I think the Mitford Series is wonderfully appealing. The story of an older Episcopal priest who marries late in life and lives in a small town in N. C. has a no. of interesting town characters and mountain folk situations. Father Tom retires but is unhappy then he decides to take on a unique and difficult ministry. He feels newly energized and even begins to think he likes changes-until an unexpected event propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage, and the whole town of Mitford.
The 7th in the Mitford series. Back in Mitford after pastoring a congregation on the Atlantic coast, Father Tim and Cynthia take on a new challenge. And in the process Father Tim goes on a painful, soul-searching journey. For years, Father Tim has helped others find forgiveness; now he must find the courage and grace to forgive himself.
Another in the continuing Mitford series and it was wonderful, as always. I continue to feel as if I am reading a letter from a dear friend when reading Ms. Karon's books. Father Tim feels at loose ends and that he should be doing more for the Lord. He and Cynthia pray and decide to go to Tennessee to assist another Anglican priest in the back woods. However, the plans are cut brutally short and Father Tim has to learn humility, patience and self-forgiveness. All my favorite characters appear in the book and I guarantee you'll be smiling at the end.
This book,like the entire series is - in a word - Beautiful. I want to move to Mitford! It is the continuation of the story of a special group of people in a small mountain town in N.C. The characters are varied and colorful and people we have all known in our lives. They are very real, very human and very wonderful. I am anxious to get to know each one better, meet the new ones and see where life takes them. I love them all so much I hate to see each book end. The lessons in this series enlighten and warm the heart. While Faith is central to the story and many of the characters - it is not "preachy " - it is just part of the people, the town and the story. I love this series, have read it before and will read it again.
Jan Karon has built such believable characters. I, too, hate to see each book finished. I want to meet these people, they sound so nice (well, except the witch from the mountain). When are you writing more, Ms. Karon?
Ellen K. reviewed In This Mountain (Mitford Years, Bk 7) on
If you have never read the Mitford Series I urge you to do so. This is one of the most wholesome and delightful series that I have read in a long time. A good book to curl up with on those chilly nights with lovable characters who may make you laugh and cry.
This was the best Mitford book I've read so far. I laughed, I cried, and I felt the love that the characters shared. If you've been away from Mitford for a while, it's time you paid a visit to this lovable set of characters. You'll honestly set the book down having learned something about yourself and the person you want to be. I know I did. Jan Karon's words are medicine for the soul.
Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return from Whitecap Island to "the little town with the big heart" in Jan Karon's seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford series, In This Mountain. Retirement holds challenges Father Tim hasn't anticipated, and even as Cynthia's career as a children's book author and illustrator brings her new accolades, he finds himself dogged by health troubles and dissatisfaction with the way his life is turning out. However, the beloved villagers of Mitford are on hand to offer support and humor through every crisis, and a few new characters are introduced to keep interest in the series fresh. Throughout the tale, Karon folds in themes of grace and forgiveness, and offers hope for even the most difficult situations. Fans will be delighted to find that this installment of the series is full of the engaging descriptions and charming depiction of life in Mitford that first won Karon the loyalty of legions of readers.
Another WONDERFUL book in the series about Father Timothy and Mitford. Father Tim and Cynthia think they have life planned out, but God has other plans. See how Father Tim struggles through the dark times and finds hope in his struggle - as do several other characters, including the
"The Man in the Attic" who returns to Mitford. You will feel better and stronger for reading this book.