At Home in Mitford

At Home in Mitford

Book - 1998
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Father Tim, a bachelor rector in the small hill town of Mitford, North Carolina, gets more than he bargained for when he yearns for more excitement in his life and suddenly finds himself dealing with a large dog, a very attractive new neighbor, a jewel thief, and an unloved boy.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780670882250
Characteristics: xiv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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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.

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;-)

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.

Feb 15, 2014

Book 1 in The Mitford Series.

mrsgail5756 Dec 18, 2013

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

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.

shenaporter Jan 14, 2013

This by far is my favorite book. It is like looking into a life that is so lovely.

ggbookreader Nov 30, 2012

Review title: Marvelous Mitford.
Our protagonist, Father Tim, is rather charming, delight-filled, and down-to-earth. You'll probably "fall in love" with Barnabas, what a true friend. This small town parish story is sure to amuse and entertain you if you enjoy novels about the Christian faith and how the love of God is revealed in the lives of God's people. You will feel "At home in Mitford" as you read about this congregation and this wonderfully "spun" tale. :) :)

Oct 04, 2010

These are VERY slow to get into but so worth it!


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