A fresh start in Fairhaven
For years, Jan Karon's Mitford novels have enthralled readers across the nation, and Latter-day Saint fans have asked, "Why doesn't someone give us this kind of story in an LDS setting?" The Fairhaven Chronicles is here to fulfill that wish! Told from the point of view of James Shepherd, the newly called bishop of the Fairhaven First Ward in Alabama, book one opens a window into the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Two wards have been recombined due to the loss of a couple of major employers in the area, and the challenges and rewards of bringing together a diverse group of Saints keep Bishop Shepherd hopping! You'll meet Ida Lou Reams, the uncertain but warm-hearted Relief Society president; Tashia Jones, an eleven-year-old black girl who comes alone to sacrament meeting; and Roscoe Bainbridge, an older man dying of inoperable cancer, just to name a few. The joys and sorrows of a close-knit community are vividly portrayed in this intimate, engaging novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing
The biggest problem with this book is that there is too much 'preaching' and not enough story. The characters and storylines have potential but there is so much explanation for everything and not ... Read full review