Description….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.
What I Think…..
A small community where everyone knows everyone, a small church where everyone is friends, and everything else that goes along with small town living, that is what you find in this community where Jeannie finds herself. This is a sweet heartwarming story that will touch your heart in many ways. Life on the mountain was not always fun and games, that were many disappointments, dangers (including snakes in those rocky mountains, YUCK!), as well as those living there doing what they had to do to make a living and survive. One reason I liked this book was because of the many trips our family have made in these same mountains of Va. and on into NC. Actually seeing these mountains and being there so many times helped bring this book to life for me. And the description of each scene was so unique and real, I just loved it all.
If you are looking for a good clean, true story to read, You will find this one very relaxing. I recommend this to anyone.
This book was provided by Tyndale House for me to review. The opinions here are mine only. I was not required to write a positive review.