The story of the wedding of Father Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. All the beloved characters are in the book and I found it so heartwarming. I have to wonder why the author wrote this book after the books where they are already married. Very puzzling.
This is the 6th novel in the best-selling Mitford Years series. I loved every one of these books, but this is special because it is a wedding story. When I finished the series I was sad to leave these friends behind. Write more, Jan Karon!!!
Carol M. (MamaCakes) reviewed A Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Years, Bk 6) on
A very special book in this wonderful series. It is the lovely, amusing and
heart-warming story of the wedding of the two central characters. It is my understanding that the series was originaly written without this chapter but that Jan Karon had so many requests that she went back and added it. Father Tim and Cynthia have become so dear to the readers that this is certainly understandable. Ms. Karon did a wonderful job of keeping it all very in character for these two with all the humor, sweetness and surprises that we have come to expect. It was a pure delight from start to finish.
This is a beautiful gift book and listed with a matching hardback gift copy of "Shepherds Abiding."
Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is A Common Life, and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception?
All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart.
A Common Life is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversaries, and for a bride or groom to give to his or her beloved. In truth, it's perfect for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope, and celebrates love.
I almost didn't read this book because I thought -- "Yeah I know they got married a couple of books ago". I would have missed a very sweet book. This book covers the events leading up to their marriage and how it affected the main characters of the book (including Cynthia and Father Tim). It ends in their honeymoon in a rundown summer cottage.
If you like Father Tim books this is another one that will put a smile on your face. I highly recommend it.
I wonder why she wrote this book long after the fact, but enjoyed it very much. Got to know more about other Mitford's residents and their backgrounds and attend a wonderful wedding with all those flowers.