Until they didn t One night with a single mistake that changed everything with Haley driving there was accident that killed Caitlin and the family fell apart The youngest daughter Izzy refuses to speak to Haley since she killed Caitlin, Haley, who also blames herself is on a path of self destruction and Julia, for almost two months doesn t get out of bed long enough to know what s going on around her After of Haley s self destruction Julia finally wakes up and sees what the family has become and putting her own pain aside, she plans to kidnap Haley and take her across the country to her friend Laney s place in Maine and try to heal This book was a little hard to read at times the pain was so real, such an accurate portrayal of a family in so much pain, I couldn t help caring about them all, loving them and feeling along with them Well except for Ben, he s an idiot I wasn t terribly concerned with what happened to him He lost a daughter too but seemed to stand in the way of the rest of the family
A solid account of an incredibly difficult topic the death of a daughter sister I liked the raw honesty throughout and the unexpected resolution at the end 3 1 2 stars. Excellent book,very well developed characters. WOW I LOVED this book Julia s Daughters is a story about a family who loses a child to a car accident and how they cope with the loss.Having this happen in my family it was amazing how accurate Colleen Faulkner was on the effects of this tragedy on the family left behind The gu
IT was amazing I loved every part of this book This book was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was such an emotional read sad, funny, hopeful, heartbreaking The characters were great They were well developed, all with very different personalities The relationships between the characters were very deep and intricate Izzy was my absolute favorite character All were
This was a heartbreaking, wonderful, inspiring book As a mother, I cannot even imagine how the death of a child would change me The devastation the characters in this book experience made me sad, and I felt I was a part of it I thought this b

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Julias Daughters
  • Colleen Faulkner
  • English
  • 17 August 2018
  • 9781617739330