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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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Throughout the 'Mitford Series', fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, Father Tim’s adopted son. Recently graduated from vet school, Dooley has opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, he and his future wife, Lace Harper, agree to keep their upcoming wedding simple. The plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun. An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis. And once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends. Piece of cake, right?
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Mitford Series #10Jan KaronG. P. Putnam Sons / 2014 / Hardcover$11.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews Video
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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 Random House / 2006 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:
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The Mitford Bedside Companion: New Essays, Family Photographs, Favorite Mitford Scenes, and Much MoreJan KaronPenguin Books / 2007 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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