Other Books in Series
This is book number 5 in the A Mitford Novel series.
- #1: At Home in Mitford: A Novel (A Mitford Novel #1) (Paperback): $15.30
- #2: A Light in the Window (A Mitford Novel #2) (Paperback): $14.40
- #3: These High, Green Hills (A Mitford Novel #3) (Paperback): $14.40
- #4: Out to Canaan (A Mitford Novel #4) (Paperback): $15.30
- #6: A Common Life (A Mitford Novel #6) (Paperback): $14.40
- #7: In This Mountain (A Mitford Novel #7) (Paperback): $15.30
- #8: Shepherds Abiding (A Mitford Novel #8) (Paperback): $14.40
- #9: Light from Heaven (A Mitford Novel #9) (Paperback): $14.40
- #10: Home to Holly Springs (A Mitford Novel #10) (Paperback): $14.40
- #11: In the Company of Others (A Mitford Novel #11) (Paperback): $14.40
- #12: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel (A Mitford Novel #12) (Paperback): $14.40
- #13: Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel #13) (Hardcover): $27.95
- #14: To Be Where You Are (A Mitford Novel #14) (Paperback): $14.40
In the fifth novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon's beloved series, fans old and new will discover that when it comes to Mitford, absence only make the heart grow fonder...
Mitford’s longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, has retired. But new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. Whitecap has more than its fair share of challenges, but in the end, Father Tim and Cynthia find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances back home keep their phone ringing off the hook...
About the Author
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."