In the Company of Others (Father Tim, Bk 2)
In the Company of Others - Father Tim, Bk 2 Author:Jan Karon A stirring page-turner from the bestselling author of the Mitford Series. — Jan Karon's new series, launched with her New York Times bestselling Home to Holly Springs, thrilled legions of Mitford devotees, and also attracted a whole new set of readers. "Lovely," said USA Today. "Rejoice!" said ... more »The Washington Post.
In this second novel, Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already-injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.
In the Company of Others is a moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Of all her winning novels, Jan Karon says this "dark-haired child" is her favorite-a sentiment readers everywhere are certain to share.« less
Another warm and fuzzy book about Father Tim & Cynthia...this time the entire book takes place in Ireland and involves quite a few interesting characters at the inn where they are staying. It's a little different, and I kind of missed the North Carolina characters and flavor, but all in all, a good read.
This is a beautifully written book, perhaps the best of both the Father Tim and Mitford series, and that's saying something.
Having read, and re-read, all of those books, I feel that one shouldn't read the latest without having read the previous - but doing so would certainly make the reader want to go back and seek out each series.
Characters are fully developed, and attention paid to the beautiful setting in Ireland. Cultural differences are noted and observed, but all is done in a natural, easy-to-read style.
Go forth, and enjoy this book without any reservation!
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Helpful Score: 3
Perhaps a bit darker but not so much. Still Father Tim, being himself. I found the old journal fascinating & was sorry to see it, and the book, end. We should be happy to get a few more glimpses of Mitford folks, after all...
this one was a hard read for me. It did not keep my attention as well as the others in the series. The brogue and many new characters were hard getting used to. Father Tim was his usual kind, caring and loving person. If that is what a vacation is I'm glad I don't take any. The ending does bring it altogether though.