- At Home in Mitford. New York: Penguin, 1994.
- A Light in the Window. New York: Penguin, 1995.
- In These High, Green Hills. New York: Viking, 1996.
- Out to Canaan. New York: Viking 1997.
- A New Song. New York: Viking, 1999.
- A Common Life. New York: Penguin, 2002.
- In This Mountain. New York: Viking, 2002.
- Shepherd’s Abiding. New York: Viking, 2003.
- Light from Heaven. New York: Viking, 2005.
The small village of Mitford, N.C., a fictional town based on Blowing Rock, is the setting for these popular novels. Father Tim Kavanagh, the village rector and aging protagonist of the books, encounters in each novel the quirky residents of the town in all of their glory. Although Father Tim is off on a different adventure in each book, the underlying theme of all is a heartfelt appreciation for the simple pleasures of small town life.