by Jan Karon
Here is a synopsis from Book Rags:
Once again, as in Karon's previous novel At Home in Mitford (1994; see separate entry), separation and loneliness are underlying themes. Father Tim's restful vacation in Ireland with his cousins Walter and Katherine has given him time to think about his future in Mitford. Still not ready to commit to marriage, he intends to give Cynthia a Waterford crystal vase and maybe his mother's amethyst brooch and accept her invitation to "go steady." However, Cynthia's career interferes with such a casual relationship. During most of the novel, Cynthia lives in a New York city apartment and keeps in touch with Father Tim through love letters.
My thoughts? What a charming book! I hate to tell much about it because I don't want to spoil the story for anyone interested in reading the series. Cousin Meg though, completely steals the show in this book! She is such a funny surprise character! I so love reading about the daily trials and triumphs of Timothy.
What characters have surprised you lately?