Someone recommended this series to me. I did not want to read it because I thought it would be too sweet and not have real people. But I really love this series. I now recommend Jan Karon's book to others.
Having only listened to this first book, I can already say that I absolutely love this author. She does an excellent job of character and storyline development. Her attention to Southern detail draws us, the readers, into the town of Mitford, and offers us a tall glass of iced tea and a front row seat on the veranda where we can sit and watch the character's lives unfold. It's like Fried Green Tomatoes meets Mayberry - both serious and comical this book is written from a caring heart. Mitford, the town we all would like to call our home. I highly recommend this book to everyone. ✌
I am starting to listen to the series for the second time. The writer and narrator combo is perfection. I love each character! Each book includes giggles and tears. It has been probably 5 years since I first read the series. I enjoy listening for the second time, knowing each person already and I look forward to the stories that I will enjoy again.
An easy book to listen to and laugh at the characters in the story. Great entertainment while washing dishes, for me!
I enjoyed the sweetness and innocence of the characters.
This is my first listen to Mr. McDonough.
This book is squeaky clean and delightful. The whole series is wonderful. I have read these books multiple times and each time find new things to love. The recording makes it really come to life. Mitford is the town I escape to when things get crazy.
A plot where something happened. I tried this because of a friend who loved this series. Books about life in a small town where nothing much happens are not my cup of tea. I was unable to finish this book which is a rarity for me; I'll usually stick it out.
Narration was fine. It was the story that bored me.
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!