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All the details cherished by those who are enchanted by weddings are offered here, from the color of the bridal outfit (aquamarine) to the choice of flowers (virgin's bower and hydrangeas). When the wedding bells finally ring, the pews are packed with the people who make Mitford special: ornery Uncle Billy, delightful Miss Sadie, indispensable Louella, and the cantankerous Emma Newland. And there's not a dry eye in the house when Father Tim's problematic foster child Dooley Barlowe sings for the two people who love him the most.
A Common Life is not just a wedding story. It's also an intimate portrait of the unfolding love between Cynthia and the shy Father Tim, complete with fears and hesitations, professions of commitment, and Barnabas the dog delivering love letters. But there's nothing heavy-handed here. The tensions don't run any higher than wondering if Cynthia will make it to the wedding on time after getting locked inside her own bathroom, or guessing if Esther will make her famous three-layer orange marmalade cake for the reception. Told in the warm, down-home style that Karon has built her reputation on, A Common Life is sweet without being saccharine, charming without being cloying. It's an invitation to a literary reunion of the best kind, and like all weddings, it will probably coax a few tears and plenty of smiles. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Love these books. Easy reading that is relaxing.
Came in good condition.
Love this whole series of books. I have most of the printed versions in the series, and several on my kindle. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Shirley Korte
All the older books in this series are five stars. The newer ones are not, I think there are two of those. These older ones are so good
they are to be read and reread . Read more
I love the other books. I am just uncertain why she wrote this one. It is almost as if her publisher said, "you better spit another Mitford book out quickly".Published 20 days ago by Polly Welmaker
At last...a wonderful journey with a delightful priest.Published 1 month ago by Linda Kennedy - Author of Brooke's Miracle - Harris Family Series