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To Be Where You Are

After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn’t need a steady job to prove himself. Then he’s given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows.
Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it’s life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it,

Susan Johnson

Sep 08, 2017

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I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascinating? Because Father Tim is someone we would all like in our lives. A kind man who came to love late in his life, fatherhood by adoption even later and grateful for every blessing he has.

This story mostly centers

This story mostly centers around his adopted son, Dooley, and his wife, Lace, married all of five months now. They are adopting 4 year old, Jack, who has demons but is a true delight. Dooley is starting his vet practice with trials and tribulations but joy. They have so many things going on that I was tired just reading about it but isn’t that the way we all were in our 20’s?

All the delightful Mitford characters are around. There are two famous Esthers in town, one the former mayor and one who makes the famed orange marmalade cakes. One dies and the paper runs the picture of the other one with the correct name. It doesn’t sound funny but it was.

This is such a delightful series and I have loved these characters for years. As the book ends, Father Tim and Cynthia are off on a new journey. I hope they stop by my house. I’d love to spend more time with them. If you ever need a feel good book, you can’t go wrong here.

Thanks to Net Galley for letting me romp in Mitford again.
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Toni

Aug 24, 2017

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Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming!

How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she’s just introducing all her Mitford characters. I have read the entire series and this book is right up there with the best.
Fr. Tim has been retired for ten plus years but at 77 he’s not ready to slow down and neither is his wife, Cynthia busy painting pictures

How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she’s just introducing all her Mitford characters. I have read the entire series and this book is right up there with the best.
Fr. Tim has been retired for ten plus years but at 77 he’s not ready to slow down and neither is his wife, Cynthia busy painting pictures for their donation to the Children’s Home auction. They help out at Meadowgate while their son, Dooley builds his Vet practice as his artist wife, Lace paints from her attic space at home. Not to mention the pasture full of beautiful heifers eyed by the charming bull, Choo Choo. Jack Tyler, the adorable 4 yr. old adopted son of Lace and Dooley keeps everybody busy every minute by his curious nature and many questions no one can resist answering.
Most of Mitford’s characters we know and love are back, but many are nearing Fr. Tim’s age and slowing down just a little bit. Ms. Esther Bolick may have baked her last OMC (Orange Marmalade Cake), but Winnie at the Sweet Stuff has that backed up. Avis Packard, proud owner of the town’s only grocery store, the Local, has been denying his fading health. As he’s forced for an extended hospital stay, Fr. Tim takes on running the grocery store. As they say, hilarity ensues; but hard work too. As the town gets ready for Thanksgiving and its Christmas parade, the former mayor, Esther Cunningham, soon to be 90 is bending Fr. Tim’s ear about running for Mayor again and wants to ride in the parade, prominently (i.e. like a Queen). Fr. Tim never fails for creative ideas that wouldn’t insult a flea.
Enter the town of Mitford once again saying hi to old friends and welcoming in some new. It takes a village for sure; you’ll never want to leave.

By the way, I hope “I’d rather be in Mitford” T-shirts will be available for purchase when this book is published!

Thank you Netgalley, C.P. Putnam, and Random House.
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