In this fifth volume of Karon's popular series (Out to Canaan, etc.) set in the quaint North Carolina town of Mitford, where people chuckle and say "dadgummit," Father Timothy Kavanagh is leaving town for a post-retirement interim appointment at a small island parish off the coast of North Carolina. After what seems (even to the minister and his wife) to be an endless round of good-byes, he and his wife, Cynthia, set off in a brand-new red convertible. Stormy weather, which closes in on them as they near Whitecap Island, presages the many struggles to come. Once on the island, Fr. Tim tries to befriend a seemingly hostile and isolated neighbor while he and Cynthia take over the care of a three-year-old boy whose mother is suffering from depression. Back in Mitford, meanwhile, Dooley, the mountain boy who is like a son to Fr. Tim, is thrown into jail, and the quiet woman who seemed the perfect tenant for the rectory house surprises the minister with a lawsuit. Additionally, an unexpected storm moves in off the ocean with devastating force. Karon adds a dash of suspense to her homey brew with the increasingly suspicious behavior of Fr. Tim's tenant, whose story emerges in a compelling confession. Newcomers to the series may find they have much to catch up on, but readers making a return trip to the Kavanaghs' world will be happily swept up in the maelstrom of small-town and spiritual drama that characterizes the novel.
The fifth novel in the Mitford series. Recently retired after years of serving as the rector of Lord's Chapel, Father Tim agrees to pastor a small parish off the Atlantic coast. There's only one problem: How can he and Cynthis leave the town---and the boy---they love! Soon, however, the charming island of Whitecap reveals its own cast of unforgettable characters: a lovelorn bachelor trying his hand at personal ads, a church organist with a past, a gifted musician who never ventures beyond his gate, and a young mother struggling with paralyzing depression.
Recently retired Father Tim has agreed to pastor a small parish off the cost of the Atlantic ocean. New faces and advantures await the interim priest in the small town of Whitecap. The young man in pursuit of love through personal ads, the reclusive musician who never leaves his home, an abandoned wife with small children, and more touch Father Tim and Cynthia very deeply.
This is book 5 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.
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The fifth novel in the beloved Mitford Series takes the retired rector and his wife away from Mitford to a seaside location. This book is very easy to read. It's very positive and uplifting. It's all very G-rated unlike some of the other books I read. Karon's message is of hope and redemption. It's a good book to read during those times when you don't want something too heavy or dramatic. This has some strong Christian overtones, but doesn't cross into proselytizing.
The 5th in the Mitford series. Father Tim and his beautiful wife Cynthia take on a new challenge...pastoring a small congregation on the island of Whitecap on the Atlantic coast. There they meet and learn to love a group of people as unforgettable as the ones they left behing in Mitford. If you've enjoyed the others in the Mitford series, you won't want to miss this one.
recently retired after years of serving as the rector of the Lord's Chapel, father Tim agrres to pastor a small parish off the Atlantic coast. there is only one problem how can they leave the town they love? This is the fifth novel in The Mitford series.