To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14)

To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuri...

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Title:To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14)
Author:Jan Karon
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0399183736
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:450 pages pages

To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14) Reviews

  • Jill Robinson
    Nov 02, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

  • The Library Lady
    Oct 02, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

  • Piepie
    Sep 21, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

    Times, they are a-changin'! At about 450 pages the newest installment in the much-beloved Mitford series is cram-jammed with familiar faces, people not-so-familiar, fun, food, and laughter. Definitely laughter. I love when a book makes me snicker out loud, and on that point probably...

  • Laura
    Aug 23, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

  • Elisabeth Calmes
    Sep 27, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

  • Sheryl
    Sep 16, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

  • Candace
    Nov 13, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

  • Carol
    Oct 24, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

    Times, they are a-changin'! At about 450 pages the newest installment in the much-beloved Mitford series is cram-jammed with familiar faces, people not-so-familiar, fun, food, and laughter. Definitely laughter. I love when a book makes me snicker out loud, and on that point probably...

    I absolutely adore Mitford and the people who make up this community. The writing feels like you are just living the life with Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, Lace, and the rest of the characters who all add so much to the story. Through this entire series, I have become invested in the c...

    Ah, Mitford. 4.5 stars. This book didn't have the tension/celebration of a wedding but there were some fine moments. I just listened to an interview Karon gave for Wisconsin Public Radio; she said this is the last Mitford book. [sob] I will come back after I've copied quotes into my co...

  • Kara
    Jul 27, 2018

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

    Times, they are a-changin'! At about 450 pages the newest installment in the much-beloved Mitford series is cram-jammed with familiar faces, people not-so-familiar, fun, food, and laughter. Definitely laughter. I love when a book makes me snicker out loud, and on that point probably...

    I absolutely adore Mitford and the people who make up this community. The writing feels like you are just living the life with Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, Lace, and the rest of the characters who all add so much to the story. Through this entire series, I have become invested in the c...

    Ah, Mitford. 4.5 stars. This book didn't have the tension/celebration of a wedding but there were some fine moments. I just listened to an interview Karon gave for Wisconsin Public Radio; she said this is the last Mitford book. [sob] I will come back after I've copied quotes into my co...

    Old Priests Never Retire, They Just Take The Occasional Wrong Number Yea--We are back in Mitford! For readers new to the series, Mitford is a safe, warm, and genuine place. Life is a little calmer, the people are kind, and their faith is real. Life goes on at a leisurely pace in ...

    Ahhh...my soul longs for a place like Mitford to call ?home.? Karon has created such an idyllic place full of wonderful people in this series and has succeeded in making book 14 as fresh and inviting as book one. It was wonderful to ?catch up? with all my favorite Mitford resid...

  • Alice Teets
    Aug 21, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

    Times, they are a-changin'! At about 450 pages the newest installment in the much-beloved Mitford series is cram-jammed with familiar faces, people not-so-familiar, fun, food, and laughter. Definitely laughter. I love when a book makes me snicker out loud, and on that point probably...

    I absolutely adore Mitford and the people who make up this community. The writing feels like you are just living the life with Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, Lace, and the rest of the characters who all add so much to the story. Through this entire series, I have become invested in the c...

  • Renee
    May 16, 2018

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

  • Susan Johnson
    Sep 08, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

  • Clwseattle
    Nov 29, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Sep 28, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

  • Chris Conley
    Oct 13, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

  • Yvonne
    Sep 13, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

  • Phrynne
    Nov 14, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

  • Anne Trinkle
    Oct 01, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

  • Randi Abel
    Aug 29, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

  • Donna Gabbard
    Oct 17, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

  • Christopher Lawson
    Aug 24, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...

    Reading a Mitford book is like reading a long letter from an old friend.....you don't want it to end. ...

    Times, they are a-changin'! At about 450 pages the newest installment in the much-beloved Mitford series is cram-jammed with familiar faces, people not-so-familiar, fun, food, and laughter. Definitely laughter. I love when a book makes me snicker out loud, and on that point probably...

    I absolutely adore Mitford and the people who make up this community. The writing feels like you are just living the life with Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, Lace, and the rest of the characters who all add so much to the story. Through this entire series, I have become invested in the c...

    Ah, Mitford. 4.5 stars. This book didn't have the tension/celebration of a wedding but there were some fine moments. I just listened to an interview Karon gave for Wisconsin Public Radio; she said this is the last Mitford book. [sob] I will come back after I've copied quotes into my co...

    Old Priests Never Retire, They Just Take The Occasional Wrong Number Yea--We are back in Mitford! For readers new to the series, Mitford is a safe, warm, and genuine place. Life is a little calmer, the people are kind, and their faith is real. Life goes on at a leisurely pace in ...

  • Kristina
    Sep 30, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

  • Toni
    Aug 24, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

  • Laura
    Oct 05, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Dec 11, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

  • Elsa K
    Dec 12, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

  • Sarah Grace
    Sep 24, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

  • Allison Tebo
    Oct 07, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

  • Amy Leigh
    Aug 17, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

  • Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
    Sep 10, 2017

    A big happy sigh and a bit of sadness too because I am back from the land of Mitford after two really pleasurable days spent wallowing in its friendly atmosphere. I love the town, I love the people and I love it every time this author writes a new book. I have been reading this seri...

    I was going to be chintzy and take a half star away because there was simply not enough Father Tim and Cynthia for me but I just loved the warm embrace of Mitford so much that I gave it the full five stars. How can a 78 year old retired Anglican priest and his artist wife be so fascina...

    Now listening to the Audio, which is great, and so calming! How could the 12th book (or 14th if you count the Fr. Tim books) of any series, still be so fresh and stunning?! Jan Karon again works her word magic with this new book as if she?s just introducing all her Mitford charac...

    This was my first trip to the town Mitford and I was totally captivated. What a wonderful series and I'm so upset with myself for not reading them before. Better late than never, right? Father Tim Kavanagh is dealing with his retirement and his new health regime which is quite humorous...

    It was lovely to go back to Mitford but it rambled a bit. It went into too many characters' lives. Maybe I would love it if all the characters were all still clear in my mind, but since it's been years since I read one, it felt rambly. Still a comforting read. ...

    Why are the books that mean the most to you, the hardest ones to write your feelings and thoughts about it? Sometimes, it takes a few days, some time, to step away from the novel you read, so you can get a feel for what you experienced from your book. I will be up-front. My five star r...

    Wow. Beautiful. I honestly don't know how to write a proper review for this book, so I don't think I will. Jan Karon's Mitford series as been the most influential piece of fiction on my life, both spiritual and otherwise. Period. I just have not words to describe the beauty, hearta...

    One of the ways a book can get a rare five star rating from me is when the setting and characters make me want to crawl inside of it and hang out. This is one of those books. While in some ways Mitford and its inhabitants are idealized, there are also plenty of realistic problems and l...

    Way more than 5 stars! How do I even begin to craft a review worthy of such a novel? I adore my Mitford books. They have pride of place on my shelves. I have read all of them, most twice. And my heart yet yearns to read them all again. Jan Karon has the most amazing heart to write thes...

    For some reason, I am not sure what that is, I struggled with this Mitford outing. I have read all of the previous books and love the town and its people. I just could not stay engaged with this one. I may try again and see if the stars align. ...

    As much as I hoped to like this one, I felt it was all over the place. Too many storylines to keep track of and of those storylines I just didn?t ?get it?. Not for me. Dnf ...

    I know that 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, but I think Karon could have stopped right there, leaving Dooley and Lace married to live "happily ever after," in the minds of their readers, Instead, she has gone on to this, #14. But Jan Karon is becoming formulaic. ...

    If you have not journeyed to Mitford before, this is not the place to begin. But if you?re like me and you have Mitford in your heart, this book allows us to hang onto the magic just a little bit longer. The people who inhabit Mitford come with baggage. They all, even the childre...

    I just couldn't do it. I have been a long term fan of Jan Karon and reading Mitford novels are like going home. But this one was horrible. I could not follow her writing style (which seemed very different), I had no idea who was talking when, and it was just boring. As much as I hated ...

    The beginning starts off slow but by no means is this a boring book. This is a continuation of the popular Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It continues the emotional and raw stories of the Kavanagh families. Father Tim is coming to realizations about himself and his purpose. The newly-wed...

    I would try to write and describe the people and the story line but there is a lot going on in this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. If I had not gotten stuck or confused a couple of times I would have easily given it a 4. I really loved the characters they were all so lovable and w...

    To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon is the fourteenth A Mitford Novel. Father Tim is surprised when he receives a call that Esther Bolick has passed away. He is asked to return to Lord?s Chapel to give her eulogy. Dooley and Lacy Kavanagh have an unexpected expense when the pipes burst ...

    I often marvel at those on the right who long for "the good old days" and want to "take back [their] country" and "make America 'great' again." I never really understood what they were talking about because they seem to be longing for an America that has never existed. Then I read this...

    Trying to decide between two and a half stars and three stars... ...

    I found the last two books of this series tedious. I am the world's biggest fan of Jan Karon's writing and John McDonough's narration. With that said, this book seemed to concentrate on Avis, the local grocer. If you had not read the rest of the series, this book would be very confusin...

    I have loved this series since the very first book . Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one. I felt the writing was scattered. I did not like how she jumped around from one thing to another . I found it confusing. This story just seemed too scattered to me. Not what I expected...

    I have been reading Jan Karon since 1999. When I found her back then I binged on the Mitford series until I caught up, then waited for every new installment and was never disappointed when it came. To Be Where You Are did not evoke that same satisfaction or contentment. I found it v...

    This is just the kind of Mitford book I enjoy. I read it slowly to try to savor it, I even read another book in between it to make it last! My few complaints- I wanted more Father Tim and Cynthia and less Dooley/Lace. I think I like them in the background a bit more. And Dooley and Lac...

    Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for the advanced galley of "To Be Where You Are", Jan Karon's 14th installment of the beloved Mitford Years books, due to be released on 9/19. My mother-in-law introduced me to this series over 15 years ago though I will confess I haven't kept up with t...