I became addicted to Father Tim and the Mitford gang about 3 years ago and these little Christmas books are great gifts to entice others to read Jan Karon's books. They are the perfect "small gift" for a friend or a neighbour. Just enough read in them to fulfill the crave for moment of sitdown time with a cup of tea.
Like poetry and prose together, these Christmas stories from the heart of Mitford are magical and timeless. Reading the full story in the novel series first definitely helps you fully appreciate the special focus of these, but they can also act as an introduction to Mitford. Guaranteed you'll be wanting more!