Jan Karon, born Janice Meredith Wilson in the foothills of North Carolina, was named after the title of a popular novel, Janice Meredith.
Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."
Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."
Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."
I bought this book as a gift but already have a copy of my own.
Love the series and I love reading this cookbook.... it's filled with wonderful recipes and little stories from the books.
I am more of an armchair chef than a real cook, and I bought this book because I love the Mitford characters and story.
Absolutely, most positively, the best cookbook one could ever purchase.Published 14 days ago by judy hawks
I finally made the Marmalade Cake. It was fantastic! I look forward to trying more of the recipes. They all look delicious.Published 24 days ago by Mary Kay Beck
This book is absolutely delightful. The stories included with the recipes take me back to the precious Fr. Tim series. The recipes are to die for. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Johns
The cookbook is a gift. I had to rewrap the gift as it was torn open in several places and you could see the gift. I am not happy with the $15 I wasted on gift wrapping!!!!Published 1 month ago by Diego Garcia