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Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1)
Home to Holly Springs - Father Tim, Bk 1
Author: Jan Karon
Sometimes a trip back home becomes a journey of the soul. After more than thirty-eight years, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey. Whatever became of Tommy Noles, his forbidden childhood friend, and Peggy, the loving woman who was like a second mother? What were the fa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780670018253
ISBN-10: 0670018252
Publication Date: 10/30/2007
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 187 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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dollycas avatar reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 456 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
just couldn't get into this book and I truly enjoyed all the other books on the Mitford series. I hope the next book in the Father Tim series is better. This was definitly not the best book Jan Karon has written. It did clear a little of Father Tim's past. But other than that I could care less.
I lost interest a little over half way and just couldn't finish the book.
thameslink avatar reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 721 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is the best thing Jan Karon has written in years! I had been slowly losing interest as I read the Mitford books in order. Then I read this book, and POW! I am as interested, involved and excited as I was by the first Mitford book. This is a beautiful story that stands on its own merits. And I cannot wait for more Father Tim stories. My faith has been restored in both Jan Karon and Father Tim.
goddessani avatar reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Not as lighthearted as most of the Father Tim books and a wee bit confusing as there are a lot of "He said" and not always sure which He she is referring to.

Still, a great book about Father Tim's somewhat mysterious past. Clears up a bunch of unanswered questions (what happened to Tommy Noles and why did Peggy disappear without a word?) and introduces some interesting new characters.

Glimpses into the lives of Cynthia, Dooley and his brothers also.
reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Father Tim returns to his home town and renews old friendships as well as coming to an understanding of his family's life. Very good.
reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I did not enjoy this book as much as her others. It seemed to contrived. It appears she wanted to answer all the questions concerning Father Tim's early years and was determined to do so, even if she had to stretch to do it. I was disappointed.
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reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
Tim goes back to his childhood home to find a piece of himself, resolve a few issues find a few childhood Heroes. This book kept my interest. A good book draws you in until you become a part of the story. This book does that!!!
thefortes avatar reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
This ties the Mitford series all together! I love this book!
reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Enjoyed reading about Father Tim's trip home. Full of surprises.
reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
I wanted to like this new series but it is a pale imitation of Fathet Tim and Cynthia. I found it forced, with too many references trying to make it relatable and hio. Far worse were the dirty secrets of the past all coming to light.
reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
I felt like I was visiting Holly Springs along with Father Tim. I wasn't sure I would enjoy the Father Tim books as much as the Mitford series. However, Jan Karon kept the story full of interesting characters and the story defiantly kept my interest.
blert avatar reviewed Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
After the Mitford years, Karon delves more deeply (if that's possible) into Father Tim and what made him the man he is. A credit to the series and the author. Brava!


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