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Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
The two Father Tim books are a little darker than the other Mitford books. This one is set in Ireland where Father Tim and his wife find an old journal which they spend much of the time reading. There is a lot of back and forth between the present and far past (through the old journal), and I struggled a bit with all the names from past and all the names from the present. Many were strange names to me, probably old Gaelic names. In the Mitford series, I have always felt like I knew the characters, even felt excited to get into each new book so I could visit with my friends. In this book, I never really felt like I got to know any of them. I love, love, LOVE the Mitford books, and have re-read many of them, but this one is my least favorite. It was just ok for me.