Item description for A Light in the Window (The Mitford Years, Book 2) by Karon Jan...
Overview 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1589190637 ISBN13 9781589190634
Reviews - What do customers think about A Light in the Window (The Mitford Years, Book 2)?
Maybe a little too slow Nov 12, 2008
Sure, we love the Mitford novels for their portrayal of life at a slower pace. But this second novel may have dragged the story out a little too long. We all know that Father Tim and Cynthia are made for each other, but I grew tired of Tim trying to read her mind and Cynthia chastising him for failing to read her mind.
I do enjoy reading the novels, but I listened to half of this one on CD. John McDonough takes a slow pace and slows it down even more - at least two discs could have been eliminated if he could have read just a little faster.
A Light in the Window Sep 13, 2008
Jan Karon continues the stories of small-town charm in this delightful sequel. She keeps up her quick, observant, and witty prose as she relates the various mysteries, comedies, and drama of Mitford life. Even though it seems overly cutesy, Karon has a surprising grasp of human nature and thoughts, and manages to put all sorts of subtleties into the read.
A Light in the Window Jun 9, 2008
I recently discovered the Mitford Series and have completed books one through 6. A Light in the Window is book two in this charming and captivating series. I had just finished reading a few very heavy books that were wonderful, but draining, and was looking for something light and fun to read. When I began reading the first book in the Mitford Years series I was completely hooked, and now finishing book six I have not been disappointed. I find myself reading and wishing to live in a little town like Mitford.
If this is Christianity... Apr 15, 2008
In the interest of full disclosure, this is the only book in the series I have read. As some escapism fluff this book hits the spot, but as some model of Christianity its falls woefully short. As an example, the Miss Sadie character pays an exorbitant sum for a wedding reception for a secret relative while treating her black maid pretty shabbily. Why would Luella want to sleep on a couch at the foot of Miss Sadie's bed in the worn out mansion? All the characters from lower socio-economic groups seem hollow, but I guess that makes it easier to swallow the social injustice.
I guess the lack of four-letter words and premarital sex makes this a "Christian" book. It certainly isn't the behavior of the characters.
Bring on the cocoa... Mar 30, 2008
Jan Karon knows how to make a body feel comfy. Even if all that ever happened in Mitford was an occasional bake sale and the change of seasons, that's enough if we can spend it with Father Tim and crew. This book, however, gives us the idea that just perhaps Father Tim might not be alone with his dog forever. I'm ready for Book Three!