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"Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year old who leaves the comforts of her city home to teach school in the impoverished Appalachian community of Cutter Gap, Tennessee in 1912. Strength, determination, and faith guide young Christy Huddleston through unforeseen difficulties, help her to gain understanding of the proud mountain people, and win her mentorship, friendship, and the love of two men." (summary from here)
The book Christy by Catherine Marshall has been on my reading list for quite some time. My sister in law recommended it on a couple of different occasions, and I planned on reading it...sometime. Although I like to read, I can't ever seem to sit still long enough to do so anymore, and I always feel like I have other things that I need to be doing instead. Anyway, I found the complete DVD series of the book at Sams Club over Christmas and decided that since I hadn't read the book yet, I might as well buy the DVD! (thankfully my other sister in law still has a membership to Sams, so I was able to tag along) I think it was around $13 for the set. That's 4 disks front and back. A total of 16 hours and 45 minutes of viewing pleasure for my 8 year old and me! We definitely got our money's worth! Each night my daughter says, "Mom, can we watch Christy?" We love watching it together.
I'm always on the lookout for good, clean movies. Do you have any recommendations?!