this is my favorite book of all times..calming and feel good. I listen to it on the way to and from work and it's like a relaxing tonic.
...Father Tim of course, Barnabas, Sadie Baxter and Puny. Oh, can't forget Marge, and Hoppy, Homeless Hobbs and Absolom Greer. If I could spend a week there, with one at their home, it would be with Marge and Hal Owen. (and I so wish I could)
really too many to name, but I guess if i had to pick one, it would be when father Tim goes to the farm.
Come Home to Mitford, a great place.
if this town existed, I would move there in a minute.
This book takes you to a different world. It is small town America and what life should be like. Rector Tim is delightful and someone you wish you knew. I thought the story was a sweet love story, and absolutely thought Dooley was quite the boy to come into his life as well as Barnabus.
Father Tim is full of scripture and it's concrete, where-you-live, application. It opens as a sleepy little tale of Father Time ministering in a small mountain village, and then life takes over and life is never totally sweet or simple - so neither is this tale.
What's not to love? After reading the series three times over the years, I got the audible. What a treat! This story never grows old. Delightful!
"the pause that refreshes"
This is my second time to listen to the Mitford series. It has been several years since the first read, and it is just as refreshing second time around!
A great light yet heart-filled "read." Loved John McDonough's reading of it. Felt like I'd been living in Mitford with all those characters by the end. Didn't want it to end. Good thing there's others for me to delve into.
I read most of this series years ago. Now that I have an hour commute and a fantastic addiction to audio books, I had to have it! I am so glad I downloaded this! I have laughed outloud, cried and felt all the emotions. Father Tim...I wish he was part of my family, as well as the other characters from this amazing series! I want to live in Mitford.
I have an amazing love for spiritually based humor and "real life" applications. This story just touches your heart and makes you fall in love. The reader is PERFECT for Father Tim and the point of view for these stories! BRAVO!
Great book, I am learning so much more this time, read it several years ago but listening to it is much better.
I love Jan Karon's books. They are fun and always leave me feeling good. They are a story of people I become quickly attached to and enjoy their ups and downs and continuing goodness and kindness.
For those who like books with fast-paced action and a contrived plot, you won't enjoy this one. But for those of us who live for slow summer days with an occasional baseball game or a picnic, this is heaven.