I have been keeping up with Father Tim and Cynthia while they were away from Mitford, and loved both HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS and IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS. It was a period of growth for both Cynthia and Father Tim, and some hard times as well.
But, wow. It's nice to have them back home in Mitford. I didn't realize how very much I missed Dooley and the rest of his family. And all the rest of the fine citizens of Mitford - the sweet, the quirky. And they're all here.
It astonishes me that there are people who say this series is too "cozy" for them. I think these might be people who've never given them a try. While I find Mitford and its citizenry a comfort, I don't find it twee or too cozy. SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD is a joyful novel. It has its share of sadness, but some big belly laughs as well - as all the Mitford books have. Tears, happy and sad.
The Mitford books help me remember to say thanks for the joy and blessings in my own life where I'm "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good."
If you've been waiting for a new Mitford book, I can't imagine how you might be disappointed. This is just lovely.
Disclaimer: an arc of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good was provided by the publisher. No review was promised and the above is my unbiased opinion.