Book #84 was In This Mountain, the 7th book in Jan Karon’s Mitford series. The back of the book reads:
Father Tim and Cynthia have been at home in Mitford for three years since returning from Whitecap Island.
In the little town that’s home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percey steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill.
Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. As he and Cynthia gear up for a year-long ministry across the state line, a series of events send shock waves through his faith – and the whole town of Mitford.
In her seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series, Jan Karon delivers surprises of every kind, including the return of the man in the attic and an ending that no one in Mitford will ever forget.
A Mitford book is a palate cleanser in my steady diet of crime, murder and unsavory characters. In this installment, Father Tim has a bit of a crisis of faith as he struggles to find his path in retirement and deals with the consequences of some of his actions. Mitford fans won’t be disappointed.
Page count: 382 | Word count: 121,998
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