Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christy by Catherine Marshall



A classic for so many years, it is time for a new generation to fall in love with the setting and tale of Christy. 
This is a reprinting of the beloved novel in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary! It is a large hardcover featuring an old photograph on the cover. Honestly, I had never read this book although I had heard about it for years. The book really brings to life the setting- a close old-fashioned community in Asheville North Carolina. Although this wasn't one of my favourite books, I appreciated some of it and found myself interested as I read it. 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
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?