When the Mitford book series came out several years ago, I remember my mom, dad and sister all reading them. I can sometimes be snobbish about books that are trendy and opted to not jump on the bandwagon.
Fast forward to last fall when I won a copy of the first book, At Home in Mitford, from blogger Kathleen Marie. I expected the book to be cheesy but decided to read it anyway. Well, I was pleasantly surprised--and also hooked. The nice thing about waiting until a series is completely published is that I didn't have to wait for the next book to come out. =) Just a couple weeks ago, I finished the eighth and final book in the series, and I was sad to see it end.
I found myself engrossed in each story. The characters were very developed--and very real. I like that. I also like that the setting is a small town, with some similarities to my current residence. Though these books are not listed as "Christian fiction" (which I personally can be critical of), author Jan Karon shows no qualms about including Scripture and spiritual themes in her books. So refreshing!
What are your thoughts on this series? I'd love to hear if you've read any of these books or not--and whether you found them to be as delightful as I did, or if they weren't really your thing.