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Set in the charming village of Mitford, this book will delight listeners as it draws them into the life of Father Tim, an Episcopal rector who finds himself running on empty and longing for change. His bachelor existence is changed and enriched by a lovable cast of characters, including a stray dog, a lonely boy, and a comely neighbor.
Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyous event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is A Common Life, the sixth book in the bestselling Mitford Years series, and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who'll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy's prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception? All the beloved Mitford characters will also be in the pews: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who's anybody in the little town with the big heart. NOTE: While this is the sixth book published in Jan Karon's Mitford series, it actually tells the story of Father Tim's and Cynthia's wedding which occurs after the second book, A Light in the Window.
In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares to bake the annual batch of her famous--and utterly scrumptious--orange marmalade cakes. Following Christmas Eve services at Lord's Chapel, she and Gene will deliver a two-layer marmalade to each of seven friends and neighbors, all of them favorite Mitford characters. Then Gene calculates what it costs to bake this legendary cake, and Esther is stunned. Is it worth it to spend so much money on people who haven't always measured up to her expectations? The answer is clear. She'll cut her list back--way back. This decision makes perfect sense until the lyrics of a Christmas carol steal into her heart, and help remind her what a gift really means.
After more than 38 years, Father Tim returns to his childhood home of Holly Springs, Mississippi, on a profoundly personal journey.
With Home to Holly Springs, New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon launched a new series, The Father Tim Novels, featuring the retired Episcopal priest that her readers have come to love. In the second novel in the series, Father Tim and Cynthia travel to Ireland to do genealogical research and discover family secrets. Jan's new book will surely delight her avid fans, earn her new ones, and send them running or the first book in the series as well as all the Mitford books.
Seventh book in the Mitford Series depicting the life of an episcopal priest in a small Southern town
"Now that you have a name you can talk you know," Lydia said after the last stiches were sewn and the bunny was named. Jeremy had been sold to a family in America. Although Lydia made the box quite comfortable, it was dark inside. "No," Jeremy thought, "I'd rather walk to America." And that's just how Jeremy's adventures began. Other books by Jan Karon, for children and adults, are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Jan Karon saved the best for last. "The long-anticipated final volume in the beloved Mitford years Series Father Timothy Kavanagh has been asked to "come up higher" more than once. He did, after all, raise a thrown-away boy, adopt a dog the size of a Buick, and recite his wedding vows at the tender age of sixty-something. But he's never been asked to do the impossible. While farm-sitting with Cynthia outside Mitford, the retired Episcopal priest is charged with the revival of Holy Trinity, a mountain church that's been closed for forty years. His bishop's further mandate: "Get it up and running, ASAP." Fortunately, like Daniel, he's been given an angel (albeit one with an unlikely talent for barbering). Though challenged and often doubtful, Father Tim's soul lifts up as he gathers the flock that dwells "above the clouds." Among them is the bedridden Dovey, who lives with the clues to her mysterious illness in plain view. Robert, who wrestles with the aftermath of a crime Father Tim is convinced he didn't commit. And the antisocial Jubal, who's trying hard to hold God at gunpoint. But that isn't all Father Tim is struggling to say grace over: Louella sends him on a wild goose chase to find Miss Sadie's long-hidden cash. A windstorm knocks his household winding. Two beloved Mitford friends are also called to come up higher. And answered prayer comes knocking at his door. In Light from Heaven, you'll find characters and themes both old and new, and answers to questions asked by millions of readers since the series began. You'll also find a heartfelt surprise: After a debilitating blow to the head, Edith Mallory is speaking again-and what she says is shocking. Whatever you do, don't miss this last-and best-trip to Mitford. NOTE: Jan Karon often misspells words on purpose when her characters are speaking in order to denote the level of their education. She also drops letters from words and occasionally runs words together when characters are speaking to denote the character's southern accent. Typos are also sprinkled in letters and excerpts from the local paper. The original book also contains a few errors which the author and editor didn't catch.
This is the second book in Jan Karon's Mitford series. MITFORD'S VILLAGE RECTOR, Father Tim, is running scared. He can no longer deny even to himself), that he's in love with his neighbor, Cynthia Coppersmith. Cynthia, after all, sees in him a man of warmth and daring, if only he'll meet her halfway. But now a wealthy widow is pursuing Father Tim with hot casseroles. And the mysterious Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, bag and baggage, not to mention uninvited. Abounding with characters both old and new, A Light in the Window compels readers to do something they treasure: laugh out loud.
They say that once you learn to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. The same principle, I've discovered, does not apply to cooking. Indeed, I was once a pretty good cook, but my skills have fallen on hard times-and a roast chicken is absolutely the very best I currently can do.
Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires; yet new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances "back home" keep their phone ringing off the hook.
Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature. There are 30 million copies of Jan Karon's books in print. All of the Mitford books are available on audiocassette from Penguin Audiobooks.
From the book jacket: "Father Tim has never worked with his hands. And then he finds a damaged nativity scene, Can he restore the camel's ear, replace an angel's missing wing? "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" he thinks." JAN KARON writes "to give readers an extended family and to applaud the extraordinary beauty of ordinary lives." Another charming and heartwarming book. This file should make an excellent braille copy.
A unique children's book from the author of the Mitford series. (also available from Bookshare) The nice lady holds the tiny seed in her warm hand. She believes that it will grow into a beautiful moonflower vine. Sometime the seed is discouraged, and sometimes the top of the trellis seems so very far away. Then all of the other flowers bloom. The tiny seed wonders and worries. And then one night a beautiful fragrance fills the garden ... Includes picture descriptions. A charming and sweet story with hints of Bible story while telling the natural progression of growth. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
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