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Vendor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 2010
Series: Father Tim
Vacationthe very word has been foreign to Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh. Now retired from tending his flock in the village of Mitford, he is making good on a promise to show his wife, Cynthia, the charming land of his Irish ancestors. But after arriving at a Lough Arrow fishing lodge in the midst of a torrential downpour, the charm disappears.
They find their holiday upended by an intruder, a treasured painting is stolen from the lodge, and a family conflict dating back nearly a century turns even more bitter. As three generations struggle to find deliverance from the crucifying power of secrets, Tim and Cynthia stumble upon a faded journal that might just explain the crimeand offer a chance at redemption.
From the Hardcover edition.
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."
karen2 Stars Out Of 5In the Company of OthersJuly 31, 2016karenQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I found this book somewhat difficult to read and not as good as Karon's other books in this series
margNova Scotia CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5In the Company of OthersOctober 4, 2014margNova Scotia CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was another totally different reading experience about Father Tim and Cynthia. Not much about Mitford, other than Emma Newland's emails which I thoroughly enjoyed. Ms. Karon's wit and sense of humour are what kept me going throughout all the Mitford series. Her love of animals is so evident and her wisdom in dealing with children has just shone through them all. However, this book brought many new characters to light and the incredible amount of detail, whether about scenery or people, made it seem like you were there. I enjoyed following the Doctor's journal and was glad that they visited the graves of people mentioned in it. It is sometimes hard to remember that these are works of fiction, they seem so real. I loved the local scenery and the vernacular of the people we met. I do appreciate the fact that she gives so much appreciation to those who have helped her in her research and writing. We know that any book is a team effort but she is so willing to share the credit. Great book and worth re-reading, time and again.
LJ1984Gold Coast, AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully writtenSeptember 5, 2013LJ1984Gold Coast, AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A perfect journey in and through characters who live and breathe from the pages of this book.
Helen Fistler5 Stars Out Of 5Father TimOctober 14, 2011Helen FistlerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is her best book so far!! I loved it. It takes you into the lives of all the people in Ireland and makes you a part of their lives.
Marilyn BaileyMichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5felt the first Father Tim book was an easier readSeptember 23, 2011Marilyn BaileyMichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2not an easy put down, pick up frequently kind of book to delve into. Read it because the first Father Tim was a good book.