The Mitford Series from Jan Karon will bring a smile to your soul. Be sure to read in order for the most enjoyment.
I read this quite a while ago, but I highly recommend the entire series. Everyone I know who has read it has enjoyed it - people from all walks of life.
For someone that doesn't like Series books, this is an exception to my thoughts. The Mitford series hooked me from book #1 and are just as good with book #4. I try to read other books in between, but find myself feeling too anxious to see what's going to happen next in the town of Mitford. I list them as I read them and will have all of them eventually, through her final chapter released this year. Thanks for taking time to read my review and for checking out my listing!
The fourth novel in the Mitford series. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement, a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people engage in the extraordinary struggle of keeping body and soul together.
Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia are thinking about retirement in the Mitford series.