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."
This book is wonderful!!! I have read all of the books in the Mitford series and all of the recipes are in here!!!Published 3 days ago by Jacqueline A. Grenier
Book in great shape. Very happy with the transaction and book. Thanks!Published 3 days ago by James Hart
I like this cookbook...the descriptions make it personal and the southern recipes are good ones. It is a beautiful hardback book and I am glad to add it to my collections.Published 5 days ago by Senah Hayes
Pretty wonderful cookbook. Lots of stories to read through as you check out the receipts. I am a Mitford reader and have considered those novels the very best. Read morePublished 12 days ago by A.Lake
I liked the slide belt's ratcheting to fit, but too often the buckle pops off. It won't stay on for long. Hate that idea.Published 18 days ago by Ken Bireley
I love Jan Karon's Mitford books and am enjoying the cookbook.Published 1 month ago by Deborah Dotson