I think, now that I am on the fifth book in Jan Karon's Mitford series, I know one reason why I like it so much. This is just one of many: they love to help others. No one grouses about money or what's in it for them (pet peeve in regards to helping), they love to welcome people without complaining about being put out (another pet peeve). No wonder everybody wants to move there!
Oh, and its set in the south, so they cook REAL southern food, not just a bad imitation (okay, last pet peeve for this post).
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