A Mitford NovelMitford Years Series. Book 1. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon. Enter the world of Mitford, and you won't want to… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu.
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Mitford is a fictional town featured in a series of Christian fiction novels by American author Jan Karon. The town is located in North Carolina — the same state that Jan grew up in. The series is currently ongoing. Shop Worldwide: Amazon. Hoping to stumble upon a new author or series?
The books are fictional in nature and Christian themed, often placing special emphasis upon the little town of Mitford within which its stories take place. Jan Karon is described as introducing the town as its owner character, a place many readers look forward to visiting in each novel. The stories will often seek to engage readers in terms of the personal intricacies of the different characters, not only presenting their flaws and struggles but daily routines, pets, what they tend to have for lunch and so on and so forth, with the aim of generating a lively and wholesome image of each character. Being Christian themed, The Mitford years presents what many have referred to as a light offering of theology, scattering the story with Bible themes in as organic a manner as possible, but typically avoiding a heavy handed and preachy approach, Jan Karon instead allowing the story to drive the means with which the different themes are introduced. While often read by a wide variety of persons, The Mitford Years series is, on a whole, geared towards female readers.
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Jan Karon is an American novelist who writes for both adults and young readers. Before Karon was 4, her parents split up and left her with her maternal grandparents on a farm a few miles from Lenoir. Her mother Wanda, who was 15 at Karon's birth, went to Charlotte. At age 12, Karon moved to Charlotte to rejoin her mother, who had married Toby Setzer and had two more children. Karon dropped out of school in ninth grade, at 14, and married Robert Freeland in South Carolina, where girls her age could do so legally. Freeland, who was five years older, worked at a Charlotte tire store, while Karon worked in a clothing store. At age 15, she gave birth to her only child, Candace Freeland.