Light from Heaven

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jan Karon
Narrator: John McDonough
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: November 2005
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

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, asap? 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.

Reviews (5)

Light from Heaven

Written by Anonymous on December 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I had to send this back unread. I have not read the previous ones yet.

Very Enjoyable -- As Always

Written by Anonymous from Fayetteville, TN on October 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read the entire Jan Karon Mitford series, and this one did not disappoint. The narrator always does a phenomenal job. As with every book in this series, I did not want it to come to an end. I can't understand why this should have to be the final book in the series. Timothy & Cynthia are still alive and well... and we must find out how Dooley's life turns out, so I see keep on writing!

Light From Heaven

Written by Margaret S. on January 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This final book is as good as was the first in the series! (and much better than a few of those in the middle). The characters, storyline, and the actor reading the text are all superb. My only complaint is that this is a three part rental, and waiting for the next CD is tough.

Light From Heaven

Written by Kathy A on September 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent from beginning to end. The narrator is fabulous. The ending did leave me wanting more, so I hope she will considered another book. I hated to put in the last disc because I knew the end was near. It's always so sad to end a really wonderful book!

Light From Heaven

Written by Camille from Marlboro, NJ on February 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hopefully, this will not be her last book--it was good and nice to hear how it came to an end----I would like to see more out of this series.

Author Details

Author Details

Karon, Jan

"Jan Karon was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, in 1937 (""A great year for the Packard automobile,"" she says). Her creative skills first came alive when her family moved to a farm. ""On the farm there is time to muse and dream,"" she says. ""I am endlessly grateful I was reared in the country. As a young girl I couldn't wait to get off that farm, to go to Hollywood or New York. But living in those confined, bucolic circumstances was one of the best things that ever happened to me.""

Jan knew that she wanted to be a writer, and even wrote a novel at the age of ten. Her first real opportunity as a writer came at age eighteen when she took a job as a receptionist at an ad agency. She kept leaving her writing on her boss's desk until he noticed her ability. Soon she was launched on a forty-year career in advertising. She won assignments in New York and San Francisco, numerous awards, and finally an executive position with a national agency.

Recently she left advertising to write books, and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, a tiny town of 1,800 perched at 5,000 feet in the Blue Ridge mountains.

""I immediately responded to the culture of village life,"" says Jan. ""And I must say the people welcomed me. I have never felt so at home.""

Blowing Rock is the model for Mitford, and the similarities are strong. ""None of the people in Mitford are actually based upon anyone in Blowing Rock,"" says Jan. ""Yet, the spirit of my characters is found throughout this real-life village. You can walk into Sonny's Grill in Blowing Rock and find the same kind of guys who hang around Mitford's Main Street Grill.""

Jan is quick to assert that there are Mitfords all over the country, those hundreds of towns where readers of Jan's books cherish their own cast of eccentric and beloved characters.

Jan has a daughter, Candace Freeland, who is a photojournalist and musician."