Midnight Rescue


Reviewed by: Alyssa Roat, a Professional Writing major at Taylor University

 


Introduction

Title: Midnight Rescue

Author: Catherine Marshall, adapted by C. Archer

Publisher: Evergreen Farm

Publication Date: 1995, 2018

Format: Print book

Length: 105 pages

OVERVIEW

In 1912, 19-year-old Christy Huddleston sets off from her comfortable home in Asheville to teach the poor children of the Smoky Mountains. Based on Catherine Marshall’s bestselling novel Christy, this is the fourth installment in the Christy of Cutter Gap series.

When moonshine and guns mix, Dr. MacNeill is accidentally shot. Fed up, Christy and preacher David Grantland stand against the mountain people’s illegal moonshining and the violence that comes of it. However, this only serves to make the moonshiners angry.

Meanwhile, Christy struggles to help young Ruby Mae improve in her schoolwork and chores when all the girl wants to do is spend time with the mission horse, Prince. Both issues collide when Ruby Mae and Prince go missing on the same night the moonshiners seek their revenge against Christy.

This short book is easy to read in a sitting or two, perfect for those pressed for time who still want to read an entertaining story. The book is reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie or When Calls the Heart with lovable characters, down-home lessons, and a touch of faith.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

This will appeal to anyone who enjoys cozy historical fiction.

 Christian Impact

The story explores aspects of ministry and missions, especially taking on the topic of outsiders trying to make changes to a culture.

 

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