I am happy to report I finally finished reading the Mitford series novels by Jan Karon! These fine stories follow the life of an episcopal priest named Father Tim. He is a single, never married, religious leader residing in Mitford, North Carolina. It’s a small town filled with quirky people and Fr. Tim is on a first-name basis with the majority of its inhabitants. As the years and numerous volumes of this story go by, Fr. Tim falls in love, gets married and adopts a young man. At the same time, he’s solving a myriad of problems faced by his parishioners and neighbors.
In more recent volumes, the focus shifts to the next generation. Fr. Tim is retired, but he’s still present in the story. Ever the leader, he lovingly guides his friends, family, and people he encounters with religious conviction and concern. He not a perfect person; has troubles of his own, but that’s what makes this series a relatable, endearing one.
These books came to me at just the right time as most often do. I am grateful for that blessing. I highly recommend the Mitford series. I believe there is much to be gained spiritually from their contents. There is also a book which contains some mouth-watering recipes mentioned in the series.
They are very well done!