Thursday, November 9, 2017

Litfuse Review: Christy (50th Anniversary Edition) by:Catherine Marshall

Christy
About the Book:
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 Review:
 Christy is well loved and well remembered. I loved the books from years ago and absolutely loved the television series. Now Christy (50th Anniversary Edition) has been released. It is an all in one volume book which includes over 500 pages. Christy is a coming of age story in which a well off city girl travels to the mountains to teach and it takes you on a journey of her life, there.

 Catherine Marshall was a treasure and having the words that she pinned so long ago is pure gold. I wish that she had shared her wisdom in other ways because she was phenomenal in every way. Her words and beliefs are poured into each and every word and situation in the story.

 I love that the story of Christy is really just a fictional tale about written about the author's grandmother. Writings that are true to life even if they are somewhat fictional, to me are the best kind. Christy had a lot of work ahead of her and she was going into unknown territory. But with her faith in God and her love for adventure she found a way to get through it all and she came out on top.

A fantastic story!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.