Home to Holly Springs, Father Tim Series #1
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Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Father Tim
Home to Holly Springs is author Jan Karons latest installment in the Mitford series. Holly Springs, Mississippi, is where Timothy Andrew Kavanaugh was born and raised. There were good memories associated with his childhood, especially those surrounding his mother, maternal grandparents, and friends. But the shadows, the unexplained behaviors of his father were so haunting that once his parents died, Timothy never returned.
Until now. The simple plea was the beginning of a fantastic journey, both physically and spiritually for Father Tim. Returning to Holly Springs, he pieces together the bits of memory with reality, and encounters old acquaintances, new friends, and precious loved ones. Along the way he finds understanding, forgiveness, grace, and love from sources he never imagined. Father Tims courageous journey proves that secrets lose their power when they are no longer secrets and in Gods miraculous economy, nothing is wasted. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose, (Romans 8:28).
Emotionally intricate, Father Tims adventure brings the reader face-to-face with cruelty and bigotry, deep emotional pain that results in mental imbalance, the affects of behavior on future generations, and the unfathomable power of forgiveness and love.
Already a fan of Jan Karon and the Mitford series, I was eager to take this story with me on my own trip to South Carolina and Georgia. The richness of the dialogue, the believable characters, history, and human spirit woven into Home to Holly Springs still takes my breath away.
As an author of ten non-fiction titles, and now trying my hand at fiction, I appreciate how Karons gift as a storyteller shines in these pages, and her use of flashbacks is well penned. Of all of Karons excellent works, Home to Holly Springs is her best. For an added treat, listen to Home to Holly Springs as a recorded book. The readers talent with voices and accents brings an unparalleled depth to this well-written tale. PeggySue Wells, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
The Washington Post
Lovely . . . This is Karons most emotionally complex novel.
Karon holds varying aspects of humanity up to the light, from staggering cruelty . . . to the awesome power of love and forgiveness.
The Atlanta Journal- Constitution
Mitford fans will enjoy this newest visit with wise, winsome, lovable Father Tim.
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