The first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon’s beloved series set in America’s favorite small town: Mitford.
It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.
The first two novels in Karon's Mitford series chronicle the everyday eccentricities of a small North Carolina town.
One of the most real novels I have read. Mitford could really exist.
Like eating a whole box of super sweet cereal in one sitting
This book is so cheesy my eyeballs nearly melted. After just a few chapters of super silly mishaps and dandy old jaunts down memory lane, I had to put it down. Just not my cup of tea.
This is a charming look at small town life.
I love the characters in this book. There is a wonderful variety among them. Many of them have very unusual quirks that kept me chuckling.
The story spans a little over a year in the lives of the residents of Mitford. I thoroughly enjoyed the everyday life element. Most of it is just common occurrences. Then there will a be a notable event that takes place. The book just flows back and forth as time passes.