Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christy: 50th Anniversary Edition By Catherine Marshall

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. 

Book Description: 

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?

My Thoughts: 

Christy is a much loved book by Catherine Marshall that is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this great book. I hadn't ever read this book but had heard about it from so many people since I began reading Christian Fiction that I was so excited to have the opportunity to read this Christian Historical Fiction. Catherine Marshall's Christy is based on her mothers story of leaving home to go to Tennessee to teach. Catherine Marshall wrote with authority on life in the U.S. especially North Carolina and Cutter's Gap Tennessee, /traditions/superstitions held in this community, teaching at the time, her challenges finding her place in the community, overcoming the stigmas about women and Christy teaching things that contradict their way of life. This story is fascinating and I found myself completely immersed in this place and time. I could not put this book down. I learned a lot about this time in our history, especially different people in different places. I found the characters well rounded and real people. I found myself drawn to Christy. Her strength and courage in the face of so much opposition are inspiring. Her faith never waivered and she loved what she did. I found that Catherine Marshall's writing great, truly transported me to the time and places she writes about. I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read and review this book. Christy is one of those books that will stay with me for a long time. I highly recommend this book and author to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 5+ STARS.

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