Home to Holly Springs

A Father Tim Novel

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Publisher Description

Join Father Tim on a profoundly personal journey back to his childhood home in this charming novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon's Mitford series.
 
Thirty-eight years have passed since Father Tim Kavanagh left his Mississippi hometown, determined not to return. Then he receives a handwritten note postmarked Holly Springs. Cryptic and unsigned, it says only Come home. These two words compel him to make the most challenging journey of his life.

Traveling to his boyhood home doesn’t merely take Father Tim across hundreds of miles. Thanks to a thousand sights and smells, he also travels back through memories—some fond and some he’s tried for nearly forty years to forget, from his quick-to-anger father and his lovingly tender mother to the picturesque small town he’d tried desperately to leave behind. And once Father Tim discovers who was behind the mysterious note, a truth is revealed that will change his life—forever.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Johnson 1125 ,

Home to holly springs

I wasn't sure this book would be a good as the Mitford series, but I'm glad to say this book was great. I always wondered about Peggy Cramer and "his Peggy". Now the mystery has been answered! Fantastic story! Never get tired of these characters!

Seriouslynot? ,

And just like that, she ruined the entire series.

I love pd Mitford books, the whimsical, sweet, light hearted fun is a delight. But this weird, melodramatic, poorly edited and far fetched mess is the worst. I would never wish this in anyone. And to include every character who ever crossed path with Timothy the child in a short visit back 38 years later is not miraculous as she portrays, but just a pathetic attempt to remain relevant. Have mercy. Probably won’t finish reading her series after this book.

It is always sad when a great author ruins their earlier work trying to keep “producing” long after the magic is gone.

SiameseGirl25 ,

Random

I've ready many of the Father Tim series and enjoyed them very much. It seems though that Karon's writing is becoming random and disjointed. It's very distracting and tiresome. While I do still enjoy the plots, her writing style is getting harder and harder to follow comfortably. I'll continue to struggle my way to the end, but I wish I was enjoying it more.

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