Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.
Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.
Don't miss out on the rest of Father Tim's adventures in Mitford.
©1994 Jan Karon; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved
I enjoyed listening to this audio book but would not by any streching of the plot call it a mystery. It is a nice small town story that I didn't find overly preachy given that the description included "lovable rector". The narrator is an excellent fit for the main character and the other voices he uses.
I absolutely loved the first Mitford book. I've now listened to the entire series. Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, and the entire town of Mitford are so endearing. If there was such a town, I'd love to live there.
This series is a must-read, must-have, must- listen jewel.
I truly hope Jan Karon is currently working on the 10th installment.
I highly recommend reading/listening to "At Hom in Mitford" by Jan Karon.... It is a heart warming story that makes you feel right at home with all the charaters and they will remind you of people you know in your own towns... Once you get started with Mitford you will have to read/listen to the whole series about Father Tim, the amazing dog, his boy, his neighbor, etc... Enjoy the amazing town and world of Mitford...
Sew N Sew
I love the model of Father Tim as he nourishes his parish and also struggles with unforeseen and complicated personal problems. An uplifting model with real life errors and temptations. This story makes me see grace in action. It gives me a more forgiving spirit.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
Yes!!!! This is a heartwarming book with plenty of laughter a little romance and a feeling of down home comfort.
Father Tim adopts a dog who is controlled by scriptures, a boy who was raised with no manners and a town with the funniest people where do I begin. This book has you laughing at its antics from the very beginning. I loved the whole story.
I am so in love with this delightful series. I knew it was popular so I really wanted to try it. At first I had a little hard time getting into it but then I quickly became hooked. I never want it to end. The world needs more stories like this that warm your heart & soul. No stress but lots of tears, laughter and the little boy Dooley who always says " Oh POOP!" cracks me up to no end. I love this town and Father Tim's life. :)
The reader used voice inflection to make you feel like you we're right on the scene.
Yes, but it took a week or so.
I read this series years ago. Someone recommended them to my mother...who was NOT a reader. This series was the only reading for pleasure I ever knew my mother to do. She loved them. I loved them. The series recently came up in conversation with my college roommate (we graduated nearly 30 years ago!). She has read and listened to the series numerous times and has a tradition of listening to "Shepherd's Abiding" (The Mitford Years, Book 8) every year at Christmas time. I thought it might be a good time to revisit Mitford myself.I've LOVED every minute of this performance. I typically listen while walking in my neighborhood and I'm fairly certain that my neighbors consider me to be off my rocker! I start laughing out loud as I walk along. I'm looking forward to listening to the whole series. It's even better than reading it!
I love the people of Mitford. We are invited into their lives.
John McDonough brings Father Tim to life. Every time I hear him exclaim"Thanks be to God!", I can just picture the relief on the rector's face!
At Home in Mitford is a perfect fit. I wouldn't change a thing.
Yes. It is so well written. Jan's choice of well considered and descriptive words is superior.
The Shell Seekers. Great narrative and winning characters.
Hands down - Father Timothy; closely followed by Cynthia Coppersmith
Too many to mention...
I adored the narration by John McDonough
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