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At Home in Mitford (Mitford, Bk 1)
At Home in Mitford - Mitford, Bk 1
Author: Jan Karon
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ISBN-13: 9780140254488
ISBN-10: 014025448X
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 464
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4 stars, based on 679 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 14
I tried three times to read this one and each time I cringed at the saccharine-sweetness of the little, perfect town. Perhaps I'm not the target audience for this one.
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Helpful Score: 10
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!
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Helpful Score: 10
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!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
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!
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
At Home in Mitford is exactly the kind of book to curl up with a cold night. It is full of rich characters and descriptions and has an old-timey charm.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is about Father Tim, his dog Barnabas, and his Church Secretary. Disappearing jewels and a secret that is 60 years old. Very UpBeat
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Helpful Score: 2
This is book 1 of the Mitford Years. I loved this entire series and I'm usually more of a mystery lover. Father Tim is still one of my favorite characters. It is fun and inspiring to get to know him and the townspeople.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rectorm wants something more. Add an attractive neighbor, lovable but unloved boy, jewel theft and a 60 year old secret, Suddenly He gets more than he bargained for.
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Helpful Score: 1
A heartwarming little cozy about life in the charming village of Mitford. The stories revolve around the life of Father Tim, his parishioners, friends and neighbors. This is the perfect book to read and relax with before you go to sleep!
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I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Set in a small town, the action moves at a lazy, small-town pace. However, the tensions the characters must resolve in the book strike a real-life chord and held my attention through a late-night reading session.

I appreciate that the author has written this book for grown-ups without feeling obligated to toss in inappropriate language or situations to "prove" how grown-up it is. Karon has also made faith an integral part of the story--not just for the Episcipalian priest who is the main character, but for all the characters in different ways. I look forward to reading more about Mitford.
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For readers yearning for a cozy, neighborly read, this is great!
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If you want to read a nice, christian based story, this is for you. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters.
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At Home in Mitford, the first book in a wonderfully escapeful and uplifting series, is a gem of a book. Don't be swayed by the idea that it is all fluff and nonsense; it is certainly NOT that. Jan Karon has the gift of being able to deal with serious issues without weighing the reader down emotionally. This is a great series for reading in the evening when you're tired and just want to relax. It's written in a unique format that allows you to break away if interrupted, yet get right back into it as well. I own each book in the series and have read them several times. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Enjoy!!
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A wonderful comfortable read that describes small town life.
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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.
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I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but ended up loving Father Tim and his crazy community. Great read.
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I fell in love with this series! Excellent characters and setting - hated to see the series end!
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This book and all that followed in the "Mitford Series" were just wonderful. The author developed the characters in a little town such that they became like friends. Towards the end of the series, I was ordering books not yet published!
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Well written, excellent read
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I have read each book in this series and feel at home in Mitford indeed! Father Tim and the various inhabitants are richly drawn. Uncle Billy is a hoot! You just have to read his jokes aloud to a friend. Father Tim is so human in his reactions to the problems he faces in his own life--not "stuffy".
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I bought this when I was part of a book club. It's well-written, all the characters are quirky and lovable, and, like Alexander McCall's books, written with a gentle humor.

However, I did dislike the constant references to Bible passages only by number that were apparently a largish part of "understanding" parts of the book. I don't read the bible, I'm not Christian, and it irritated the heck out of me. Of course, at the time, I didn't realize that the Mitford series was considered "Christian" fiction.

I guess Precious Ramotswe (of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency) is more my speed!
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Well, if you already know and like the Mitford books, you'll know about this one. If you have been living under a rock, the series concept is that of a small-town man of the cloth and his interactions with the other denizens of his small village. Never overtly religious, the author strives to be ecumenical and just to tell a sweet story about bucolic life. Imagine "Ballykissangel" crosssed with "The Gilmore Girls".
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This is a really "feel good book". It isn't real life, but oh what a wonderful feeling you get sitting down opening the pages and going to Mitford. Lots of readers like to visit mind perfect towns in pages, this is a perfect read to relax with. Like watching Leave It To Beaver or the Andy Griffith show, not real but makes you feel so good to visit. Loved this series.
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I started the Mitford series during a difficult time in my Christian walk. The lighthearted writing infused with subtle, simple Christian living was a perfect read to help me put life into perspective. Many "laugh out loud" moments. Yes, the setting is pretty utopic but we can all dream... Loved it - and the entire series.
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I have heard many great things about this series, but if you are starting out with this one and you are a young reader like myself, you may want to start with another book. This book is about Father Tim, who is older and the book seems geared to older (40+) readers. I made it through about 1/3 of the book before I decided that I would try a different one, with characters I can relate to.
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This is one of the best series of books I've ever read. The characters are so totally life like and you want so much to move to this town and immerse yourself with these folks! I have read the entire series twice and each time receive great pleasure from my trip to Mitford! I cannot recommend this series highly enough!
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first book in this series on two cassettes, abridged, approx 3 hours
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Father Tim is the main character in this story of Mitford. A village and people who are charming and lovable. There's mystery and secrets and comedy all intertwined in the novel.
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I hesitated getting started with the Mitford Series of books, because alot of series of books were disappointments. However, I was hooked on the first one and remain hooked after reading this second one. I can't wait to find out what happens in the third!
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Jan Karon's Miftord series are warm cozy, not to be missed books. I've loved every one of them.
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"At Home in Mitford" is the first book in Jan Karon's series about the small mountain town of Mitford, N.C., and its Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh. Fr. Tim is 60-ish and his quiet bachelor life is about to be invaded by a new neighbor, a dog "the size of a Buick" and an 11-year-old boy, Dooley Barlowe -- not to mention a jewel thief living in the church attic. Once you read this, you'll want to read the rest of the series, too.
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One of the books in the Mitford / Father Tim series. I read all the books in the series and enjoyed every one of them. Light and easy reading with many heart warming stories 'within' a story about community, good stewardship, friendship, love and more. Not my usual genre but I enjoyed Jan Karon's writing immensely. All the books in the series made the rounds of my book loving friends, and we all agreed, we wish there was at least 'one' more to read.
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It took me two or three chapters to get into this book, but once I did, I found it a good read. The characters are interesting, and the storyline is enjoyable. I would love to visit Mitford!
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I loved this book!!! I am going to get the others in this series.
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Welcome to Mitford, a charming North Carolina town where you'll meet Father Tim, the village rector and lifelong bachelor, his maverick dog, and a mountain boy who will touch your heart. You'll even hear a love story that's been kept a secret for over sixty years.

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford, where you'll laugh, cry and come back for more.

This is the first book in the Mitford Years series.
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Read by the author. Abridged.
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Wonderful small town book with lots of rich characters and fun storylines. You are drawn into the life of Father Tim and want to continue with the whole series. A great series. A must read.
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The best word I can use to describe this book is "sweet." The second best would be "simple." Nothing profound happens, there's no murder or mayhem, adulterous sex or children switched at birth, but if you're just looking for a happy, simple read, this book will fit the bill. And sometimes it's nice to take a breather from the murder... mayhem.... Well, you get my drift.
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Enjoyed the book but it was hard to understand at times what was happening. Did get to understand it as I went along.
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I love Jan Karon and all of her Mitford books!!!
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i tried so hard to read this book..never got past the first chapter..
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It really reminded me of my home town and church, even though I grew up on the opposite end of the country.
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Enter the world of Mitford, and you won't want to leave. But Father Tim, the local rector, is suddenly not so sure. A dog the size of Buick follows him home and won't go away. A hostile boy is left in his care. His attractive new neighbor wears a path to his door, sitrring feelings he hasn't felt in years...

This is the first book in the Mitford series and they are all well writen and extremely funny.
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Love the Mitford series!
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I found this book uplifting and refreshing. It made me feel at home. It was a light and easy read, even though it touched on some deeper subjects. Father Tim is quite the procrastinator and in this book he had to push through that side of his personality to grow as a person and priest. Very enjoyable.
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Excellent book! All about people living in the town of Mitford with a priest being one of the main characters. Note: No cussing in this book.
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When I first started reading this book, I was a little bit skeptical about whether I would like it or not, but it soon began to grow on me, as I became more familiar with the characters. Well before the end, I began to love it, and now I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Very enjoyable read. You feel like you are right there in Mitford.
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Great series with incredible characters - highly recommend - great read!!
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Touching story of a minister whose life is changed by a wayword youth and a lonely heart filled with love. (First of a series)
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Good book, light,easy reading. About a small town.
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wonderful, heartwarming story of a rector in a small South Carolina town. I hated for the book to end!
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LOVE IT. I fell in love with this series from the very beginning. I have come to think of the characters as family, I care about what happens to them. I will be sad when the series ends.
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I read it, enjoyed it, and I don't want to read any more of the series. Not dysfunctional enough (except to the extent that ALL Episcopalians are dysfunctional).
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Love coming home to Mitford!
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I loved this book. It is sweet and easy to read. A good book about a small town and the people who live there. I was sad when it ended!
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I thought this was great. I started with this one and have read the following up to and including book 4 Out to Canaan. I could not put them down.
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This book was fun and sweet. It really helped pass the driving time. I love that the author does all those great accents herself. I wouldn't even know how to pronounce some of those words!
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I suppose this is a much-reviewed book wherever you go on the internet, but will chime in with my opinion. This book is like wrapping up in your favorite blanket and sitting by the fireplace with a cup of tea- comfortable and comforting, a lovely lazy read of small town life through the eyes of a mini-philosopher.
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what can I say a beautiful beginning of a wonderful series, great characters, heartwarming, lovely.
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This book is in keeping with other Karon books, and others in this genre. It portrays a fictionalized and sometimes imaginary view of a long-gone age.
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A delightful, relaxing read. Grab a cup of tea and an afghan, and settle on the couch for this one!
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The Mitford books just make me feel uplifted.
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I like this fun quite read. It is a nice easy going read about a small town that I wish that I lived in. It touched my heart.
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A delightfull novel, rich with appealing characters, chart and wit - a story to return to again and again.
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Many different story lines running together.
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You will be hooked in with this series if you read this book! wonderful.
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This started me on reading the whole series. I'm in book 4 now and love the village community. It is a calmer time and yet there are struggles. Recommend.
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wonderful book, hard to put down.
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The first book of the Midford series. I loved this series but the first book was special.
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This is all about the small village life of Mitford and the rector who keeps an eye over the Episcopalian church there. A real good read and quite enticing. I am excited about reading the next in the series.
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Delightful novel with characters who will charm your socks off. Very satisfying and witty.
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The first book of the wonderful Mitford series, Unabridged on 16 CD's.

The narrator on this is John McDonough. He is a good narrator, but it does seem odd they didn't choose someone with a southern accent to narrate this book. I much prefer the author's voice, used in the abridged version, as her accent seems to fit the story much better. If an author has a good voice, they can tell their story like no other. I guess she didn't have time to record the unabridged version at that stage in the series though with the second book to write. That said, the abridged version is very short and leaves so many wonderful parts out, that it is much better to listen to this version, even with the accent that doesn't seem to fit.

Recorded Books, LLC, puts out some of the best audiobooks made, and this one is no exception. Very enjoyable. I just had listened to the one read by the author first and was surprised when the unabridged was not read by her.
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Nice copy. Father Tim moves to Mitford, North Carolina where folks are friendly and neighborly. Mitford is beautiful and scenic, green hills, and pure air. Father Tim, a bachelor wants some family. God heard his prayer. A dog the size of a sofa moves in and will not leave. He acquires an unloved mountain boy whom he tries to show love. He also has an attractive neighbor who keeps walking through the hedge, a jewel thief, and a secret that is 60 years old. The book is great. I hsve read and loved all the mitford books.
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This is my kind of book, a lot of characters with interwoven stories. A great relaxing summer evening read. I will be returning to Mitford very soon.
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This is the beginning of The Mitford Series. Father Tim and all his neighbors make a good read.
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I really enjoyed this series, but I had a hard time getting into the first book. It you hang in this one, you will be hooked. It just seems to take a bit to get into the characters. YOu will love the series.
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Great easy read. I'm not religious yet still enjoyed the book which is about a preacher.
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Really enjoyed this book and story line! Read several of Jan Karon books, all related to the Milford story line, highly recommended reading!
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Wonderful rendition of Jan Karon's first book, At Home In Mitford. Great job with the writing for the play and the acting. Highly recommended!
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I love all of Jan Karon's Mitford series.
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Great book. This entire series is well written and a lot of fun!
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I really had a hard time getting into this book but did not give up. Toward the end it did get better. This is a large series and I plan to try another before giving up on it as I have heard great things about it.
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This is a charming book - the first in a series. It's best if you read them in order. You'll come to value and take into your heart the people of Mitford and especially Father Tim.
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Radio theatre - very entertaining in an audio CD!
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The best, absolutely the best series!
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I picked this book up on summer vacation at the beach. It was the only book on the rack at the pool house that looked good. Well I am glad I picked it up!!! I loved the book and couldn't wait to read more. I am a avid reader and I am excited to read more of the series.

Happy Reading!!!
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This is the book that got me hooked on the Mitford Series. Fun easy reads, likable characters. If you like to read clean fiction these are great.
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I tried to like this book, knowing how popular the entire series is, but NOTHING ever happens! What a yawner.....
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I loved this book. It's very sweet, a good escape from reality. I can't wait to read book #2.
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Really enjoyed this book. A good read and one you can share with family and friends
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Once you read this one, you'll want to read all the rest of Jan Karon's series! Excellent!
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These 7 books come as a set. What a delightful read they are.
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Great novel, lots going on, yet easy to follow. A feel good book.
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You can always depend on Karon for a good read.
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I fall in love with the characters in this book! It is a christian based book without making you wallow in religion. It is just a really nice read. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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Warm, well written and a delight to read!
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#1 in the Mitford series. A wonderful, light, easy read about the townspeople of Mitford, especially the beloved Fr. Tim.
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I loved this book! Can't wait to read the next one in the series!
It's 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 loveable. 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 an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that is 60 years old.
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This book is a joy to read. It is the first book in the Mitford series and makes you want to read them all.
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First book in the beloved Mitford series
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I liked this book. I would love to find a town like Midford to live in.
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The first in the series of ther Mitford Series. Great fiction read.
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The first in the Mitford series, a very delightful and inspiring story about a pastor who discovers what has been missing in his life.
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Father Tim, a cherished small-town rector, is the steadfast soldier in this beloved slice of life story set in an American village where the grass is still green, the pickets are still white, and the air still smells sweet. The rector's forthright secretary, Emma Garret, worries about her employer, as she sees past his Christian cheerfulness into his aching loneliness. Slowly but surely, the empty places in Father Tim's heart do get filled. First with a gangly stray dog, later with a seemingly stray boy, and finally with the realization that he is stumbling into love with his independent and Christian-wise next-door neighbor. Much more than a gentle love story, this is a homespun tale about a town of endearing characters-- including a mysterious jewel thief--who are as quirky and popular as those of Mayberry, R.F.D. --Gail Hudson
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Treat yourself and read this series! You'll be hooked right away.
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The first novel in the Mitford Series. It's 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 sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Time gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.
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I love the Mitford series!
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first book in the series. Very Good.
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One of my favorite authors. The first novel in the beloved Mitford series. Father Tim, the bachelor rector, encounters a huge dog who moves in and won't go away, an attractive neighbor, a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.
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The first volume in the series. In a charming village lives a bachelor rector who longs for more excitement in his life. In comes in the form of a huge dog, a pretty single neighbor, an unloved boy, a jewel thief, and an old secrect. I enjoyed it.
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A charming read about small town life and it's troubles.
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I know this book is beloved by many, but everything was a little too perfect for my taste. If you like things perfect, or wish they were, you will proably love this book.
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For readers yewarning for a cozy, neighborly read, the town created by Karon's fine Descriptive style has much to recommend it. This is book one of a five book series.
I have all of them.
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Father Tim, a cherished small-town rector, is the steadfast soldier in this beloved slice of life story set in an American village where the grass is still green, the pickets are still white, and the air still smells sweet. The rector's forthright secretary, Emma Garret, worries about her employer, as she sees past his Christian cheerfulness into his aching loneliness. Slowly but surely, the empty places in Father Tim's heart do get filled. First with a gangly stray dog, later with a seemingly stray boy, and finally with the realization that he is stumbling into love with his independent and Christian-wise next-door neighbor. Much more than a gentle love story, this is a homespun tale about a town of endearing characters-- including a mysterious jewel thief--who are as quirky and popular as those of Mayberry, R.F.D.
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A warm, old fashioned story of small town life with its own intrigue and interesting relationships.
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good Christian book
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This is the first book in a very heartwarming series.
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Cozy read about a smalltown Priest and the town of Mitford. First in a series of bestsellers.
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You will find yourself getting attached to Father Tim and Barnabus, his dog right oaway. And you will also find yourself laughing and smiling as this heart-warming story unfolds. A really good book.
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The first in the series. A delightful, gentle, slice of life book in a small southern town that "takes care of it's own". Full of eccentric and delightful people, it centers around Father Tim the Episcopal priest.
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One of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time. I am hooked on Jan Karon. Can't wait to get the next in series..
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You will really enjoy this audio book. Mitford is such a welcoming place. You won't want to leave. The characters are so loveable. The humor is wholesome and pure. And John McDonough is a fantastic performer. I could listen to him tell stories all day!
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A heart-warming book! Wonderful stories of all the residents of Mitford - a great book to read by the fire on a cold winter's day!
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Great beginning for a series of hometown books, sure to make you smile.
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This book is OUTSTANDING! What is it like to live in a small, friendly mountain town? Wonderful!
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#1 in the Mitford Series. In which all the characters are introduced, from Father Tim to Miss Sadie and Cynthia . . . in which a mystery is solved . . .
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I love the Mitford books. The characters become your friends. A great series of books to relax you. They also prompt some inner spiritual searching. I love Barnabas best! Read it, you'll love it!
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The Mitford Series from Jan Karon will bring a smile to your soul. Be sure to read in order for the most enjoyment.
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I am hooked on Jan Karon. She writes a humorous account of a ministers life, and it makes you want to live in Mitford
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The first in the Mitford series, an enjoyable read.
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Highly recommend the Mitford Series.
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A delightful story of a story of wonderful, real people. I could hardly wait to read the next book in the Mitford series.
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Great read; compelling story; you'll be ready for the next in the series as soon as your through.
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This is another very good book by Jan Karon. She takes right in to Mitford and you feel right at home there. She also shows the love of God in every character
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I absolutely love this book. I want to live in this little town.
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I thought this was a very warm & funny story. I'm going to get the rest of the series as soon as I can.
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If you like sweet stories about interesting people, you will love the Mitford chronicles! This is the first one in the series - and it hooked me - I anxiously awaited the following ones!
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I loved the Jan Karon series. I have been hanging on to them but have decided to part with them. They are a cozy neighborly read. Heartwarming...
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I LOOOOVVVVEEEED this book! It is a feel-good book, very refreshing, relaxing and enjoyable. I can't wait to read the others in the series.
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A got this as a gift. It was a good read but didn't really make me want to go out and read the entire series. A little too "christian lit" for my taste.
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This was a great read. Somewhat different from what I usually read, but I enjoyed it very much.
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This is the first book in Jan Karon's Mitford series. It is a lovely book about a small town with interesting characters. I was drawn from this book to read most of the others in the series.
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Small town parish priest interacts with locals.
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The first book of the series. Will want to continue on.
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A fast, fun read, this book induced me to purchase 3 more books in the series, just to see what these delightful characters would be up to next!
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Wonderful, "gentle read"!
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The first of a wonderful series.
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First in the Series. Father Tim, a cherished small-town rector, is the steadfast soldier in this beloved slice of life story set in an American village where the grass is still green, the pickets are still white, and the air still smells sweet.
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Mitford is an easy-reading series.
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first in lovely series
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A comedy with mysteries and miracles.
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Good start for a good series.
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This is a wonderful book with a Christian setting. It takes you back to the small towns of past days. The characters are very entertaining.
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Great portrait of life in small town with many interesting characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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Quick and light, an easy read...
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Good, clean reading.
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The one that started it all
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One of my favorites!
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Excellent first novel in Jan Karon's Mitford Series
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I love all of these books by Jan Karon. They are so good. I give it a 5 star rating.
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Sweet bit of Christian fiction.
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"It's 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 an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old.

Suddenly Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound."
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This is the first novel in a series
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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 AN ATTRACTIVE NEIGHBOR WHO BEGINS WEARING A PATH THROUGH THE HEDGE. NOW STIR IN A LOVABLE BUT UNLOVED BOY, A MYSTIFYING JEWEL THEFT AND A SECREDT THAT'S SIXTY YEARS OLD
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The first book in this charming series by a most beloved author.
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The first in a series. A good warmhearted read.
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I love the Mitford series!
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Wonderful book!
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The first novel in the beloved Mitford series.
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The first book in the Mitford series.
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The first in a series of novels, this heartwarming book introduces readers to a small, charming North Carolina town and its equally charming denizens. Filled with the mysteries and miracles of everyday life and rich, provincial humor, At Home in Mitford will have readers clamoring for more. Followed by a sequel, A Light in the Window
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This is the first novel in the Mitford series.
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First book in the Mitford series. Jan Karon makes the town of Mifford come to life this is where we all want to live. Father Tim and all his friends and neighbors make Mitford a place to call home
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This isn't my type of book.
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The first book in the Midford series. In the front it says
"Jan Karon writes to applaud the extraordinary beauty of ordinary lives" I think that is a great description. It would be great to have a friend like Father Tim.
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Mitford is a charming little village that becomes like second home to the reader. Its rector, Father Tim, is a bachelor, enjoying the benefits of a small village such as getting to know everyone in town. This book is full of mystery, love, and village intrigue and will leave readers longing for more as it draws them into the life of Father Tim.
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This is the first book in the Mitford Years Series.I had two copies.