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 entire series is such a pleasure to read. Wonderful uplifting stories with sensitive character presentation.Published 4 months ago by Mary V. Ritter
love the books, came in great condition now that I have read them have pased them on to my daughterPublished 5 months ago by Verna Grindstaff
I have truly enjoyed all Jan Karon's books and I purchased the set for myself...but now I'm thinking of sharing. Excellent reads! Great price through Amazon!Published 6 months ago by Judy C. Harper
Love the Mitford books. This is a great collection to begin with.Published 7 months ago by Linda Whorton