At Home in Mitford

At Home in Mitford

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Penguin Putnam
The first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon&;s beloved series set in America&;s favorite small town: Mitford.

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

Random House, Inc.
The first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon’s beloved series set in America’s favorite small town: Mitford.

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the mysteries and miracles of everyday life introduces the small North Carolina town of Mitford and its colorful inhabitants, including Tim, a bachelor rector, who is falling in love with his neighbor

Baker
& Taylor

A heartwarming portrait of the mysteries and miracles of everyday life in a small town introduces the charming North Carolina town of Mitford and its colorful inhabitants, including Tim, a bachelor rector, who is falling in love with his neighbor. Reprint.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780140254488
014025448X
Branch Call Number: F KAR
Characteristics: 446 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm

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ArapahoeMarcia Jan 04, 2020

I really enjoyed spending time with these characters in this small town. Very heartwarming!

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sasie
Dec 11, 2019

You will not find a more lovely story than this. It is so charming. It completely won me over.

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vkreads
Aug 24, 2019

this is the FIRST book in the series of 14 titles total thru yr 2017

Reading the series in the order of publication date is a very important crescendo. Series is known as Mitford.
Each and all, very pleasant reading.
Karon's pages flow with an ease of dialogue and circumstance.

Lovestoread5 Jul 15, 2019

Loved it! Descriptive and imaginative. Small town, good people, some crime, but, I would like to be there and know all those people. A great read.

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sleverman
Jun 20, 2019

Mitford may not be perfect - but it would be a wonderful place to live in;-) The story is not only enjoyable but funny too. I've read Ms Karon's first book three times and enjoyed it each time. "Believe it or not" - I hope to read it again;-)

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DarGrace
Jun 19, 2019

Love Jan Karon's Mitford Series. Reading them through for the second time now. Great writing, wonderful characters, very uplifting yet filled with trials and problems as well as joys and delights. Love the people, especially Father Tim. The dialogue is great, too.

ArapahoeJillK Jun 06, 2018

A heartwarming read where you will feel like a member of the small, country community of Mitford. The first book in a fabulous series.

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Joshua2415
Feb 15, 2014

Book 1 in The Mitford Series.

mrsgail5756 Dec 18, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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Zoomerofall
Oct 28, 2013

I like this book and love the character Father Tim and the town of Mitford. But I only give it three stars because of the sometimes sloppy writing which manifests in the frequent use of cliches (someone seeing something "as if for the first time" three times in the first 100 pages, for instance.) I wish it had gotten better editing.

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