Today I’m on tour with Litfuse who is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the book, Christy. Make sure you check out all the details here!
About the Book
Christy (50th Anniversary Edition) (Evergreen Farm, October 2017)
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?
The summary to this book had me from the get go. I was looking forward to ready about Christy and the difference she would make in lives of others. I had high expectations. First, I have heard a lot about it from others. Second, with the book celebrating 50 years, I knew I would just love the way it was written because I love classics. I am happy to report that it did not disappoint!
You immediately feel a connection with Christy, and as you read about her journey to Cutter Gap you almost begin to question why she is going there. I mean, it seemed like such a lonely place with hardly any civilization. At least, that is how the others in the book described it. But then it got me thinking, what about our missionaries today that are going into the utmost parts of the world to preach the gospel. They are lonely places with hardly any civilization and yet people are going there. Just like Christy went to Cutter Gap.
There were so many parts to this book, ups and downs, and several emotional layers as I was reading. Some of the content is probably not appropriate for young readers, but for the young adults and adults, you will not want to pass it by. Here’s what you walk away with – learning to never give up on God. A gentle reminder to always trust Him. And a wonderful story about a young woman who took a chance, and made a difference in the world.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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.
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
One $50 Visa Cash Card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 5. The winner will be announced at the Christy Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with authors who’ve been impacted by Christy and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!