Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #12)

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #12)

by Jan Karon
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #12) by Jan Karon

A publishing event: #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—and invites her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors.
            While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion.
            His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion—for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley’s brother, Sammy, still enraged by his mother’s abandonment, destroys one of Father Tim’s prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.
            All this as Wanda’s Feel Good Café opens, a romance catches fire through an Internet word game, their former mayor hatches a reelection campaign to throw the bums out, and the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry: Does Mitford still take care of its own?
            Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon’s characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698141407
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Mitford Series , #12
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 15,203
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-three books, including the Mitford novels, the Father Tim novels, a popular cookbook, and several books for children. She lives near Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello, a World Heritage site in Central Virginia.


Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Place of Birth:

Lenoir, North Carolina

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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Series #10) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 140 reviews.
glopanda More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the Mitford series and am very excited about this new book. But I must admit that reading it on a laptop simply isn't the same as holding the book in my hand and getting "totally lost" in the story. I'll be in to buy the real deal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was back to the Mitford style, I read it this week and I enjoyed every word of it. If you haven't read this series, I strongly recommend that you do so. Father Tim and all of Mitford will pull you in and make you want to live there.
bookmomSC More than 1 year ago
So very glad to be back in Mitford!
susanwalkergirl More than 1 year ago
What an absolute pleasure it was to read Jan Karon’s newest book Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good! With this new book, readers can continue to follow the lives Father Tim Kavanaugh and his wife Cynthia and a wonderful mix of characters in the lovely fictional town of Mitford, North Carolina. When reading this book felt like I was going home and seeing the people whom I love, who are a little quirky. But isn’t that part of what makes them so loveable? Jan Karon’s writing is exceptional. Characters come to life and are well developed over time. The story is simple yet rich and complex in the ordinary adventures called life. A composition of vignettes told through the perspective of everyone’s favorite Episcopal priest, Father Tim who is now retired. The cast of characters is wide ranging and yet a beautiful blend of people I would like to know. Jan Karon doesn’t strive to be edgy. Instead she creates characters that are real and likable even with their imperfections. My favorite thing about this book is how the characters Christian faith is interwoven throughout the story. I loved reading Father Tim and Cynthia’s prayers. I loved the compassion and brokenness that came through when Father Tim wept as he told of the failure and sin of fellow clergyman. I learned that I want to have that kind of love and compassion that desires repentance and to restore a fellow sinner. I so appreciate the sharing of the Gospel message in a simple way, but one so fitting the storyline. I can always tell a book is really good when I’m thinking about the characters after I’ve set the book down and can’t wait to get back to them. The only downside to this book is that it ends, but hopefully the story will continue in another book by gifted writer Jan Karon. Even though this is the latest book in the Mitford series, it makes a good stand alone book. I do caution you though, you will likely want to go back and read the earlier books when you fall in love with the characters. Jan Karon is one of the best writers of her generation and I am grateful to have read her latest book Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good. I would like to thank Putnam publishers for providing me with a copy of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good to read in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book did not want it to end! She also left the way for more tp come in Mitford. Can,t say how much this bookk meant to me look forward to more fro jan karon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book--laugh out loud funny,  and so touched with grace and love, I wept.  I have read all the other books in this series and even after 5 years had no trouble getting back into sync with Father Tim and his flock.   I sincerely hope Jan Karon does not wait another 5 years to produce the next book!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled when I saw another Fr. Tim book was out. She nevers dissapoints. Lovely story. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to leave a review of the Nook book, but I cannot. It opens and I can turn the pages up to Chapter 1. Then, it boots me out to my library. I've had it checked by my local B&N Nook experts. I was told there is nothing wrong with my Nook, it is the file. I haven't had the time to call or chat. If I'm ever able to read it, I'll review it. I'm giving a high rating to the book (I've read parts of it elsewhere and I love the series.) But this does not go for the Nook version.
MKLCentralTexas More than 1 year ago
I love Mitford and it's characters and was happy to go back and visit; however, I found this trip to be rather slow.
Ragdollsnc More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed with this book. I couldn't follow the story so I did not even finish the book. I have read all of the other Mitford books and enjoyed them
Traveler4 More than 1 year ago
I found this book boring, disjointed, and too long. It did not have the usual personal quirkiness for the characters. I have loved all of her other books and had wished for more of the Mitford series. J. Karon let too much time go by to try to reconnect us to the Mitford past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Llov lov lov it keep them coming jan lov u
Anonymous 4 months ago
Back home again and more on the hometown. This story seem to end too quickly.
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If I didn't. There was a larger chance that my mom would find out that I'm going to go behind her back.
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I reset my nook.
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I love the Mitford series and was excited to be back there again, however, this was not a good read. It was very slow and disjointed. It did not have the same draw and spark as the others.and it was difficult to follow. I long for the good ol' days of Mitford.
Quiltinbug1 More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine several years ago gave me the first of the Mitford series and I was hooked. I even have Father Tim's cookbook. I would love to see these stories made into t.v. mini series. Excellent reads that have laughter, tears and faith based living.
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