I just finished the latest book in the Mitford Series.. The question I have to ask is When is the next one coming out.. You are a wonderful Christian Author and I loved all your books... God Bless You and Thanks..
>>By Sandy Monroe
I have truly enjoyed ever book. I just cant imagine when there is no more mitford. I have never read such a wonderful author. She is wonderful. The innocence of her books are wonderful. I loved the wedding book. I thought is was wonderful. Everytime I read a book it is like going away for vacation. Thank you Jan for following you dream and blessing us all. firstname.lastname@example.org VA.
>>By Sherry McConnell
Just finished Shepherd's Abiding. It's a great Christmas, family, sweet, Mitford book. I enjoyed it by the fire with a hot cup of tea while my sons played chess. Almost sounds like Mitford!
Wonderful uplifting encouraging, but realistic books!
I am writing this entry having read several of Ms. Karon's novels about Mitford. I know a bit about the Episcopal Church, having served the institution as a member of the clergy for seventeen years. My observation is that there is little in the Mitford novels that is true to parochial experience. I found the Mitford books increasingly difficult to stomach with each of the three volumes I completed. Her plots are cloying, trite, and way too cute. They present a view of small-town life as many would like it to be: ecologically intact, populated by quirky but lovable people, and chock full of blessings. Even Fr. What's-His-Name's bout with diabetes is made endearing, just the ailment for Ms. What's-Her-Name to love. My guess is that reading one of the books in which he appears would raise his blood sugar level dangerously.
Jan Karon strikes me as a writer with a bit of talent who has hit upon a formula that works. Readers aware of this formula will know that they are reading fluff, and that's fine. I do hope, however, that even the most devoted readers will see Mitford for what it is: an ecclesiastical amusement park. Those who want to read churchy novels with some substance might try Anthony Trollope's "Barchester Chronicles."
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