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A Safe Place For Me To Read- Mitford, NC
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
I needed a book that would provide me solace after having been evacuated from our home for over twelve days during California's (to date,) largest wildfire in recorded history. So, nerves being wrought and frayed, I knew I needed a calming influence that would provide me an uplift in spirits.
Instantly, Father Tim Kavanagh came to my mind. A gentle man living in the mountains of North Carolina. Fr. Tim has been a book friend of mine (yes, I know he is a character in this series,) since the first volume of his life's adventures. A bachelor at the onset, now has a loving wife, son. Not to forget his beloved dog, Barnaby and their cat, Violet, a star in her own right.
The years have been up and down for Fr. Tim. What could be going on in his life now? Luckily, Author Jan Karon let us in to catch up. As expected, Fr. Tim, now retired is at odds with his life. He needs goals to keep him happy. Cynthia is writing a new book, but, what is the future for Father?
Well, I will tell you as his Mitford friends age and grow, Fr. Tim will find a new calling. Running a book store? Acting as a match maker? Counseling a new son? Perhaps, all of these things as well as tending to his ever present flock. A man doesn't always need a concrete building to call a church.
Did this novel soothe my tattered nerves? Yes. Did this novel inspire me to get back into life with some energy? Yes. Was this book worth reading? Oh my goodness, Yes. A profound yes. I look forward to Fr. Tim's life for as long as Ms. Karon will share it with us.