This may be my first Jan Karon read. I remember my mother read her books and enjoyed them. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was skeptical. Here’s my book review of At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, which is also posted on Goodreads.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This copy is currently in my possession from a free library.
What a delightful story! My mother used to read (and loved) anything by Jan Karon. Not sure I’ve read this one, am sure enjoying it.
This book was a pleasant surprise. There are lots of characters, but the characterizations are so clear that it was hard to forget any of them. I love the point of view, which is the narrator’s view of Father Tim.
This is not a warm fuzzy story, although Mitford appears to be the perfect town. There are many ordinary and extraordinary difficulties with which the reader can identify. It is not a predictable story.
Already checked the next two books in the Mitford series out of the library. Great book — great author. Highly recommended. Squeaky clean and very much faith-based, but not in the way I expected. I love the personal relationship with God angle for an Episcopalian priest. That surprised me. Enjoy!