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4.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Karon Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitford Years Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780786555482
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All good things, even laughter and orange marmalade cake, must come to an end.

And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh’s deeply affecting life.

On a century-old valley farm where Father Tim and Cynthia are housesitting, there’s plenty to say grace over, from the havoc of a windstorm to a surprising new addition to the household and a mystery in the chicken house.

It’s life on the mountaintop, however, that promises to give Father Tim the definitive challenge of his long priesthood. Can he step up to the plate and revive a remote, long-empty mountain church? Or has he been called to accomplish the impossible? Fortunately, he’s been given an angel, in the flesh, of course.

Light from Heaven is filled with characters old and new and with answers to all the questions that Karon fans have asked since the series began nearly a decade ago. To put it simply, it’s her best. And we believe millions will agree.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luvenia | 2/12/2014

    " I read and re-read all of these books because of the beautiful Bible quotes and simple application of Word to real life care of others. These novels are written from a Christ-centered world view. We are able to enter and walk with Father Tim as he encounters the work that the Lord performs in the the hearts of those who appear to be hopelessly loss to us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 2/10/2014

    " Just reread the entire series. I needed uplifting, easy books and it worked. I feel better for reading them. Like life isn't so tough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/10/2014

    " Ah, that's better - happy people. Fr. Tim and Cynthia are farm sitting for a year and Fr. Tim gets to pastor a mountain church that;s been closed for 40 yrs. We meet a whole new cast of characters and, of course, many of them find faith through Fr. Tim;s good works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 2/2/2014

    " I have enjoyed immensely Jan Karon's Mitford series. A cozier collection of everyday, inspiring heroes I have yet to find between the covers of a book. The series is easy to read, the characters feel real and easy to relate to. I enjoyed this last book in the series as well but once I finished the book I wasn't sure that it could really be called a finale. Everything seemed sewn up too abruptly. The book ended and I felt like I was still in the middle of the action and wasn't exactly sure what had happened that the author felt justified in wrapping it up at that moment. But as I've had a little time to think about it I think it may have been just the right sort of ending. One long-held prayer is answered with a resounding yes it seems. But how it happened or what will happen next is completely up in the air. Kind of like life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wurtsboroboy | 2/2/2014

    " I've enjoyed going back to Mitford the last couple of years. I would hope Ms Karon would do oone last book to tie up someunfinished business. I will miss Father Tim & Cynthia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alethea | 1/29/2014

    " In what sounds like the last book in Karon's series about the community of Mitford, we find Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, "farm-sitting" at Meadowgate for their friends the Owens - about to embark on Father Tim's last ecclesiastic endeavor - the rebuilding of an old church in the North Carolina mountains. Admittedly, it's been awhile since I'd last read the earlier books in the series - and a few developments of the characters were lost to me (as I think I inadvertently skipped books 7 and 8). This was more pious than I remembered the others - although I did find learning about the different traditions and elements of the Episcopal Church really interesting - I realize that it might be a turn off to some readers. The characters, however, were just as delightful and this made me want to re-read the series to fill in the gaps. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves the Fannie Flagg or Garrison Keilor type tales of small towns and their quirky and lovable residents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 1/9/2014

    " The Mitford series by Jan Karon has changed - & blessed - my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Owendyk | 1/8/2014

    " Loved this entire series. It warms your heart and feeds your soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Hale | 1/7/2014

    " The last in the series of Mitford novels. It wasn't my favorite, but if you're a Mitford fan, you must read it. Who is the visitor at the end? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/5/2014

    " A good ending to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 12/22/2013

    " The mitford series is one of my favorite series hands down! The only complaint I have with the books is she gets kind of holly roller towards the end of the series. Other than that these are just great books!! You read these books and wished you lived in Mitford. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 12/9/2013

    " Love the author. Love the works!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Melendez | 12/9/2013

    " I did it! Read all 9 books this summer. Loved this series. Wonderful writing. I was completely drawn into the lives of these simple people. Light, enjoyable reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 11/25/2013

    " Another fun read from Jan Karon. No great drama, but just homey, every day life. The characters are real people, with their flaws and quirkiness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/15/2013

    " Good book, these are always just nice feel good books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/11/2013

    " This is a series you don't want to end. Luckily Jan Karon has done a couple post series Father Tim books. I have already started to collect this series and will re-read them again, especially when I need a sense of peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Davis | 10/8/2013

    " Love the Mitford series!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Macdonald | 7/12/2013

    " It took forever to finish this book because I kept dozing off. If you have insomnia this is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 6/16/2013

    " This is EXACTLY the break I need! I love this author!!!! I'm listening to this one and LOVE the reader's voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 5/14/2013

    " I was a little hesitant to read this one, because I don't want the series to end! In the end, I coudln't stay away. It was another great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 5/10/2013

    " Reading through the Mitford series in random order this time according to availability. If you haven't read any, start at the beginning because there are so many characters that evolve. Cozy reading, faith meets daily life, small town intimacy, scriptural references affirm my convictions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missy | 2/19/2013

    " I finished it--every time I think I'm done with Mitford, I get sucked back in, but honestly, I didn't really care too much about the new people introduced. I still want to know everything about the characters she's woven into the town through the years, so I suppose I'll be back again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Baker | 12/17/2012

    " Beautiful ending to a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Meacham | 11/15/2012

    " I enjoy the clean cut quality of the books in this series and the spiritual components. Jan Karon portrays her characters complete with flaws, and with lots of laughs, in addition to some serious moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Branch | 10/27/2012

    " I recommend all the books in the Mitford/Father Tim series by Jan Karon. All are compelling reads that you cannot put down. They are touching. They have sad parts. They are funny. They are uplifting. I feel like Father Tim is a trusted friend now. Read them in order if you can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 9/12/2012

    " four stars for making me feel a little less homesick. i loved this series. i definitely recommend it to you if you are sixty or older. i will miss all my little small town friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/25/2012

    " The perfect story to complete the Mitford series. I have really enjoyed reading the stories and I look forward to reading more of Jan Karon's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Thompson | 5/23/2012

    " This was an amazing series! I am really sad that this was the last book in the series. Now I will start the Father Tim series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 1/11/2012

    " This was bitter sweet because it was the end of the Mitford series. I really am going to miss all the people in this book. I feel like their part of my family. I will especially remember this book because it helped me pass time during my bed rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/18/2011

    " So sad to see this series come to an end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody Phillips | 11/8/2011

    " Jan Karon is getting better and better. Her books are so soothing and thoughtful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/13/2011

    " Done with the Mitford series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Stroh | 9/23/2011

    " I love the enitre Mitford series. It is like lying on a blanket, in the sun on a clear day. You can savor every page ... like candy!!! You will fall in love with all of the characters and want to read every book ... in order!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lila | 4/10/2011

    " Always enjoy reading these upbeat and positive novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandalyn | 2/28/2011

    " This one does wrap things up nicely and I enjoyed the series, but it was a little long... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 1/10/2011

    " Jan Karon is getting better and better. Her books are so soothing and thoughtful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/5/2010

    " wonderful peaceful encouraging book, but sad because it's over "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/4/2010

    " Couldn't wait to dive into! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/2/2010

    " The perfect story to complete the Mitford series. I have really enjoyed reading the stories and I look forward to reading more of Jan Karon's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/31/2010

    " One of my favorite Mitford books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/18/2010

    " a series so good, i bought the 8 I was not given "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/18/2010

    " Harder to really keep up this time. It's been a long time since I had read one of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 6/7/2010

    " The Mitford series by Jan Karon has changed - & blessed - my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/29/2010

    " I have enjoyed reading all of the books in this series. It was sad to read the last book and to have it actually end. This book was my favorite of all of the books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/23/2010

    " This was an amazing series! I am really sad that this was the last book in the series. Now I will start the Father Tim series. "

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About the Author
Author Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mitford novels, the Father Tim novels, a popular cookbook, and several books for children. She lives near Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello, a World Heritage site in Central Virginia.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.