Shepherds Abiding

Shepherds Abiding

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The eighth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good 

Millions of Americans have found Mitford to be a favorite home-away-from-home, and countless readers have long wondered what Christmas in Mitford would be like. The eighth Mitford novel provides a glimpse, offering a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one's heart.Since he was a boy, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind" and has never really learned to savor the work of his hands. When he finds a derelict nativity scene that has suffered the indignities of time and neglect, he imagines the excitement in the eyes of his wife, Cynthia, and decides to undertake the daunting task of restoring it. As Father Tim begins his journey, readers are given a seat at Mitford's holiday table and treated to a magical tale about the true Christmas spirit.
 

Title:Shepherds Abiding
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780142004852
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    Shepherds Abiding Reviews

  • Ann Marie

    I read Jan Karon's Shepherds Abiding every year at Christmas time and every year I find another heart warming message I hadn't found before. This years message was 'The first rule is to keep an untrou...

  • Judy King

    Who knew that books could be just like comfort food? I've not read the Mitford books, stumbled onto this one (#8) because I'm on a Christmas-book reading binge this month. I listened to this one and i...

  • Sarah Grace Grzy

    I'm so glad I took the time to re-read this. Updated review to come. FIRST READ*happy sigh* This is just such a beautiful book, y'all! Such a sweet, fun, simple Christmas read. Highly recommended!...

  • Laura

    I loved this reread. I love these characters so much and the audio narrations by John McDonough can’t be beat. I may just reread the ninth book.....I’m sorry I skipped right over this one, thinkin...

  • Camie

    In the midst of a busy Christmas season, I always find some quiet time to return to small town Mitford by rereading this book. I cannot recommend it to everyone as it is #8 in Jan Karon's endearing Fa...

  • Ginger

    Is this my favorite Mitford novel? Nah. But it’s hardly Christmas to me if I go a year without reading it....

  • Ellen

    I intentionally read this last (that's right, I've read all the Mitford/Father Tim books now!!) because I realized it was a Christmas book so I wanted to read it at Christmas time. Father Tim finds an...

  • Jenni Simmons

    Like comfort food, this is a comfort book. I unabashedly love Jan Karon's novels....

  • Trace

    First time reading this gem!!! Loved it completely....

  • Sarah Coller

    Well... I've just finished this and really didn't enjoy it too much. The writing was actually pretty good and not as contrived and cheesy as I'd feared. However, it seemed so disjointed throughout---j...