Just read the 14th book in the series and decided to go back to the beginning. Over time, Jan Maron's prose has become more lovely and poignant, and while her books are spiritual they are never Religious. I would love to walk down Main Street in Mitford and say hello to all the wonderful townspeople. Then shop at the Local or Happy Endings. Why in the world has this book never been made as a tv series by PBS? Please read it.