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A New Song follows Fr. Tim and Cynthia to the Outer Banks, as Fr. Tim serves as interim priest at a small island parish. Though the island community is small, there's plenty going on: Fr. Tim and Cynthia take in a three-year-old whose mother is in the hospital and whose father has deserted the family and caused a rift in the church as well, since he was the choir director and he ran away with the organist. In addition to this drama, there are minor squabbles, auditions for a new organist, and a mysterious and reclusive neighbor who piques Fr. Tim's interest. But even though they have immersed themselves in life on Whitecap, Fr. Tim and Cynthia find themselves missing Mitford, especially when they get several bits of bad news from back home. Can they stay the course in the new life to which they have committed?

As with earlier books in the series, this story offers up plenty of small-town charm, this time with an island twist. It always makes me want to go to the beach, even though the beach is not something I hanker after normally! ( )
  foggidawn | Jul 21, 2014 |
Cynthia and Fr. Tim go to Whitecap Island to minister to a congregation while they look for a permanent rector. ( )
  jlapac | Aug 14, 2013 |
THIS BOOK IS LISTED AS THE FIFTH OF THE SERIES; READ IT AS NUMBER SIX
  saintmarysaccden | May 16, 2013 |
Father Tim's idea of retirement isn't much like I would think of retirement - he's in the thick of things with a new parish and battling homesickness as well. There are some lovely storylines around the idea of forgiveness and of prayer. As always, I love seeing how Father Tim lives his religion as well as teaches it. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Dec 29, 2012 |
Fifth in the Father Tim Kavanaugh of Mitford, NC series.

Retirement is not all it was supposed to be for Father Tim. Even though he’s “supplied” churches here and there, he’s restless and dissatisfied. So that when the opportunity comes to spend at least a year as an interim priest for a small parish on Whitecap Island in Pimlico Sound, he grasps at the opportunity eagerly. So what if he and cynthia are not particularly fond of sea and sand?

Follows then a year of challenges, not the least of which involves being able to let go of his old parish. A hurricane provides its own terror. There is the mystery of their next-door neighbor and his strange behavior. But also there is satisfaction and joy in new and old friends and the serenity of their surroundings.

As usual, the book enchants because of the ordinariness of the lives of its characters. They are real people, interesting people. What is even better is that Father Tim is no plaster saint but subject to the same worries and failings as the rest of his neighbors and friends. Karon continues to present their strong faith in a most believable and even inspiring way.

Anther strong installment in the series. Highly recommended. ( )
  Joycepa | Jun 10, 2011 |
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Father Tim and Cynthia go to a parish in southern NC and experience new adventures and meet new friends. More fun!
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As if being a priest in this day and age isn't difficult enough, try shepherding two parishes, located hundreds of miles apart, at the same time. A predicament of biblical proportions indeed, but one the indomitable Father Tim Kavanaugh and his cheerful wife, Cynthia, can handle, with a little help from the Lord--not to mention their friends--in Jan Karon's A New Song, the fifth installment in her much-loved Mitford series. When asked to act as interim minister for a tiny island parish in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the recently retired Father heeds the call, all the while trusting in a divine master plan: "He had prayed that God would send him wherever He pleased, and when his bishop presented the idea of Whitecap, he knew it wasn't his bishop's bright idea at all, but God's."

From the more routine duties of settling into a new church to dealing with a number of deeper domestic issues--including a single mother's spiral into depression and a reclusive next door neighbor in need of kindness--Father Tim's new parish presents a welcome challenge. All the while, of course, the folks back home keep him informed of goings-on in Mitford--the biggest being the recent arrest of Dooley Barlowe, a mountain boy whom Father Tim had taken into his home and heart five years earlier. As in past Mitford episodes, things have a way of working themselves out, but not before Father Tim and his accompanying cast learn a few more valuable lessons about life. Full of the homey atmosphere and heartwarming truths--not to mention the endearingly quirky characters--that are Karon's trademark, A New Song is a delightful celebration of the communal ties that bind. --Stefanie Hargreaves

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A retired Episcopal rector accepts an interim post on an island off the coast of North Carolina, where new challenges and adventures await him and his wife.

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