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Father Tim and Cynthia are contemplating their future in this book, but in the midst of it all, is too much happening at once. Father Tim, who is the legal counsel, psychologist, foster parent, political analyst, and rector of his congregation, is always there to lend a helping hand or advice.
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Also, longtime mayor, Esther Cunningham, revered for preserving traditions of the town, finds a formidable foe in Mack Stroupe, a free-spending industrialist who stands for the two most reviled words in Mitford; change and development.

Father Tim, once again has his hands full with Dooley, his foster son. Dooley is back from prep school for the summer, and the good rector is trying to doctor Dooley's past. Father Tim managed to locate two siblings of Dooley's, Poohbaw, and Jessie, and found his alcholic mother , Pauline, as well.

Another great book that is sure to hold your interest!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   religious figure Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Religion theme?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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