Julie Cantrell
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Julie Cantrell

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Julie Cantrell is known for writing inspirational novels that explore the hard truths women typically keep secret. While she delves into emotional issues, she does so with a compassionate and open heart, always bringing readers through to a hopeful path for peace, empathy, and healing.

Julie's debut novel, Into the Free (2012, David C Cook), earned a rare starred review by Publishers Weekly, became an international bestseller, and received two Christy Awards and the Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award. It spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists (both print and e-book), made the USA TODAY Top 150, and was listed as a top read of the year by LifeWay and USA TODAY.

The sequel, When Mountains Move (2014, David C Cook), received the ACFW Carol Award for Historical Fiction, made many best read lists, and was again named a top read of the year by both USA TODAY and LifeWay Christian Stores.

Her third novel, The Feathered Bone (January, 2016, HarperCollins/TNZ), was chosen Book of the Year by the largest bookclub in the world (Pulpwood Queens) and was selected as a Top Read by Library Journal. It won the Carol Award for Contemporary Fiction and was a short-list finalist for the INSPY award as well as for the Southern Book Prize. The novel is set in Louisiana where Julie spent her childhood.

Perennials (November, 2017, HarperCollins/TNZ) is Julie's fourth novel. Another work of Southern fiction, this story is set in her current community of Oxford, Mississippi, a literary mecca for many writers and readers. The story explores themes of family relationships, the seasons of life, and the search for a place called home. It has been a selected read by Redbook Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and Real Simple Magazine. The novel was selected as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance who also named it a finalist for the Southern Book Prize.

A speech-language pathologist and literacy advocate, Julie was honored to receive the 2012 Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship and to be named a finalist twice for the Mississippi Arts & Letters Fiction Award. She also received the 2016 Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship at Rivendell Writer's Colony, which is awarded to a writer who encourages spiritual growth, healing, and care through his or her work.

Julie and her two children now live in Oxford, Mississippi where they spent six years operating Valley House Farm, a sustainable organic farmstead, before moving into a new adventure.

Learn more:
Website: www.juliecantrell.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliecantrellauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieCantrell

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Best Sellers

    • Perennials

    • By: Julie Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Lovey served as the family scapegoat, always bearing the brunt when her Southern belle sister Bitsy threw blame her way. At 18, Lovey fled to Arizona....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Story of Flowers and Family

    • By Peggy McDermott on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Into the Free

    • A Novel
    • By: Julie Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A simple girl with anything but a simple story. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Depression Era Mississippi and Generational Curses

    • By Debbie on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $25.49

    • The Feathered Bone

    • By: Julie Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Clifton Harris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter's sixth-grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book was awesome!!!

    • By Donna Guider on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • When Mountains Move

    • A Novel
    • By: Julie Cantrell
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Millie is about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past is her future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Redeeming

    • By WeRLoved on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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