To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14) by Jan Karon

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 Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns th...

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

TitleTo Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14)
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreFiction, Christian Fiction, Christian, Adult

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

  • Phrynne
    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 series for many years now and as the characters have developed I have become more and more involved. Dooley and Lace have grown up before my eyes and now have a child of th...
  • Susan Johnson
    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 fascinating? Because Father Tim is someone we would all like in our lives. A kind man who came to love late in his life, fatherhood by adoption even later and grateful for...
  • Toni
    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 characters. I have read the entire series and this book is right up there with the best.Fr. Tim has been retired for ten plus years but at 77 he’s not ready to slow down an...
  • Sheryl
    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. He's trying you have to give him that, even if his smoothies are a bit chunky! I didn't find myself lost at all as I read through this series with all its loveabl...
  • Elisabeth Calmes
    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.
  • Laura
    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 life events. The action picks up not too long after the events of Come Rain or Come Shine, and the reader gets plenty of time with Lace and Dooley on their farm and ...
  • Sarah Grace
    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, heartache, and raw emotion that fills this book. I cried numerous times, especially at a plot twist towards the end. Just wow. I'm not sure if this will be the last Mitford b...
  • Laura
    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 rating is probably biased, but I love these characters too much to give them anything less than a five in this book. Jan Karon's books are special to me. They give m...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    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 these novels. They are such spiritual nourishment to this reader. I've grinned, gasped, laughed, and wept out loud, sometimes a big, full out ugly cry. This is 447 page...
  • Amy Leigh
    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 Dooley and Lace have to deal with major tragedy, stress and loss. Jack is the hero or shining star as he heals old wounds and brings the family and town much happi...