The County Fair
The County Fair
Image, Paperback, 9780385516082, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2007
The annual County Fair sparks a flurry of activity and brings some surprising secrets to light in this heartwarming conclusion to Katherine Valentine's beloved Dorsetville series.
It's the end of summer and Dorsetville folks are busier than bees. Days are filled from dawn to sunset with last-minute chores, while the women struggle to find time to prepare their special dishes in hopes of winning a coveted blue ribbon at the annual County Fair. As opening day of the fair draws near, folks have plenty to occupy their minds as well. Much to the chagrin of Father James, he has been chosen to help judge the apple pie contest; Matthew Metcalf worries about how to keep his girlfriend and pay for college at the same time; the Petersons welcome a long-awaited and newly adopted baby; and Hudson, Marion Holmes's butler, hopes to give his beloved employer a new reason to live by researching the parentage of a young boy who has just arrived in town along with the fair. The boy is a carbon copy of Marion's deceased son, William. Could he be the product of an old love affair between William and a girl whose uncle once owned a carnival? Before this mystery can be solved, however, the sheriff and the FBI must figure out before it's too late that the owner of the fair is planning to risk the lives of the fairgoers in order to hide a major drug deal he is taking part in.
THE COUNTY FAIR is a wonderful continuation of the Dorsetville series, where good friends are never farther away than a handshake and God's intervention is as close as a prayer.
KATHERINE VALENTINE is the author of A Miracle for St. Cecilia’s (winner of honorable mention by the Catholic Press Association), A Gathering of Angels (winner of a Popular Presentation Award of the Catholic Faith from the Catholic Press Association), Grace Will Lead Me Home, and On a Wing and a Prayer.
PRAISE FOR the Dorsetville Series:
“One of the loveliest novels I’ve read in years. Kate Valentine has created a world filled with laughter, tears, and enough goodness to warm the heart. Her return to Dorsetville is a triumph of faith, humor, and hope.”
—New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky
“A hot cup of hearth, home, and hope in the cold, snowy cynicism of our times. Drink up!”
—Brian Bird, co-executive producer, Touched By An Angel