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These High, Green Hills ✓ These High, Green Hills ê Jan Karon - These High, Green Hills, These High Green Hills For years Mitford s sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish Now he s also married to Cynthia his vivacious next door neighbor For Father Tim life in Mitford has never been so f

  • Title: These High, Green Hills
  • Author: Jan Karon
  • ISBN: 9781589190641
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback

✓ These High, Green Hills ê Jan Karon, ✓ These High, Green Hills ê Jan Karon, These High, Green Hills, Jan Karon, These High Green Hills For years Mitford s sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish Now he s also married to Cynthia his vivacious next door neighbor For Father Tim life in Mitford has never been so full of surprises His wife is aging his already ancient kitchen walls not to mention burning his draperies The mountain boy he s learned to love as his own makes a heartFor yea. ✓ These High, Green Hills ê Jan Karon - These High, Green Hills, These High Green Hills For years Mitford s sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish Now he s also married to Cynthia his vivacious next door neighbor For Father Tim life in Mitford has never been so f

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  1. Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer She penned her first novel when she was 10 years old, the same year she won a short story contest organized by the local high school Karon married as a teenager and had a daughter, Candace At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C advertising agency She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco In time, she became a creative vice president at the high profile McKinney Silver, in Raleigh While there, she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year s best print campaign During her years in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author At the age of 50, she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream After struggling and failing to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street She grew curious about him, and started writing Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result It certainly worked for Mr Dickens , says Karon The Father Tim stories became Karon s first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford That book has since been nominated three times 1996, 1997, and 1998 for an ABBY American Booksellers Book of the Year Award , which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers, and the only book ever nominated for three consecutive years The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000 A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd s Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the 1 spot Karon has also published two Christmas themed books based on the Mitford series, The Mitford Snowmen and Esther s Gift, as well as Jan Karon s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader Other Mitford books include Patches of Godlight Father Tim s Favorite Quotes, a compilation of wit and wisdom, and A Continual Feast Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim In addition, Karon has written two children s books, Miss Fannie s Hat and Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny, and an illustrated book for all ages, The Trellis and the Seed Karon says her character driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own Though Light From Heaven is officially the final novel in the series, there s yet another Mitford book in this prolific author Karon urges her millions of ardent fans to look for the Mitford Bedside Companion, releasing in the Fall of 2006 It has everything in it but the kitchen sink , says Karon.

  2. I worked for years in a situation where I spent hours in driving so I often I listened to books on tape or CD I mentioned before that I was surprised that I got into these books I have noted that most of the reviewers of these are women no surprise Had I not been desperate for something to listen to I would probably never have tried them Yes they are Christian in content, but they don t get preachy Yes we do follow Father Tim and his new wife and his shaggy dog, but they don t slump into soap op [...]

  3. Jan Karon is such a great author.The third novel in the Mitford Series was no exception.I am so glad that Father Tim is now married You can feel his happiness Cynthia is perfect for them They really love each other.Father Tim had many adventures, and some were sad, but some were heartwarming.Great read for anyone who loves Mitford

  4. I cannot get enough of this series After I finish each volume, I am so eager to begin the next one Karon s eclectic Mitford characters have definitely captured my attention and I realize that I am seriously invested in what becomes of them I admire Karon s apt ability to keep the stock characters engaging the story lines have remained fresh and animated and the additions of new characters are lively and anticipated I feel like I currently truly know these people.In this volume, I found Fancy Ski [...]

  5. Nice third book in a series Really gets to the heart of being a minister including dealing with troubled people 24 7 You feel like you re part of Mitford, the little hilly town where this book takes place He finally marries Cynthia, who is a lively jovial person He is awestruck that he s 61 and getting married for the first time and really cherishes her so sweetly You can really feel the love These books are well done and make me chuckle which is rare.

  6. I m going to write the same thing for the entire series It s a syrupy sweet old fashioned read which does not demand anything of the reader Many find the series feel good, and there are some sparkles of true conflict here and there, but mostly it s about the mundane daily plight of a vicar who finds love later in life and saves people emotionally and physically If you like the first in the series, keep reading because you will be comforted by the characters and will want to see who is added to t [...]

  7. Originally posted on my blog, Read Love.Ah, Mitford You are such a breath of small town fresh air If you are unfamiliar with the Mitford Years series, you need to start at the beginning, At Home in Mitford These books, which follow life in a sleepy North Carolina town, are told from the point of view of Father Tim, the rector of Lord s Chapel Much like an easy chair or an old sweater, this series is a cozy delight You ll not find arresting intrigue, high drama, or pulse quickening action in the [...]

  8. This is the third book in this series, and with each book I am engaged with these characters and their stories I have listened to the books on audio, and the reader is great at giving each different person in the story a voice that fits with the wonderful characterizations developed by the author The setting is a small town in North Carolina, and pastor Tim Kavanaugh strives to serve all the community, whether members of his church or not he is very much a part of their joys, sorrows, and daily [...]

  9. In this book, Father Tim is married to Cynthia at last She is moving into his home and now he has to learn about sharing space with her.Dooley reaches a very hard decision regarding his life s journey Father Tim has grown to love Dooley as though he were his own son Father Tim and his secretary Emma are introduced to the world of computers This leads to a few laughs when they venture forward with this In this book we will meet new characters, or as I call them friends One of these is Lacey She i [...]

  10. I love Father Tim and all his cohorts there on Mitford I find myself loving his parishioners like they are from my own congregation, mourning when they mourn, and feeling joy for those that have triumphed Great read.

  11. Excellent Enjoyed each moment of this story After I read these books the first time, we went to North Carolina for a sabbatical So many years later we ve just planned a return trip to the Asheville area right as I m rereading the books Not a coincidence

  12. Pure nourishment for the soul are these Mitford books I am on my third reading and they are as fresh and wonderful as ever Mitford is one fictional place I would love to live.

  13. True feel good bookBut very Christian while doing so I didn t mind skipping all that though, as the characters are well written and pretty believable.

  14. A long series and every book an interesting and relaxing read Not complex literature, just extremely pleasant times among people all would admire.

  15. Loved Scott the new Chaplin Can t wait to see of himTHIS SUMMARY REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY1st year of Father Timothy and Cynthia Kavanagh marriage the merging of their households keeping both her house and the rectory hers as her studio and their place of recreation they are negotiating their only stumbling block, the future he freezes up and cannot t [...]

  16. 3 of the Mitford Series I wasn t really into this book when I first started to read it Jan does not do a very good job reminding the reader who the characters are There are so many And if you haven t read the first two and tried to read this, forget it But as I read , the book got better Dooley is going to a private school paid for by Sadie After a rough start, he is doing well The reverend and his wife are getting used to being married They get lost in a cave on a camping trip and it changes th [...]

  17. I know that a lot of people love Jan Karon and this story was okay, as a story But it was just way too syrupy, schmaltzy, and sentimental for me Father Timothy Kavanaugh sounds like a nice guy but his ministry is really a textbook recipe for severe clergy burnout He s supposed to be a simple country parson but in reality he s superman And a real life pastor wouldn t last a year doing what he does, with a smile and no complaints I know, I know, Mitford is supposed to be a special kind of place so [...]

  18. Sweet, humorous, and believable as always And it s always nice to read of people who share your religious tendencies and pray for guidance, safety, and the joy of people just like you do Mitford feels like your hometown and the characters like old friends Karon skillfully helps us welcome new characters and say goodbye to old friends while still keeping the feel of the Mitford family Nice to read such a good, clean book where good and normal things happen to good, decent, normal people who you r [...]

  19. Another restful stay in the town of Mitford Gotta say, when things are stressful and I feel rather depressed about life, the universe, and everything, there is nothing like a Mitford book to help me unplug.

  20. I enjoyed this story completely I have just discovered this series Each one has a wonderful theme of faith and redemption Father Tim quotes many inspirational songs, verses and other things That is the main reason I enjoy these books.

  21. sweet a collection of Tim s interior thoughts and dialogues with God conversations with Cynthia his wonder at finding a soul mate, and the good great of it even what might be thought of as negative, warm him 1st year of Father Timothy and Cynthia Kavanagh marriage the merging of their households keeping both her house and the rectory hers as her studio and their place of recreation they are negotiating their only stumbling block, the future he freezes up and cannot talk to her about retirement h [...]

  22. Second Read These books are magical They are written so well that the characters and author put us the reader is such good moods and are touched by the personal stories of those involved I m busting out laughing one minute, then very much touched as there are changes in the book s This one is especially good Father Tim had been wondering when it was time for him to retire He finally met a man that will take over for him, and he and Cynthia can pursue new ideas, travel, and so forth Dooley is doi [...]

  23. These High, Green Hills has been my favorite story in the Mitford Years series so far The characters become developed, seem to have everyday real life problems, and are less syrupy And yes, I am addicted to this series flaws and all.One of the things I like least in this series is the occasional, out of the blue, old fashioned ethnic stereotypes that is generally not seen in today s writing Page 170 states, We thought Indians were living in the cave and had scalped you or made you their slaves [...]

  24. We have definitely fallen in love with another series Seems we have been introduced to many new friends in this wonderful little village The Mitford Years is a series by Jan Karon and These High Green Hills is the third book Absolutely delightful The town, the people, the charm and the spirituality weaved through the whole story It will fill your heart Mitford would be a wonderful place to escape to as we face the challenges of our everyday life How we would love to stroll down Main Street with [...]

  25. This is technically a re read, although I m not sure if I ever did a review, even by my sparse, no spoiling, standards Part of me wants to move to Mitford, a thought that grows stronger with each book I ve read or re read Obviously, it s the fantasy of a peaceful world, but than that, I relish the idea of a community in which you can walk to almost, anyway everything you need The other aspect of Karon s books that is appealing is the gentle nudging to become a better person, modeled by Father [...]

  26. Gah I thought I d never manage to struggle through this book Okay the back cover sounded promising to a small town girl like myself Book about small town, a recently married old bachelor pastor assorted hijinks ensue What they failed to mention is that is a very Christian book WAY too many Bible quotes, WAY too much overuse of the word Poop when things go wrong Somebody kill me now please.

  27. In the last book I told you Father Tim had a new attractive neighbor In book three he andhis neighbor Cynthia are now married Father Tim s quiet life isn t so quiet any .Cynthia wants to redecorate the rectory, he has taken in a young boy no one wanted, andthe biggest problem where is Barnabas going to sleep This book is hilarious and Iwish I could visit Mitford