''Here's what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.''
Compelling and provocative, SEEING JULIA is the story of a young widow struggling to find herself who seeks only a normal life after tragic loss.
Julia Hamilton is at the precipice of her life, looking over the edge and seeing nothing. The unexpected meeting of Jake Winston saves her from reckless self harm, but their illicit connection leaves her questioning her past, her life, and herself most of all. She battles heartbreak over her loss and guilt over the inexplicable attraction to Jake. Then, she learns of betrayal by the one person she thought she knew and discovers that nothing is at it seems about her life or even herself.
SEEING JULIA is rich, edgy, compelling fiction that explores the vast toll that grief can take and all the amazing ways that love transcends just about everything else.
- Please be advised that SEEING JULIA contains adult language and adult situations and is not appropriate for young readers. (Mature Young Adult/ New Adult/Adult Fiction)
Owen won the Zola Award and First Place in Romance category with the Pacific Northwest Writers Association in July 2010 with Seeing Julia. If you enjoy the tender scenes of P.S. I Love You, the poignant story lines of Nicholas Sparks, and the twists and turns in plot lines like those of Jodi Picoult, you are going to LOVE Katherine Owen's novel Seeing Julia!
PRAISE for SEEING JULIA ★★★★★
''...an authentic look at grief and love. I believe anyone that has ever loved someone, lost them, and found a life and another love will devour Seeing Julia. Be forewarned: keep a box of Kleenex handy, as you will need them.''
''...You get a little of everything in this book. Love, anger, angst, misery, retribution, they're all in there and make for a wonderful read.''
''...Seeing Julia was everything I look for in a great book. Heartbreakingly sad, funny, enlightening, and best of all, heart mending...five stars are not enough...''
If you like dark, edgy compelling fiction with elements of love and romance, look for Owen's other works in contemporary fiction by simply searching under NOT TO US or WHEN I SEE YOU.