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.
This book makes a great gift - not only will the recipient enjoy the recipes but you will ignite a love affair with Mitford - and they will have to read the books!
Love the series and I love reading this cookbook.... it's filled with wonderful recipes and little stories from the books.
Loved reading the cookbook. Can't wait to try the Orange Marmalade Cake.Published 25 days ago by Joyce H. Beard
Delightful companion to the Mitford series, just so much fun to read even if you don't cookPublished 1 month ago by Mt. woman
Great book, as are the series. I've made several recipes and they've turned out fine, especially Cynthia's Lemon Squares. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gloria J. Laube
This is a lovely book for people who like Jan Karon and the Mitford books, or for people who just like to read while they cook.Published 1 month ago by PeppaJelly
Jan Karon is my favorite author & I love the entire Mitford Series, including the cookbook that is much more; it has stories & recipes related to the Mitford books!Published 2 months ago by Ginger Nolen Herndon
This is a must own for all Mitford fans. I originally checked it out from my local library but quickly saw I needed a copy that could truly live in my kitchen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GwendolynB