If you have ever wanted to settle down in an idyllic small town and live a life focused on faith and family, Jan Karon's books are for you. Her Mitford series follows a rural town, its inhabitants and its rector with humor, sentiment and a foundation of Christian values that help characters overcome setbacks.
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Janice Meredith Wilson
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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|Karon's Latest||The Mitford Series|
|Home to Holly Springs: The First of the Father Tim Novels|
With Home to Holly Springs, New York Times-bestselling author Jan Karon launches a new series, The Father Tim Novels, featuring the retired Episcopal priest that her readers have come to love. With all the deep feeling, insight, and humor that fans of the Mitford series cherish, Karon in this novel takes Father Tim on a journey to his hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. A host of fascinating encounters with people along the way ensure that the trip is colorful, though as Father Tim arrives in response to a mysterious summons, he may discover that home is where the heart is but also where secrets are hidden.
At Home in Mitford (1994)|
A Light in the Window (1995)
These High, Green Hills (1996)
Out to Canaan (1997)
A New Song (1999)
A Common Life: The Wedding Story (2001)
In This Mountain (2002)
Shepherds Abiding (2003)
Light from Heaven (2005)
Home to Holly Springs: The First of the Father Tim Novels (2007)
Jan Karon chronology
|Cooking with Karon|
|Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader|
Filled with over 150 recipes from Karon's beloved Mitford novels -- and including some from the author's own recipe box -- this culinary treasure trove is loaded with tips, hints, jokes, quotes, and delightful side-dish sidebars guaranteed to start a stomach rumbling. From Miss Sadie's Apple Pie to Puny's Cornbread, Karon's characters come alive through their favorite recipes. And, for dessert -- four special stories never before published in any of her books!
|The Best Book to Read First||Children's Books from Jan Karon|
|At Home in Mitford|
The Mitford begins here, where readers will meet Father Tim Kavanaugh and the citizens of Mitford -- the "little town with the big heart" -- for the first time.
|Miss Fannie's Hat|
Miss Fannie is a 99-year-old churchgoer known for her fabulous Sunday hats; in the story, she is asked to donate one for a church auction. With this title and the story of peripatetic bunny Jeremy, Karon adapts her warmth and Christian values to children's literature.
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