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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,982 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Karon Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls the life of the mind. Except for cooking and gardening and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands. And then he finds a derelict nativity scene: twenty figures, including a flock of sheep, that have suffered the indignities of time and neglect.

Could he give the small company new life? Restore the camel's ear, repaint every piece, replace a missing nose on a wise man? You can't teach an old dog new tricks! he reminds himself. It's when he imagines the excitement in Cynthia's eyes that he steps up to the plate and begins a small journey of faith that touches everyone around him.

The eighth novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series is a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one's heart. Lovingly written, it seeks to restore the true Christmas spirit and give everyone a seat at Mitford's holiday table.

Continue the holiday cheer with two more trips to Mitford with The Mitford Snowmen and Esther's Gift, both included in this audio edition. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abby | 2/10/2014

    " Another wonderful Mitford book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/9/2014

    " I don't know how I missed this book when I was reading through the series. It was great to connect again with all of the characters. I am inspired and will probably reread the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 2/8/2014

    " I discovered of my 2 favorite book series EVER.... "Mitford" and "Anne of Green Gables"... Cynthia mentions to Father Tim how they should by the box set of Anne of Green Gables for there twin grand daughters. I still can not stop smiling. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/7/2014

    " A few years ago I started reading the Mitford series and only got through the first three books. I decided one of my New Year's goals was to start the series over and finish it by the end of the year. Since it was December, I wanted a Christmas book to curl up with, so I chose "Shepherds Abiding," hoping it wouldn't be a "spoiler" for me. Unfortunately, the books DO go on in chronological order, but I don't think I "spoiled" anything with my return to Mitford. I loved spending some time with Father Tim during the holidays :-) "

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