Jan Karon Readalikes
Jan Karon’s Mitford series appeals to our longing for community, for kindness, for faith, and for simplicity in life. A fictional town cradled in high green hills, Mitford is home to a cast of quietly quirky, friendly, honest characters. We all know that there’s no place like home, and many readers love Mitford even better than their own hometowns. So if you’ve read all of the books in the Mitford series, these authors may provide a home away from home. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.
Bender, Carrie. A Joyous Heart. 1994.
DePree, Traci. A Can of Peas. 2002.
Girzone, Joseph. Joshua. 1987.
Godwin, Gail. Father Melancholy’s Daughter. 1991.
Goudge, Elizabeth. Pilgrim's Inn. 1948.
Hinton, J. Lynne. Forever Friends. 2003.
Kinkade, Thomas. Cape Light. 2002.
Oke, Janette. Love Comes Softly. 1979. (Romance OKE).
Pym, Barbara. Quartet in Autumn. 1977.
Read, Miss. Thrush Green. 1983.
Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind. 1999.
Samson, Lisa. The Church Ladies. 2001.
Stevenson, D. E. Mrs. Tim Christie. 1973.
Thirkell, Angela. Private Enterprise. 1997.
Turner, Jamie. Some Wildflower in My Heart. 1998.