My mother introduced me to Jan Karon’s Mitford series over 15 years ago. I wanted an escape from mundane chores and the wintertime blues. So on our usual family trek to the library, I found At Home in Mitford, the first in the series. The kids were little then, so I’d tuck them in and snuggle under the covers of my own bed ready to enter the charming town of Mitford with its amusing characters and captivating story. Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, and the town folk draw us into their lives and make us feel like we belong there. It was the first time in a while that I actually found a book that I could get lost in.
The series now sits on my “favorite fiction” bookshelf next to Anne of Green Gables, Papa’s Wife, Christy, The Island of Heavenly Daze and more. No order there–it’s just where they fit–because there are so many of them–and I don’t have them all. I believe there are 14 so far plus some companion readers. While Jan Karon stopped writing in the series for a while, fortunately for her fans, she has picked it up again adding three new novels in the last three years.
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, start with this set. It contains the first original nine books in the series and you can get them for a deal here.
I was inspired to create these pins today when I saw the contest to win one of Jan Karon Mitford series t-shirts. You can enter here. They are promising to be having drawings for them all summer.
Mom, this is for you. For you and all those who love the peaceful town of Mitford, I have made these pins.
I’d rather be in Mitford:
I’m at home in Mitford: