Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the
big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like
family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet.

Father Tim, the
Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash
new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a
suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved
house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be