I give this novel five stars since we reviewers aren't allowed fifteen. To say I loved this book is to say read it, please read the entire series.
Fr. Tim Kavanagh and wife, Cynthia see the world from their eyes. Luckily for us, both share their visions with us readers. Fr. Tim, a bachelor for most of his life, had the grand fortune of being adopted by a large dog, a young lost boy, and his next door neighbor, a famous childrens book author.
Then the years and novels pass us, and there is a second generation. The young boy is found and finds his true calling as well as a wife. Then, more novels and time passes. We lose beloved characters to life and years. Some tears are shed in the privacy of our homes. However, we are blessed by the third generation of Kavanaghs to come!
Changes abound. Laughter, tears, and the grace of God is imparted by the simple images, and words that Author, Jan Karon shares with us readers. Leaving us with the message that Life is Love. A true Grace.
I hope for a fifteenth novel in the Kavanagh lives. It's asking a great deal from a great author, but, I do hope.
Please read this series from book one through, at least, number fourteen. The characters will stick with you forever...Forever!