I'm sure it was over ten years ago that I read the first five books in the Mitford series which are written by Jan Karon. These books are easy reading with sweet small town characters and mindless tales of their lives.
Last week I came across a copy of the first of the Father Tim novels in a new series that she has written. (Father Tim was the main character in the Mitford series). The book is titled Home to Holly Springs and is about his return to his childhood hometown in Mississippi after his retirement. I read the entire book in 24 hours. It was refreshing and heartwarming! Actually, it was "just what the doctor ordered" with all the evil things going on around us these days.
Hope you're having a relaxing holiday season and will have some time to read.