Publisher: Evergreen Farm
Publish Date: October 17, 2017
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Rating: 5 stars
About The Book
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?
When I think of timeless classics, I think of books like this. This book, this amazingly written, profoundly captivating novel of a young woman who seeks to help the children of a small Tennessee town. Growing up, I remember watching Christy on TV with my mom. We would snuggle on the couch and watch as Kellie Martin and Tyne Daly would take over our TV. It was a wonderful show, and the book was just as wonderful.
Ms. Marshall’s story of young Christy Huddleston is based on true life. I loved the attention to detail she put into the story. I was transported to Cutter Gap instantly and fell in love all over again with Christy, the men who care for her and the sweet children she yearns to help. The families among Cutter Gap are pieced together perfectly and really came to life for me.
This novel is one that will hit home with any reader who picks it up. There are messages from God woven in, ones the Christy Huddleston seeks for herself, and it’s beautiful. Ms. Marshall had a truly talented knack for weaving a fiction novel based on the life of her mother and creating a story that will steal the reader’s soul. This is beyond 5 star worthy and I will be keeping this on the shelf for many years to come!
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About The Author
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.
Find out more about Catherine at https://gileadpublishing.com/christy/.