Wedding bells ring out as Jan Karon takes her fans back in time to a cherished event in Mitford. The Lord's Chapel is the setting for the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the cake? And will Uncle ...
Wedding bells ring out as Jan Karon takes her fans back in time to a cherished event in Mitford. The Lord's Chapel is the setting for the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception? All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlow, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor - in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart. The perfect book for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope and celebrates love.
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Father Tim Kavanaugh finally marries his love Cynthia. He is over 60 and the courtship is funny, wonderful and exciting. Many of the characters of the town of Mitford follow through, grow and change. They cause to reader to feel as though they are part of the town and one of the family. Some you may be able to pick out of your own town or city. Jan Karon is wonderful writer, able to keep your interest without resorting to rude remarks, gratuitious sex or back handed twisted plots that twist the reader up as well. These books, there are many in the series are still enjoyable the second and third time through. There is also an under plot of the reuniting of a troubled family torn apart by drugs and the redemption of the mother.. Wonderful
Publishers Weekly, 2001-09-24 Fans of Mitford, Karon's delightful fictional village in western North Carolina, will be thrilled with this newest installment, which relates an episode she skipped over in her earlier books: Father Tim and Cynthia's wedding. (He proposed at the end of the second Mitford book, and at the beginning of the third, they were already happily married.) Finally, readers get to see the stunned expressions of most Mitford residents when they hear Father Tim has actually popped the question. Readers learn about Cynthia's anxieties over the pending nuptials, share Esther Bolick's delight when Cynthia asks her to bake her famous orange marmalade cake and hum along as the Lord's Chapel parish belts out "Praise my soul the King of Heaven" at the ceremony. And as usual, Karon works in a few snippets of convincing mountain dialect. While Mitford die-hards will welcome this installment, however, the unconverted won't find much to bring them around; one has to already know Karon's eccentric characters, with all their foibles, to fully appreciate the book. Even Mitford devotees may be a touch disappointed that the trademark lessons about Christian faith that Karon weaves so seamlessly into most of her tales are more or less absent from this slim volume. (When they do appear, they stick out, as when Bishop Cullen pointedly discusses the role of sex in Christian marriage.) Still, don't be surprised if Mitford fans begin serving orange marmalade cake at their weddings, and sing hymn 410 at every opportunity. (Apr. 9) Forecast: Fresh from her 2000 Christy and ECPA Gold Medallion Awards for A New Song (book five), Karon keeps rolling along with the Mitford series. This book will no doubt please the thousands of fans who have written to Karon, asking, "Why weren't we invited to the wedding?" Six weeks before its release, the novel was hovering around the #100 position on Amazon. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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