Jan Karon, Wonderful Writer

Today I’d like to write about one of my favorite authors, Jan Karon.

I can think of five reasons why I think her books are destined to become Christian classics.

  1. Karon developed her characters so well that I feel I could meet any number of them on the street.  (And would love to meet them, too!)
  2. The town of Mitford reminds one of many towns and fun fantasy at the same time. It could be Anywhere, USA but exudes a sense of magical, irresistible charm.

So, characters full of complex personality and dimension plus vibrant description of a lovely town equals “classic” presentation of 20th century small town America (IMHO).  I feel this book could be read in the future similar to how we read Laura Ingalls Wilder today, only adult-oriented.

  1. The theology is so good (IMHO) that this fiction can help people through normal life.
  2. Many of the novels present the gospel in a natural way that it is not at all preachy.
  3. The subjects brought up are universal and timeless—death, birth, marriage, generational interaction, human depravity, and the Church.

So, if you’d like a cozy and fun book to curl up with tonight, run to the library and grab a Jan Karon!

(Actually I can’t read library books anymore because of scent picked up in the books, but our library has Karon books on CD!!)

Read more about Jan Karon here:  https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Karon/e/B000APIF3E/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1471567876&sr=1-2-ent

And find her website here:  http://www.mitfordbooks.com/

Christa Upton  Black Hills Picture Books Edgemont, SD  57735



About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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