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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

#1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—with the story readers have been waiting for.

Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen 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. @goodreads



I have always loved the Mitford series. I loved reading them years and years ago, but I liked listening to the first ones on tape, yes tape, because Jan Karon herself actually narrated them. And she read them good, but of course she is the author and knows how each person should sound :)

In this book Dooley is graduating vet school, taking on Hal's vet and farm, and getting married! I remember when he was just a hooligan of a kid trying to make it through the days as his home life was not that good. He was a spitfire, but Father Tim took him on. And now look at him! Wow, time surely flies, even in the book world.

The story is so sweet with all the characters coming to the farm to help Dooley and Lace get ready for the wedding. Lace and Dooley used to butt heads all of the time growing up because she had troubles too. And now they are getting married, there are some other surprises that happen but I don't want to spoil it.

Not only did Dooley take on the vet and farm, which is where they live as well, Dooley bought a bull named Choo-Choo for his cattle he's taking on. I got a good laugh out of ole Choo-Choo through-out he book. He made a surprise appearance at the wedding, that was at the farm anyway, and brought some of his lady friends. LOL. The only one that could actually pet him was Lace, she said she understood him, he would eat from her hand. It's just a male thing I think :)

Anyway, the story was beautiful and I'm glad I got to take a step back to a kinder place for a bit. I also love the cover of the book.

**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and PENGUIN GROUP PUTNAM for an ARC of this book for my honest review.**

5 Stars 


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