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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when 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. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances "back home" keep their phone ringing off the hook. In this fifth novel of the beloved series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford and Whitecap is twice as good for the soul.
Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."
Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."
Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."
Hodges5 Stars Out Of 5In all, through all, for each, as OneAugust 20, 2015HodgesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my first foray into Christian fiction (never believed in them previously) about a home place, an older-aged reverend (Episcopalian, Father Tim) and his church and potential first time marriage/husband). The many funny characters and situations that inhabit this place and the running (and many responsibilities) of a church, the congregation and all that surrounds its goings on (and outside of it) in every season and all the details, called Mitford, and there are plenty of them. Then enters a lioness after her man (Father Tim) and the almost reality of what some not-so-divine women will do to catch there prey! And then there is the sudden dog (who gets bigger), a sudden adoption, and rescues and a household of serious and hilarious life situations. In all, through all, for each, as One. A truly feel good, wish you could live there (almost feels real) book. Can't wait to read the next one! Join the crowd!
beanNew YorkAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another wonderful book - my fifth in the series.January 8, 2013beanNew YorkAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I so enjoy this series. This is my fifth book from - I have nine. I am sharing with others as it is so good to read something that is uplifting, warmhearted, funny and reminds me that there are many good people in this world.
Donna5 Stars Out Of 5October 12, 2009DonnaI started this thinking I would just read the first one "Home In Mitford" now I can't put them down, I really enjoy the stories of all the people. I would and have recommended these books. Please give yourself a wonderful treat and enjoy the Mitford series.
Angela Graham5 Stars Out Of 5January 31, 2004Angela GrahamEnter the town of Mitford and you will never want to leave. Curling up with one of Jan Karon's books is like visiting with a best friend. She is one of the best Christian authors today.
Lois Schwen5 Stars Out Of 5April 27, 2002Lois SchwenFather Tim and the other members of the Mitford series are like comfortable friends. The situations they face are real, yet, not overwhelming. There is more living to be done by the inhabitants of Mitford. I look forward to the opportunity of reading what Jan comes up with next.