At Home in Mitford - Mitford, Bk 1 Author:Jan Karon It is easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these, high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. — Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add a attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path t... more »hrough the hedge. Stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that is sixty years old.
Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than what he bargained for. And reader get a rich comedy in which mystery and miracles abound.« less
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Wonderful heartwarming book. It was so descriptive that it made me feel like I was actually in the small town of Mitford everytime I opened it, and I couldn't wait to read more each time I finally put it down at night. The characters are really personable. My favorite character is Dooley...love his interaction with all the townspeople. Took me a few chapters to really get into it, but I am so glad that I did...I highly, highly recommend this one!!!
LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! I have heard so many good things about the Mitford series and I ordered it not quite knowing what to expect. The characters are all so real and loveable :) I am now working my way through the rest of the series!
A few years ago my mom and I were reading in our living room, and she was reading this book. Then all of a sudden, she started laughing until her face turned red. I was very confused and kept asking her what was so funny and she finally read me an excerpt from "At Home in Mitford" about Barnabus. Then I laughed until MY face was red. From then on, I was hooked. What a great series!
This is the first novel in the Mitford series. I love these books. Father Tim, the bachelor rector contends with a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away and an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge.
There is some excellent writing in this book, at once lyrical and down-to-earth. The town and its people come alive on the pages, and made me wish that places like Mitford really did exist, the ultimate fantasy of a quiet, peaceful hometown. However, I didn't realize this was so decidedly Christian fiction. The religious overtones of practically every thought, conversation, and action are far too much for my tastes, and make most of the characters unbelievable or worse. So as much as I liked Father Tim, I don't think I'll be returning to Mitford.