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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Jun 10, 2018 04:54PM) (new)

Elizabeth Meadows (lizziefaye) | 422 comments This folder will be for discussing favorite authors' books and series that I've already read. Just leave a comment about which of these you would like to chat about and I will start a discussion thread for that author or series.
Jan Karon
Fannie Flagg
L.M. Montgomery
Donna VanLiere
Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia series)
Jennifer Chiaverini (Elm Creek Quilts series)
Marie Bostwick (Cobbled Court series) (I'm only half done)
Janette Oke
Debbie Macomber (I've read Cedar Cove, Blossom Street, & Rose Harbor)

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Mom2triplets04 | 14 comments I haven't read any of those authors yet. I do have Jan Karon, Fannie Flagg, Ann B. Ross and Debbie Macomber on my authors to try one day list.

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Elizabeth Meadows (lizziefaye) | 422 comments Mom2triplets04 wrote: "I haven't read any of those authors yet. I do have Jan Karon, Fannie Flagg, Ann B. Ross and Debbie Macomber on my authors to try one day list."

Don't forget, you have read Donna VanLiere. You should also read The Good Dream by her. All of the others are so great, and I can't decide which one I would recommend more. Maybe try a chapter of each and see if any of them stand out to you.

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Elise Hung | 13 comments Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series looks great! Miss Julia Series and Christmas Hope Series all look interesting. I love L.M. Montgomery's story. I read "Kilmeny of the Orchard" and I really like it! I wonder can Jan Karon's Mitford Years Series read without order? Funny thing is that our library only purchases 2 of them!!!
Looking forward to the readings^^

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Elizabeth Meadows (lizziefaye) | 422 comments Elise wrote: "Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series looks great! Miss Julia Series and Christmas Hope Series all look interesting. I love L.M. Montgomery's story. I read "Kilmeny of the Orchard" and I really li..."

Elise, I'm sorry that I forgot to come back and answer your question. I think that Jan Karon's books should be read in order of publication. The first book is At Home in Mitford. If your library doesn't have it, you can email me and I will send you a copy. My email is

message 6: by Donna (last edited Oct 30, 2020 10:31AM) (new)

Donna | 88 comments Hello, Elizabeth (and everyone).

I just found this thread when reviewing the various authors/series that Elizabeth is reading and had included in this Comfy group. Here is my reading history with these particular authors (only three books read!):

JAN KARON (2 books read; see below)

Jan Karon Mitford Series (none read)
(14 books from 1994 to 2017)
1. At Home in Mitford (I own this book) TBR

Jan Karon Mitford Companion Books (none read)
(7 books from 2001 to 2018)

Jan Karon Children's Books (1 read)
(4 from 1998 to 2007)
1. Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny

Jan Karon Book for All Ages (1 read)
(1 in 2000)
1. The Trellis and the Seed

FANNIE FLAGG (none read)
(10 books from 1981 to 2020)
1. Whistle Stop Cafe (2 in series)
(Have watched movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes' twice; have not read the book)

L.M. MONTGOMERY (none read)
Ann of Green Gables (8 plus in series from 1908 to 1939)
(Have watched a few of the episodes with Colleen Dewhurst; have not read any of this author's books)
Emily (3)
Pat of Silver Bus (2)
The Story Girl (2)
Standalones (5)
Short Stories/Collections (many; highly prolific)
Poetry (3 collections)
Non-fiction (1)
Journal, Letters, Essays (11)

DONNA VANLIERE (none read; 0/15 books)
(15 books from 2001 to 2021)
1. The Christmas Shoes (2001)
2. The Christmas Blessing (2003)
3. The Christmas Hope (2005)
4. Christmas Promise (2007)
5. The Christmas Secret (2009)
6. The Christmas Journey (2010)
7. The Christmas Note (2011)
8. The Christmas Light (2014)
9. The Christmas Town (2016)
10. The Christmas Star (2018)
11. The Christmas Table (2020)
12. The Angels of Morgan Hill (2006)
13. The Good Dream (2012)
14. The Time of Jacob's Trouble (2020)
15. The Day of Ezekiel's Hope (2021)

ANN B. ROSS (none read)
(Miss Julia series; 22 in series from 1990 to 2020)

(Elm Creek Quilts series; 21 in series from 1999 to 2019)

MARIE BOSTWICK (none read)
(Cobbled Court Quilt series; 6-7 books between 2008-2014)

JANETTE OKE (none read)
(75 plus books from 1979 to present)
Love Comes Softly series
A Prairie Legacy series
Seasons of the Heart series
Canadian West Series
Return to the Canandian West series
When Hope Calls series
Song of Acadia series
Act of Faith series
Animal Friends series
Youth books

DEBBIE MACOMBER (1 standalone read, see below)
(millions of books, it seems)
Legendary Lovers series
Navy series
Manning Sisters series
Wyoming series
Those Manning Men series
Orchard Valley Trilogy
From this Day Forward Silhouette Special Editions
Angel series
Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle series (0/4 read)
1. Mrs. Miracle (1996)
2. Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010)
3. Mr. Miracle (2014)
4. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (2019)
That Special Woman series
Midnight Sons series
Delivery Company series
Heart of Texas series
Dakota series
Cedar Cove series
Rose Harbor series
Blossom Street series
New Beginnings trilogy
Anthologies (22 from 1986 to 2008)
Collaborations (22 from 1992 to 2007)
Non-fiction (10 from 2005 - 2018)
Debbie Macomber Standalones (1/75+ read)
(75 plus from 1983 to present)
1. Alaskan Holiday (2018) - read 12/26/18
2. Jingle All the Way (2020) TBR
In 2021 challenge to read standalones backwards by Macomber:
Cottage by the Sea (2018)
Window on the Bay (2019)
Time for Love (2019)
A Walk Along the Beach (2020)
Perfect Partners (to be published 1/26/21)
Fairytale Forever (to be published 2/23/21)

Well. Not a very good showing with only one Debbie Macomber and two Jan Karon books read, but a nice place to keep track and consider some possible series/authors to read in future. Will start with the two on my TBR: 'At Home in Mitford' and 'Jingle All the Way'.

message 7: by Donna (last edited Nov 13, 2020 08:52PM) (new)

Donna | 88 comments Hello, Elizabeth (and everyone). Here is where I will keep a tally of the books/series read by this group:

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - currently reading
Began book on 9/13/2018

The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
1. The Cherry Cola Book Club - completed 9/22/2018
2. The Reading Circle - completed 10/3/2018
3. The Wedding Circle - completed 11/4/2018
4. A Cherry Cola Christmas - completed 12/2/2018
5. Queen of the Cookbooks - completed 1/4/2019
6. Book Club Babies - completed 2/2/2019

Harmony, Texas series by Jodi Thomas
0. A Place Called Harmony - completed 1/8/2019
1. Welcome to Harmony - completed 5/23/2019
2. Somewhere Along the Way - completed 6/1/2019
3. The Comforts of Home - completed 10/11/2019
4. Just Down the Road - completed 2/15/2020
5. Chance of a Lifetime - completed 10/8/2020
6. Can't Stop Believing - TBR
7. Betting the Rainbow - TBR
8. One True Heart - TBR

Home to Heather Creek Series by various authors
1. Before the Dawn - completed 1/11/2019
2. Sweet September - completed 2/5/2019
3. Circle of Grace - TBR
4. Homespun Harvest - TBR
5. A Patchwork Christmas - TBR

Cape Light (non-Christmas series) by Thomas Kinkade
1. Cape Light - completed 1/15/2019
2. Home Song - competed 5/10/2020
3. A Gathering Place - completed 5/20/2020
4. A New Leaf - completed 11/11/2020

Cape Light (Christmas series) by Thomas Kinkade (all TBR)
5. A Christmas Promise
6. A Christmas Angel
7. A Christmas to Remember
8. A Christmas Visitor
9. A Christmas Star
10. A Wish for Christmas
11. On Christmas Eve
12. Christmas Treasures
13. A Season of Angels

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - completed 7/24/2019

Bella Vista Chronicles by Susan Wiggs
1. The Apple Orchard - TBR
2. The Beekeeper's Ball
3. Lost and Found Bookshop

Little House House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
1. Little House in the Big Woods - completed 2/8/2020
2. Farmer Boy
3. Little House on the Prairie
4. On the Banks of Plum Creek
5. By the Shores of Silver Lake
6. The Long Winter
7. Little Town on the Prairie
8. These Happy Golden Years
9. The First Four Years
Other books by LIW.....

Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas
0.5 Winter's Camp - TBR
1. Ransom Canyon - completed 8/12/2020

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