©1996 Jan Karon; (P)1999 Penguin Audiobooks
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 one of my fav in the series but with this Mitford series it's very important to read/listen to each book in the series in their proper order to really understand all the beautiful characters. Start with At Home in Mitford and go all the way through Light From Heaven!
This is another of the great Jan Karon "At Home in Mitford series". The characters come to life in each book and you can't wait to hear what happens in the next book. We travel with them in the car. I can not remember ever being inpatient or annoyed over construction or other hold up on the road as we are happily enjoying life in Mitford. This is a series the whole family can enjoy and grow closer together. No sex, violence or bad language. Warning for very small children is it about life and sometimes bad things happen to good people, but the author always teaches us a valuable lesson we can carry to our lives.
I loved the trip to the new town, the new people, and a little mystery. The whole Mitford series is excellent, you become part of the town. Jan Karon is a superb writer that captivates and elures you into a feel-good, warm-fuzzy read.
I have enjoyed all of the Mitford series books. Jan Karon has a style that makes you feel like you belong to the people of the stories. She makes you want to move to Mitford. Too bad it is fictional. She is also adept at expressing the spiritual ups and downs of the many different life-styles in these two places. A wonderful book.
I have a certain affection for the Mitford series as it was one of the first audiobooks I ever read and John McDonough's fabulous narration really hooked me on both the series and audiobooks in general. However, I found this installment in the series trying too hard to be a proselytizing "Christian" genre book, instead of a charming, sometimes funny, sometimes moving story that happens to have an Episcopalian minister as it's main character. Too many threads and plot lines were just set adrift in this book with no decent conclusion to them. All of them in fact. Then the book ends with a full thirteen minute sermon on being born-again and having a 'personal relationship with Jesus Christ' which has nothing do with any of the plots of the book, just smacked in there for good measure. It really wasn't up to par with the previous entries in this otherwise great series.
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