IN THIS MOUNTAIN finds Father Time and Cynthia again living in Mitford, following their stint on Whitecap Island a few years ago. Newly retired, Father Tim realises he dislikes change. Bored sitting at home trying to write a book of essays, while Cynthia is winning awards and receiving invites to tour the country, he decides to take on a unique ...
IN THIS MOUNTAIN finds Father Time and Cynthia again living in Mitford, following their stint on Whitecap Island a few years ago. Newly retired, Father Tim realises he dislikes change. Bored sitting at home trying to write a book of essays, while Cynthia is winning awards and receiving invites to tour the country, he decides to take on a unique and difficult ministry. However, an unexpected event propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage and the whole town of Mitford...
If you like the gentle comforting world of Jan Karon, you will want to continue this read of Cynthia and Father Tim. Great Book-
Sep 28, 2012
I have read all of Karon's books and love them.
I was so pleased to find the ones I did not have on your sight....thanks
Apr 12, 2012
City on a Hill
Love's Light keeps on shining through these characters in whatever setting they find themselves. Yes, they are THAT real to me.
Mar 18, 2011
These books are like potato chips, you can't stop at one. They are like handheld video games, you can't put them down.
Aug 20, 2010
Father Tim Hits a Low
This creation of a community that reveals the humanity of God's people is so inviting. To realize that even a man of God is vulnerable to depression, that he can find his way back with enough faith is an example to all who are interested in reading about huimans. To want a book for entertainment is to want a banana split...not as good for you as something that you read that makes you want to live a better life.
The love of Karon's characters, their ability to support one another or propensity to let down one another at times is beautifully portrayed. I have read from book one through the beginning of the Father Kavanaugh series -- a different and challenging read from her usual Mitford series, nevertheless, well done.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-05-20 Fans of Mitford, N.C., will rejoice over this anticipated full-length seventh installment in the bestselling series, especially those disappointed with its shorter, rather lightweight predecessor, A Common Life. Although this offering is permeated with Karon's trademark charm, the plot isn't all sweetness and light. Three years have passed since Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, returned to Mitford from Whitecap Island, and depression and discontent are gnawing away at the good cleric as he faces the big "7-0." As Cynthia's career reaches new heights, Father Tim makes some personal decisions that lead to tragedy. But never fear - although Karon strikes some somber notes, she avoids becoming heavy-handed. Devoted readers will find the same appealing characters and enchanting writing that originally won them to the series. edith Mallory is up to her old tricks, plotting her seduction of Father Tim, and haircut wars are fought between barber Joe Ivey and stylist Fancy Skinner. Convicted jewel thief George Gaynor returns to the series after his release from jail; something new is cooking down at the Main Street Grill; and Dooley Barlowe learns the ropes of romance even as he agonizes over a search that may turn up his lost father and brothers. Karon more fully fleshes out two of the series' minor characters, Helene Pringle and Hope Winchester, and introduces newcomer Millie Tipton, a wise-cracking Methodist preacher who fits comfortably into town life. Homespun dialogue, fresh and lively descriptions, laugh-out-loud moments and poignant scenes mark the heartfelt book, which is a happy reunion for Mitford devotees. (May 27) Forecast: With more than 10 million Mitford novels in print and with the most recent title, A Common Life, dominating bestseller lists last year, the success of this installment is a no-brainer. A month before publication, it had already ventured into Amazon.com's top 50. Break out the orange marmalade cake. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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