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
1996 Penguin Books
Finished in May 1998
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
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.