Father Tim

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252 ratings

Home to Holly Springs Publisher's Summary

Join Father Tim on a profoundly personal journey back to his childhood home in this charming novel in number-one New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon's Mitford series.

Thirty-eight years have passed since Father Tim Kavanagh left his Mississippi hometown, determined not to return. Then he receives a handwritten note postmarked Holly Springs. Cryptic and unsigned, it says only Come home. These two words compel him to make the most challenging journey of his life.

Traveling to his boyhood home doesn’t merely take Father Tim across hundreds of miles. Thanks to a thousand sights and smells, he also travels back through memories - some fond and some he’s tried for nearly 40 years to forget, from his quick-to-anger father and his lovingly tender mother to the picturesque small town he’d tried desperately to leave behind. And once Father Tim discovers who was behind the mysterious note, a truth is revealed that will change his life - forever. 

©2007 Jan Karon (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Home to Holly Springs

    • The First of the Father Tim Novels
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The book is wonderful as always, but.....

    • By Vickie on 12-26-07

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • In the Company of Others

    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Nilda on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $31.50