Julia DeSmit

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

After the Leaves Fall Publisher's Summary

In this compelling coming-of-age story, Julia DeSmit endures the painful depths of love and loss, and enjoys the comforting glimmers of faith and hope.

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. But when she returns home for Thanksgiving, unexpected events leave her vulnerable. Soon a sobering reality carries her through an Iowa blizzard - to begin a life she never planned.

Nicole Baart has received critical acclaim for her splendid debut novel, whose crisp prose is both "beautiful" and "evocative" (Romantic Times).

©2007 Nicole Bart; (P)2008 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • After the Leaves Fall

    • By: Nicole Baart
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A promising debut

    • By Daryl on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $29.37

  • Book 2

    • Summer Snow

    • By: Nicole Baart
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed greatly.

    • By Mary A. Cunningham on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Beneath the Night Tree

    • By: Nicole Baart
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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?”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Providence

    • By Helmut Kaczmarek on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $24.49