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These High, Green Hills

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

  • Title: These High, Green Hills
  • Author: Jan Karon
  • ISBN: 9781589190641
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • For years, Mitford s sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish Now he s also married to Cynthia, his vivacious next door neighbor For Father Tim, life in Mitford has never been so full of surprises His wife is aging his already ancient kitchen walls, not to mention burning his draperies The mountain boy he s learned to love as his own makes a heartFor years, Mitford s sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish Now he s also married to Cynthia, his vivacious next door neighbor For Father Tim, life in Mitford has never been so full of surprises His wife is aging his already ancient kitchen walls, not to mention burning his draperies The mountain boy he s learned to love as his own makes a heartrending decision And the agony of mastering the church computer system is as boggling as the pandemonium that breaks loose when his quiet rectory becomes a nursery All this, however, is small potatoes compared to what happens on a wilderness camping trip that sends him home a changed man In These High, Green Hills, Jan Karon takes her readers on a heartwarming and hilarious visit to Mitford, where her lovable characters always inspire laughter, tears, and fresh hope.

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    1. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

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

    2. Sarah Grace on said:

      Lovely, as always! I have never been disappointed by Jan Karon!

    3. Lena Morrison on said:

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

    4. Melinda on said:

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

    5. BarbaraW on said:

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

    6. Kelly on said:

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

    7. Dawn Teresa on said:

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

    8. Janice on said:

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

    9. Dianna on said:

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

    10. Sara on said:

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

    11. Amy on said:

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

    12. Debbie on said:

      This is such a heart warming series. It's like a nice long visit with old friends.

    13. Susan Snodgrass on said:

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

    14. Katy on said:

      True feel-good bookBut very Christian while doing so:) I didn't mind skipping all that though, as the characters are well written and pretty believable.

    15. Joan Bennett on said:

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

    16. Chris on said:

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

    17. Kellie on said:

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

    18. Rick Boyer on said:

      I know that a lot of people love Jan Karon and this story was okay, as a story. But it was just way too syrupy, schmaltzy, and sentimental for me. Father Timothy Kavanaugh sounds like a nice guy; but his ministry is really a textbook recipe for severe clergy burnout. He's supposed to be a simple country parson but in reality he's superman. And a real-life pastor wouldn't last a year doing what he does, with a smile and no complaints. I know, I know, Mitford is supposed to be a special kind of pl [...]

    19. Autumn on said:

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

    20. E.A. Lawrence on said:

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

    21. Delores Thomas on said:

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

    22. Dawna on said:

      Giving all MItford books a 5* from now on. Read them all at least 4 times. Guess I kinda like 'em!

    23. Kathy on said:

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

    24. Carol on said:

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

    25. Elizabeth Castro on said:

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

    26. Terry on said:

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

    27. William on said:

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

    28. Kathy on said:

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

    29. Joan on said:

      In the last book I told you Father Tim had a new attractive neighbor! In book three he andhis neighbor Cynthia are now married. Father Tim's quiet life isn't so quiet any more.Cynthia wants to redecorate the rectory, he has taken in a young boy no-one wanted, andthe biggest problem - where is Barnabas going to sleep? This book is hilarious and Iwish I could visit Mitford!

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