Returning to Mitford has become addictive as I pick up the next book to find out what happens next with the residents of the small town. This book should have come with a tissue box--as I read on about developments in the lives of characters I've been following for three books, I couldn't help but be drawn into the events.
In this book, the author does not neglect to keep the reader up-to-date on familiar characters. However, the addition of new characters kept the material fresh and interesting. These books make a comfortable and relaxing read.
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.
This is book 3 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.
I want to throw my two cents in with the millions of readers who love these books. I want to live in Mitford, NC! (I wish) I loved every character and didn't want it to ever end. When my mom first recommended this, I was unsure. And, even after reading the first few chapters, still not 100% sold. I thought, "this is TOO sweet", but then BAM! I was hooked and never looked back. I don't know exactly what threw the switch for me, but I'd recommend this author to ANYBODY. I can't say enough good things.