A Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Series #6)

A Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Series #6)

by Jan Karon
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A Common Life: The Wedding Story (Mitford Series #6) by Jan Karon

Laughter and wedding bells ring as Jan Karon takes her millions of fans back in time to the most cherished event in Mitford!

Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is A Common Life, and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception?

All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart.

A Common Life is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversaries, and for a bride or groom to give to his or her beloved. In truth, it's perfect for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope, and celebrates love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670894376
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/09/2001
Series: Mitford Series , #6
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jan Karon says she writes to give readers an extended family and to applaud the extraordinary beauty of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

Hometown:

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

1937

Place of Birth:

Lenoir, North Carolina

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Common Life 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother introduced me to Mitford right after the last book was written. Handing me her stack of books (in order), she pulled this book out and inserted it between #2 & #3. She insisted that the wedding story should be read between the proposal at the end of Light in the Window (#2) and an already married couple at the beginning of These High, Green Hills (#3). She said that it would keep me from getting confused the way she was. I guess fans were so sad to not be given any of the crazy details about the wedding that they flooded Jan Karon with the request, so she obliged. Even though it is her sixth novel, it should be considered novel 2.5. Hope this helps.
jmmbd More than 1 year ago
This book beautifully describes various characters' experiences or thoughts concerning love, courtship and marriage all against the backdrop of Father Tim's marriage to Cynthia. You are likely to find at least one character that shares your perception of love and marriage in a touching way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book--it had all those fun details that were glossed over earlier in the series. It was hilarious and interesting. However, going back in time after the characters in the series had developed so much was really confusing. This book would have been even better if Karon had written it in between books two and three. Still, a throughly enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the other reviews, and I have to disagree in a way. I loved getting to go back in time and pick up on some of the events that were alluded to but not disclosed to the reader in other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is mostly about Timothy and Cynthia getting married but goes into a lot more detail than when it was just mentioned in the other book. I love Jan Karon's writing, but think she should have put this in sequence and woven it into the other book and pushed out the material overflow to another book instead of writing this one. It almost looks like an afterthought on her part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Felt like it was out of place in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too was very confused with this book & I too checked the number of the book thought for sure I had the wrong book. Was not at all happy with it, found it boring and was glad after I skimmed through it. Nothing like the others in the series. It was as if she needed #6 and had nothing to write & just through that old stuff together....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a little nervous going back in time. Actually, I was a little surprised to find that I didn't mind it as much as I thought I would. But, I want Jan Karon to move on. I need another bit of Mitford. I read these books as slow as possible so they won't end. I love the characters and the town of Mitford. Give us another one Jan, soon please.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like all of Jan's fans, I was hoping for a continuation of her Mitford stories rather than back-tracking but I still enjoyed this review of the wedding. Another series that is really good is Hickam's Coalwood series. Sky of Stone is the best yet. Mitford fans will love Coalwood. Lots of similarities and Hickam's writing is deeper and more colorful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have waited with great anticipation for the next Miford book - was surprised to learn we were going to go backward instead of forward - but hey I was game. Was so disappointed with Karon's latest book about Mitford. Yes, it had all the appropriate things, Dooley, Miss Sadie and all the hoopla but where was the story. Ms. Karon is a talented writer and the preceeding Mitford books were a joy in my life. Hopefully, she will get that edge back and go forward with some REAL stories of our beloved Mitford characters. Father Tim is not so far over the hill that lots of stories are yet to be told.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an 'avid' Mitford fan, I was disappointed with this book. I was expecting a 'new' episode in the lives of Father Tim, Cynthia and Dooley.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that I was purchasing another new and exciting saga. What I purchased was a repeat version. I was throughly disappointed and felt like I had been ripped out to the financial benefit of the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this is what I waited for for nearly two years and then finished it in two days. Definitely not up to par with the other Mitford books which I loved. This should have been the third book so it would have been in sequential order and at least made sense. Better yet, Jan Karon could just have skipped writing it all together and saved us all some money. What was the point anyway? I don't need to read a whole book about the wedding! I want to know what happens next in the story line. Come on Jan, please get back on track and I don't mean with those next two books about Father Tim's thoughts and hymns etc. and those goofy Mitford snowmen either ( where they come in I don't know- never heard of them before!) Please- continue the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, like other Jan Karon fans, anxiously awaited the arrival of this book. I now actually resent having spent money on it, and the hour it took to read. The book lacked substance and any character development. Unlike her other books which bring many emotions out as I read them, this one left me feeling let down and actually angry. She's let her loyal readers down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed the others so much, I was pleased to get the long awaited 'next' book. Then I was totally confused as I read about the wedding that had already taken place. It is a well written book, but the story line is a real disappointment.
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Hop-A-Long More than 1 year ago
Jan Karon to my suprise wrote this series with feeling for the simple life, which sadly is gone forever. I highly recommend that you purchase the all the books in the series.
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I had read this Jan Karon and many of her other Mitford Series; I enjoyed the characters and the settings. Had to share it with my daughter.
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