Come Rain or Come Shine : Mitford Years

  • by Jan Karon
  • Narrated by John McDonough
  • Series: Mitford Years
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon returns - with the story listeners have been waiting for.
Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls.
Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.
So, the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun.
An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis.
And, once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends.
Piece of cake, right?
In Come Rain or Come Shine, Jan Karon delivers the wedding that millions of Mitford fans have waited for. It's a June day in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small, and you're invited - because you're family.
By the way, it's a pretty casual affair, so come as you are and remember to bring a tissue or two. After all, what's a good wedding without a good cry?


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Customer Reviews

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Let me start by saying up front that I am not a fan of romance stories and/or books about big wedding craziness so I was wary of this book. What's more I was not wild about book #10 in the series (see my review from last year for more about that if you are interested) so I almost didn't try this book.

I confess I even went back and reread #10--Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good--giving it a second chance. I thought I might have gotten it all wrong. As Karon herself says in that book--we can never read the same book twice because we change and see things differently with each reading. After the reread I'm afraid I still stand by what I said in my review--that book just wasn't my favorite.

However, all that said, Come Rain or Come Shine is a total gem! I am really glad that I didn't skip this entry in the series. This book is a wonderful return to the style and tone of earlier, beloved books in the Mitford collection. John McDonough's narration was excellent, restrained and subtle. Cynthia and Fr Tim often joke and refer to themselves as "book ends"--well to me--Come Rain or Come Shine is a perfect "book end" for the first book in the series--At Home In Mitford.

I won't say another word because I don't want to spoil the story. Just know I thought it was perfection. I just loved it.
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- sara "Avid reader/listener/reviewer"

What we've been waiting for, but....

I'm guessing that all readers of the Father Tim books having been waiting for this book for a long time. while it was wonderful to find out how "it" happens, it was also to much at one time. I felt like Ms. Karon was but three books of info into one. That being said, I couldn't stop myself from listening to it almost straight thru. One of the joys of a series book is wanting to know what the characters have been up to since you last saw them.
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- tracee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio