March 15, 2019

Looking Back - These High Green Hills

Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.

These High, Green Hills by Jan Karon
Mitford Series #3
1996 Penguin Books
Finished in May 1998
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)

Publisher's Blurb:

In These High, Green Hills we're once again in Mitford, a southern village of local characters so heartwarming and hilarious you'll wish you lived right next door.

At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector.

Add a life-changing camping trip, the arrival of the town's first policewoman, and a new computer that requires the patience of a saint, and you know you're in for another engrossing visit to Mitford--the little town that readers everywhere love to call home.

My Original Notes (1998):

Wonderful! I truly enjoyed every word. I feel as though these characters are not only real, but my friends. Charming and inspiring.

My Current Thoughts:

I'm looking forward to rereading this one. I recently started reading At Home in Mitford and it's just as good as the first time I read it.


  1. Glad that you decided to visit an older favorite book. I find a lot of peace and comfort doing that. Even if mine include bodies. Ha!

    1. Kay, I'm finding that re-reading old favorites isn't a waste a time. I may know the plot and the characters are familiar, but it still reads like a new book since I'm not the same person I was 20 years ago.

  2. I so love this series. I am a big fan of rereading, and also I happily rewatch a lot of television shows. I am practically an Inspector Lewis scholar!
    I have the second to the last Mitford book, which I haven't read yet, but I don't have the latest one from 2017. I wonder if she will write more.

    1. Nan, I remember that you loved these a little bit more than I did, but as I peruse my reading journal, I see that I read several of them without much of a break in-between. As I go back and re-read each book, I will allow a little break so I don't grow tired of them. So far, I am loving my return to Mitford and Father Tim's life. Such a comfort reading experience to revisit these characters!

  3. I’ve thought about rereading the Mitford series. I enjoyed it so much the first time through. Guess I need to just do it instead of think about it!

    1. Robin, I'm enjoying my re-reading experience, so far. I read a few pages every night after I put aside my other book. It's been fun to revisit all the old characters of Mitford.


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