1. To Be Where You Are #14
    To Be Where You Are #14
    Jan Karon
    G.P. Putnam's Sons / 2017 / Hardcover
    $16.49 Retail: $28.00 Save 41% ($11.51)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews Video
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Well-written, entertaining and inspirational
    May 21, 2018
    Diane Busch
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love love love this book. Love the author; love the narrator; love the characters; love the story line. .After listening to all the Mitford books in audio format that John McDonough has performed, his voice and style are such a big part of my enjoyment of these well-written, entertaining and inspirational books by Jab Karon. Listening to this book was like eating my favorite comfort food, every bite delicious with a comfortable familiarity. The characters are like old friends and listening is like a family reunion.. In this book it was great to see such growth and success in many of the characters lives and in some of the relationships. Many loose ends were wrapped up, so to speak, but there is always room for more story lines in the future. I wont be a spoiler and give away many details here, because you need to read the book yourself. But Father Tim, with his servants heart, volunteers to run the town grocery store when its owner gets ill and is hospitalized. Dooley works hard at his veterinary practice. Cynthia and Lace continue to paint. A little bit of small town drama is sprinkled throughout. There are themes of forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation, restoration, love and acceptance.
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    To Be Where You Are
    December 10, 2017
    Another Mitford Lover
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I wholeheartedly agree with the review of To Be Where You Are by "The Avid Reader" from Dunedin, FL. As much as I have always loved reading Jan Karon's Mitford series, I was very disappointed in this latest novel. As The Avid Reader pointed out it was extremely difficult to follow what character Ms. Karon was writing about since the characters changed consistently and many times without being identified sometimes even for several chapters. There were actually times I did not even know who she was writing about. I found the constant changing from one character to another very confusing. I also agree that Ms. Karen should have focused on the main characters of Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley and Lace. The chapters regarding those characters were delightful as usual.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Favorite Author
    November 9, 2017
    Linda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As usual, it was wonderful to go back to Mitford. It was great to be able to get this wonderful book soon after it became available and at a discounted price. I love Jan Karon's books and I love buying from Christianbook.com.
  4. Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    14th A Mitford Novel
    October 29, 2017
    The Avid Reader
    Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lords Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst at Kavanagh Animal Wellness Clinic. Lacy has an opportunity to earn the money needed, but it would mean going away for a couple of months. Would it hinder the completion of Jack Tylers adoption? Life is always busy and full in Mitford. Come along for a visit and catch up with all your favorite characters.

    Let me start by saying I have been a fan of the Mitford series since the beginning. But I have noticed a difference in Jan Karons writing style in the last two books. To Be Where You Are is my least favorite book in this series. It was all over the places. I wish Ms. Karon had kept the focus of the story on Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, and Lacy. Every other chapter was on a different character. You would just settle in to one persons story and it would change to someone else. You then have to figure out which character it has jumped to and remember what happened to them five or so chapters ago. You just start to figure it out, then its a new chapter and you have to start all over again. It lacked the flow that was present in the earlier books in the series. It was just about impossible to keep track of all the various characters and what was happening to each of them. I do not recommend reading this book as a standalone. You need to read the books in order. My rating for To Be Where You Are is 3 out of 5 stars (it was okay). This story failed to capture and hold my attention.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    To be where you are
    October 27, 2017
    Brenda
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Delightful book. Was introduced to Mitford by my mother-in-law a few years ago and have enjoyed reading the series. Can relate in so many ways. Found myself laughing out loud at some of the situations.
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