on the pages of this very seasonal installment from the Mitford series’s Jan Karon.
Father Tim is still chafing against being retired - he’s busier than most 40 hour per weekers. Deep into the Advent season, Tim is “pastoring” a couple of needy folks and they in turn are helping him with his Christmas gift for his wife, Cynthia, which will be displayed for the entire town. An huge restoration project for a 22 piece Nativity set has drawn many into the fray!
One of the favorite “hot spots” in Mitford is the town Grill and the scenes that take place here are literary gold. For sure, if you had coffee or tea in your mouth, it would be spewed, mid guffaw, and a new t-shirt might be needed! The Grill is in danger of closing, another plot twist...
The text is colored with classic Christmas carols and characters you know a love who are trying to survive the pressures we put on ourselves during the frantic time. Father Tim is discovering what it means to be as true “Shepherds Abiding” 📚