In This Mountain by Jan Karon (2002), 382 pages
This is book 7 in Karon’s The Mitford Years series.
In This Mountain continues the story of Timothy Kavanaugh, retired Episcopal priest, and his wife, Cynthia, celebrated children’s book author and illustrator. In this book, they’re back in their beloved town of Mitford, facing new challenges. The book also lets the reader get to know a few townspeople on a deeper level than in the past.
Apparently I was (am?) still in need of easy reading. My reading pace has slacked off a bit, too so far this month. I knew I’d want something uplifting pre- and post-read-a-thon, and this fit the bill. I would say this installment in the series felt a bit sadder, darker, than previous installments — although it’s been awhile since I’ve read one. Still, In This Mountain does not disappoint. Real characters with real struggles, but filled with hope and healing. Like a day in the country.
I still intend to finish this series before the end of 2009.
My reviews of the previous books in the series:
- At Home in Mitford
- A Light in the Window
- These High, Green Hills
- Out to Canaan
- A New Song
- A Common Life
Confessions of a Bibliophile
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