Thursday, October 19, 2017
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 thoughts: This is a wonderful, hardbound edition of an excellent classic. I loved the story of Christy, a young, idealistic woman who taught school in the Smoky Mountains in the early 1900's. This book reminded me of my childhood, watching the show before I was old enough to read the book, and then later, when I was able to enjoy the book for the first time. Whether you have read this book before or not, I highly recommend it.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.