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."
The recepies in this book are not what I expected at all. The love Southern dishes and this book did not come up to what I thought it would be.Published 25 days ago by Ellen Carlberg
If you have read the Mitford series of novels you will really enjoy this cookbook. Many of the recipes discussed in this series of books are here and they are good! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julianne
The orange marmalade cake is all you have expected it to be!!!Published 2 months ago by Christine Short
Bought one for my daughter-in -law! After reading through most of the index and some of the recipes! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alice in Georgia