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Jan Karon
Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon's Mitford books include At Home in Mitford; A Light in the Window; These... show more



Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon's Mitford books include At Home in Mitford; A Light in the Window; These High, Green Hills; Out to Canaan; A New Song; A Common Life: The Wedding Story; In This Mountain; Shepherd's Abiding; and Light from Heaven. The Father Tim Novels include "Home to Holly Springs" and last fall's release of "In the Company of Others," set in County Sligo, Ireland. There are over 40 million Mitford and Father Tim novels, childrens books, and CDs in print.

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Birth date: January 01, 1937
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it 10 months ago
I'm only thirteen years late reviewing this one, but I'd never picked it up until my book club chose it for our December meeting. We've been reading a lot of heavy stuff lately, and no one wanted to drag corruption and war and other chaos into our Christmas season, so At Home in Mitford it was.I enj...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 1 year ago
I'm not sure if I can finish this [I'm almost at the half-way point]. I read the first in the series, and it was cute enough. Well, clearly I'd forgotten a lot. It's actually rather saccharine and corny, but this is ever so much worse than the first one. It seems that Rev. Tim, a 60-year-old, life-l...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 years ago
OMG, I think I'm going to suffer from a terminal case of heartwarming-ness. I may just melt into a puddle, beginning from the inside. This book is not literature. It doesn't really deal with real people. It's a peaches and cream fantasy world. But it's fun enough for comfort reading, providing one h...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 4 years ago
2.5 stars #ComeRainorComeShine @PutnamBooks #JanKaron This was an okay book for me. It was a little too spiritual for me, but the story, I think, was good. My main complaint about the whole thing was the fact that the author would start a paragraph or a chapter and say he or she. There were about a...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 5 years ago
By: Jan Karon Series: (Mitford Years #10)ISBN: 0399167447Publisher: Putnam AdultPublication Date: 09/02/2014Format: AudioMy Rating: 4 Stars Jan Karon is back, bringing lovers of the charming small mountain town of North Carolina and quirky characters (#10 in the Mitford Series) with cozy Somewher...
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