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

Invitation to embrace life beyond present hardship

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The book

In the winter of 2016, Aude and Baptiste Lombard were elated to discover they were expecting their second child - until the devastating news came that she was unlikely to live after birth.

Juliette tells the heart-moving story of a little girl whose brief life transcends the short time she came to stay. Most people would summarise their story as that of parents who lost a baby with Trisomy 13, but, as the author says, that would mean missing out on the many learnings that came wrapped in their journey.

Amidst the sadness were profound moments of joy, light and peace that often felt like gifts from heaven. They learned that life has meaning and a purpose no matter how short.

Writing with courage and honesty, Aude uncovers a rich tapestry of human emotions as her family journey through pain and joy in equal measure. Readers are taken into the intimate space of her mothering heart as she relives the eight months Juliette grew inside her, ever hoping yet knowing this child would not be with them for long.

Juliette is written to provide strength and healing to anyone looking for encouragement in life, whether due to loss, sickness or other difficulty. It will also appeal to readers who appreciate stories that reflect the resilience of the human spirit. Through one mother’s story you too can find hope in the face of adversity — because while sadness passes, joy remains.

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



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

Press

A press kit is now available to download

Glasgow Times newspaper

(June 2022)

Glasgow Times article
Yahoo News link

Konnect Radio Interview

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

Radio recording

Testimonials

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:

www.chas.org.uk

Contact

Aude is married to Baptiste. Together, they are parents of Raphaël and in 2017 lost their second child, Juliette, at eight months of pregnancy.

They have lived in Scotland for several years. Following this experience of perinatal bereavement, Aude turned to writing and psychology, two areas that have always fascinated her.

She is now trained as a counsellor, 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