A New Song is the fifth book in the popular Mitford series written by Jan Karon. Each book follows the main character, Father Tim through the many changes of his life.
Father Tim retires with wife Cynthia from his beloved church, Lord's Chapel in Mitford, to a remote island hours away where he commits to take on a new church family at St. John's for a years time.
As Father Tim and Cynthia settle themselves into their new paradise-like situation, new characters are introduced and mysteries are intertwined into the story-line. Who is the mysterious Mr. Love beyond the hedge, and why does he never show himself to anyone? Why does the renter of Father Tim's old parish home have such a fascination with the large Mitford estate of Fernbank?
I started reading the Mitford series due to the recommendations of friends. If you prefer reading books with suspense, and/or a high intrigue level this is probably not the series for you. While you cannot help but love many of the characters there is little character depth. However, there are some that you cannot help but laugh out loud at as they rant and rave about nothing.
A New Song is a fairly entertaining, wholesome, christian fiction novel. If you want an easy read with those factors you can't go wrong in Mitford.
Disclaimer- I have no financial gain by reviewing this book. I'm just a gal who loves to read and talk about what I read.