Shepherds Abiding - Mitford Years, Bk 8 Author:Jan Karon Millions of Americans have found Mitford to be a favorite home-away-from-home, and countless readers have long wondered what Christmas in Mitford would be like. The eighth Mitford novel provides a glimpse, offering a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one’s heart. — Since he was a boy, Father Tim has lived what he calls &qu... more »ot;the life of the mind" and has never really learned to savor the work of his hands. When he finds a derelict nativity scene that has suffered the indignities of time and neglect, he imagines the excitement in the eyes of his wife, Cynthia, and decides to undertake the daunting task of restoring it. As Father Tim begins his journey, readers are given a seat at Mitford’s holiday table and treated to a magical tale about the true Christmas spirit.« less
After a vacation reading thrillers, spy novels and mysteries, it was so refreshing to pick up Jan Karon's Shepherds Abiding. I gently eased back into Mitford with Father Tim, Cynthia and all the wonderful individuals whose lives I've followed through this 8th book in the series. Aaaghh! This was a wonderful book, as usual, and brought tears to my eyes with the shared moments of family and brotherly love, the neighbor watching out for neighbor and the simple things in life making for the greatest joys. What a heartwarming book for these troubled times! Enjoy this read!
Another home run from Jan Karon. Shepherds Abiding made me long for the crisp, chilly air of winter and the joy that Christmas always brings. If you need a Christmas fix, but the holiday season is several months away, this is the book for you.