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At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
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Jun 21, 2009

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bookshelves: 2009, adult, fiction, religion
Read in June, 2009

I knew from the synopsis and reviews that this wouldn't be the most action-packed book out there, which was fine. It's nice to read a gentle, calm work of fiction every so often. Even knowing that going in, though, I had a hard time getting into the story until I'd read almost 200 pages. I really liked the characters, but found myself easily distracted while reading. There just wasn't enough going on, and there were so many easy stopping places, even during chapters, that I sometimes had to force myself to continue reading just so I could make some progress.

By the end of the book, though, I liked all of the characters even more than at the beginning. I enjoyed the few small mysteries and other small-town-type events that happened. Father Tim is a very nice, gentle person who genuinely cares for his congregation. I loved how many of the characters continually turned to prayer and scripture for answers. I especially loved one of Father Tim's favorite scriptures, which is found in Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
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06/21/2009 page 1
06/22/2009 page 46
10.31% "Father Tim reads Dick Francis!"
06/23/2009 page 98
21.97% "I'm not loving it so far, but I do like the characters. And the dog!"
06/25/2009 page 446
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