#1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. 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--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love for the first time, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to yet another family wedding. But perhaps the bottom line is this: While a star blinks out in the Mitford firmament, another soon blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life--for now and forever. Jan Karon weaves together the everyday lives of two families, and the cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin....
|Title||:||To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14)|
|Number of Pages||:||450 pages|
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To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14) Reviews
Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will.
Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, heartache, and raw emotion that fills this book. I cried numerous times, especially at a plot twist towards the end. Just wow.
I'm not sure if this will be the last Mitford book, but I almost wouldn't mind if it was. As much ...more
I absolutely adore Mitford and the people who make up this community. The writing feels like you are just living the life with Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, Lace, and the rest of the characters who all add so much to the story. Through this entire series, I have become invested in the community. When you lose a character that has been a part of the series, even if the character is not a major player, you feel the loss. Seeing the next generation of people grow and mature has honestly been one of ...more
The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed Dooley and Lace have to deal with major tragedy, stress and loss. Jack is the hero or shining star as he heals old wounds and brings the family and town much happiness. This story takes place in a small town but t ...more
One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and life events. The action picks up not too long after the events of Come Rain or Come Shine, and the reader gets plenty of time with Lace and Dooley on their farm and with Father Tim and Cynthia. One thing I love abou ...more
I know 5 Stars is a bit overboard but I always feel so good while reading a Mitford book, I had to give it 5. Wish I lived in Mitford.
I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected from an author that I have enjoyed for all these years. Sad to say, the Mitord Series seems to have lost the heart of what made it so enjoyable for all these years.
Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with the books in the last several years. Settling into this novel was like visiting old friends and family. Like snuggling into your favorite sweater with a warm cup of cocoa. Father Tim Kavanagh, the Episcopal priest, ...more
This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous. He's trying you have to give him that, even if his smoothies are a bit chunky! I didn't find myself lost at all as I read through this series with all its loveable characters. It was quite easy to follow them thr ...more