The Mitford books have served up slices of small town life now for
more than a half a dozen years, and as the well-loved series winds
down, Jan Karon focuses this full-sized novel, SHEPHERDS ABIDING,
on "the most wonderful time of the year" --- Christmas.
Miford lovers know that the plot of the books is not the point;
rather, it's the enjoyable escape into the daily exploits of the
Mitford characters that keeps the pages turning. This latest
installment is no exception. The narrative revolves around Father