Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Review: At Home in Mitford

by Jan Karon
Here's what Amazon says about this lovely novel:  With more than 2 million copies of the Mitford Years titles in print, the endearing and eccentric residents of the little town with the big heart have become like family members to hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic readers. Fans just can't get enough--they swarm to Jan Karon's author appearances and flock to Mitford events hosted by bookstores.
My Review:  This is my second book to read by Jan Karon.  My first being The Mitford Snowmen.  Jan writes about the daily lives of the sweet people in Mitford.  She talks about Timothy's lunches with Emma, Carol's pink curlers and Barnabas' escapades as he hurls himself through the park and past the monument.  I have fallen in love with Dooley and can't wait to hear how things work out with Puny and Joe Joe.  I can certainly see myself reading the entire series!
Interestingly, the day that I was introduced to Jan Karon was a day that I had actually gone to the library with a list of specific books I wanted.  We are blessed to live in an area where our smaller libraries are networked, so it is possible to check out any book in any of the collections in (I think) two counties.  So, there are a lot of resources available!  Well, every single book I wanted that day was either checked out, on hold, or at one of the other libraries!  Not leaving without a book, my tote bag and I began to wander aisles.  For some reason At Home in Mitford leaped into my bag!  How does that happen?  ;-)  It knew it was the book for me, I guess!
Have you read Jan Karon?  I'd love to hear what you think!
;-)  -Marci 


  1. I've heard of her books and honestly i may even one on my shelf but i couldnt tell you which one. I was on a roll there for a while reading every night but then i hit a wall and havent read in a month. Is the book part of a series? Have a great weekend Marci!

  2. Hi, there! I have read all of Jan Karon's books and loved each and every one of them. There is a new Mitford book coming out this fall and I can't wait. Would love to have you visit my blog at

  3. Oh, I love her books and I've read every one of the Mitford series! Just makes you want to life there.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I want to thanks you for entering your pretty blog at my Fabulous Friday Party. I truly appreciate it. Thanks and Hugs MAria

  5. Thanks for sharing with us on the Four Seasons Blog Hop~ I have all the books in The Mitford Series. They are delightful books! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  6. looks like a great read thanks for sharing
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