Mitford is a fictional town featured in a series of Christian fiction novels by American author Jan Karon. The town is located in North Carolina – the same state that Jan grew up in. The series consists of novels, children’s books, a cookbook and more.

Jan Karon began her Mitford series in 1994 with At Home in Mitford. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Jan Karon’s Mitford books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Mitford Years Books


At Home in Mitford(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Light in the Window(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These High, Green Hills(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out to Canaan(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A New Song(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Common Life(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In This Mountain(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shepherds Abiding(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Light From Heaven(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Rain or Come Shine(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mitford Gift Books


Esther's Gift(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mitford Snowmen(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patches of Godlight(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trellis and the Seed(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mitford Bedside Companion(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mitford For Children Books


Violet Comes to Stay(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Violet Goes to the Country(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Mitford Years Reading Guide(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Mitford For Children series is based on Jan Karon’s work, but written by Melanie Cecka.

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  • janice

    What is the title of the book in which Father Tim and Cynthia go to Irland?

  • krisitn

    In the Company of Others. It was a nice read/listen.

  • marilyn

    What is the time line for the period of the setting of the Mitford books?

    • Amy

      If you mean in what era are they set, it’s never specified, but it is the present at the time of the writing. So the first ones are in the 1990s of so, and they advance from there.

  • Grandmawisdom

    I am now on my 9th book in the Mitford Series. I can’t wait to read them and look forward to the next. Am homebound and this is made possible by my dear friend Joan who goes to the library every week for me. I’m doubly blessed.

  • Donna Jones

    Can someone tell me which book Buck and Pauline get together, and is that the same one where Buck and Father Tim find Sammy. I thought I’d read all the books in order but I must have missed this one.

  • Nancy Storer

    Which book of the series is right after Father Tim retires and becomes an interim in nearby mtn community and the church bldg. is maintained bt a woman and her adult son. Son also does carvings. Love these books and am tryingnto read them in order. Nancy Storer