Julia DeSmit
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 47 ratings)
  • 1
    After the Leaves Fall | Nicole Baart

    After the Leaves Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Nicole Baart
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Abandoned by her mother at age nine, Julia agonizes over her father's lingering death six years later. Now living alone with her saintly grandmother, Julia is crushed to learn that her longtime best friend and secret love has a college sweetheart. Hoping to redefine herself, Julia attends a nearby university on an engineering scholarship.

    A promising debut

    Probably. I loved Johanna Parker's performance - she became Julia. Her performance made a descriptive coming-of-age tale into a pure joy to hear.

    Reviewed on October 28 2014 by Daryl (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • 2
    Summer Snow | Nicole Baart

    Summer Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nicole Baart
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the sequel to Nicole Baart's literary gem After the Leaves Fall, pregnant Julia DeSmit returns to her grandmother's home to begin a new life in small-town Iowa. But she's thrown off track when her long-lost mom shows up one frosty night - after 10 years. And yet as Julia herself faces what her mother experienced decades earlier, her comprehension of God's grace begins to trigger an unexpected change.

    Enjoyed greatly.

    Looking forward to more by Bart. Narration excellent and adds to the telling of the story. Want to know more.

    Reviewed on January 27 2015 by Mary A. Cunningham (GUNNISON, CO, US)
  • 3
    Beneath the Night Tree | Nicole Baart

    Beneath the Night Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Nicole Baart
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Christy Award nominee Nicole Baart delivers “this beautifully written, heartwarming” (Library Journal) tale. Living in a cozy Iowa farmhouse with her kindly grandmother, 24-year-old Julia Desmit struggles to support her five-year-old son and 10-year-old half-brother. Though her boyfriend is away at medical school, Julia harbors hope for a better life. And then the man who abandoned her six years ago rocks her happy world with one question: “Do I have a son?”

    Providence

    Wrong become right

    Reviewed on September 18 2016 by Helmut Kaczmarek ()