Curl up and read with one of these delightful small town romance books.
I love a good book set in a small town. These settings are cozy, friendly, and full of fun characters. And, of course, they’re also full of romance!
If you’re looking for a good love story, I’ve got you covered with this list of small town romance books. I know you’ll find several to add to your TBR.
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Small Town Romance BOoks to Check Out
Small town setting are very popular. Why? Well, the settings are cozy, your main character is surrounded by friends, neighbors, and relatives, and, often, the fact that everyone knows everyone can cause conflict.
So, if you’re looking for a fun small town setting, here are some books you may love.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
The book Evvie Drake Starts Over is set in a small, seaside town in Maine. Evvie (which rhymes with Chevy), is a woman who is having to begin again after the sudden death of her husband. Evvie has a empty apartment at the back of her house and Dean, a former baseball player who needs to start over after an injury, needs a place to stay away from fans and the media. So, Dean moves in.
You’ve got two people at rough places in their life that form a friendship and soon more. Can they help each other make peace with their pasts and forge a new future?
I loved all the characters in this book, from the main characters to supporting characters as well as the seaside setting. I also loved how the book portrayed a healthy platonic friendship between a man and a woman (Evvie and her friend Andy) as well as healthy romantic relations. This is definitely a great choice when you want to get lost in a good romance book.
Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr
It didn’t take me too long to get completely sucked into the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. I liked it so much, I read all 22 books! If you’re looking to get lost in a long series, this one set in a small northern California town amongst the redwoods is a great choice.
In the first book, you’ll meet Mel, a nurse looking for a fresh start, and Jack, long-time resident of Virgin River. Their love story is the one that started it all.
And, if you’re a fan of the Netflix series, this is the book that season 1 is based on.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Second First Impressions was a completely delightful romance with a very unexpected setting, the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa. There, you’ll meet Ruthie who has spent most of her adult life working at and caring for the residents. And, you’ll meet Teddy, the new motorcycle driving personal assistant to two eccentric residents. Ruthie and Teddy are complete opposites.
As the popular saying goes, opposites attract, and they definitely do in the case of Ruthie and Teddy. But, with Ruthie’s timid nature combined with the fact that Teddy’s father now owns the retirement villa, they’ll need the help of all their friends.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
The Bookshop on the Corner is a love story wrapped around books. It’s about Nina, a woman who moves to a small Scottish village in order to make a new life for herself.
Nina has the uncanny knack of being able to recommend the perfect book for a reader. So, she takes that knack and creates a small bookmobile for all the readers in that area.
Not only does this bookmobile match books with readers, but it also helps Nina find new friends, a new life, and even love. This is perfect for readers who are looking for a sweet read about a small town and for readers who love books about books.
The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
It’s no wonder that The Tourist Attraction always has a waiting list at my local library. It’s a fun escape read full of humor and romance.
In this book, you’ll meet Graham Barnett who runs a diner in a small Alaskan tourist town and Zoe Caldwell who comes to Moose Springs, Alaska on her dream trip where she ends up falling in love with more than just the state of Alaska.
And, if you want more to the story, The Tourist Attraction is the 1st book of a trilogy. This option is great if you’re looking for a series, but don’t a huge commitment of a long list of books.
More Small Town Romance Books
Lucky Harbor Series by Jill Shalvis (12 book series)