Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Vicar's Diary

This book reminded me of James Herriot's books. Perhaps it was the Yorkshire setting, or the many animals that made me think of Herriot. It doesn't matter, because the book was enjoyable in a pleasant, non-demanding way. I think Amazon.com described it as a mix of Jan Karon and James Herriot, and I can see how it would appeal to readers of both of those authors.

A Vicar's Diary is fiction based on fact. David Wilbourne was newly installed as the vicar of Kirkwith in 1965. This book chronicles his first year there, or part of the first year (the book is not set up in true diary-form, so it requires some attention to follow the time covered - from September to April), as he comes to know the people of the village and grows in his love for them and in his love for Christ.



Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I think I will add this one to my ever growing list :o)

2:24 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I really enjoy your reviews. I finally used a Barnes & Noble gift card I got for Christmas and I ordered both The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and No Idle Hands (you mentioned it at Donna's site). Thanks for the tips! You are really encouraging me to get back into reading.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

I always enjoy your book reviews too. Keep them coming! :-)

8:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all for your kindness! As much as I hate reviewing books, I'm finding that it's helping me remember what I've read, and read more critically - and I mean that in a positive way. A little more discipline is a good thing, right?

1:11 PM  

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