Thursday, May 11, 2017

Book Review: Beautiful on the Mountain by Jeannie Light

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Beautiful on the Mountain: An Inspiring True Story by [Light, Jeannie]

Beautiful on the Mountain: An Inspiring True Story 

From Amazon:

If you enjoyed the classic novel Christy and the bestselling Mitford series, then you’ll love Beautiful on the Mountain, a real-life tale about serving God in unlikely circumstances. In 1977, Jeannie Light left her fine plantation home amid heartbreak and came to Graves Mill, a tiny hamlet in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Alone in an utterly new kind of life, Jeannie was determined to find the courage to make a fresh start.

To Jeannie’s surprise, she found herself called upon by her new neighbors to open the old, deteriorated country church, a place that had once united the fractured community of mountain folk. With no training, and no small amount of trepidation, she undertook the task. And as she embarked on an unforeseen series of adventures, from heartbreaking to hilarious, Jeannie would learn more than she ever expected about faith, loving your neighbor, and doing the work that God sets in front of you. Because sometimes, God calls us to go where there is no path . . . and leave a trail.

My thoughts:  

The mountains and the mountain people came to life for me in this heart rendering story.  The wonderful vivid descriptions drew me in and I couldn't stop reading.   I could see the girth of the large trees on top of the mountain and I believe that I could recognize the people by the descriptions given. It's a great story that can only be told so well by someone who has lived there.  

Just that part of the book alone would have kept me reading but then I loved reading about Jeannie's deepening faith in God.  One step at a time she learned to lean more and trust that God will help her through.  It's a story of faith and love that we all can understand. 

Wonderful wonderful book!   

This book was given to me by Tyndale Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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