I wrote about In the Company of Others, Jan Karon’s most recent novel, in my journal this morning. I finished reading it yesterday. This is what I said, in my informal notebook writing style:
Wherever Father Tim and Cynthia go, they help hurting people heal, while talking about their own hurts and growing pains at the same time. They listen and care and accept. Point towards God’s love, grace, and forgiveness.
I don’t read a lot of fiction, but gave this book 3 days & wish to reread all of Karon’s novels. It took me time to get to know the new characters. I needed the right time–and the snowstorm gave me this time. But then the book flowed for me as all Jan’s books do. Because she writes about the universals & writes so well.
In the Company of Others was published by the Penguin Group. Copyright 2010 by Jan Karon. The setting is Ireland.
I watched a video of Jan Karon on her website and she spoke of how she loves her readers. So true. She is a deep writer, with a great sense of humor! www.mitfordbooks.com
Today I went shopping for a few basic things and loved the lavender winter sky. I thought about how the image could fit into a poem and then decided to simply let it bless me!
Photo by Karl.