Written by Jan Karon 1994
Published by Penguin Books 569 pages
Jan Karon writes "to give readers an extended family, and to applaud the extraordinary beauty of ordinary lives".
At Home in Mitford is the first book in the Mitford Years Series. The story of a lovely town nestled in a valley, untouched by the outside world. Protected from the likes of big box stores, large hotels and such by their mayor. Mitford offers a home town grocery store, a quaint church led by Father Tim, an antique shop and gardens galore.
This is the story of the town, of Father Tim who loves and cares for each individual in this town, and the characters that preside there. The author explores their relationships, their lives and their loves and entices the reader to want to live or at the very least visit the small town of Mitford.
An excellent and uplifting read. Though not quick-paced, this is one of those books you have to take to the cottage, the beach or curl up in front of a fire with.