ABOUT THE BOOK -
Some stories are evergreen, their themes and lessons standing the test of time and connecting with readers generation after generation. Reconnect with Catherine Marshall's beloved Christy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new edition!
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?
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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.
MY THOUGHTS -
This is not my first time around the block with this wonderful book! This is actually my third time reading it and I have watched the TV series twice. It is one of my all-time favorites and one of the best books I have ever read!
As I started reading this time around (the last time I read it was a long time ago), after only a few pages I just sat back and sighed "Yep! This is just as good as I remember it!" As the intro states - "Evergreen" - I love that! It just never gets old for me. I can see me reading it yet another time in the future.
Absolutely superb writing, excellent character development, and the descriptions... oh my goodness - just couldn't make me feel more like I was right there if I was actually right there! Having been an Asst. teacher in special ed. myself, I wanted to be like Christy! She and Annie Sullivan (The Miracle Worker) were my two heroes.
I am so glad to be a part of the 50th Anniversary of this beautiful story! Please take advantage of this event to grab your copy and read it (if you have read it already - read it again! It is so worth it!).
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse - Thank You!!
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Celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Christy by entering to win one of TWO $50 Visa cash cards (details below) and by attending a Facebook Live party on December 5!
TWO grand prize winners will receive:
- One copy of Christy
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