After the Leaves Fall

After the Leaves Fall [Kindle Edition]
Nicole Baart (Author)

I loved this book. From page one, Baart's distinctive style engrossed me. After the Leaves Fall is a beautiful portrait of a young girl struggling with life, love and decisions. Julia wants to be someone else, or at least not who she is. Life hasn't been kind to her. She grew up with a mother who didn't want to be a mother. She preferred Julia call her by her first name instead of mom. The only bright spot in her life was her father, who loved her unconditionally.

Julia wasn't bothered much when her mother left one day and never returned, but when her father dies, she's devastated. Baart skillfully and beautifully exposes Julia's grief, raw and multi-layered. She's left with wounds so deep, she doesn't like to talk about her parents to anyone.

I don't often read such complex emotions written with such credibility. I believed every word. After the Leaves Fall is the kind of book that leaves you wanting more. I'm glad there's a sequel, and Baart is an author to watch. Her debut novel is highly recommended by this reviewer.  By Ane Mulligan "editor, Novel Journey"
Product Details
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 5, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English


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