Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review: Come Rain or Come Shine

Come Rain or Come Shine Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

True love will endure, come rain or come shine. The newest title in the Mitford series brings the story of Father Tim and his family full circle. We met Father Tim, a then bachelor Episcopal priest, in At Home in Mitford. He had an eye for his new neighbor Cynthia, an issue with his dog, Barnabas, who only behaved when scripture was spoken, and the problem of a young orphan boy whose best behavior included cussin' and spittin'. Dooley was ornery, rough, and begging to be loved. Throughout the series we have watched these characters grow, and in Come Rain or Come Shine, Dooley is about to wed his fiance, Lace, finish Vet school, take over the local veterinary, start a new life on a farm, and one other closely held secret. With only a few weeks to go, Dooley's adopted dad, Father Tim and his now wife, Cynthia pitch in, along with all of the quirky characters of Mitford to help Dooley and Lace have the wedding of their dreams.

I love coming home to Mitford. I don't know if this is going to be the last in the series. I hope not. I think this book opens up a new generation with new stories to tell. If this is the last book, I at least feel that the story is complete. We've seen Dooley grow up to be a wonderful man and husband. Father Tim has built a family and we have watched beloved characters come and go. Now it is time to see what stories can be told about the family of Doc Kavanagh.

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