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Small Town Romance

Some of my favorite contemporary romance writers center their novels on small towns where a strong sense of community exists. In some of these stories, prodigal sons and daughters who left for the big city, return to find love in their own backyard. In other stories, strangers find themselves in a small community where they become part of a group of people who support each other like a family. In these romances, main characters from one story usually return as supporting characters in another story featuring a newcomer. As you read these novels you begin to feel that you know these small towns and you look forward to learning more about the people who live there.

If this sounds like your kind of romance, here are some authors to try:

JoAnn Ross

Robyn Carr

RaeAnne Thayne

Jill Shalvis

Susan Wiggs

Sherryl Woods


Castaway Cove by JoAnn Ross
Amazon Says: Recovering from a painful divorce, Annie Shepherd connects with local radio station DJ Mac Culhane, a single dad newly settled in Shelter Bay after years of traveling in dange more...
Amazon Says: Recovering from a painful divorce, Annie Shepherd connects with local radio station DJ Mac Culhane, a single dad newly settled in Shelter Bay after years of traveling in dangerous war zones, but neither one of them is prepared to take a chance on love. less...
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Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr
Amazon Says: Return to Virgin River with the books that started it all… Nora Crane will do what it takes to keep her family afloat. Things are better than they've been for more...
Amazon Says: Return to Virgin River with the books that started it all… Nora Crane will do what it takes to keep her family afloat. Things are better than they've been for a while; still she's barely scraping by. But she's got two little girls to look after so she's willing to work hard and help out with harvesttime at the Cavanaugh orchard. Her new boss is Tom Cavanaugh. After his time in the Marines, he's come home to take over the family farm. Tom thinks he knows what he wants—he's ready to settle down with a sweet, traditional woman. Nora doesn't seem to be the marrying kind, but he can't keep his eyes off her, despite his best efforts. And Nora has no intention of getting involved with anyone. She's got enough relationship baggage to last her a lifetime. But in Virgin River, love finds its own way, and it starts to become clear that Nora and Tom won't be able to stay just friends. less...
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Amazon Says: Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages…especially in the town of Hope's Crossing. No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everyt more...
Amazon Says: Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages…especially in the town of Hope's Crossing. No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself. Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong? less...
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Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis
Amazon Says: "Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story." -- Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING A more...
Amazon Says: "Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story." -- Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer up Jack's ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib - that she and Jack are more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky firefighter feels too real to handle . . . No-strings attachments suit Jack just fine - perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack and Leah break every one of their "just friends" rules, he longs to turn their pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor? less...
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Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs
Amazon Says: #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to Willow Lake for the long-awaited story of a woman at the crossroads of love… There are days on Willow Lake… D more...
Amazon Says: #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to Willow Lake for the long-awaited story of a woman at the crossroads of love… There are days on Willow Lake… Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose between two men—one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her. When the wind is so still and the water so calm… Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she's chosen for herself and her son. But she still aches for the one thing she can't have. You can almost hear your heartbeat… Until the man once lost to her reappears, resurrected by a promise of love. And now, the choice Daisy thought was behind her is the hardest one she'll ever face… less...
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Home to Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods
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