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Christy by Catherine Marshall 50th anniversary edition

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About the Book

Christy by Catherine Marshall (50th Anniversary Edition)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?

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My Thoughts

I was first introduced to the Christy story through the television miniseries adaptation that aired back in the mid-nineties. Soon after the series concluded, I purchased a mass market edition of the book at a local retailer and this story has lived happily ever after in my reader heart ever since!

Young Christy’s time living among the folks of Cutter Gap is an eye-opening experience for her (as well as for readers). Those who strive to help the highlanders encounter cultural differences in just about every aspect of life from religion and folklore to education and medical care. As Christy serves these families, she not only learns about their lives but about faith, hope, and herself.

This is a story that will continue to entertain, encourage, and endure from generation to generation. I am delighted to be reunited with this story, again and again, as well as share it with my children. Christy remains one of my all-time favorite books.

I requested the opportunity to read this edition through the publisher and Litfuse.
The opinions expressed are my own.


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.




Celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Christy by entering to win one of TWO $50 Visa cash cards and by attending a Facebook Live party on December 5!

Litfuse Christy giveaway

TWO grand prize winners will receive:
One copy of Christy
One $50 Visa Cash Card

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!

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6 thoughts on “Christy by Catherine Marshall 50th anniversary edition”

  1. It has been years since I read Christy. I love the movie on VHS and enjoy watching it again.
    I also love the movie A Man Called Peter.
    Blessings, Tina


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