Let me preface this by saying that I absolutely despise the sentimental drivel that is the Christian romance section. This book is nothing like those (at least in my opinion). This is a work of fiction that is loosely based on Catherine Marshall's mother, Leonora, who is represented by the titular character. Christy is a young woman who goes as a missionary/teacher to the mountainous region of North Carolina to teach the children of the backwoods people who live in small communities there....
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