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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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Just very good reading!!! Relaxing. You can visuize as you read.Published 4 days ago by Carolyn Hackney
The best novel I have read for some time. Sampedro has created a powerful character that smells and tastes of the earth where he was born and has lived thoroughout his life. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Carmen R. Meléndez
Wonderful, charming series. Light-hearted and heartwarming to put a smile on your face and cheer for those going through hard times.Published 22 days ago by Cindy
I was a little surprised that this book was placed after some of the other books depicting the married life of Timothy and Cynthia. I enjoyed it but felt it was out of sequence. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Sad Happy all emotions rolled into one book, as are all of hers' so far!
The verbiage is outstanding! A wonderful read.
So glad Ms Karon gave us the chance to share in this special time for Father Tim and sweet Cynthia. Loved the beautiful glimpses into the hearts of these two dear characters.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer