Jan Karon - At Home in Mitford

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  • At Home in Mitford

    Aug 22, 2003 by serc is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: gentle story
    Cons: some might find it too gentle

    Summary: Several years ago I worked in a Barnes and Noble store. I bought a lot of books while I work ... read more

  • The First in a Series of Lovely Books

    Jan 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good story and fun loving characters.
    Cons: You'll never want to put it down.

    Summary: This book by Jan Karon chronicles the life of Father Tim, a rector in a small town named Mitford. Emma Garret is Father Tim's secretary, and knows that even though he's cheerful on the outside, he's a lonely man. He finds his life filling up faster ... read more

  • A wonderful, uplifting story that isn't too sappy

    Mar 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great, clean, story that will make you laugh
    Cons: May be a little low key for some people

    Summary: Don't be put off by the "Christian Fiction" category. I usually do not like Christian Fiction, but I love this book. It was a very happy circumstance that led me to this book and the rest in the series, and I am completely hooked. I was working at a ... read more

  • Living the Christian life in a small town.

    Jun 14, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light easy read, no profanity, nudity or sexual content.
    Cons: none that I found

    Summary: Mitford, a quaint little town in North Carolina is the setting for this Jan Karon book. At Home in Mitford is the first in a series about the town of Mitford and Father Tim Kavanagh, priest of the Episcopal church. Mitford is a town most ... read more

  • Life in Mitford

    Sep 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good writing, writer has a good sense of humor, spiritually uplifting
    Cons: Not a very exciting story

    Summary: Mitford At Home in Mitford is the first novel in the Mitford series by Jan Karon. Mitford is peaceful and described as a village with turn of the century charm and beauty. This small town discourages tourism and the Mayor would like it to be ... read more

  • At Home In Mitford; Gimme A Map, I'm Ready To Move!

    Jan 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Likable characters; many intertwined stories; quick, easy read; more volumes to follow.
    Cons: Somewhat underdeveloped characters; no singular plot; somewhat sappy in places.

    Summary: It's always been quite obvious that I inherited my bookworm-ishness from my father. My mom can't seem to read more than a few pages without falling asleep - as a child, I remember her often falling asleep while reading my bedtime story, leaving me to ... read more

  • Itchy in Mitford

    Sep 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amusing characters, depiction of a small town
    Cons: Totally romanticized, no character growth or change, essentially plotless

    Summary: I'd heard and read so much about Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford, the first of a series, that I had to read it. Or had to try, at least. It took me months. I'm all for "life in a small town" narratives; small towns can provide the fodder ... read more

  • Relax, Laugh, Cry - this book will do all of that for you and more.

    Sep 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This book is a great read. Very entertaining.
    Cons: I could find nothing I didn't like about this book.

    Summary: Although the Mitford series by Jan Karon has been around for a while, I just began reading them rece ... read more

  • Great Tale of A Little Town

    Mar 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great story writing
    Cons: part of a series, you will want to read them all

    Summary: Home to Mitford When a friend suggested I read Jan Karon’s Christian books about a town named Mitford I was skeptical. I tend to love or hate series because to me you need to read many books in order and remember the details from one to ... read more

  • At Home in Mitford

    Oct 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: GOOD Christian comedy
    Cons: none

    Summary: At Home in Mitford is a delightful novel. I felt like I was a member of the North Carolina village. Throughout the book, you meet lots of interesting people. My favorite character is Father Tim. He is a bachelor Priest. You will follow him on ... read more

  • Father Tim: Mitford's James Herriot

    May 29, 2001 by bilbopooh is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: charming and cozy, filled with warmth and humor
    Cons: It doesn't exist!

    Summary: Even though this series takes place in a southern American town and the James Herriot series takes place in England, even though Herriot is a vet and Father Tim is an Episcopalian priest, even though Herriot's books are autobiographical and the Mitford ... read more

  • Can I move to Mitford??

    May 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lyrical and heartwarming
    Cons: Lots of characters - I got them mixed up

    Summary: This New York Times bestselling book by Jan Karon turned out to the the first of a very popular series - maybe even a phenomenon. I received this book and the next two in the series as a Christmas gift. I had heard of the series, but never bothered to ... read more

  • Jan Karon rules!

    Apr 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: An easy, relaxing read. A joy to read
    Cons: none

    Summary: I am not a big reader. What with all the activities of the day. This book is what I would call a comfortable read. After a busy day I could curl up with these easy going characters and actually relax. I even wish I could live in a town like ... read more

  • Painting A Picture of Mitford

    Apr 1, 2001 by keithpruitt is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy reading and delightful story.
    Cons: Writing is not classic, but is certainly better than most.

    Summary: Often when giving advice to aspiring writers in regards to the art of writing character and location, I am prone to give the advice to "paint me a picture. Let me see what is in your imagination." Such is the artistic endeavor of Jan Karon in her ... read more

  • Worth the read....

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to read,enjoyable
    Cons: none

    Summary: My Mother in Law had recommended these series of books by Mrs Karon for a while. I finally broke down and read them....WHY had I waited!? These are easy to read, and yet thouroughly enjoyable. The characters are full and developed, believable and ... read more

  • Wonderful Book

    Jun 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful and uplifting
    Cons: Leaves you waiting for the next one

    Summary: When I bought this book I wasn't really sure about reading it. But once I started I couldn't put it down. I wanted to move to Mitford and live among those wonderful people. This small town called Mitford has some very delightful ... read more

  • The Best of Small Town Living

    Jun 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb Writing, Engrossing
    Cons: Never Enough

    Summary: Have you always wondered what it would be like to live in a small town? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know all your neighbors and their daily business? At Home In Mitford is the perfect read that will put you as close to ... read more

  • A Delightful Stroll with Fr. Tim

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The easiest book to read and enjoy with familiarity.
    Cons: You constantly want the chapters to continue.

    Summary: "At Home in Mitford" is probably the most delightful stroll through a book, I've ever taken. Jan Karon makes her main character, Fr. Tim, a respected Episcopalean minster, as familiar as your next door neighbor. The book is ... read more

  • Unexpectedly Delightful

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Delightful and Uplifting
    Cons: A little slow until you get into the story

    Summary: A friend recommended this book for me to read. In fact, she went so far as to have our local librarian call me when the book was available. So, I thought I might as well read it. I must say, I am very glad I did. When I first started reading ... read more

  • Dream Town

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No profanity, sex, violence
    Cons: Have to wait so long for her next release

    Summary: At Home in Mitford is a delightful book that was hard to put down. Jan Karon does a wonderful job describing in perfect detail all the characters in the book as well as the scenery and town buildings. While reading her book you can close your eyes and ... read more

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