I stumbled across The Thrush Green series a few years ago and what caught my attention the recommendation by Jan Karon - author of some of my other favorite books, "The Mitford Series". Karon alleged that if her readers enjoyed a visit to Mitford, then we were going to love visiting the village of Thrush Green in the English countryside. Once I started the first book I couldn't put them down and had quickly finished the three I had purchased. I ran down to Books-A-Million (this was back before I was frequenting Amazon.com for cheap book deals!) and found six more, including three from her Fairacre series.