Avon Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780380001415, 512pp.
Publication Date: June 27, 2006
In the year 1912, nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains -- and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
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“An affirmation of faith... A clear impression of the proud Scotch-Irish mountaineers and their harsh, lonely lives.”
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