As you can see, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, is in need of divine intervention. In this beautifully crafted second novel in the Mitford series, Jan Karon delivers a love story that's both heartwarming and hilarious. Only time will tell if the village parson can practice what he preaches.
In A Light in the Window, you will find an affirmation of what some of us already know: Life in a small town is rarely quiet. And absolutely never boring.
Don't miss out on the rest of Father Tim's adventures in Mitford.
©1995 Jan Karon; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved
I don't review every book--only books I feel strongly about--hence the many 4-5 star vs 1-2 star reviews. Just my opinions--hope they help.
Another pleasure from Jan Karon and John McDonough. Positive, human, silly, and fun. All about finding your family all around you and trying to bloom where you are planted.
I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection
This is book two in the Mitford series and I just can't get enough. If this were a real town I would definitely want to live there.
After more than a year away, it was a pleasure to return and visit Father Tim and his friends. After an action thriller and a political biography, the charming village that Karon has created was refreshing. I will certainly buy the next installment.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to since I joined Audible. Of course, the story is one of the best I have read in many years. Jan Karon, the author, has a way of writing that lets you step into the lives of the people of Mitford. I feel that I would recognize any of the characters if I met them on the street. This is a "slice of life" type story where you step into the lives of the characters and follow them through the months and / or years. Every character is vividly drawn.
I think that my favorite moments include Father Tim's first meeting with Dooley Barlow, the time spent with Miss Sadie, and his introduction to Puny.
John McDonough was able to narrate the story in such a way that you can enter the world of the story and forget the narrator. John's use of the native idioms and accents was right on.
Come enter the world of Mitford . . . you will never want to leave!
I am really looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. I read these books years ago and have been wanting to reread them for quite a while but have just been too busy. Audible provided the perfect way for me to do both.
One of the best I've experienced.
At Home In Mitford - same actor - brings the story alive.
He does so well with the different characters - he seems to actually take on their personalities and matches it with a voice that is so aunthentic. He is unbelievable and I will look for more of his work.
I'm not sure I could actually narrow it down to one but I think Father Tim's encounters with Edith Mallory are right up there with the unique voice and personality of Dooley Barlow.
I am so entertained by this and cannot wait to buy the next book in the series to listen to. It will be at the top of my Christmas list this year.
50 something female, not a bibliophile by any stretch of the imagination. Don't have time to sit. I love history and biographies.
John's performance was extraordinary. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, even though I read this book years ago. He brought new live to it.
Only marked performance down due to a problem with the audio. Skipping occurs at the end of each electronic chapter (not the book chapter). Not sure what I missed. Otherwise, nicely done.
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I listened to this recording at least 3 complete times with rapt attention.
I appreciated the plot and the development of each characters. The setting was authentic and natural.
This is at least my third listen through the Mitford series. When life gets to be too much, and I feel like running away (who runs away at 56?), I escape to Mitford. I rest on Father Tim's sofa, warming my toes by the fire and listen to him reading Wordsworth. I sit in the next to the last booth at the Main Street Grille and listen in on the local gossip being bandied around in the back booth. I sit on the vanity stool in Miss Sadie's bedroom and let her bitter sweet life story carry me to another time and place. Then I muster my courage, say Philippians 4:13 for Pete's sake, and get back to navigating our crazy world with a renewed spirit. Thanks Jan Karon for writing a book better than Valium at putting things into perspective.
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