Somewhere Safe With Somebody GoodLarge Print - 2014
#1 New York Times-bestselling author Jan Karon returns - and invites her millions of fans to join he again in Mitford.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return to Mitford from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors.
While he is glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing from Father Tim's life- a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion.
His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion - for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley's brother, Sammy, still enraged by his mother's abandonment, destroys one o Father Tim's prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.
All this, as Wanda's Feel Good Caf#65533; opens, a romance catches fire through an Internet word game, Mitford's former mayor hatches a reelection campaign to throw the bums out, and the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry- Does Mitford still take care of its own?
Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon's characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.
'Jan Karon reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any other living novelist.' Los Angeles Times