Into the Free: A Novel

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A simple girl with anything but a simple story. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her ...
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Overview

A simple girl with anything but a simple story. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s long-standing cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
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  • ISBN-13: 9781613753033
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A speech language pathologist and literacy advocate, New York Times best-selling author Julie Cantrell was most recently the editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review. She has served as a freelance writer for 10 years and published two children’s books. Julie and her family live in Mississippi where they operate Valley House Farm.
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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    Way More Than I Expected

    I received an advanced reader copy. I settled in to do what I promised...read and review. By the first few pages I completely forgot where I was. Each page had so much tension...it just pulled me forward. Rarely do I even finish most fiction books, much less roar through them.

    I cannot believe this is Julie's first novel. She writes likes a seasoned pro. I am sure this will be the first of many more books by Julie. Her name is sure to become popular on reader's tongues.

    26 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    DEFINITELY A "MUST READ"!

    "Into the Free" is a compelling novel that covers so many issues people are struggling with today. Set in Mississippi, author Julie Cantrell draws you into the troubled life of young Millie. Filled with abuse, depression, drug addiction, fear, hope, and so much more, you will not want to put this wonderful book down and you will find yourself impatiently waiting for a sequel to see what happens in Millie's world. I look forward to reading more of Julie Cantrell's amazing books! A truly talented author.

    20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Milie overcomes horrific happenings im her life and comes out as a strong young woman in spite of them all. Throughout all the trials she learns how to feel God's love for her. Was disappointed when the book ended, would have liked to keep on reading about Millie

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

    The book has a worldly view of Christianity. In it, God disguise

    The book has a worldly view of Christianity. In it, God disguises himself as a character's ghost. He watches from the sidelines as all sorts of terrible things happen to the main character. (***SPOILER ALERT The seventeen-year-old is raped in the church sanctuary by a "Christian" man.) I was also bothered by the mix of Christianity with other religions, meaning some of the characters seemed to believe in Jesus, but also seemed to practice other religions. It also portrayed that all Christians are hypocrites or weak in character unless they are poor.
    I knew this book would be depressing because of the subject matter, but I believed it was a Christian book since I was buying it in a Christian bookstore. It also had good reviews with a guaranteed good read sticker on it. I thought I could trust the Christian publisher, but I was wrong. Don't waste your money or your time on this book, it isn't worth it!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a heart-wrenching one about a young girl, Millie Reynold

    This is a heart-wrenching one about a young girl, Millie Reynolds, whose bleak world is shrouded in hatefulness, cruelty, and great pain and tries to overcome the insurmountable odds of being surrounded by a totally disreputable family. Her father is an alcoholic and is abusive; her mother is a worthless, unfeeling drug addict and what usually comes with this scenario is poverty. Her search for a better life tests her strength and faith in the depression era in Mississippi in 1936. This is worth the read but will test your endurance.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Must read!

    This brilliant novel holds you captive from its first words. The characters are beautiful and inspiring.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Great Book

    Once I got into this book I couldn't put it down, except to recharge my nook. Millie's story will make laugh, cry, a range of emotions. One of the best books I have read on a long time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Great book

    The story had me looking back at my childhood and growing up in coal country western PA

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Loved it!

    Loved, loved, loved this book! It was so hard to put it down. The author makes you fall in love with Millie, and keeps the reader surprised through out the book. It has been some time since a book has made me cry! This one tugged on many heart strings.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Couldn't put it down!

    I absolutely could not put this book down! Couldn't wait to get home from work to read it! I hope there will be a sequel coming soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Loved, loved it!

    excellent book, looking for the sequel next! Didn't want the story to end....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Amazing book!

    Into the free is a great book about a girl named Millie who had been through a lot and learns to overcome her past at age sixteen. This great writing style makes this book impossible to put down. I totally recommend with a rating of five stars! I suggest you guys get this book while it's still free.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Excellent

    This is a wonderful book, well worth the time to read. Would also make a great movie.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Grips You From The Beginning...

    ...And sucks you into a world you can only imagine. Through the devastation, this poignant story comes through the eyes of a little girl who grows into a woman. The story takes you through her childhood, through prejudices, violence, poverty, abuse, and love. The most important aspect was how through it all she manages to find God. Hands down the BEST book I have read in a VERY long time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Wonderful story

    The authors writing style is so fresh and original. Story was
    Written before but never like this..i hope to read more from this remarkable author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Awesome

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Heavy book with lots of symbolism

    Not a book to read if you want to be uplifted! Lot's of tragedy and dark characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Must read

    Very surprised at howmuch I enjoyed this book! Worth tge time soent!

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    This book affected me so deeply, it is hard to put into words. M

    This book affected me so deeply, it is hard to put into words. Millie is a young girl that, at first glance, would be easy to forget. She lives in poverty, her father is never around, her mother is abused and doesn't take care of her. But Millie is strong. She gets good grades in school and makes positive relationships with her teachers and the librarian. And that strength is what makes Millie unforgettable.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! I received this book from the auth

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book!

    I received this book from the author in addition to its sequel, and really didn't know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised to be unable to stop at one chapter, or even two chapters, but HAD to go on to the next chapter and the next, because each chapter was so riveting and such powerful details were explored that I couldn't put the book down. I just had to go to the next chapter to see what will happen, and when I did, something powerful would happen in that chapter, and on and on! This story followed a young girl living with her mother in depression era Mississippi, and how she coped with an abusive father and a mother, who "kept secrets". We follow "Millie", as she finds solace at the top of her favorite tree, as she watches a dog give birth and her actions toward her puppies, as she learns how to navigate the land and what is edible and what is not. We learn about discrimination within the ranks of "family", and how it affects multiple generations. These are just a small number of topics covered in this "can't put down" book! I highly recommend it!!!

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