This book is a spin-off series from Karon's wildly successful Mitford series. Father Tim Kavanaugh receives a mysterious note, "Come home," and decides to return to the place of his birth--somewhere he hasn't been in decades--to hunt up old friends and face old demons.
Today's teaser quote:
"Though he knew the story like a book, his heart was beating faster. 'Then he sort of just crumpled over and fell down. Dead as a doornail.' Right here, he could never keep from feeling kind of sad," (p. 249, Large Print Edition).I'm about half-way through the book and have found it to be... charming. The Southern setting is quaint (and a bit anachronistic to me), but she's switching back and forth in time, using lots of flashbacks to fill out Father Tim's back story, and I find my interest waning from time to time (depending on the flashback).