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A Light in the Window by Jan Karon

A Light in the Window (1996)

by Jan Karon, John McDonough (Narrator)

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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
I so liked the first book in the series but found Father Timothy's indecion on so many points as annoying as he did! Still a good read ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
This is the second book in Jan Karon's delightful 'Mitford' series set in a small village in the South of the USA. Father Tim and his neighbour Cynthia enjoy each other's company and are attracted to each other. But Cynthia has to spend several months in New York, and Father Tim is followed by a pushy widow, and plays host to an Irish cousin who eats anything she finds... meanwhile he continues to deal with his diabetes, counsels friends and parishioners, and tries to find what his heart holds.

No thrilling plot-line, no huge mysteries, but a beautifully written novel with realistic characters who I came to care about considerably by the end of the book. God is a big part of their lives, but is not brought into the book in an over-obvious or annoying way.
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  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
After sixty years as a bachelor, Father Tim has fallen madly in love with his next-door neighbor Cynthia. The problem is that he's afraid, afraid of the irrevocability of opening his heart to another person, afraid to let someone else into his comfortable, settled life. And when he draws back, it causes both of them pain. When Cynthia takes an extended trip to New York, will Fr. Tim gain a greater appreciation of what he stands to lose? And of course, even as Fr. Tim and Cynthia are caught up in the throes of romance, life in Mitford goes on. Fr. Tim must also continue to deal with raising a boy who came to him out of hard circumstances, playing host to a reclusive cousin who takes up residence in his guest room, and being pursued by a recently widowed parishioner who's clearly interested in more than just pastoral care.

This is one of my favorite Mitford novels, though in truth I love all of them. The romance and character development are just splendidly written. Another comfort read that I highly recommend! ( )
1 vote foggidawn | Jul 18, 2014 |
Just as pleasant as the first book in the series - and the Hero finally gets his woman! ( )
  NellieMc | Jul 8, 2014 |
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City and town life - United States - Fiction 2nd in Mitford series
Welcome back to Mitford, the little town with the big heart.
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A Light in the Window is the second installment in this enormously popular series about a small-town rector, Father Tim, and the heartwarming cast of characters surrounding him. This time Father Tim, a lifelong bachelor, finds his heart distracted by his free-spirited neighbor Cynthia, but his stomach and the rectory cash box are distracted by Edith, a wealthy widow who is wooing the rector with love potion casseroles. At every turn, including when a brooding Irish cousin decides to move in, Father Tim must decide whether he will practice what he preaches.

Fans of the series say they long to buy real estate in Mitford, just so they can live next door to these funny and endearing characters and feel the embrace of such a loving community. But what author Jan Karon probably knows, and many readers are starting to figure out, is that the integrity and solid Christian values that these characters possess can be found in just about every neighborhood, and with inspiration like this book, anyone can build their own Mitford community. --Gail Hudson

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In the gentle tradition of James Herriot, Bailey White, Ferrol Sams, and Garrison Keillor, Karon continues the fresh and beautifully written story of a small mountain town in the South. The village rector, Father Tim, can no longer deny his feeling for his neighbor. But what about the wealthy widow who has been wooing him with casseroles? It's clear that Father Tim is in need of divine intervention.… (more)

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