Item description for These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years, Book 3) by Karon Jan...
Overview For years, Mitford's sixty-something rector has been happily married to his parish. Now he's also married to Cynthia, his vivacious next-door neighbor. For Father Tim, life in Mitford has never been so full of surprises. His wife is "aging" his already ancient kitchen walls, not to mention burning his draperies. The mountain boy he's learned to love as his own makes a heartrending decision. And the agony of mastering the church computer system is as boggling as the pandemonium that breaks loose when his quiet rectory becomes a nursery. All this, however, is small potatoes compared to what happens on a wilderness camping trip that sends him home a changed man. In These High, Green Hills, Jan Karon takes her readers on a heartwarming and hilarious visit to Mitford, where her lovable characters always inspire laughter, tears, and fresh hope.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1589190645 ISBN13 9781589190641
Reviews - What do customers think about These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years, Book 3)?
More unmitigated Mitford Aug 23, 2008
Simple, straight-forward, utterly loving and touching story-telling is the hallmark of Jan Karon's writing. Here, no less than any of the other novels of her charmingly quirky North Carolina town, her vividly and vivaciously drawn characters quietly glitter and glow with eccentricity and bucolic wit. A potent sense of place pervades the literate and lilting prose of flower beds, church narthexs, creek banks, and huge dogs. Karon moves her quaint chess pieces in an enchanting, spirited and spiritual dance that doesn't fail to entice, enthrall, and keep the pages turning. Mitford is as much iconic Americana as Faulkner's County, Chute's Egypt, Maine, Auchincloss' New York, Burke's Louisiana, or Hillerman's New West. Great beach reading, but equally fine by the firesides of autumn.
thoroughly charming Aug 19, 2008
It has been a year or so since I read the second Mitford book, but returning to Mitford was quicker and easier than I had expected; I was truly happy to return to this quirky small town. This novel begins with the fact that Timothy and Cynthia have finally gotten married and therefore must adjust to all the nuances of married life. Fortunately, they truly are in love. However, there are other issues abound, and I must say this is the darkest book of the series yet! And yet I kind of like that. Jan Karon is an excellent writer, who uses simple prose to get across the deepest of emotions and sincerest of thoughts. In fact, there are few writers that have better character development than she. She is able to sustain multiple plot lines in a breezy manner while never forgetting them. It's a sweet, darling story that may come across as too sweet for some, but is wonderful to those that can appreciate the heart of Jan Karon's writing.
Jan May 13, 2008
Jan Karon books are GREAT. You get the feeling you know the people personally.
These High Green Hills Feb 8, 2008
New adventures in living from the author of the fabled Mitford series. When I read the first book from Jan Karon, I wanted to pack my bags and move to Mitford. I'm so happy Father Tim lives on in her new series beginning with These High Green Hills. I just she could write as fast as I can read.
Praiseworthy & Full of Verdure Feb 1, 2008
Having just finished this third installment of the boxed set, I offer the following assessment: First, I usually avoid revealing plots or nuggets about the books I read for reviews and so I'll just stick with generalities here. With some humor, the author paints her unforgettable characters with verve in this book. Anyone with a warm heart will take delight in this most interesting tale down in the Carolina lands. Blockbuster entertainment? You can bet on it. Breathtaking action? Bet on that too! With a beneficent flair, the author narrates this story with depth of meaning and so much liveliness of expressions. Not to be sarcastic but, this book would be most beneficial, if not thought-provoking to Darwinists. In closing, I'd like to say BRAVO to Jan, for she delivers wholesome and vibrant outlooks on life. All of her books are graced with high value. The Den of IniquityAt Home in Mitford (The Mitford Years, Book 1)Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Book 1)