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Inspired by the captivating stories from Humans of New York, and the narrative structure of a television mini-series, New Amsterdam chronicles the lives of three women defining love in New York City.


Julia Pierce is a popular wedding columnist for a highly-respected NYC newspaper. She creates modern fairy tales by penning editorials about wealthy couples and their fantasy
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Hilaria Alexander
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about the Indie Community is discovering writers with unique voices. Ashley Pullo is definitely one of them. I adore what she's accomplished with her New Amsterdam stories. Inspired by Humans of New York and the city where she lives, Ashley has crafted beautiful stories, pretty like hand-drawn postcards. Her characters are unique, yet normal. They have cool careers and are funny and smart, but like many of us, have a few problems trying to find their half in the busy an ...more
Beth
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was Like Being Inside My Favorite Romance Movie

Julia, the second book in Ashley Pullo's New Amsterdam series, is a charming, uplifting and sentimental romance full of beautiful, descriptive imagery and fun, relatable characters. This book was just pure fun to read and gave me such an euphoric feeling when I finished it. It reminded me of one of my favorite romance movies. There are some great descriptions and explanations from the characters on what men and women want out of love in today's w
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Teresa
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
A story about the humble, earnest, goofy guy next door and his wedding journalist neighbor who isn't so keen on the weddings part. This is a friends-to-lovers story of the most realistic and beautiful kind.

I read this book in one sitting because I simply did not want to leave the world where Theo, Julia and her dog Fletch were living. I wanted to move into their building, hang out on their rooftop, walk her dog, get bubble tea with Theo, and go for coffee with Meredith and Julia. Ashley creates
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Rebecca Wheeler
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well I practically could have highlighted the whole book, but I didn't because I was too busy squeezing in reading minutes between boisterous children.
I had laughed out loud twice within the first chapter, before pm-ing to book friends that had already read it, that This Book Is Great!!
It's a novella, but has the feel of a complete book. It's low angst, has practically no drama, but is a charming story of a wedding event reporter, and her computer programmer geek neighbour (who happens to be hot
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Kim
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Once again, Ashley Pullo wrote something utterly magical. Julia (the book) was perfectly adorable and charming and I read it in about an hour. I couldn't flip the pages of this one quickly enough. I was so enamored with Julia and Theo and every other aspect of this novella, if I'm being honest. It was exactly what I needed in my life when I read it. 

Everything about Julia (the book) worked for me. I loved the characters and their development. The
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Jennifer
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Author Ashley Pullo can do no wrong. I absolutely adore her books and she's a one click author for me. No one can write about NYC the way Ashley can, and she proves it again in Julia.

Julia is the popular wedding columnist for a well known New York City newspaper. As she attends weddings in NYC and even out on Shelter Island for her job, she's also falling for her cute and funny neighbor Theo. Both Julia and Theo have pasts that have them fear abandonment in their current relationships, but have
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Patricia
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A brilliantly crafted story of friendship, love and the utopia where the two converge.

I was captivated by these characters and the witty banter that graced the pages of this charming story. Pullo does a fantastic job of producing characters you can’t help but love and engaging stories full of heart. But the exceptional way she depicts the setting adds a unique touch facilitating a full escape into the world of her stories.

I adored Julia and Theo. Their banter was fun and their chemistry was exc
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S.L. Scott
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Pullo's writing so it was not surprise that I love this story. From the unique way she kicks off every story to how she entangle's the character's lives - I'm fascinated and find Pullo to have such an original twist on modern romances as well as storytelling. The books in the New Amsterdam series not only have stunning covers, but creative and entertaining stories. Loved this book!
Amy
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment in the new series, New Amsterdam. Having thoroughly enjoyed the first book, which featured Tess, I was very anxious to read this newest story. What a pleasure it is, to sit down and read about these characters and this wonderful city! What a fantastic job Ms. Pullo does, developing characters who are so entertaining! She has also just about convinced me that I want to move to the Big Apple...and that is a BIG statement coming from this tried and true Texas girl. I ...more
Brenna
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ashley Pullo hit another one out of the ballpark with Julia, the latest novella in her New Amsterdam series. Looking back, I wish that I would have forced myself to slow down a little when I read it. However, I believe that's the mark of an exceptional story-teller: making the reader want to take in as much as possible as quickly as possible. This is something I anticipate reading multiple times, and am positive each time I do, my eyes will be opened to a detail that I didn't notice before. Pull ...more
Christina
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2016
Having Julia Pierce attend and report your wedding day is as much of a status symbol as a young, wealthy couple can hope for in New York City. But what the public doesn’t know about their beloved columnist is the disaster that is her own love life, a history of failed relationships that has left her cynical and incapable of pursuing her own happily ever after.

Enter Theo Barnes, the quirky software developer next door (literally). Theo has his own baggage to deal with, but he’s more than willing
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Laurie
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My name is Laurie and I am addicted to newspaper wedding announcements.

I’ve always loved to read wedding stories because I truly believe that there is someone for everyone -- marriage never has an age limit and that there is beauty in the second, third or even fourth chance at love and marriage. I am also intrigued by what brought two people together – was it a twist of fate? A friend? Nana’s nudge? Work? A swipe? And then most importantly -- when did they know this would be forever? We know the
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Sara Miller
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review over on my blog page Pretty Little Book Blog.


I love this series and book so much! What Candace Bushnell and Sex and the City did for disenchanted 40 something women Ashley gives us the same suave big city feel for the under 30 crowd! Her characters are battling the big issues for that demographic, growing up but fighting getting  older. Succeeding in your career, and finding your HEA. 


While these are common themes for most romance n
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Aubrey B3 Book Blog
A gorgeous story!

Another beautiful book by Ashley Pullo. She has such a unique way of telling a story. There's so much sensory involvement. You can see, taste, smell, and feel what the characters do, and you feel like a part of their world. Julia, the second book in her New Amsterdam series, is told from third person POV, which is not my usual liking, but Ashley writes in such a beautiful way that it works for me. She allows you really get to know the characters in depth. The story focuses on Ju
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Michele
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I've read a few books, but nothing that I absolutely devoured or that forced me to shirk my daily duties in favor of reading.

Until Julia. I've read all of Ashley Pullo's books, and I've loved them all. But I think Julia is my favorite. The story drew me in from the first page and I don't think I stopped smiling the entire time I read. In fact, I'm smiling now as I think about it. The characters are charming and relatable and quirky and fun. I want t
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Carrie
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Julia is the second novella in the New Amsterdam series. You don't have to have read the first one (Tess) in order to read the second one.

Julia is a wedding columnist at a well known New York City newspaper. This story centers around her day to day life involving work, men, and her best friend Meridith.

Ashely Pullo has a talent at writing character driven stories. Her writing is unique, descriptive and refreshing. If you haven't read any of her work yet you are missing out. This would be a gre
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Heather
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
She did it again! This time a girl and her pup versus the quirky yet charming boy next door! Ashley Pullo has a way of bringing these very real characters with every day issues to life, and she does it with charm, wit, sincerity and truth.

Being a driven and successful woman can be enough. Though sometimes that missing piece isn't the love you have to have, it's the icing on top when you least expect it. When you're discovering what you want out of life while trying to balance friendship, family
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Colleen Oppenheim
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
No one can write likable, real characters like Ashley Pullo can. I have been a fan of her's since I read The Ballad, so I jumped at the chance to read Julia. The story of a wedding newspaper columnist (a dream job since seeing 21 Dresses) and her cute, funny neighbor Theo, falling for each other while navigating living and loving in New York.

A quick and endearing read that will keep the reader enthralled and smiling from beginning to end!
Rose Maniscalco
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Julia writes a column about wedding for a NYC newspaper. She has a huge following and to be featured in her column means you have made it. Except that no one knows that Julia hates weddings, mostly because of what happened to her.

Theo is her tech geek neighbor who also watches her dog for her frequently. They are friends and the attraction is there, but neither seems willing to take it to the next level. Meanwhile, Julia's BFF is in trouble because she has way overspent for her dream wedding an
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chloegirl
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun story in this series. This ones definitely more cheesy than the first.
Whitney Mcgregor (A Literary Perusal)
What a breath of fresh air! Ashley Pullo's quirky writing style has sucked me in yet again and my heart is still feeling all mushy and squishy after finishing this book yesterday.

Told in a fashion reminiscent of a TV show, Julia is written almost like a person is narrating a TV show. In fact, the New Amsterdam series would actually make a great sitcom if you want my opinion.

With the authors dry and witty sense of humor, this book is easy to read. I've never been to New York but the setting is d
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Aubrey B3 Book Blog
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another beautiful book by Ashley Pullo. She has such a unique way of telling a story. There's so much sensory involvement. You can see, taste, smell, and feel what the characters do, and you feel like a part of their world. Julia, the second book in her New Amsterdam series, is told from third person POV, which is not my usual liking, but Ashley writes in such a beautiful way that it works for me. She allows you to really get to know the characters in depth. The story focuses on Julia and the re ...more
Bff Book Blog
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ashley Pullo has done it again. She's delivered another petite novel packed full of quirky, endearing characters, witty dialogue and human emotion. The New Amsterdam series is based on the concept of Human's in New York. This is a deeper look into the lives of everyday people. But, like the Humans of New York vignettes, what you find when you delve into the novel are countless, meaningful, emotional stories playing out in unexpected and unassuming ways.

Julia is a wedding columnist hoping to spen
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Anima
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-romance
Reading a Pullo book is like getting a tour of New York with emotions and sarcasm. She incorporates the romance we all love with a Humans of New York feel. Girlfriends Meredith and Julia are closer than sisters and would do absolutely anything for each other. Both working for the Herald, Julia as a wedding columnist and Meredith a style columnist, the girls have been roommates and coworkers for many years. Meredith struggles with planning her wedding, or I should say the coordinator is stressing ...more
Lori Otto
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Ashley Pullo’s storytelling in the first book in this series (Tess), and I didn’t think she’d be able to top that. Julia’s book, though… *sigh*

I liked this one even better! Ashley’s writing style makes the book so easy to read. Witty banter, smart characters and current cultural references make the story fresh. Her New York references make me feel like I’m a resident in the city, and I love that.

Theo was an interesting character with a great supporting background that gave
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Judy
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-comedy
This is second in a series featuring a glimpse of peoples lives in New York City. Julia works for a major NYC newspaper writing up society weddings. To have her feature your wedding is to have made it in certain circles. Sadly her own experience with love was being abandoned hours after the wedding when her husband left for London to take a job she turned down to stay with him. Her neighbor Theo is a good friend who often babysits her dog, and who has his own issues with abandonment. Her best fr ...more
Laura
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A wonderfully light hearted book!

New Amsterdam: Julia continued the awesome storytelling from the first book (Tess) in the series. I again enjoyed how the focus of the book is on one main character but how Ashley gives you a glimpse into the lives of the people who interact with Julia. It's a very light hearted book & for me that made it so easy to keep reading & not want to put it down. I loved getting to know Julia after she was mentioned in Tess's book.
Although it's the second book
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Rebecca Wheeler
A charming wedding event writer and a computer programmer geek

An absolute pleasure to read! There's something about this author's wit and storytelling that is like a breath of fresh air.
Even though only a novella, it has the feel of a complete story. There's no real angst or complication, but I promise you a lot of laughs, and a charming story to leave a perpetual smile on your face. This is the kind of story that is a balm for an aching heart, a reset from a book hangover.
I loved it, I highly
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Lisa Karafa
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ashley Pullo is a new to me author and I decided to read this book in anticipation of meeting her at an upcoming author event.

I really enjoyed it. Loved the way she brought NYC to life in the story and integrated wonderful sub characters into the story in ways that made you want more of their stories as well.

Julia and Theo made me smile with the way they bantered back and forth and Fletch was the icing on the cake.

This was a fun story and I will be reading New Amsterdam, Tess very soon.
Melissa Jones
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of Author Ashley Pullo's writing....it's so refreshingly unique and each new book I read by her renews my love for this author and her wonderful novels!!

As with the first New Amsterdam book Tess, Julia will sweep you away to New York City feeling just like you're experiencing it all through the quirky characters that you can't resist falling in love with it all....especially Theo (book boyfriend alert, I need more Theo please)! I can't wait for the next book!!
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