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

Publication Order of Mitford For Children Books

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

Publication Order of Mitford Gift Books Books

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

Publication Order of Mitford Collections

Bathed in Prayer(2018)Description / Buy at

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?


  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


    • Jerry Schulz: 7 years ago

      Light from Heaven


  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.


    • 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


  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.


  5. marilyn: 9 years ago

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


    • 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.


  6. krisitn: 10 years ago

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


  7. janice: 10 years ago

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


    • 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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