Saturday, December 2, 2017

'Christy' Giveaway, Blog Tour, and Facebook Live Party

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?
Learn more, download a free map of Cutter Gap, and purchase a copy.




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.
Find out more about Catherine at http://gileadpublishing.com/christy/.
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEWS OF THIS CLASSIC:  This is my first time reading this classic novel and it definitely will not be my last time to read it.  It definitely will be a book that has quickly became a favorite of mine.   

The setting for the novel is in the Appalachian Mountains and follows Christy Huddleston as she leaves the comforts of her home in Asheville, North Carolina to teach the children in Cutter Gap deep in the Appalachian Mountains.  

Christy had to get out of her comfort zone and learn the people and their ways of life that was so different than what she was used to in the city of Asheville.  Sometimes she second guesses her decision when she has to learn the ways and life of the people of Cutter Gap.  She learns that even though the gospel is being preached and they believe it is still threaded through with the superstitions, stories and songs taught and handed down through the generations.

Christy becomes torn between her love for two men and finds it very difficult to make a decision about which she will choose.  Will she choose the doctor that has views and beliefs that are polar opposite of hers or will she choose the preacher whose beliefs and views are the same as hers.

This book really touched a cord with me in that my mother grew up a the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama and I so remember the stories that have been passed down through the generations and on to me.  Some of them are just stories and superstitions mixed and a lot of them are true too.  I remember the stories, songs and haunting tales told.  Wild animals that lived in the mountains and made some appearances in the stories give you the chills.  So, I could relate to this book so much.



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!


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!

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!