Recommend Me Books – Small-Town Romance

Posted October 29, 2017 by Geybie in Recommend Me / 50 Comments

Small-Town Romance

One of the romance themes I love is small town romances. Love stories in small towns always warm my heart and leave a smile on my face at the end. There are a lot of factors why I love this theme and some of them are: I love the sense of community, big families, and, most importantly, the fact that they remind me of my hometown. They are entertaining and at some levels feel familiar especially for me.

Just in case you haven’t seen them yet. Here are the other posts of this feature:

I love a lot of awesome books but the ones that are on the top of my mind are:

Colorado Mountain series by Kristen Ashley The 'Burg series by Kristen Ashley Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) Jamison Valley series by Devney Perry The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #2) Learning Hours (How To Date A Douchebag #3) by Sara Ney

What are your favorites?

Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Bookviews: That’s a nice list you have up there already, Geybie! Here are some small town romances I have truly loved:

Have a great week ahead and happy reading.

Whiskey Creek series by Brenda Novak Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak No One But You by Brenda Novak Until You Loved Me by Brenda Novak Right Where We Belong by Brenda Novak Close Enough To Touch by Victoria Dahl Too Hot To Handle by Victoria Dahl So Tough To Tame by Victoria Dahl The Kowalskis series by Shannon Stacey The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis An Animal Magnetism series by Jill Shalvis Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins Harper Boys Series by Ginger Scott Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Mia at Mia The Book Addict: I only read Off-Campus series from your favorites. Beautiful Disaster series, Jamison Valley series and How To Date A Douchebag series are on my TBR and I am hoping to get to them soon. And here are my recommendations:

The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey Cranberry Inn by Beth Ehemann Harmony Series by Angela Graham Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines Rosemary Beach Series by Abbi Glines Love Under the Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby Dirty Secret by Emma Hart All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West Unexpected Heroes series by Melody Anne P.S. I Like You by Kasie West Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting The Mason List by SD Hendrickson

The Bookworm: I love good small town romance. Off the top of my head are The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and anything by Nicholas Sparks, especially Nights in Rodanthe and Message in a Bottle. swoon

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Natflix and Books: The first book I thought of was This is What Happy Looks Like, which is YA, but I agree that Elin Hilderbrand’s novels also have the “small town” feel. Happy reading!

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Karen at For What It’s Worth: Virginia Kantra writes a nice small town romance. I enjoyed her Dare Island series.

Dare Island series by Virginia Kantra

Lark at The Bookwyrm’s Hoard: I do enjoy small-town romance series; they’re practically the only contemporary romance I read. My favorites are Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series and Emily March’s Eternity Springs series. I also enjoy RaeAnne Thayne (Hope’s Crossing and Haven Point series), Susan Mallery (Fool’s Gold and Happily Inc.), and Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores and Sweet Magnolias).

Haven Point series by RaeAnne Thayne Hope's Crossing series by RaeAnne Thayne Eternity Springs series by Emily March Virgin River series by Robyn Carr Fool's Gold series by Susan Mallery  A Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods You Say It First by Susan Mallery Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery A Very Merry Christmas by Susan Mallery

Mallory at She Is Bookish: I think I tell you this every week, but I really love this feature series! I agree with those who nominated the Lucky Harbor (Jill Shalvis) and Kristen Proby’s “Love Under the Big Sky.” Alice Clayton’s Hudson Valley series is also a great combination of small-town romance with some funny, quirky characters. And finally…. Lucy Score’s “Pretend Your Mine” is also a favorite!

The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis Love Under the Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby Hudson Valley series by Alice Clayton Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score

Renee at Addicted To Romance: There is something so precious about a small town romance. The unique setting and the joy of seeing the contentment of the simple things in life. Here are some of my personal favorites that have really made a huge impression on me.

Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis Every Little Thing by Samantha Young Back In The Game by Lori Wilde The Wanderer by Robyn Carr A Town Called Valentine by Emma Cane A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare Angel’s Rest by Emily March Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter Charmed By His Love by Janet Chapman Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan Fall With Me by J. Lynn Forbidden Promises by Katee Roberts High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller Lost Rider by Harper Sloan Nuts by Alice Clayton Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne Tangled Up in Tinsel by Candis Terry The Care and Feeding of an Alpha Male by Jessica Clare The Cowboy by Joan Johnston The Cowboy Takes A Bride by Lori Wilde Raid by Kristen Ashley

Sophia at Delighted Reader: The trope to make me sigh and swoon. I adore the small town settings. I would add either of Hope Ramsay’s series–Last Chance or Chapel of Love. Anything from Carolyn Brown. Marilyn Pappano’s Tallgrass, Jaci Burton’s Hope, Lisa Bingham’s Taggart Brothers.

Last Chance series by Hope Ramsay A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay A Small-Town Bride by Hope Ramsay Here Comes The Bride by Hope Ramsay Desperado by Lisa Bingham Renegade by Lisa Bingham Maverick by Lisa Bingham A Tallgrass series by Marilyn Pappano Hope series by Jaci Burton

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr, Jennifer Dawson’s Something New Series, Bella Andre’s The Sullivans series, and Catherine Anderson’s Mystic Creek series.

Virgin River series by Robyn Carr A Something New series by Jennifer Dawson 

I’m a fulltime reader who can’t live without books. In addition to books, I love animals, music, and dance shows. I hope you find your next read through my reviews and lists of recommendations. You can recommend me your favorites as well in my “Recommend Me Books” posts or check them out for awesome recommendations.

50 responses to “Recommend Me Books – Small-Town Romance

  1. I was listening to The Reader’s of Broken Wheel Recommend before my library switched services (I’ll have to read the rest or see if I can find it on Overdrive or Hoopla). It’s a small town romance (I think! I hadn’t gotten far into the romance yet). 🙂

  2. Beware Of The Reader

    Well Geybie I think you have all my favorites! Recently Devney has become the one I think about when I hear “small town romance” . Thank you for sharing with us!

  3. That’s a nice list you have up there already, Geybie! Here are some small town romances I have truly loved :

    The Whiskey Creek series by Brenda Novak
    the Silver Springs series by Brenda Novak
    the Jackson series and the Jackson : Girls Night Out series by Victoria Dahl
    the Kowalski Family series by Shannon Stacey
    Luck Harbor series by Jill Shalvis
    Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis
    Animal Magnetism series by Jill Shalvis
    Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins
    Harper Boys series by Ginger Scott (new adult)
    Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot (young adult)

    Have a great week ahead and happy reading <3 {{{hugs}}}

    • Yay, thank you so much, Lexxie. Wow, lots of series I haven’t read yet. This theme has been my top favorite lately. I’m still in the mood for more small town romances. 😁❤️❤️❤️😘

  4. I only read Off-Campus series from your favorites 🙂 Beautiful Disaster series, Jamison Valley series and How To Date A Douchebag series are on my TBR and I am hoping to get to them soon. And here are my recommendations:
    Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
    The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey
    Cranberry Inn Series by Beth Ehemann
    Harmony Series by Angela Graham
    Dirty Secret by Emma Hart
    Love Under the Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby
    The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
    All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher
    Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines
    Rosemary Beach Series by Abbi Glines
    Unexpected Heroes series by Melody Anne
    The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting
    Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
    P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
    The Mason List by S.D. Hendrickson

    • Yay, thank you so much, Mia. Awesome list!! Lots of series I haven’t read yet. Thank you, hon. 😁❤️😘
      OMG, you need to read Beautiful Disaster. It is my TOP all-time favorite!!!! One of the best books I’ve ever read. Travis is beyond AMAZING. Trust me!!! 😁❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      • I know I read so many good reviews about Beautiful Disaster. I have couple more ARC I need to finish then I am definitely starting it 🙂

  5. I love good small town romance. Off the top of my head are The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and anything by Nicholas Sparks, especially Nights in Rodanthe and Message in a Bottle. *swoon*
    Happy reading 🙂

    • I loved Nights in Rodanthe and Massagr in Bottle. Yay, why did I forget these two? 🙈 Thank you, Nai. I’ll add them to the post. 😁❤️😘

  6. The first book I thought of was This is What Happy Looks Like, which is YA, but I agree that Elin Hilderbrand’s novels also have the “small town” feel. Happy reading!

    • Same here. I don’t like noisy townspeople too but sometimes they’re hilarious. 😁❤️
      Thank you, Karen. I’ll add it to the post.

  7. I do enjoy small-town romance series; they’re practically the only contemporary romance I read. My favorites are Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series and Emily March’s Eternity Springs series. I also enjoy RaeAnne Thayne (Hope Springs, and Haven Point), Susan Mallery (Fool’s Gold, and Happily Inc.), and Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores, and Sweet Magnolias.) I haven’t read any of the authors on your list yet.

  8. I think I tell you this every week, but I really love this feature series! <3 🙂

    I agree with those who nominated the Lucky Harbor (Jill Shalvis) and Kristen Proby's "Love Under the Big Sly."

    Alice Clayton's Hudson Valley series is also a great combination of small town romance with some funny, quirky characters. And finally…. Lucy Score's "Pretend Your Mine" is also a favorite!

    • Yay, thank you so much, Mallory. I love Alice Clayton’s writing but I haven’t read the series yet. I need to check it out to make sure. Thank you. Yay, so excited. 😁❤️

  9. Jenea

    There are so many good small town romances listed. I do love me some small town romances too, I am going to have to check out a few of these. 🙂

  10. Sophia Rose

    The trope to make me sigh and swoon. I adore the small town settings. I would add either of Hope Ramsay’s series- Last Chance or Chapel of Love. Anything from Carolyn Brown. Marilyn Pappano’s Tallgrass, Jaci Burton’s Hope, Lisa Bingham’s Taggart Brothers.
    I’d better stop there. 😉

  11. There is something so precious about a small town romance. The unique setting and the joy of seeing the contentment of the simple things in life.

    Here are some of my personal favorites that have really made a huge impression on me.
    Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis
    Raid by Kristen Ashley
    Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
    The Wanderer by Robynn Carr
    Nuts by Alice Clayton
    Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne
    Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas
    Every Little Thing by Samantha Young
    Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter
    Lost Rider by Harper Sloan
    Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley
    Angel’s Rest by Emily March
    Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
    A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
    Fall With Me by J. Lynn
    Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan
    Back In The Game by Lori Wilde
    The Cowboy Takes A Bride by Lori Wilde
    The Care and Feeding of an Alpha Male by Jessica Clare
    Tangled Up in Tinsel by Candis Terry
    Forbidden Promises by Katee Roberts
    A Town Called Valentine by Emma Cane
    Charmed By His Love by Janet Chapman
    High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller
    The Cowboy by Joan Johnston

    • Oh I hope you’ll give her books a try. She is one of my favorite authors. Lots of her books are my TOP favorites. 😁❤️

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