"At Home in Mitford"
by Jan Karon
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The Mitford Series begins with the title, At Home In
Mitford. This delightful series joins Father Tim, the town's minister,
enjoying a cup of coffee with friends at the Main Street Grill. This, it turns
out, is an old-fashioned meeting place, second only to the townspeople's weekly
Father Tim begins his adventure, when he feels something beating a frantic,
friendly rhythm against his leg. He looks down, into the enormous brown,
friendly eyes of a large, black, mud-caked dog. A little later, he realizes
that this large, black, mud-caked dog responds beautifully to Scripture. Father
Tim, in a frantic haste, yells out, Let no corrupt communication proceed
out of your mouth, he quoted in a loud voice from Ephesians, but
that which is good to the use of edifying. . . Suddenly, the dog sat
down and looked at his prey with fond admiration.
Now, Father Tim began his rounds each weekday, at 6:45 am, at the hospital,
praying and talking with his ill parishioners.
Once, in a great while, he would dream of sitting by the fire, in his
fireplace, with a wife. But, since he was nearly 60 years of age, he would
dismiss those thoughts. Of course, that is, until he met his first love. She
was a lady, who, actually, lived next door to Father Tim.
This wonderful book is so relaxing and refreshing. These adjectives just begin
to describe this series. It is so filled with life, everyday life, I was,
frankly, delighted as the lives in this town began to "fill out". The people,
and their personalities, their lives, deaths, and general wants & needs
elevated this book, in my eyes, to an ongoing classic.
So, dear Reader, welcome to Mitford!
Once you start reading you won't want to put down.
"A joy" -
Great for the whole family!
Must to Read!