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Number of Pages: 688
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008
#9: Light from Heaven, a novel (Large Print Edition)Jan KaronPenguin Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #1Jane PerrineFaithWords / 2014 / Trade Paperback$2.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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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."
DF5 Stars Out Of 5MitfordFebruary 4, 2015DFI had read this book and others in the series. Gave to our daughter-in-law and she enjoyed it lots. I'll continue to give her others in the series
SusieGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5At Home in Mitford: The Mitford SeriesJanuary 15, 2015SusieGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Mitford Series books are wonderful . They are a very enjoyable read.
Janus Tuttle5 Stars Out Of 5The Mitford Series by Jan KanonOctober 20, 2014Janus TuttleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the most entertaining series you could ever read. I have read them all and am presently reading her latest, "Somewhere Safe, with Somebody Good" and it is WONDERFUL. I cannot stop reading and read until 4 a.m. this morning. Don't miss this series. I was lying in bed reading and there was such a funny comment in the book I had to laugh outloud and no one here but me!!!!! Be sure you read each book and read as if the character is doing the talking. So, so, so, very good. I think after this new book, I am going to start and read the series over from the very beginning with Book no. One!!!!!
Kitty5 Stars Out Of 5At Home In MitfordOctober 8, 2014KittyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first in a wonderfully entertaining and uplifting series. Can't say enough about how I have been blessed to read the entire series, starting with this book!
lynnduckettHazel Crest, ILAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming!!March 18, 2014lynnduckettHazel Crest, ILAge: 45-54Gender: femaleEvery now and then one comes across a story that is so good in the telling, you almost feel like you can see every scene, feel the emotions, hear the sounds and even your tongue salivates at the foods mentioned. The lives of Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley and the rest is a wonderful read. Every book. So if you are looking to get away from the stress of life for a while ride along with Jan Karon's wonderful story of a small town and it's cast of characters.