Combining the stellar script-adaptation skills of award-winning writer Paul McCusker with the best-selling novel by Jan Karon, Radio Theatre’s At Home in Mitford will leave listeners longing for more. Set in the charming village of Mitford, this book will delight listeners as it draws them into the life of Father Tim, an Episcopal rector who finds himself running on empty and longing for change. His bachelor existence is changed and enriched by a lovable cast of characters, including a stray dog, a lonely boy, and a comely neighbor.
This is a great book about Father Tim who seems to be having a crisis of sorts. He feels like his plate is full but not fulfilling. He ends up gaining a dog Barnabas and orphan kid Dolley while Dolley’s grandfather heals from pneumonia. He also has a neighbor, Cynthia who has strickin’ something in Father Tim he never expected. Among the people met in this book is a jewel thief who the church members become quite fond of when they learn his story during service one week. Barnabas has been kidnapped and Father Tim finds himself distraught over the situation. Even Dolley becomes upset about the loss of the dog. Who has taken to being yelled in verse.
I also enjoyed learning about some of the older members of town, they quirky manners and what they have dealt with choices they have made. Definitely a togetherness experienced in this book can’t wait to continue this series. Great for those looking for small town community and adventure mixed in.