This is probably not the best time of year to be offering a book as a give-a-way on my blog. I mean who is going to have time to read anything until late next fall sometime when the weather turns nasty and we come in from the out-of-doors to rest and recuperate from the work-filled, fun-filled summer?
Well, Horse Feathers I say! Even though it's not the most appropriate time for acquiring new reading material, this book is a great, easy read. Plus, it's a duplicate I have on my bookshelves and knowing many of our numerous books are going to have to be packed away for a short time during our remodeling this summer, one less to deal with sounds good to me.
Are any of you familiar with The Mitford Series written by Jan Karon? Delightful, thought-provoking, stress-relieving, heart-warming, funny and tender. This author's particular style of writing is what kept me interested and reading my way through all nine books in The Mitford Series.
"At Home in Mitford" is the first book in the series. In it you'll meet Father Tim, a bachelor Episcopalian priest who lives in a small town in the South. Jan Karon is an author who, in my mind, has the ability to introduce characters and then make them so real you feel you know them personally.
After Ms. Karon ended The Mitford Series with the ninth book, she started writing The Father Tim Novels which give a more intimate look into Father Tim via detailed stories of his childhood growing up in Mississippi. I'm currently listening to the audio tape of "Home to Holly Springs" which is the first in this new series.
The book I have to offer is a paperback and shows a little bit of wear on the cover, but is otherwise in good condition. If you're interested in entering the drawing for this book, leave a comment saying you'd like me to put your name in the hat. I'll draw out the winner this coming Monday morning at 8 a.m. If you're the lucky draw, you can squirrel the book away to read as a special treat next winter.
If I had all the time in the world, I'd sit down and start rereading every one of The Mitford Series books from the beginning. They are that good.
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