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The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford, A Light in the Window, These High, Green Hills, Out to Canaan, A New Song, and A Common Life

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  • Posted April 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Take me home to Mitford it's reunion time.

    These stories are the most uplifting, touching, heartwarming, human and realistic tales in which to involve yourself. Jan Karon is a very gifted author whose characters leap off the pages or perhaps the reader leaps into the stories. Get to know Father Tim, Cynthia, Uncle Billy and all the townfolk in Mitford. You will fall in love with the people, the town, the events and want the recipe for the Orange Marmalade Cake that nearly puts Father Tim in a diabetic coma. You will be alternately bowled over by Father Tim's big Buick of a black dog and teased by Cynthia's sugar and spice and all things nice kitty.

    While Father Tim is an Anglican priest with his work woven throughout the stories, the tales are not overwhelmingly religious. There are literary quotes throughout which give the reader opportunity to ponder, if so inclined, but pondering is not required. There is something here for everyone romance and love, but nothing tawdry or "x" rated. Lots of feel good moments are offered from Tim's taking in a kid who needs help, caring for the dog which adopts him by nearly knocking him over, visits to the barber shop, the mens store, the grocery, the back booth in the cafe, what to do about the criminal in the church attic, and Tim's own senior citizen-late in life finding his soul mate.

    Do yourself a favor. Read the first book in the series ... it won't be long before you're a Jan Karon and Mitford devotee. You'll be hooked like the rest of us and encouraging all your friends to find the joy, the happiness, the promise At Home in Mitford.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    Usually don't read anything but biographical or auto-biographical. This was a welcome change. Heartwarming and sentimental.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2006

    Mitford Friends

    One of the best series I have ever read. Father Tim and his folks at Mitford are truly believeable people we have all known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Charming and Fun

    These books were shared from a co-worker.They captured me at once and transported me to a place we would all like to live. I can't wait for the continuing series. Fresh, easy read,with loveable characters, and safe for the whole family. The main characters will refresh your faith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2003

    5 stars and more for Mitford

    My mother got me started listening to the Mitford Books. As someone who is legelly blind I pictunre things in my mind. Tere books have done more than that. When I listen to the books I can hear the voices of the charters. Keep them coing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    REFRESHING

    I AM CURRENTYLY FINISHING BOOK 4. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO READ THEM ALL. REFRESHING IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE THESE BOOKS. THEY GIVE ME WARM FUZZIES AND A WONDERFUL FEELING OF CONTENTMENT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    Simply a must!

    Rich with characters and details. Like taking the first breath of Spring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    A wounderful Story

    At Home in Mitford was wounderful. A delightful story that keeps you reading. I am currently reading A Light in the Window. I could only dream of having the simple small town life of Mitford.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    Laying it on thick

    Not bad - but far from great. File under inspiration for the hopeless.

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