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Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim Series #1)

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Reconciling ones past with the present

This is a wonderful addition to the Father Tim stories! We get to see the events that made Father Tim the man he is. We also have the opportunity to see that negative events in our lives can lead to good instead of being used as excuses for failure and lack of ambition....
This is a wonderful addition to the Father Tim stories! We get to see the events that made Father Tim the man he is. We also have the opportunity to see that negative events in our lives can lead to good instead of being used as excuses for failure and lack of ambition.

posted by 363129 on May 9, 2009

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Father Tim's next challenge

I opened "Home to Holly Springs" with such anticipation! I finally had Jan Karon's new book, it was a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon, I was in heaven. As I read, turning each page eagerly, I kept saying to myself, "Something exciting will happen soon, the next chapte...
I opened "Home to Holly Springs" with such anticipation! I finally had Jan Karon's new book, it was a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon, I was in heaven. As I read, turning each page eagerly, I kept saying to myself, "Something exciting will happen soon, the next chapter will be more exciting." I was expecting this book to be like the Mitford books, but those familiar characters were not appearing. The new characters were not as likeable, and I didn't care too much about them. I tried to like them, but I found them a bit tiring. Two major characters with the same name! Who was who? Jan Karon, why? I struggled with the book, determined to finish it. Finally, Cynthia showed up and things began moving along! I was not surprised with the final "secret"; nor was I surprised with Father Tim's decision. Of course, he would! I do look forward to more Father Tim books. I just hope they will be more fun to read!

posted by yellowroseBCD on May 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2011

    Very Disappointing

    After such a great series -- I read and enjoyed them all -- this book was a huge disappointment. Jan Karon should have left Father Tim in Mitford!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    A reviewer

    I was so looking forward to this book being published. I even had the date on my calendar. I am totally in love with the Mitford Series. First, I too was disappointed that the audio books were read by a different person. I missed hearing Mr. McDonough. Second, I was disappointed in the books content. After listening to the whole book I wondered if this story was first conceived as a single book. Ms. Karon ties up so many lose ends in the end and finding the last few friends was so 'out there' it was laughable. If Ms. Karon does continue with this series I will read it just out of pure curosity and faith in her writing skills. I will however wait until it is available in my local library rather than invest in my own book.

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