I had a hard time reading the book when I first tried it. However, I really enjoy the audio books. Yes, they are a little sugary, but in the same way something like Anne of Green Gables
is. The books are filled with wholesome, simple folks whose foibles and difficulties are the main source of story.
Personally, I find Father Tim to be delightful. I wish I knew someone like him.
I'm already 2- pages in and I'm already a little addicted.