When Father Tim retires, he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past; a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads; a mother battling paralyzing depression. In this fifth novel of the beloved ...
When Father Tim retires, he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past; a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads; a mother battling paralyzing depression. In this fifth novel of the beloved Mitford series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford "and" Whitecap is twice as good for the soul. Chapter-opening illustrations.
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Jul 21, 2011
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The Cd's were, fortunately, undamaged; but the box was destroyed and useless. I had to repackage it to give to my mother. Fortunately I had a carry case that would work. I was surprised the packaging was so inadequate b/c this has not happened before. The box was simply put into a manila envelope and mailed.. As I said I could not detect any damage to the discs but still......
May 5, 2011
I have all the Mitford & Father Tim books & love them all. It's very refreshing to read books that are not full of sex & foul language.
Mar 17, 2011
A wonderful picture of ideal, small town living.
Complete with all the ups and downs of any real life.
May 24, 2008
Mitford series is the best
I can't speak highly enough about Jan Karon's Mitford Series. Not only are the characters and stories delightful but I see demonstrated in these lives a solid faith filled, other centered life and community that is down to earth, caring and inspiring. Makes me want to be a part of this community, or look for ways to live out my own life in the same manner as Father Tim. I enourage others to read all of them. The stories are captivating and so humorous too. I have laughed til I cried.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-05-03 Karon reads the fifth installment of her popular Mitford series with gentle authority, nimble in her Southern enunciation and the depiction of colorful local characters (the four previous titles are available on tape, with the author at the microphone). She is very good at establishing mood, eliciting the nuances of time and place in the life of Father Tim Kavanagh, the recently retired Episcopal minister of this postcard-perfect North Carolina small town. He and Cynthia, his devoted wife, are moving to the coastal island of Whitecap for a year, where he is to preside as interim minister at a small church. Kavanagh is acutely sensitive to the "upheaval" of the "tearing up and nailing down" required by the temporary move. He feels homesick and is nagged with fear, especially as he learns that his adopted teenage son, Dooley, has landed in jail back home. And that's just the beginning of his troubles. Because Kavanagh's life unfolds episodically?and always in unexpected ways?it translates especially keenly as audio drama. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1999-03-08 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. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club super release; Crossings Book Club main selection; Penguin audio; author tour. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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