Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHRISTY Giveaway, Blog Tour, and Facebook Live Party - One Free Book on This Blog

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!


Dear Readers, Christy was a favorite book of mine. I think I first read it about 40-45 years ago. I'm so glad I was invited to be part of the 50th anniversary celebration.

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?

Bio:
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/.

Readers, as you know, there isn’t an author interview. But leave your comments as always for a chance to win a copy of the hardback book.

Have you read Christy?

Did you ever see the TV series based on the book?

You must follow these instructions to be in the drawing. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory or country if outside North America. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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7 comments:

Library Lady said...

We have Catherine's and Peter's books in the Church Library both Fiction & Non-Fiction.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com
Florida

Vivian Furbay said...

I ready Christy and A Man called Peter over 40 years ago. My husband and I enjoyed watching Christy on TV. Would enjoy winning a print copy of this book. I live in Colorado Springs, CO.

Vivian Furbay said...

In case I should have listed it, jtandviv@q.com

Kay Garrett said...

I have not read Christy or seen the TV series. I would love to read the book. Thanks for the chance!
Kay from Mountain View, AR
2 clowns at arkansas dot net

Winnie Thomas said...

I read Christy a long time ago, but I'd love to win a copy of it. I'm long overdue for a re-read. I've never seen the TV series.

Winnie T. from Utah

Jane said...

My Mom had a copy of this book, which we both thought was a wonderful read. Thanks! Jane in TX

Connie said...

Christy set the standards for what I call Christian fiction and yes, I have seen the TV series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this classic!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Connie from KY
cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com