Light from Heaven (Mitford Years #9)
And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh's deeply affecting life.
On a century-old valley farm where Father Tim and Cynthia are housesitting, there's plent...more
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Light from Heaven takes Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, and an assortment of characters, bo ...more
Fr. Kavanagh's second assignment after his retirement is rich and deep. I believe his work here is even better than his sixteen years at Lord's Chapel.
Ms. Karon is an expert weaver of plot lines. Her themes are always the same but her plots come and go, often of the years and often without the reader aware that she's building them.
Her characters are no ...more
While anticipating retirement and a trip to Ireland with his wife Cynthia he is asked to farm sit for several months while the owners, the local Vet, and his wife are away.
Though not officially retired, his Bishop asks him to resurect an old country church that hasn't been used in years. With the help of the townsfolk and his wife he brings the church back to life and helps to improve the ...more
If you like a White Christmas, there is a decided advantage to stepping in on the Mitford celebration. You can enjoy the snow without shoveling it or driving in it!
"The snow was falling thick and fast by the time they tu ...more
Karon wraps it all up in this last book in the Mitford series. Father Tim and Cynthia finalize their plans for retirement, the multiple ongoing story threads are resolved, Dooley and Lace mature, mysteries are brought to light, Father Tim’s old nemesis reappears in a surprising way, and the book ends in an satisfying if improbable way. Life moves on.
What I find remarkable about this series is what appears to be Karon's attitude toward ...more
What I liked:
-Miss Sadie's stories
-Uncle Billy's jokes
-the local people, especially the mountain folk
-the "food" talk (I got hungry every time I listened to this)
-the excellent narrator of this audio set, John McDonough
What I disliked:
-I know, I know, we are supposed to love Cynthia but I found her to be too needy, demanding and affected. Toward the end I wanted to puke everytime she zapped Father Tim with her "sapphire" eyes and when she recite ...more
At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for ...more