Small towns can sometimes feel like stepping into a different, more magical world with unique shops, friendly faces, and sleepy streets. They happen to also make the perfect setting for a romance novel because a small town can make you believe in the possibility of finding love in unexpected places. Here we’re sharing some favorite romance novels set in small towns that will transport you to your happy place.
“The Sweetest Thing” by Jill Shalvis
“The Sweetest Thing” is a heartwarming romance novel set in the small town of Lucky Harbor, where the locals are friendly and the scenery is picturesque. The story follows Tara, a big-city girl who is helping her sisters get their inn running after a series of awful events happen in her life. Here she meets a sexy and stubborn man but must navigate the love triangle delicately when her ex-husband shows up and wants her back. You will not be disappointed in this exciting story.
“The Clover Chapel” by Devney Perry
“The Clover Chapel” is a second-chance romance novel set in the small town of Prescott, Montana. The story follows Emmeline, who returns to her hometown after a decade away to attend her sister’s wedding. There, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, Nick, and is no longer able to ignore the past secrets that tore them apart. With a charming setting and a feel-good love story, this book is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
“The Wanderer” by Robyn Carr
In “The Wanderer,” the first book in the Thunder Point series, Hank Cooper arrives in the small town of Thunder Point looking for a fresh start. He meets Sarah, a nurse, and single mother, and they are drawn to each other despite their troubled pasts. As they navigate their feelings and the challenges of living the small-town life, they must decide whether to risk their hearts for a chance at love.
“Sweet Tea and Sympathy” by Molly Harper
“Sweet Tea and Sympathy” is a charming romance novel set in the small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia, where the locals are quirky and the sweet tea is always flowing. The story follows Margot, a high-end event planner who is forced to take a job in her family’s funeral home business in Lake Sackett. As she adjusts to small town life and gets to know the locals, she falls for the handsome school principal. With a charming setting and an adorable love story, this book is sure to make you crave sweet tea and Southern hospitality.
“A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks
Set in the quaint town of Beaufort, North Carolina, “A Walk to Remember” is a timeless classic that tells the story of a young couple, Landon and Jamie, who fall in love despite significant differences in their friends, choices, and family. With a raw and touching storyline, well-developed characters, and a small town setting that feels like home, this book will leave you looking to plan your own small town adventure.