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Home to Holly Springs: The First of the Father Tim Novels | [Jan Karon]

Home to Holly Springs: The First of the Father Tim Novels

After more than 38 years, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey. Whatever became of Tommy Noles, his forbidden childhood friend, and Peggy, the loving woman who was like his second mother? What were the facts behind the court trial that drove the Kavanagh family even further apart?
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Publisher's Summary

After more than 38 years, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey.

Whatever became of Tommy Noles, his forbidden childhood friend, and Peggy, the loving woman who was like his second mother? What were the facts behind the court trial that drove the Kavanagh family even further apart?

He figures Thomas Wolfe was right: You can't go home again. Then he discovers the truth: A surprising number of connections have miraculously survived time and neglect.

In this first of the Father Tim novels, Jan Karon takes her celebrated Mitford character to territory he has long avoided, the uncharted territory of family, giving us a spellbinding and poignant narrative laced with the wisdom and forgiveness only a trip back home can inspire.

Don't miss more of Father Tim's adventures in Jan Karon's Mitford series.

©2007 Jan Karon; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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"Mitford fans will enjoy this newest visit with wise, winsome, lovable Father Tim." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Brenda Liberty Township, OH, United States 09-01-13
    Brenda Liberty Township, OH, United States 09-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a mother of two adult children and married to a wonderful man. I am a full time Realtor who enjoys historical fiction.

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    "Don't care for this story teller."
    What did you love best about Home to Holly Springs?

    I can't get past the story teller. This is nothing like the other books when John Mcdonnough told the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He doesn't continue the same characters from the other Jan Karon books.


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    Leslie Vancouver, WA, United States 08-16-12
    Leslie Vancouver, WA, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2007
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    "New Series is Same, Yet Different"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Home to Holly Springs to be better than the print version?

    The narration was excellent; voice interpretations were spot on.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Home to Holly Springs?

    The flashback moments into Father Tim's history were noticibly darker than anything found in the Mitford series. The change was necessary.


    What about Scott Sowers’s performance did you like?

    Perfect accents!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leah C. Morgan Sharpsburg, MD 07-29-12
    Leah C. Morgan Sharpsburg, MD 07-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator and Author: A Match Made in Holly Springs"

    Scott Sowers was so brilliant a narrator I forgot he was one voice. I was especially impressed with his speech for a character described as having no teeth. It was so believable I hit rewind half a dozen times just to hear that character's first line again and again. He did an incredible job of selling Audible. I doubt my reading experience of this title, which I own in hard copy, would have had the same impact.

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    Karen Reedley, CA, United States 11-22-11
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    "Loved It!"

    I gave a 3 x 5 Star rating even though it was strange getting used to a new reader, BUT I believe for this series he was grand, and made the first two books in this series come alive. Read it!

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    Carla Bowser, BC, Canada 01-24-11
    Carla Bowser, BC, Canada 01-24-11 Member Since 2008
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    "good book difficult narrator"

    At first the narrator's voice was so slllloooowww and labourious, and inappropritate pauses in the syntax of the sentence, but I kept going ... in the end he was able to differentiate the characters appropriately and it was quite enjoyable to listen to,
    the story was, of course, very good, very pleasant as these books are always!

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    Marcella Wausa, NE, United States 09-16-10
    Marcella Wausa, NE, United States 09-16-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointed with a capital D -"

    Why did they change narrators!!??!! I have listened to all the series and I couldn't even get past the first couple of chapters in this book - the narrator is not horrible but he is completely wrong for this book - Can't really tell you if I liked the book because I couldn't listen to it - too dry and not engaging.

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    Virginia Barneveld, WI, United States 03-16-10
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    After so many books with one narrater changing made it difficult to "believe" this was the same character. Very hard to get into. Sorry to have wasted my credit.

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    S FORT WORTH, TX, United States 01-27-08
    S FORT WORTH, TX, United States 01-27-08
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    "Wonderful Book"

    Home to Holly Springs was fun, heart warming and great to listen to. I couldn't wait to get to a place where I could listen again. I was so surprised to find out who wrote the mysterious note. Great book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Plano, TX, United States 04-22-09
    Donna Plano, TX, United States 04-22-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Home to Holly Springs"

    Jan Karon always delivers a wonderful story. I have enjoyed all of the Mitford series. The change in narrator was distracting. I have come to love the soothing voice of John McDonough. He is Father Tim to me and I miss his voice in this book. I miss him and all of the characters that filled my imagination throughout the series. After that being said, it is still a heartwarming story worth either listening to or reading.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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