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Jan Karon wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was 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."
Jan Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to a mountain village of 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."
Favorite Verse: Phillipians 4:13 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Mitford Series #10Jan KaronG. P. Putnam Sons / 2014 / Hardcover$18.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 24 Reviews
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After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel. Father Tim Kavanaugh returns with his wife, Cynthia from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While he is glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he lost his passion. His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion--for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner--and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley's brother Sammy, still enraged by his mother's abandonment, destroys one of Father Tim's prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings Bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.
It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa sho moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.
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A Continual Feast: Words Of Comfort And Celebration, Collected By Father TimJan KaronPenguin Putnam Inc. / 2006 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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The Mitford Bedside Companion: New Essays, Family Photographs, Favorite Mitford Scenes, and Much MoreJan KaronPenguin Putnam Inc. / 2007 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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