The small New England town of Dorsetville is filled with quirky, loveable characters much like those who populated Andy Griffith’s Mayberry.
Dorsetville is all aflutter. The housekeeper at St. Cecilia’s rectory, Mrs. Norris, has quit in a huff, and the rectory is beginning to look like a college dorm. Father Dennis could lend a hand, but since his cooking show, The Fat Friar, has gained popularity, he’s become, well, moody.
Nellie Anderson and Harry Clifford are about to tie the knot—that is if someone can find the missing wedding invitations. Bungling Deputy Hill has been left in charge since the sheriff is sick, but will the town survive in the meantime?
Meanwhile, Father James is helping an ex-convict learn to resume his life. Valerie Kilbourne, a single mother, needs money for a very expensive operation for her twin daughters. And Lori Peterson, who has had her share of tragedies, will be asked to face another.
Katherine Valentine’s keen insights into human nature and extraordinary sense of humor make for characters you’ll want to know for years.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Series:||Dorsetville Series , #3|
|Edition description:||First Image Books Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Katherine Valentine is the author of two previous Dorsetville novels. A Miracle for St. Cecilia's (winner of the honorable mention by the Catholic Pres Association) and A Gathering of Angels. Katherine resides in the New England countryside, where, she says, "Dorsetville lies just outside my front door."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading the first two Dorsetville books, I was delighted to find the people of that idyllic setting were still up to their small-town caring about others. Karen Valentine's picture-evoking descriptions of the characters and their quirks made each page a treat. One of the memorable characters was the somewhat older rectory housekeeper, Mrs. Norris, a martyr in her own mind, who took to wearing pink lipstick and blue eyeshadow to spice up her potential love life. So many of the characters have endearing qualities that are reminiscent of people we've all known. Reading this book made my mouth smile, my eyes well up a bit, and my shoulders relax with a lovely sense of peace.
Since the day I happened across her first book, A Miracle for St. Cecilia's in my local bookstore, I've been a huge fan of the writing of Katherine Valentine. With Grace Will Lead Me Home, her third installment in the beloved Dorsetville series, Ms. Valentine continues to build my love for this community of characters and their stories. Dorsetville has been likened to a Catholic Mitford, (made famous by author Jan Karon), but these wonderful novels transcend denominational lines and offer a tremendous message of hope and inspiration. Grace Will Lead Me Home will stand on its own merit if you haven't read A Miracle for St. Cecilia's or A Gathering of Angels. But if you love great fiction as much as I do, do yourself a favor and enjoy all three! Now I'm just anxious to see what will be going on around Dorsetville in #4! Lisa
Grace Will Lead Me Home has all the elements that make Katherine Valentine's books so enjoyable. In this installment, Harry and Nellie are having second thoughts about their upcoming wedding. Both Father Dennis' new cooking show, The Fat Friar, and Father James' search for a new housekeeper are a riot. But the core of the book is the Christian values that the author handles with grace and simplicity, providing new insights into our faith. Each installment in this series is like receiving a letter from a dear friend. I can't wait until the next one arrives!