I used to say that I wasn’t a fan of small town romance novels. I didn’t have a particular reason why I just couldn’t connect with them. Fast forward a couple years and looks like I’m eating my words. I love them. Well not all of them – but a good number. The size of the town doesn’t matter, it’s the content in the novels. I may have just not been reading the right books before.
Small town living is the way to go in these romance novels. Check out a few of my favorite small town romances, along with the publisher’s’ description.
Location: Sea Port
Sea Port is a tiny southern town on the verge of collapse looking to entice people to move to the middle of nowhere and start life anew.
Mary Woods, stinging from her life as a failed academic, takes the opportunity by the reins and resettles in Sea Port to try her hand as a small town baker. A few days before the opening of her shop, Confections by Mary, she runs into small-town cop, Miguel Santos, and small-town fire chief, Billy Knox and there’s a whole lot of chemistry to go around.
Welcome to Sea Port, where the town baker, cop and fire chief fall heavily in lust.
Haven Creek (A Cavanaugh Island Novel) by Rochelle Alers
Location: Cavanaugh Island
Home is where the heart is.
Architect Morgan Dane has always lived according to a plan, crossing off her achievements one by one. But when she’s offered her dream job the restoration of historic Angels Landing Plantation on beautiful Cavanaugh Island-Morgan’s life takes an unexpected turn.
Carpenter Nathaniel Shaw once took a big chance on commitment and lost. Needing the healing comforts of home, he returns to Haven Creek to join the family business. Nothing in the small town has changed-except for Morgan Dane. The wallflower he knew in high school has grown into a beautiful woman . . . and stirs feelings Nate isn’t sure he’s ready for.
Together Nate and Morgan find a happiness neither could have predicted. But when secrets from the past come to light, their budding relationship is threatened. Will they play it safe, or risk their hearts to build a life together?
Location: Whiskey Row, Tennessee
With the new year drawing closer, the Sullivan brothers, along with their extended family and closest friends, are back in Whiskey Row for a holiday adventure filled with love, laughter, and the possibilities for new beginnings.
New Beginnings is a feel-good holiday novella that picks up where Sweet Obsession left off. Jack and Noelle simply open their home and welcome family and friends to share in the spirit of Christmas and the promises of new beginnings that the upcoming year is sure to bring.
Location: Holtsville, South Carolina
For one newly single lady, it’s time to make things hot. . .
When Zaria Ali married her high school sweetheart, she jumped straight into adulthood. But twenty-one years later, her husband has left her for a younger woman, her kids are in college and Zaria is looking to make up for lost time. Who says she can’t be living la vida loca in her forties? And who says she can’t date hot twenty-six-year-old Kaleb Strong?…
Kaleb may be young, but he’s mature and ready to settle down with the right woman. Zaria lightens up his serious side and turns him on like no one ever has. But is there more to them than just explosive chemistry? The only way to find out is to follow his heart, and show Zaria that when it comes to love, age is nothing but a number.
Do you all have any small town favorites? Let me know in the comments below!