About Julia

I am happily married to David, and we have four grown up children…three of whom are married, and we have two gorgeous granddaughters.

I live in a small Worcestershire town in England, and share my home with my husband, youngest son and five cats.

I have always loved reading, and just want to share all the great books that I read. I am also a crazy cat lady, and cannot imagine living in a house without cats!

I also love Jesus, and love going to my large and lively church. As a Christian, I will not read and review any books that I would find offensive or that I would not be willing to have displayed at church!

I am definitely a bookaholic… I have hundreds, if not thousands if you include my kindle, of books waiting to be read. I am afraid that if I see a book I like, I tend to buy it! And if people recommend a book and it’s in a series… I buy the series!

I hope you enjoy my selection of books.

Happy reading.


44 thoughts on “About Julia

  1. How do you select your books. I’ve just recently published my first book Hidden Scars by Amanda Sue King. I’ve gotten great reviews so far, but I’m very interested in hearing what someone with your experience would have to say about my work.

  2. Greetings Julia from sunny Florida, USA! We are a part of another group and that is how I found you. I’ll go back and read your review. I also LOVE Cats! Where I live (apt) I can only have one cat and so love her I do. One of the reasons I checked out your site was do to being a Book-aholic too.

    • Hi Denise
      I hope you find some good books on here. Good to know a fellow bookaholic. I do recognise you from another group 🙂
      Julia. XX

  3. Hello again Julie, I have actually been very ill and exhausted. God bless you for being so kind as to read and review for authors. Reviews are not easy to obtain yet help so much. If you are not too busy you may be interested in reading one of my Inspirational Christian Romances. There is “Discovering Treasure” And “Cherished Encounter” both available in Kindle on permanent special. Love and blessings.

  4. Hello

    I’m working with Heather Blanton at her site http://www.ladiesindefiance.com. She has a novella coming out September/October 2016 and I am trying to get the word out with bloggers that would be interested in hosting her for a Q&A or guest post.

    I am also trying to set up some book reviewers to read her novella, entitled Ask Me to Marry You, a MALE-Order Bride Story. I would have pdf files available soon but nothing else is out yet.

    Here is her Amazon site: http://amzn.to/1PBRehM

    If you are interested, please let me know THANK YOU!

    Diane Estrella

  5. Dear Julia,
    Your blog is one of the best I have seen. Congratulations! Would you consider reading For No Apparent Reason? If so, I would be thrilled! Thank you, thank you!

  6. Dear Ms. Wilson:

    I would greatly appreciate your reviewing my Christian historical fiction/romance novella Celtic Warriors.

    Would you be interested in reviewing Celtic Warriors? If yes, please let me know what information you need.

    God bless. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

  7. Hi Julia,
    Your son did a great job on your blog! I know you’ve got a ton of books to review, but if you’re open to adding one more to your stack, readers are having a lot of fun with my YA/Suspense series. (Christian fiction). I’m getting comments like,
    “Stayed up all night to finish it!”
    “Nonstop action!”
    “This book was SO good!”

    I just finished the third book in the series, but I’d be happy to start you at the beginning, if you prefer. I can send ebooks or print copies (except for my new release which goes live next week; the print copy isn’t available yet, but will be soon.)

    Here are links so you can check them out to see if they’re a good fit for you.
    Book One: PULSE http://amzn.to/1JYR0Qg
    Book Two: RESILIENCE http://amzn.to/12112d6
    Book Three: DEFIANCE http://amzn.to/2rnmddh

    Thanks for considering, and for helping authors by doing your reviews and blog posts. Even if my books don’t appeal to you, I wish you all the best and many days and hours of happy reading! Blessings, Linore

  8. Thank you for your wonderful Blog. I have recently published a book Breakthrough to a Supernatural Life, Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. Perhaps this is something you would be interested in for reviewing for your blog. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breakthrough-Supernatural-Life-Hearing-Voice-ebook/dp/B01N9XCMTZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496063056&sr=8-1&keywords=Breakthrough+to+a+supernatural+life
    I would be happy to get a copy to you.

  9. Julia,
    I am writing to offer you a free review copy of my novella “Dreams of Heaven”. http://bit.ly/dreamsofheaven

    “Dreams of Heaven” takes you on a fantastical journey with Jesus, who leads the way through an alternate interpretation of his ancient teachings and applies them to one of our worst nightmares—being separate from the ones we love.

    The book releases August 5, 2017. You would be one of the first to read “Dreams of Heaven”, which has been described as “…one of those gems of spiritual literature that becomes a permanent fixture in our lives…heartfelt and deeply moving,” by reviewer Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., Best-selling Spiritual Author.

    I would be glad to send you an uncorrected advance reader’s copy or an ebook (epub or mobi). After reading the book, I hope you will write a review and/or announce it on your website. Some of the reviews will be featured in the final printed version.

  10. Hi Julia

    Thanks for creating such a fantastic resource for readers.

    I would like to offer you a free copy of my eBook, To Fear The Dawn, for possible review.

    It is available on Amazon at


    Please email me if interested and I will send you a free copy in your preferred electronic format.

    Many thanks


  11. Dear Julia,
    Would you be willing to review my book, Out of the Shadows?

    It’s the first novella in a Christian action adventure series, and it’s available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06W5WL3B3

    If you’re interested, please email me and let me know the details of your preferred file format, and I’ll send a copy to you.

    Thank you for your consideration.
    ~ Em

  12. Hi Julia,

    I’ve just published my latest book, Not Ever, and would love it if you’d consider reviewing it.

    Amanda Sue King

  13. Dear Julia,

    We hope this email finds you well! This is Jamie, content mananger for Top Christian Books, an evangelical organization that exists to connect Christians with great books. Our mission is to be a resource for all Christians to discover the best Christian books on every topic, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction. You can find our mission/vision here :-).

    We are writing simply to inform you that your site has made our Top 300 Christian Author Blog list. Your ranking was based on a number of factors such as visitor traffic, social media activity, links to your site, number of books published, user survey votes, and a few more. (We understand that you may not be an author)

    You can find our list of 300 Christian Authors here: http://topchristianbooks.online/top-300-christian-author-blogs/

    We just wanted to give you a heads up and also provide this Top 300 Author Badge below, should you want to display it on your website! This would further help the reach and goals of our organization. Thanks!

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    Copy and paste this code into any HTML-friendly section of your website:

    Shaped by His Book,
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  14. Hi Julia,

    What if the only way to escape the darkness was to show the people you love what caused it?

    The idea for my novel, Parting Gifts, comes from years of delivering Meals on Wheels to elderly people alone and in need at the end of their lives. My imagination took over, and I created a fictional story of a woman trying to find peace in her final days.

    I would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts on my story.


  15. Hi Julia,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. Amazing how you infuse each of your reviews with so many pearls of wisdom

    I hoping you’ll have an interest in reviewing Theodora’s Children, the second book in the Tales Of Hope series. It’s aimed at younger readers and is meant to show them where hope lies in seemingly hopeless situations.

    You can find out more about Theodora’s Children at this link: http://www.dancingpenbooks.com/theodoras-children

    Thanks so much for considering. Blessings, Rick

  16. Hello Julia,
    I am a Christian Romance author and stubble upon your blog while searching for blog tours. I have a romantic thriller called The Path of the Chosen Warriors about to do an AMAZON COUNTDOWN PROMO FROM THE 19-22 and wonder if you could be interested in doing a Q&A or a review for me. YOu can email me and let me know what you are able to do. I thank you also.

  17. Hi Julia,
    Thank you for your work and sharing great books! I am also an author whose novel Grace Group was released June of this year. I would be honored if you’d consider reading/reviewing it. The feedback would be very much appreciated! Thanks,

  18. Hi, Julia. I have a controversial new book coming out that’s getting rave reviews on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35613157-a-conspiracy-of-breath

    Let’s start with the controversy.

    It’s an ancient controversy that’s existed for for hundreds of years. People have wondered about the anonymous author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Many scholars (Hoppin, Harnack, Scheile) believe it was Priscilla, wife of Aquila, and companion and fellow-worker with Paul.

    One thing is for sure: Paul himself did not write Hebrews.

    Dr. Gilbert Bilezekian, mentor of Bill Hybels, has endorsed Latayne C. Scott’s book, A Conspiracy of Breath. Could it have been because of the role of women in the New Testament began to be suppressed in later centuries, that Hebrews lost its author’s name?

    “In a richly-textured, controversial and provocative literary work, award-winning author Latayne C. Scott examines: What would it have been like to be a woman, a Gentile, and someone onto whom the Holy Breath moved – to produce what became the mysterious Epistle to the Hebrews in the Bible?”

    Would you please consider reviewing it if I send you a PDF? And I will certainly provide an autographed copy if you want when it is released.

    And I would love to do a giveaway for you.

    Here is a meme: https://www.dropbox.com/s/64bk8i3x7ysnf6l/Priska.mp4?dl=0

    Thank you so much,
    Latayne C. Scott

  19. Hi Julia,
    Thank you for your lovely blog and your obvious enthusiasm for Christian books! As a Christian author I just wanted to say people like you are so important in extending God’s Kingdom. Especially here in the UK. I have recently published my second book, The Lie and wondered if you would consider reviewing it? I would really value your opinion. Please email me if you are interested.
    Best wishes,
    L R Clarke.

  20. Hi Julia, my name is Mark Taylor, and Christian Bookaholic was recommended to me as a popular web site for the discussion of Christian books.
    There are so very many wonderful books to be read, reviewed, shared, and discussed, that I wanted to give you the early scoop on one that I really think will be a great read for Christians and even non-Christians alike. A publishing expansion project is under way for a new non-fiction book called “What’s the Deal with Christians? – 117 Straightforward Answers to Challenging Questions about God, Christians, and Our Faith”. The book is already complete and available, but currently only in digital format. In order for it to be released in print format, a KickStarter campaign is running at https://goo.gl/tR9E7U, where people can not only contribute to the project, but also find out more about the book, read a free sample, buy their own copy, and of course spread the word.
    God has led me in this long project, and now that it is ready to take the next step, I would be honored to hear that you are interested in letting your readers be some of the first to find out about this, so that they can go check out this brand new work for themselves. Of course, if you are interested in reviewing the book yourself, I would be even more honored to provide you with a complimentary copy.
    Here’s to more books that reach the world with the Good News! Have a great day.

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