Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Blog Tour: Christy (50th Anniversay Edition) by Catherine Marshall

Christy Huddleston starts a new kind of life a world away from where and what she is used to. She thinks she leaves to start this new part of her life as a teacher for the mission but then thinks she has done it for herself. What she finds in her new teaching role is children of all different ages, some of whom can't read and don't have shoes to wear to school in the coldest of weather. Some of the children are more rambunctious than others, especially Lundy Taylor; Christy finds ways to see why he and others in the town like him might be the way they are. David is the young town preacher and is drawn to Christy, although Christy is unsure if she is right for him so she delays his marriage proposal and needs time to think about it, which he gives her. The town doctor and Christy work close together during a town crisis; he doesn't believe very much in God but that doesn't stop him from caring about the community when various people need medical attention. 

I connected to this story because I can relate to Christy in some ways, especially in wanting to give up on hard assignments every now and then trying to push through them despite circumstances. She left what she was used to and pushed forward with her calling to be a part of the children's and other town member's lives in another place and got through many difficult times and found her place in the community. She also dealt with some hard situations with teaching many students in the class at different grade levels. Even though some of her students had a lot of challenging behaviors, she tried to see the good in them and often found it not just in the classroom but outside of it within their family lives also.

I have also watched one of the films about this book a few times and I found the book to be much more detailed (as most books probably are due to time constraints in films). I watched the film before I read the book so it gave me some visual pictures in my head with remembering scenes in the film as I was reading it, which I am grateful for. Even though I have watched the film the ending seemed a surprise to me!

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free for the purpose of writing a review.

More 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.

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.
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Some stories are evergreen, their themes and lessons standing the test of time and connecting with readers generation after generation. Reconnect with Catherine Marshall's beloved Christy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new edition! As nineteen-year-old teacher Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home of Cutter Gap, 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?

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, 2017!

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, 2017. 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!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

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