This is the first of the Fairacre series of books, set in a quaint little town in England and centering on the village school teacher. The series has been compared to the Mitford series by Jan Karon and I agree the gentle style is similar to that in Father Tim’s world. The characters are a bit predictable but well fleshed out and endearing, especially the children. The humor is subtle but enough to crease a smile about. :) It’s certainly a nice change of pace and a delightful bit of reading, the kind you walk away from in a happier state.