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:

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Publication Order of Mitford Years Books

At Home in Mitford(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Light in the Window(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
These High, Green Hills(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out to Canaan(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A New Song(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Common Life(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In This Mountain(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shepherds Abiding(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Light from Heaven(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home to Holly Springs(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Company of Others(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Come Rain or Come Shine(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Be Where You Are(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mitford For Children Books

Violet Comes to Stay(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Violet Goes to the Country(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mitford Gift Books Books

Patches of Godlight(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mitford Snowmen(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Esther's Gift(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trellis and the Seed(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mitford Bedside Companion(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mitford Collections

Bathed in Prayer(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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

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11 Responses to “Order of Mitford Books”

  1. Tracy Brenner: 3 years ago

    Just finished A New Song, with Father Tim meeting a man in the dark street. Which book continues this story? Or are we left with a cliff hanger?

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  2. Nancy Storer: 8 years ago

    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

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    • Jerry Schulz: 7 years ago

      Light from Heaven

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  3. Donna Jones: 8 years ago

    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.

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    • N Krapf: 7 years ago

      I’m just enjoying a re read of the series. They find Sammy in “In This Mountain”. But I’m not sure if Buck and Pauline got together in New Song. Didn’t they fly to White Cap to have Fr. Tim marry them?i

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  4. Grandmawisdom: 9 years ago

    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.

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  5. marilyn: 9 years ago

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

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    • Amy: 8 years ago

      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.

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  6. krisitn: 10 years ago

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

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  7. janice: 10 years ago

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

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    • Pat: 3 years ago

      I just read the book where Fr Tim n Cynthia go to ireland. It was great.
      IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS …… is the title. 😊. Enjoy

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