Not an unmixed reception from reviewer Cryselle at Jessewave for Julie's THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, to which she gave three stars out of five.
The ending is as tragic as the title promises, the last line the most moving in the entire work. The entire story improves as it goes on; had I not been reading for review, I would have bailed before page 60 for insta-love and implausibility, and would have missed the best parts.
It's a shame the book didn't work for this particular reviewer, but you can't please all of the people all of the time; that doesn't mean we're going to stop trying, though! ;-D