I loved the story and the narrator did super job but the ending was kinda weird... Like she wakes up and it's the end... Oh well... Wish there was a sequel like how long she taught the school and how long the typhoid lasted ect...
This book was wonderful ! I can't wait for my Mom to hear or read it. I felt I was a part of it and hoped for the needs and wept for the sad. it is hard for me to believe people lived with so little. I know it is true in many cases. it was good to rejoice when progress no matter how small was made. This book made my spirit grow.
It is the same book that I read as a young girl, only it is better!
I really would have preferred the interview with the author's son to be at the end. I would have preferred not knowing one of the things the son/grandson til after I had read the book. And had a chance to enjoy it. Don't know if this makes sense or not, but don't want to spoil the book.
On the surface, you are listening to a story about someone's life but underneath you will ponder the posing questions and circumstances for your own personal life. While this story, based on true facts, is a easy listen; the situations are troublesome and difficult to hear. The human compassion level in this book is amazing. I loved the true American grit and Grace shown in this story.
Lovely story and wonderfully read! Great recording. Many hours of listening enjoyment. I've listened to it several times and enjoy it as much or more with each listen.
Say something about yourself!
Third reading. Love this so much. Such a blessing! Really love the audible too. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.
I read this book when I was in grade school and I remember bits and pieces of the pictures Catherine Marshall painted in my head through the voice of Christy. I watched the mini series when it came out on TV and was yet again enchanted by a place not so far off but simply in the Smokey Mountains of Appalachia. And then to rediscover the story with Christy's voice truly as the storyteller...Kellie Martin brought back the wonder and heartache of this story. The truth, triumph and heartbreak of life and poverty and a love so deep and so beautiful you can't help but find some of your own questions brought forth and answered along the way. Fairlight won me and broke me and like Christy I am changed.
there are certain books that survived the decades no matter how society changes up down or sideways there's always that core value of love and triumph..
amazing story.. enchanting characters... incredibly brought to life by Kellie Martin's amazing voice...Anyone who fell in love with the TV show will surely love this book...