A mother's story of hope in the face of adversity

Invitation to embrace life beyond present hardship

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How can joy be found in tragedy?

This is the heart-stirring story of Aude who, while experiencing the death of her unborn daughter, Juliette, found amazing strength amidst profound sadness.

When doctors told Aude and her husband that Juliette was unlikely to survive after birth, it felt as if a trapdoor opened under their feet. How could their future be bright in these circumstances?

In her own inspiring words, Aude will take you through her journey of pain, loss and difficult emotions, and the hardest question of all – why?

Aude’s remarkable story will challenge you to live in the moment, helping you to experience hope, and even joy, in any situation

Above all, you will realise grief doesn’t have to be your master and you too can find hope in the face of adversity.


The book is available online (as paperback and eBook) or may be ordered at your main online bookstore

For the United Kingdom

Amazon UK

For the USA and Canada


Amazon Canada

For Australia


For the rest of the world

(select closest marketplace)

The book is also available in French:
Visit the French website: Livre Juliette, or order directly on: Edition Olivetan


A press kit is available upon request

Glasgow Times newspaper

(June 2022)

Glasgow Times article
Yahoo News link

Konnect Radio Interview

Interview on John Clayton's Mid-Morning Show
on Konnect Radio
(July 2022)

Radio recording

UCB Radio Interview

Interview on Ruth
O'Reilly-Smith's podcast:
This Is My Story
on UCB2 Radio
(19 Oct. 2022)

Radio recording

Women Alive magazine

Article featured in Women Alive Premier monthly magazine print (2 Nov. 2022)

Women Alive article

The Herald newspaper

(December 2022)

The Herald article


We have received many testimonials following the french publication of the book and publications in the press

Robin House - C.H.A.S.

Aude and Baptiste are very thankful to Robin House staff and the C.H.A.S. (Children's Hospices Across Scotland) for their extraordinary caring support.

For over twenty years C.H.A.S. have been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

The C.H.A.S. is reliant on gifts, donations in kind, and donations in time. Please consider joining us in supporting their amazing work.

To find out more and support their mission, visit the C.H.A.S. at:



Aude is married to Baptiste. They have lived in Scotland for several years. Together, they lost their second child, Juliette, at eight months of pregnancy.

Following this experience of perinatal bereavement, Aude turned to writing and psychology, two areas that have always fascinated her.

Aude recalls: "I have always been drawn to learn about psychology and to experience for myself a life released from traumas. Travelling, discovering new cultures and getting involved in social projects have enriched me and taught me how beautifully complex and unique each human being is."

She then decided to retrain as a professional counsellor and now operates her own Practice, with a specialisation in bereavement support and trauma management.

To contact Aude about her book or for any counselling enquiry, please write to author@juliettebook.com