I finished this book last night. The book delighted me in the same way the Anne of Green Gables series did. It belongs to the gentle fiction genre, so it was G rated. The structure is episodic, like the Anne series, and also centers around a lovable character. Rather than a rascally red-head, we are dealing with an aging Episcopalian minister who has a large number of life changes thrown at him as the book progresses, beginning with a big black dog. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Anne Shirley series by L.M. Montgomery, and I look forward to checking the next one out soon.
I also picked up a Phyllis A. Whitney book and am starting it next. Anyone read her? I'm pretty sure I read one as a teenager, but I really can't remember much about whatever it was.