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Not a 10, but I would still buy the next in this series.
on June 28, 2002
I know that many readers are going to disagree with this review, but I felt I had to say that IN THIS MOUNTAIN by Jan Karon is not her best work. While reading this novel, I felt, over and over again, that Karon came "back to Mitford" because her readers demanded it, not because she was full of inspiration to continue the storyline. I closed the book the other night feeling as if I were reading a religious/inspirational piece. Will librarians place it on those shelves? They should. There is no fire in the relationship between Cynthia & Father Tim, that I could see, but I was delighted as everyone else to see what has happened to Dooley and the rest of Mitford since the last time we visited. I know, in order to write these particular books, and have overcome such stupendous odds in life, Jan Karon has to be one of the nicest people the world has ever produced, but I'm sad that this book is ho-hum. Will I buy another in this series, if there ever is one? OH, YES. I can't lose my old friends.