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Wait For Me

(West Virginia Mountains #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Can Julie, an only child raised with privilege and groomed for high society, and Robby, a coal miner’s son, escape the binds of their socioeconomic backgrounds? Set in a coal mining community in West Virginia in the 1950s, can their love survive their cultural boundaries?

This is a tragically beautiful love story of a simple yet deep love between soul mates, Robby and Jul
Paperback, 290 pages
Published March 28th 2015 by Forget Me Not Romances (first published March 22nd 2015)
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Becky Lewis
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
An Historical Series to Watch...

Jo Huddleston plunges the reader back in time to the coal mining area of West Virginia in the 1950s. Wait for Me, the first book of the West Virginia Mountain series, introduces star-crossed lovers Julie and Robby. Julie's father owns the coal mine, while Robby's family is part of the coal mining workers' village. Determined to keep Julie away from Robby and among her own social group, her mother plots to send Julie off to college...early. Julie, however, has lear
Julie Barrett
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wait For Me (The West Virginia Mountains Series) by Jo Huddleston
This is a story about Julia and she's just graduating from high school and looking forward to going to college. Her father owns the coal mine in town and all the surrounding buildings where the workers live and buy things at the store.
Her mother stays at home treasuring her time sitting on the screened in porch. The story also follows Roberto who after school runs the store. Because of circumstances like social class they should n
Deana Dick
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here is another beautifully written book by one of my favorite authors. I loved Julie so much. She is a young woman who is ready to go to college. She has had a very comfortable life. She is an only child and her family is quite wealthy. Julie doesn't show off her wealth, and enjoys hanging with friends. It's funny that her mother thought she should not associate with children of coal miners. Her mother was a bit snotty . I think in the time period this was written, the wealthy thought it was be ...more
Edward Arrington
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having grown up in a small community in Virginia in the 50s and 60s, I could easily relate to the story. We were a few hours away from the coal mines but had lots of furniture and textile plants in the area. The class system seemed to thrive as much in our area as it did in the small coal mining community where Julie and Robby lived. A big difference was that there were many more people in our area than in theirs so there was more than one wealthy family here. The story is a simple story about y ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wait for Me by Jo Huddleston is an easy read. It is set in the coal mining area of West Virginia in the 1950s. The story is not deep, but flows well and tells the story of trying to meld two different cultures. The story flows well and keeps you interested. It is a love story with a bit of tension being the two main characters are both on "the other side of the tracks" so to speak. And as a side interest, dementia also plays a part in the story. I enjoyed the book. I did notice a few grammatical ...more
Cindy Nipper
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Wait for Me by Jo Huddleston
Feb 8, 2019
I'm not sure what to say about this book.  It covered a lot of serious issues.  Dementia, suicide, lying, remaining pure till marriage, etc.  But I don't usually read in this time period.  It seemed like many things were too modern from my limited scope.  And the way they spoke, I'm not sure if it needed more editing, or the language was the way they spoke then and there.   It wasn't a bad story, but seemed to go on and on without really having much of a fo
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Wait For Me:**** book 1 A West Virginia Mountain Series by Jo Huddleston

Claude and Lillian Capshaw have one daughter, Julia—or Julie to her friends. Claude owns several coal mines and currently live in the mining community of 1950's Charleston, West Virginia. Lillian is from a socially prominent family and insists Julia marry an ambitious young man from a suitable family. She even goes so far as to forbid Julia from associating with the miners and their families since they are not in their class
Robin Willson
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christian Historical Romance set in the 1950's. This is best as a Young Adult selection. It covers issues like waiting until you're married for sex, dementia, parental disobedience, poverty of miners in a mining town, and wealth of the mine owner and his family, bettering yourself with education, as well as basic Christian values.

This is a wonderful, sweet story of a young couple who are from the same town, but different social classes. Because of her mother's views, Julie, the daughter of the
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wait for Me is a romance story between Julie, the daughter of the owner of a West Virginia coal mine, and her beau, Robbie, the son of a coal mine worker. Taking place during 1955, these two young people on the verge of graduating high school are completely in love with each other and must sneak around to be together. Julie’s mother is very prejudice against the miners and their families and decides for Julie to be sent to college right after graduation, during the summer months instead of waiti ...more
Rachel Dodson
Jun 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Robby and Julie love each other, but Julie's mother does not think that Robby is good enough for her. Will their love be enough? Can they show her parents that they are truly meant to be?
I really wanted this book to be a favorite of mine. I enjoyed the setting and the plot but there was something about it that I just didn't connect with. I sometimes got confused during the story because it would jump around in a weird way.and I felt as if I sometimes needed more information to follow the story p
Donna McGinnis
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two young people very much in love with each other whose relationship is in danger of ending because they are from two different society's. Julie is being groomed for high society and a marriage to someone of wealth and the same social standing in the community. Her father owns a West Virginia coal mining company. Robby's father is a worker in the coal mine. Julie's mother has a strong prejudice against the men who work in the mines and their families. Her mother wanting to separate Julie and Ro ...more
Billie Conrad
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wait for Me by Jo Huddleston takes place in West Virginia in 1955. During the course of the book, the main characters, Julie and Robbie, finish their senior year in high school and start college. Julie’s father owns the coal mine where Robbie’s father works. There is a good look at the class distinction that took place between mine owners and workers in that time. The story is a good romance between the two, if a bit predictable. Julie and her father face dealing with Julie’s mother’s illness. J ...more
Toni Mcintire
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book on While a historical fiction, many of the issues brought up are still prevalent today. Mother's disapproval of Julie associating with the workers of the mine her father owns. Mother's desire for Julie to find a boyfriend and marry within the social station her mother feels they live in. But Julie loves Robby, a coal miner's son. When she is sent away early to West Virginia University Robby hides in the car and goes with her. The story line speaks of the trials of ...more
Stella Potts
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wait For Me is a story of two young people whom society says cannot be together. However that does not stop Julie and Robbie from sneaking around mainly due to her mother's attitude about the Mine Owner's daughter socializing with the son of a Miner. Set in 1955 the class distinctions were firmly in place at that time. The lies started in high school and remained into the college years to keep their relationship a secret. I appreciated two young people who are determined to keep themselves pure ...more
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author, but I definitely look forward to reading more by her. This was a wonderful and heartwarming story about Julie, the daughter of the owner of a coal mine, and Roberto, the son of a coal miner, finding their way to crossing the social barriers between their classes and finding their happily ever after. The author also does an outstanding job of capturing the spirit of a coal mining town during the 1950's. I was given a copy of this book in return f ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story is in "Forget Me Not Romance" volume 1. I hadn't read any of her books.

The story involves two teenagers who believe they love each other Julie n Robby. (Julia's mother has high social expectations on Julia but as the story unravels she is dealing with a complex issue that affects all). Claude, Julie's father has a lot of stress on himself being an owner of coalmines, employing the men n their families in the community, his wife's issue n separation of his daughter who goes off to coll
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I read Wait For Me. I felt like I had stepped back into 1955 and this book would made a great movie. Julie and Robby, had a hard time just to get to see one another because of Julie ' s mother dislike of the coal mine workers. Julie's family was rich because her dad own the mines. Robbys was poor because his family worked the coal mines. So many obstacles to face for this young couple. Jo Huddleston did a wonderful job writing Wait For Me, I will be reading her other books also.
Diana Montgomery
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Wait for Me
By Jo Huddleston

I loved this story by Jo Huddleston. This is book 1 in the The West Virginia Mountains series. Julia falls in love with a coal miners son. He also falls in love with her. One big problem they are from 2 different society's. Julia being from a high society it is not permitted. They have such a deep love for one another how can they make this work? How can they get her parents to see he is a wonderful guy? Looking forward to book 2. If you haven't read anything
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I was not sure how I would like Wait For Me. My, I was surprised at how much I really enjoyed it. I thought the story Jo Huddleston weaved was great. I just loved the love birds, Robby and Julie. I can not wait for book 2 of the West Virginia Mountains series to release.
I d not keep many books and this one is a keeper.
Great, clean book.
5 plus stars.
I received this book from in exchange for my honest review, which was given.
Patricia Bradley
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wait for Me is a sweet story set in a simpler time--one I would love to go back to. Jo Huddleston is a great story teller, and I sat down with the book, intending to read a chapter or two. Two hours later I was three-quarters of the way through the story. Truly enjoyed it, and it's a book I would share with anyone.
Galinda Barefoot
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wonderful story of a two teenagers falling in love in West Virginia during the 50’s and the struggles they have to go through. They are from different backgrounds her father owns the coal mine where his father works.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through TBCN/BookFun in exchange for my honest review.

Beverly Bailey
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good Christian Romance

I really enjoyed the novel; I originally downloaded because I live in West Virginia and was curious about the story line. It was a very well written and you felt involved with and could identify with Julie's good heart Would recommend. Just downloaded Book #2 in the serie
Lori Weller
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wait For Me is book one in the West Virginia Mountain series. I found it an entertaining, easy read. I found the love and honesty refreshing. I look forward to the next in the series.
I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful romance. What a neat story of overcoming social barriers What a neat story about Christian love and helping others What a thoroughly neat story Read it you will appreciate it. God bless you
Rebekah Tooley
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This was such a great book!!! I felt sorry for Julie having to deal with her mother and didn't like her to begin with. But as she became ill I warmed up to her. :). I really appreciated Her dad's willingness and kindness towards her and Robby. He was my favourite character! :)
Cammie Klaskin
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie and Robbie overcome all the obstacles to be together in this lovely Christian romance. This is a wonderful story from beginning to end. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Jo Huddleston likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

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