#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
I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came.
To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it very disjointed, jumping from one previously very minor character to another, too often with no context or reason for the jump. I understand that Karon was flushing out new stories of old characters (some of whom I bare ...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 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.
This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lace seem a bit too perfect in this story. What happened to their character flaws that made them more human? How did they just get over their broken past without some apparent wounds? Don't get me wrong, Mitford is my ...more
Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write these novels. They are such spiritual nourishment to this reader. I've grinned, gasped, laughed, and wept out loud, sometimes a big, full out ugly cry. This is 447 pages of pure joy.
Seeing old friends from Mitford is ...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
If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you’re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer.
The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the children, have real problems—abuse, abandonment, rejection, betrayal, loneliness—to overcome. They are just as flawed, fearful, and far from perfection as we are. But what makes Mitford magical is that we get to pull up a porch ...more
I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this book, which can only be considered mythological. Granted, as a Jewish woman with disabilities who has struggled against poverty many times and spent most of my adult life in major coastal cities, I'm definitely no ...more