What people have said about Identity Reclaimed

  1. The book, once started, can’t be put down. I haven’t read a book in years yet the day after I got home I started reading it in bed. After a few chapters I got up and made a pot of coffee, then went back to bed for the rest of day without any lunch or any drink till 6pm, when I finished the book. I don’t know how Julie did it, it’s not a thriller or a romance, yet the way she has written what might be classed as a very personal story, just keeps you wanting to go on to the next chapter and that’s the magic and clever way of writing Julie has captured. Goodness, what a talent! I leant the book to my friend who goes to a book club and is also writing stories. It had the same effect on her! She read it from cover to cover in a day. We are itching to find a free space to get together and discuss it.

J.W., Dorset

  1. Serious achievement and a very important story for many.

M.K., Ireland

  1. As an adoptee, this book made me feel validated, inspired, and angry. There is so much about adoption that can hurt people when secrecy and lies are part of the deal, and Julie’s story is a stark example of this insanity. It was wonderful to see that I was not alone in my thoughts and needs about finding my identity.

A.H., California

  1. Wow! Powerful stuff. I love the play on words as well.

  2. You are really touching hearts and bringing a sense of “hey, I’m not alone in this” to people who share a very similar thing.

  3. Your work is very powerful. When others read the insights and observations of someone who came out the other side of something this life altering – being separated from the very being who is the only warmth & shelter you have ever known as a helpless infant – and can become whole again…that’s huge.

Anja, Toronto

  1. Riveting.

M.M., Edinburgh

  1. I’m bleary-eyed today as I started reading your book in bed, and I simply couldn’t put it down. I am half way through it, and I feel so much empathy for you. My goodness, what a journey you have had, and well done for being such a kind, good, creative person after all that soul pain.

  2. I think this is an important book because it conveys so well the true feelings of an adoptee and how those feelings are not bedimmed by time and age. There is no substitute for our bond with our birth mother.

  3. You are a fantastic writer, eloquent, readable, and deep.

S.J., Somerset

  1. You did me a big favour by waking me up to buried issues

‘~~ct’, New York

  1. You write beautifully. It feels like poetry.

  2. I love your style of writing – so engaging – and a fascinating journey.

J.G., Chicago

  1. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked! What a wonderful and honest story from an adoptee. As an adoptive mother, I often wonder what my children may be thinking about or dealing with that they might not feel they want to share. The author’s candid writing can bring much insight to adoptive moms and adoptees alike. I highly recommend!

D.J., Illinois

  1. I was moved by Julie’s story which tapped into my own story too. Recommend highly.

R.Y., Surrey

  1. I absolutely loved this book. From the outset, I was totally engrossed in this powerful, personal and moving true story. This clever wordsmith presents her emotional and spiritual journey with integrity without parting blame. A must read for those involved in adoption or considering it. The parallels with the gondola journey in the final chapter are pure genius. I await part three…

M.H., Belfast

  1. Such impeccable work

  1. A touching story. I am very grateful to the author for expressing so vividly and clearly the thoughts and innermost feelings that an adopted child and later adult experience. They are the answer to the question “What is going on inside her?” which many relatives and loved ones ask themselves again and again. Thank you.

G.A., Germany

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