Jan Karon Readalikes

Jan Karon’s Mitford series appeals to our longing for community, for kindness, for faith, and for simplicity in life. If you’ve read all of the books in the Mitford series, you may also enjoy some of the titles on this list. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince. 2013. (Adult Mystery ATH).
      Also available: Large Type

Bender, Carrie. A Joyous Heart. 1994.

Benson, E.F. Mapp and Lucia. 2000.

Binchy, Maeve. A Week in Winter. 2012.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Brown, Carrie. Lamb in Love. 1999.

Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree. 1984.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. The Quilter’s Apprentice. 1999.
      Also available: CD

DePree, Traci. A Can of Peas. 2002.

Evans, Richard Paul. Promise Me. 2010.
      Also available: Large Type, CD

Flagg, Fannie. I Still Dream About You. 2010.
      Also available: Large Type, CD

Girzone, Joseph. Joshua’s Family. 2007.
      Also available: CD

Godwin, Gail. Father Melancholy’s Daughter. 1991.

Gulley, Philip. Home to Harmony. 2000.

Hinton, J. Lynne. Pie Town. 2011.

Kinkade, Thomas. Cape Light. 2002.

Lewis, Beverly. The Thorn. 2010.
      Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Macomber, Debbie. Starting Now. 2013. (Adult Romance MAC).
      Also available: Large Type, CD

Medlicott, Joan. The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. 2000.
      Also available: Large Type

Montgomery, E.M. Anne of Green Gables. 1908. (Youth Fiction MON).
      Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Oke, Janette. Love Comes Softly. 1979. (Adult Romance OKE).

Pilcher, Rosamunde. Winter Solstice. 2000.
      Also available: Large Type 

Read, Miss. Thrush Green. 1983.

Reid, Van. Fiddler's Green, or, a Wedding, a Ball, and the Singular Adventures of Sundry Moss. 2004.

Rivers, Francine. Her Mother’s Hope. 2010.
      Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind. 1999.

Samson, Lisa. The Sky Beneath My Feet. 2013.

Sanders, Dori. Her Own Place. 1993.
      Also available: eAudiobook

Shaw, Rebecca. A Country Affair. 2001.

Stokes, Penelope. The Blue Bottle Club. 1999.

Stoltz, Karen. World of Pies. 2000.

Thirkell, Angela. High Rising. 1933.

Trigiani, Adriana. Big Stone Gap. 2000.
      Also available: CD

Turner, Jamie. Sometimes a Light Surprises. 2009.

Valentine, Katherine. A Miracle for St. Cecilia’s. 2000.
      Also available: eAudiobook

White, Bailey. Quite a Year for Plums. 1998.
      Also available: Large Type

Wilder, Effie. Out To Pasture, but Not Over the Hill. 1995.

Wood, Jane Roberts. Roseborough. 2003.
      Also available: eAudiobook