Publishers Weekly. Gradually worsening health forces Miss Read to consider an early retirement from her job as the village school’s headmistress. However, miss Read has more on her mind than men. In the midst of all this turmoil, readers can rest assured that Farewell to Fairacre boasts all the elements they have come to love: eccentric villagers, and a verdant rural landscape teeming with lambs, larks, gentle humor, and blackthorn bushes.
Farewell to Fairacre: A Novel #ad - John jenkins, a handsome newcomer, competes for her affections with the newly widowed Henry Mawne. Orphans living in her former house have bolstered the village school’s roll, but these new students seem to be having problems with their adoptive family. You’llrelish a visit to fairacre” Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
Changes at Fairacre: A NovelMariner Books #ad - The characters and settings are as familiar and comfortable as old shoes. . . . With her trademark patience and good humor, Miss Read hopes for the best and plans for the worst as the village grows increasingly modern. Read writes with deep affection about what she knows and never succumbs to the temptation of clichés.
Despite all the innovations, Fairacre still retains its essential elements: gentle wit, good manners, and the comfort of caring neighbors. Even a small english village can’t escape growing pains— “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre. Jan karon, #1 new York Times–bestselling author.
Changes at Fairacre: A Novel #ad - The new commuter lifestyle has caused a decline in attendance at the local school, and officials are threatening closure. Miss read worries about the failing health of Dolly Clare. Times are changing in the charming downland village of Fairacre, and Miss Read isn’t certain it’s all for the best. An occasional visit to Fairacre offers a restful change from the frenetic pace of the contemporary world.
Publishers weekly “for the devoted following: a soothing oasis of tidy living for the frazzled reader weary of an untidy world. Kirkus Reviews. Vegetable gardens have given way to trips to the Caxley markets, and the traditional village fête now includes a prize for best quiche.
Summer at Fairacre: A NovelMariner Books #ad - Perhaps most difficult of all, Mrs. If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre. Jan karon, #1 new york Times–bestselling author . After a long winter of red noses and wet mittens, summer is a welcome time for Miss Read and her downland village friends. Summer at fairacre charmingly recounts this bright, skylarks, bustling season and the problems and possibilities that unfold against the background of roses, and bees.
Pringle, the grumpy school cleaner, is unable to work because the pain in her bad leg flares up. Joseph coggs finds a temporary home in the schoolhouse while his mother is in the hospital. Still, the sounds of children playing and the fragrance of summertime flowers fill the air, as Miss Read shepherds her students and friends through the warm season.
Summer at Fairacre: A Novel #ad - Miss read’s friend Amy mysteriously disappears. For those who miss the waltons, or who can’t get enough of Jan Karon, Fairacre is an excellent place to visit” Publishers Weekly.
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre: A NovelMariner Books #ad - Mrs. Miss read’s novels are sheer delight” Chicago Tribune. Miss read is certain of one thing—she won’t be forced to hire grumpy Mrs. Pringle—and everyone in Fairacre knows it. Mrs. Readers will delight in the quirks of this favorite character, from the “flare-ups” of her bad leg to her possessive fondness for the school’s two coal stoves.
Mrs. Pringle of Fairacre: A Novel #ad - The downland village of fairacre bustles with familiar characters, who all have stories to share about the town’s and readers’ favorite grouch. There’s no pleasing Mrs. Miss read is a master of characterization and description . . . Pringle to straighten up her house. Pringle of fairacre chronicles the life of the beloved but curmudgeonly school cleaner through the stories of her fellow villagers.
Her neighbors also remember Maud Pringle’s little-known benevolence, like the time she knitted mittens for poor Joe Coggs. Pringle is a book to savor to the very end. Broward sun-sentinel “A soothing oasis of tidy living for the frazzled reader weary of an untidy world. Kirkus Reviews.
Village Affairs: A Novel Fairacre Book 13Mariner Books #ad - Affectionate, humorous, and gently charming . . . Pringle becomes more contrary than ever. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing. The new york times “Miss Read reminds us of what is really important. When a terrible rumor emerges—that the Fairacre School is to be closed and the children bused to nearby Beech Green—the village is up in arms at once.
Village Affairs: A Novel Fairacre Book 13 #ad - The english village of fairacre may appear idyllically peaceful to passersby, but those who live among its shady lanes always have problems to untangle. And if we can’t live in her world, it’s certainly a comforting place to visit. Usa today. Delicious wit, quirky characters, and the colorful intrigues of daily life” make Fairacre America’s favorite English village Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
The schoolmistress, suffers agonizing indecision at the prospect, Miss Read, and her situation is made worse when her infants’ teacher decides to leave and the short-tempered Mrs.
Village Centenary: A Novel Fairacre Book 15Mariner Books #ad - Deciding how best to stage the grand occasion, however, is only one of Miss Read’s problems. Miss clare, points out that such a milestone should be celebrated, who was a pupil and later a teacher there, and all of Fairacre is quick to offer suggestions—from a tea party to a full-scale pageant. An english village scrambles to prepare for a big anniversary: “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre.
Village Centenary: A Novel Fairacre Book 15 #ad - Jan karonvillage centenary welcomes readers back to Miss Read’s cozy English downland village just in time for the hundredth anniversary of Fairacre Shool. But as the seasons continue to change, the centenary year unfolds—with all its hopes and fears, memories and feuds, and friendships that make the tough times so much easier to bear.
. The new teacher, fresh from college and full of idealistic theories, Miss Briggs, proves a thorn in Miss Read’s side. Pringle is her usual dour self. Plus: miriam quinn is afraid she might have to leave home; the vicar has decided to keep bees; the ancient skylight in the school is leaking; and Mrs.
A Peaceful Retirement: A Novel Fairacre Book 20Mariner Books #ad - And if we can’t live in her world, it’s certainly a comforting place to visit. Usa today. But, of course, it is not entirely so. Having bid farewell to her pupils at fairacre school, Miss Read finds herself as busy and in demand as ever: on holiday in Florence, helping with church and school affairs, and offering a kind ear to her often eccentric neighbors.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre. Jan karon after many years of teaching in the charming English village of Fairacre, Miss Read settles down to what she hopes will be a relaxing retirement. Once again, miss read’s affection for the minutiae of village life, her love of nature, and her good humor make her excellent company.
A Peaceful Retirement: A Novel Fairacre Book 20 #ad - Ally important. Soon she is counseling henry mawne on his thorny marriage; gently resisting her own perennial suitor, John Jenkins; and finally discovering her talent for writing.
The Year at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 12Mariner Books #ad - The snows of January yield to snowdrops and then daffodils. The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world. Los angeles Times. At the fuchsia bush restaurant, nelly, finds herself in charge when the owner falls ill, Albert’s wife, and soon she receives two surprising gifts with implications for her past and her future.
As the spring unfolds, so do the dramas of village life. A year in the life of your favorite english villagers from Thrush Green: “Miss Read’s novels are sheer delight” Chicago Tribune. Dotty harmer serves up an herbal brew to her neighbor Albert Piggott, who has a soft spot for her despite his crusty façade.
The Year at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 12 #ad - Architect edward young overhears a rumor that the old people’s home he designed may be a bit cramped, and an American stranger arrives in search of family connections. Circling the seasons at Thrush Green, Miss Read returns to the Cotswold village already beloved by her readers. By year’s end, these stories are satisfyingly intertwined, capturing a bygone era with the charm and humor that give Miss Read her enduring appeal.
At Home in Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 8Mariner Books #ad - Now, from the rectory’s ruins, the villagers are building eight retirement homes for the older folks most in need. With wit and grace, miss read has charmed numerous critics and won the loyalty of readers who will happily find themselves once more At Home in Thrush Green. In neighboring lulling, charles henstock admires the blooming garden of his new vicarage, glad the squabbles with his parishioners in Affairs at Thrush Green are settled.
But how to choose who will live there? how will they get on together? And how will they accommodate the dogs, and birds that must come along? The spring has brought a new crop of dilemmas, cats, but Dr. There is arch humor and perceptive character analysis . . . Beneath the deceptive simplicity . . . And yet the good vicar wistfully recalls his former home—the ugly, old rectory of Thrush Green, which burned to the ground.
At Home in Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 8 #ad - In the end, harmony is restored to this tiny fictional world. Henstock and the villagers are determined to make the old people feel at home in Thrush Green. If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to mitford, ” where there’s a spring in the step of villagers young and old Jan Karon, you’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green, #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
Friends at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 10Mariner Books #ad - Old and new friends find a warm welcome in the cozy English village of Thrush Green— “Miss Read’s novels are sheer delight” Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, farmer percy hodge is also the subject of local speculation: is his strange behavior the result of an infatuation with the young Doreen Lilly? As for affairs at the Lovelocks’ house, it is increasingly apparent that Bertha Lovelock is now in her dotage, and a new and most unfortunate habit is the cause of considerable embarrassment to the good people of Lulling.
Friends at Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 10 #ad - Heartwarming simplicity. Publishers Weekly. A rambling, gently humorous novel . . . The new headmaster, alan Lester, is cautiously accepted, but rumor is rife about his wife’s health. There had been general dismay when miss watson and Miss Fogerty retired to Barton-on-Sea after many years of devoted service teaching the children of Thrush Green, so their visit to see old friends in the village brings great pleasure.
All these matters and more are faced by our old friends against the familiar background and changing seasons of the Cotswolds.
Return to Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 5Mariner Books #ad - Both the good and the bad find sanctuary in an english village— “You’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green” Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author. It’s spring again in the village of Thrush Green, and with the changing of the seasons comes change in the lives of many villagers. One learns a good deal about human nature, integrity, and about truth.
Return to Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 5 #ad - Christian Herald. The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world. Los angeles times “A charming little world in which to live . . . Even the reappearance of sexton albert Piggott—one of Thrush Green’s more malevolent sorts—cannot dim the happiness that inevitably prevails at Thrush Green.
The young family’s tranquility is disrupted by the sudden arrival of Joan’s father, while Molly and Ben Curdle consider putting an end to their wandering days in order to finally settle down.