Thursday, November 30, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - Christy by Catherine Marshall


New edition of Catherine Marshall's inspirational classic!

The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.
But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her - and her one-room school - as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove.

Yearning to make a difference, will Christy's determination and devotion be enough?


Catherine Marshall (1914-1983), The New York Times best-selling author of 30 books, is best known for her novel Christy. Based on the life of her mother, Christy captured the hearts of millions and became a popular CBS television series. Around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, as her mother reminisced, Catherine probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Catherine shared the story of her husband, Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in A Man Called Peter. A decade after Dr. Marshall's untimely death, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, Executive Editor of Guideposts, forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine's enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.

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It's hard to believe but I've never read this book! I have heard about it and watched the television show based on it. I have also read other books by Catherine Marshall and all have been excellent but this one just tugged at my heart strings and it was hard to put down. I'm glad I finally had the opportunity to read it!

This book is based on Catherine Marshall's mother who went to the Smokey Mountains and the little community of Cutter Gap. Her desire is to teach the children in poverty of this area that otherwise wouldn't have the chance for education. This is a fictional account but because it's based on a true person and a true situation, it feels more biographical and pulls you into the story and the people.

I grew to love Christy and the people around her. I loved the descriptions and the love she has for these people. I also love her tenacity and strength in going to an unfamiliar place to help others.

This truly is a classic and I'm so glad I got to read it! It will be staying as a permanent part of my book collection as I'm sure I'll read it again. Whether you have read this before or it's a first experience for you, I highly recommend this heart-warming book. You'll love it! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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