My Rating: 5 out of 5
If you are reading this and are between the ages of 16 and 19, imagine leaving your home and all you are familiar with, and moving to a mission house in the primitive community, to teach school to the children in the area. Add the fact that you grew up in a privileged home and are now going to a place with barely enough food to pass around, plus no indoor plumbing.
That's exactly the story of Christy Huddleston. At 19 she felt God calling her to leave her home in Asheville, NC to teach school in the Smoky Mountains. During her time there, she learns to understand and love the mountain people with their poverty stricken lives, superstitions, and yearnings for hope and love.
Become a part of Christy's struggle to find out why exactly God sent her to this place. Also, as she witnesses terrible tragedies, why He, a God of love, could allow such hurt.
Christy also finds her heart torn between two men. One seems like the obvious choice, but Christy finds herself strangely drawn to the other. Will Christy listen to the reasonings in her mind, or find the strength to follow her heart?
This book was also made into a major television series series, starring Kellie Martin and Tyne Daily. Click here (http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=NatoNFjrOqE) to watch a teaser for the show.
Did you know that Michelle broke her collarbone when she was two? She tried walking down the stairs in her walker!